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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Billie Johnson triple cockpit launch, 24.’

December 2, 2019 in Uncategorized


Billie Johnson triple cockpit launch:  24 ft., 1937

This handsome Billie Johnson triple cockpit launch has undergone a recent restoration. The upholstery and chrome are in very good condition. A lattice floor (helpful for ventilation) and inside hull lining have been installed in the boat.
The launch is powered by a 95 horsepower Buchanan Rocket engine. The Johnson is a wonderful family boat with abundant seating.
Originally priced at $37,500, the launch is now listed at $32,000
For further details and contact information, please click on the link . Ad number pb889

by Rob

Monday July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a MAGNIFICENT McNeil and Norris long deck launch; 36 ft, 1922
Notes from the owner:
This is a completely restored 1922 launch built by McNeil & Norris in Bala Ontario. The restoration of this boat was completed in the summer of 2010. Ian Marr who has had years of experience working on Muskoka boats and has worked for most of the Muskoka restorers was one of the principles in the restoration. I had the hull gone over in the summer of 2014, some minor repairs done and the hull re-caulked with 3M 5200 so that the boat could be placed directly in the water. The 6 cylinder Gray Marine engine has been completely restored. Also included in the sale is a custom built triple axle trailer with surge brakes. The boat was put in storage on a custom 3 axle trailer in 2011. All gas was drained from the fuel tank and carburetor so that a restart would require minimal effort. I have a photo album of the restoration showing all the new wood installed. This boat will be sold as is where is as the logistics and risk of launching, retrieval and re-pickling would be prohibitive and would be on the prospective purchaser. I do have pictures and some video on the launch underway and it is typical of a displacement launch of this size.
I have historical pictures of Pleasant View when it was owned by McNeil & Norris in Bala shortly after it was built. I also have pictures and other historical data from it’s long service with the Pleasantview Lodge on Mortimore’s Point.
During the restoration I kept an album of the restoration, clearly showing the work done. Photos can forwarded to serious parties.
Price: $199,900. For contact information, please see ad number pb649 on the antique/classic wood boats page, or click on the linkpb649










by Rob

Friday June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: A gorgeous SeaBird Hawk, 20 ft, 1948
This beautiful SeaBird features mahogany topsides with white oak ribs and a cedar bottom. New interior, hardware re-chromed. Powered by original 6 cylinder Buchanan. (Motor redone several years ago)
Price: $13,900. For contact information, please see ad number pb643 on the Antique/Classic Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. pb643





by Rob

Thursday November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a rare Minett-Shields, 26 ft, 1929
This extremely rare, beautiful Minett-Shields twin cockpit launch represents the very best of Muskoka boat building. Custom built at the end of the “Roaring 20’s”, and in show room condition, the launch comes re-powered (2000) with a reliable 8 cylinder, 370 hp. Mercruiser engine. The original Scripps engine is also included in the sale. The launch, which offers pristine bright-work, was re-varnished in 2011.  The iconic Fleetwood II  has been boat house kept, has a very interesting history and is in mint condition.
Price $325,000
For contact information, please see ad number pb627 on the Classic/Antique Boats page, or click on the link. pb627 (More photos below)
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