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26 Feet 1927 Clive Brown Long Deck Launch
One of Muskoka's premier builders, Clive Brown built a number of the area's finest custom boats over a 30 year period. This 26 foot launch is a fairly early example of his work and demonstrates is astute attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship. The boat has been maintained to a high degree with much work completed between 2013 and 2015 - more detail available. A traditional Muskoka-style launch perfect for entertaining or rounding out a discerning collection. A 4 cylinder Chris Craft model B engine was installed in 2017, drives smoothly through the water at about 20 mph. The cockpit has seating for 6 and a navy top and boat also includes a custom fitted aluminum trailer.
-- Feet Canvas Canopy for Launch --
Being offered is a canopy from a small launch. It is fabricated by Tidewater Canvas in Easton, Maryland. The frame measures 54.5 inches wide, by 77 inches long by 76 inches wide. The support stanchions are 48 inches high. Inlcuded in this are the bases for the stanchions and you are ready to go. The canopy is free to someone who can use it for their boat.
25 Feet 1906 Elco Open Launch
"Lillie" was built by the Electric Boat Company in Bayonne, NJ in 1906 as Hull Number 283. She recently underwent a thorough, professional, high-detail, authentic restoration and is possibly the best restored Elco 25' wood launch in existence. She was retro-fitted with a new 3 horse, 240-volt electric drive and controls from the current Elco Boat Co. Right now she is in dry storage in a climate-controlled warehouse in Connecticut waiting patiently for her new owner. Price reduced to $59,900!
26 Feet 1924 Ventnor Launch
This 26 Foot Ventnor Launch was built for a prominent Philadlphia financier, George H. Earle Jr. Onwership later passed to his son George H. Earle III, who was elected Governor of Philadelphia in 1932. She was designed and built by Adolph Apel, owner of the Ventnor BOat Company of Ventnor, NJ. Being 26 feet in length, the boat is made with cedar hull sides and mahogany decks. She is powered by her original Model 4-50 HP Kermath engine. This boat was only one of Seven early Ventnors commissioned by Mr. Earle. This rare launch is one of a very few Launches still in existence. The launch has been restored and is very original except for the transom which has been replaced.
36 Feet 1914 Elco Cruisette
This gorgeous 1914 Elco Cruisette was originally built as an Electric Boat and has always been on Lake Champlain. The boat was commissioned for the Family who owned Button Island off Button Bay in Vergennes, Vermont and was used to transport guest to and from their summer home. The boat stayed for decades in the St. Albans area and in 1978 was purchased by our Family. The engine has now been replaced by a gas engine. After undergoing a full restoration this boat had no less than 81 ribs replaced and is in good condition. The boat has always been stored indoors and shielded from the elements and is ready for her return to Lake Champlain or to your favorite body of water.
20 Feet 1923 Fay & Bowen Long Deck Launch
This launch is from the brass ear of motor boats and features a semi-displacement hull design. Construction included white oak frames, cypress planks and a mahogany deck. It was restored in 2002 with over 65K invested in the restoration. The hull is in excellent condition with no leaks. Interior is like new and the engine very strong.
22 Feet 1922 McNeil Norris Launch
This boat was purchased in 1924 by the current owner's grandfather as a used boat. She was built by McNeil Norris of Bala, Ontario 2 years earlier and was powered by a Buchanan Junior engine. The boat sat unused for a number of years and received a complete restoration between 1986 and 1996. At this time, a Gray Marine 4-70 engine was installed. After heading down south to a new owner, the boat returned to her original home in 2004. She is a wonderful example of Canadian craftsmanship and is a very beautiful long deck launch. Previously she was awarded the Best Canadian Built Boat Preserved at the prestigious ACBS Toronto Show held annually in Gravenhurst, Ontario. The paint, varnish, hardware, and interior are all in excellent condition. Finish recently refreshed and the restoration is well documented in a binder that goes with the boat.
18' Feet 1935 Electro Craft
This boat has spent 83 yrs. on Canada Lake, NY. I am the 3rd/5th owner, the boat has a new charger & is powered by 6 -12 volt batteries.
30 Feet 1991 Hacker Boat Co. Custom Launch
Hacker Boat Company of Silver Bay, NY (Lake George) built only three of the Custom Launch model, making this a rare entry in the universe of reproduction boats. She is well-designed, elegantly appointed and powered by a hefty Crusader engine.
1903 28 Feet Canadian Cedar Strip Launch
The "Long Lake Lady" is a beautiful 28 ft. open launch with 8 ft. beam, built in 1903 in Peterborough, ON. On a business trip to Toronto in 1998, owner Chuck Maziasz and son-in-law, Randy Millwood, found the "Lady" in the back of a barn covered in dust and in pretty bad shape. Deciding it would be a perfect fit on Long Lake, she underwent two years of painstaking restoration under the loving hands of Ken Lavalette of Woodwind Yachts in Nestleton, ON. Leaving much original as possible, they did change the seating to be more accommodating for passengers. She was launched on Long Lake in the summer of 2000. The engine was replaced in 2007 with an Atomic 4 engine by Torresen Marine Inc. of Muskegon, MI. The original engine for the boat from 1903 is in excellent condition and has been stored since coming to MI and is sold with the "Lady". She was originally used to ferry vacationers to their remote cottages in the islands of Toronto area in the early 1900's. Early pictures depict her with a canopy top. The "Lady" now leads the annual 4th of July boat parade around Long Lake, being the only wooden boat. Through the years she has been in several boat shows in Northern Michigan and won Best of Show and Boat Owners Choice awards in 2016. She is a beautiful and eye-catching picture as she putts down the lake in wonderful northern MI summers. The "Lady" comes with a custom storage cover and two day covers to protect her finish. She tows beautifully on a duel axle trailer, and has been stored in covered facilities near her home. Yearly refinishing as needed keeps her in beautiful condition.
16 Feet 1920 Port Carling Waterford Dispro
This 1920 Disappearing Propeller boat is a beautiful survivor that maintains nearly all original wood. She has been nicely restored and is a very rare "Waterford" model that is 16 feet overall. These early examples are very rare and this boat is a true time capsule. Would be a great boat for exploring uncharted areas or putting around at cocktail hour.
24 Feet 1925 Ditchburn Launch
This 25 Foot Ditchburn Launch was founder 30 years ago on an Island in Georgian Bay (off of Port Huron) and we had it rebuilt in Gravenhurst. During the restoration process I drove from Toronto to Gravenhurst throughout the winter to see the refurbishing process. The boat was completed and has been with us ever since and is stored in our Island Boathouse year round. The boat has been operated every summer without any mechanical issues. A few years ago the stern of the boat was revarnished due to the sun fading as well as repainting the bottom of the boat. We are unaware of the boat needing any work at the current time and consider it to be in excellent condition.
21 Feet 1921 Ditchburn Launch
Featured in the book, "Ditchburn Boats, A Muskoka Legacy"; this Ditchburn launch has been beautifully restored and lovingly maintained. People's Choice award winner in NH ACBS. 80% original wood above the waterline, all original cast aluminum and nickel plated hardware. Bottom, keel, and stringers have been replaced. The Buchanan Junior-4 engine has been rebuilt, starter and generator recently redone. She is a great runner and ready to enjoy!
20 Feet 1930 W.J. Johnston
Billy Johnson’s Disappearing Propeller Boat Company went bankrupt in 1924. His new company , incorporated in 1931 as Port Carling Boat Works, began building the famous “Seabird” boats. This boat pre-dates the Seabirds and is one of very few built under the Billy Johnson name. A very rare and historic Canadian boat, completely professionally restored by highly renowned boat restorer in 2009 Cedar plank hull construction on steam bent white oak frames. Single plank mahogany decking over sawn mahogany beams. Electrical system upgraded to 12 volts. All the oak ribs were replaced, and a new aluminum stem, transom and oak keel were installed Plus all new bottom and deck planking .All mechanical systems were refurbished . The launch is in excellent condition and was used in 2017. Replacement cost estimated at $95,000 Comes complete with a low hours single axle bunk trailer with folding tongue, surge brakes, guide bars, plus four life jackets, bilge pump and anchor.
23 Feet 1913 Custom Launch
Built by M. J. McHale in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1913, this very cool Launch is made of galvanized steel. The interior is made of oak and has been in one family since new in 1913. It has been appreciated for many years but is no longer fitting into our plans. The boat does require some TLC which include fresh cosmetics, general cleaning and painting. The boat does come with a solid trailer in great condition to bring it to it's new home.
18'6 Feet 1952 Greavette Dispro
An iconic Canadian design, developed in Muskoka, ON. Disappearing Propeller (Dispro) boats are unique in their ability to navigate shallow waters with ease and confidence. Fully restored over a 2-year period. Engine was nicely restored in 2017 by Hewitt Marine. The boat has a new keel and stem, a few 1/2 ribs and both garboards. It has the original seat cushions, and non-original spoon oars. Sold with a small custom trailer.
35 Feet 1908 Leyare Launch
The Leyare launch is a rare racing model. While its specific history is unknown, this launch closely resembles other famous Gold Cup racers PDQ, Pirate and Standard. In need of a complete restoration, this launch would be a candidate for a six cylinder T-hear engine or modern electric power.
25' Feet 1920 Unknown Launch
Vintage launch or yacht tender barn find that I believe to be Canadian made because of Robertson screws used in its construction. Hull & bottom are tight. Bottom has small hole, looks like someone hit something in the water. Bottom & sides are cedar. Last used in Parry Sound ,probably in the 80's
26 Feet 1912 Fay & Bowen Launch
This 26 Foot Special Wide Launch is one of the finest examples of a restored Fay & Bowen. All of the hardware is triple, plated brass including the shaft, strut, rudder, prop and exhaust. The original engine was removed long ago and replaced with a 45 HP Grey Marine 4 cylinder phaeton engine, which was totally rebuilt. Because of the weight reduction the boat now rides a little higher and dryer. The original gas tank was replaced with a new aluminum tank. The boat has 17 coats of varnish which completes the look.
26' Feet 1980? US NAVY
THIS IS A VERY PRETTY HULL OF FIBERGLASS IN A DESIGN USED FOR OVER 100 YEARS! WOULD MAKE A BEAUTIFUL PICNIC LAUNCH BEST POWERED BY 4 CYCLE OUTBOARD. EASY CONVERSION TRANSOM THERE ALREADY. FLOOR BECOMES SEATS ENGINE WELL BECOMES FLOOR ADD A SURREY,UPHOLSTERED CUSHIONS AND YOU HAVE A BEAUTY.
25 Feet 1915 Speedway Speedabout Launch
One of only 22 ever built; this boat is a remarkable piece of history. In their day, Speedways were well known for being keen, comfortable and luxurious. With max speeds of 18 mph and seating for six, Speedways were also known for having exceptionally low operating costs and being easy to handle. 'Miami" has been in the hands of the same owner for the past 25 years and has won many awards at various boat shows, the most recent being in 2015, at the annual Antique Boat Show in Clayton, NY where she won the Walter J. Kincaid Memorial Award for 'Outstanding Preserved Historic Launch.” A rebuilt Chris Craft Model B engine was installed in boat approximately 5 years ago.
26' Feet 1980? Canadian Navy Whale Boat
Built as trainer-lifeboats for canadian navy. fiberglass,multiple oar locks,center board[ removed] provision for 2 masts The boat has 25hp Mercury within hull. Will take a large number of people for cruise!
19 Feet 2002 Custom Fantail Launch
Really great for slow cruising the lakes and rivers and enjoying the views of the shoreline, homes and scenery. Grew up hearing about "pop motor" powered boats in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Found this engine at a swap meet, restored it and built this boat ( copy of a steam launch).
26 Feet 1930 Wilbur Launch
Lore has it that the boat was constructed in the 1930's, but remained unfinished until its completion in the 1990's. West System hull. Constructed with clear white oak and cedar. Well-built and in nice condition. 20hp diesel engine that works well and is quiet underway.
18'6" Feet 1929 Barnes Manufacturing
A Beautiful Custom 18'6" Wooden Launch made by Barnes Manufacturing in the NY Finger Lakes. The boat is in Great Condition. It's been stored in an upstate NY barn, suspended from a ceiling, for many years. Everything is original, with wicker seats, and all hardware right down to the fire extinguisher. The wooden surrey top hangs on the wall beside the boat, but the fabric is long gone, so it needs replaced.
1927 19 Feet W. J. Johnson Launch
This good looking Launch was built by W. J. Johnston of Port Carling, Ontario. Johnston is believed to be the very first boatbuilder in the Muskoka area and is credited with developing the disappearing Propeller Boat Company who build the famous Dispros or Dippys. This boat shows off the fine Canadian craftsmanship that is the hallmark of boats from this area. The boat has been in a private collection for many years and has been well cared for during that time. Always in fresh water and stored indoors the boat is powered by a Chris Craft Model "B" engine. This is a nice size boat for a small lake and will run well for years to come.
29 Feet 2006 Ditchburn Reproduction Launch
This is an exact replica of a 1929 Ditchburn Launch, built from the original hull stations and patterns that the factory used at that time. It was custom built for the first and only owner of this boat who desired a stable launch with modern power and a mother-in-law seat forward which would accommodate more people for entertaining. Built over a 2 year period, the boat has been well maintained and kept up to to a very high standard. It has always been stored indoor and used always in the cold fresh water lakes of the Adirondacks. This boat was reduced in price in April of 2019 and reflects the new asking price.
30 Feet 1918 Ditchburn Launch
This early example of a Ditchburn Launch was built in Gravenhurst over the Winter of 1918. She was first used a Family Launch and later used as a livery boat and water taxi. It is a rare example of the early narrow beam displacement launches and and cruised along nicely at 18-25 MPH with its Kermath Sea Rover dual ignition 6 cylinder engine. It was fully restored in 1986 and has been well maintained and kept up. Ditchburn boats are highly regarded as some of the finest boats to come out of Canada and revered for their craftsmanship. The boat has been dramatically reduced.
22 Feet 1972 Greavette Executive
Boat re-powered as above in 2000 including 2 new gas tanks. Hull restored by Classic Restoration in Orillia Ont 2012.Kept in boathouse since new. This Executive is a head turner and show worthy and has great performance I have owned this boat for 32 years and it is fast reliable rough water transportation in great style. Health reasons are forcing me to sell the Greavette.
27 Feet 2001 Gentlemans Launch
This stunning custom runabout was completed in 2001 and has been under single ownership since new. Totally unique, one-off design; she was built for entertaining friends and cruising the fresh waters of Lake Muskoka in Canada. Adequately powered with twin Mercruiser 350 engines. Vic Carpenter was renowned as a skilled craftsman and boat builder. This was the last boat completed before his passing.
21 Feet 1905 Fay & Bowen Launch
This Fay & Bowen has had the same owner since 1980 repowerd in 1994 very few hours. alway maintained stored in doors.
27 Feet 1921 Comstock Launch
This is a piece of 1000 Islands history, ready for a comprehensive restoration. Comstock boats were built in Fishers Landing, NY. This example began life as a long deck launch, and was later converted into an open utility and used as a work boat by a local marina. "Old Spice" is complete with an original Red Wing 25hp, 4 cylinder inboard engine. Not many of these early launches survived, and this example is a true barn find.
36 Feet 1926 Ditchburn Voyageur Launch
This 36 foot Ditchburn long deck launch is elegant and exemplary of Canadian craftsmanship. Beautiful mahogany construction, egg crate "Muskoka" floors, supple leather upholstery, and strict attention to detail. She has been repowered with a reliable Chrysler Royal engine, upgraded to a 12V system. At 36 feet in length, she stable, roomy, and absolustely elegant as she cuts through the calm water. The Chrysler Royal straight 8 engine is regarded as one of the smoothest running engines of its era and should provide years of reliable service.
40 Feet 1921 Fay & Bowen Launch "Seneca"
At 40 feet in length, this is the largest Fay & Bowen launch that we have ever seen! Built by the Fay & Bowen Boat and Engine company in 1921, her originality has been well preserved and she is an impressive craft. Powered by an original Hall Scott LM6 engine with exposed valvetrain. These engines are extremely rare and this example is a museum-quality piece.
21 Feet 1895 Gas Engine & Power Company Launch
The Cathedral was built in 1895 and was originally a Naphtha launch powered by a steam type engine, boiling a low grade gasoline called Naphtha. The vapor would run through the engine similar to a steam engine. Her first home was in the San Francisco Bay area where she remained until 1924, at which time she was transported to Lake Tahoe. The original engine was removed after this point, and replaced with her current Union Marine engine. The boat was sold and moved to Fallen Leaf Lake in 1939. Subsequently, the owners sank her in 1951. She laid on the bottom in 60 feet of water until raised in 1972. The current owner restored the boat entirely over a 2 year period and she is quite a piece of history!
26 Feet 1905 Milwaukee Yacht and Boat Co. Launch
In the first decade of the 20th Century, advances in boating gave rise to what was then called "auto-boat". In the style of a touring car with the engine under the driver, who sat upright with a steering wheel and dashboard. This X-Celo Launch is but one of only three in existence and was one of the first using this design. The boat is carvel planked over oak with a mahogany deck that was originally canvas covered. This is a handsome boat that is in very nice shape and was restored in the 1980's. Current engine is a Gray Marine 6-40 which is a straight six cylinder L- head producing 40 HP. Boat is nice but dry and seams have opened up above the water line after years of being out of the water. As such the boat is being offered at a very reasonable price.
70 Feet 1903 Polson Iron Works
This Polson Iron Works Launch was built in 1903 for Mr. Alexander McKenzie. Since then it has been a well recognized feature on the Muskoka Lakes. The boat has been well maintained for many years by Paul Brackley of Brackley Boats and is supported by a recent survey. The boat is powered by a 170 HP Diesel engine which cam propel the boat up to 12MPH. The boat unquestionably is one of the most stately boats today in the Classic boat world and recently was equipped with bow thrusters to make docking a breeze for a boat of this size.
52 Feet 1907 Davis Dry Dock Glass Cabin Launch
The Davis Dry Company was a boat builder based in Kingston, Ontario. Only a very few examples of these boast remain to this day. She made her way to the Muskoka Lakes region where she has remained to this day. During that time the boat has remained under good care, being stored indoors at all times and seen regular work to keep her in very good overall condition. This outstanding piece is now available for sale and would survey out well by an interested buyer.
18'6 Feet 1919 Disappearing Propeller Boat (Dispro)
Florence, a turn-key 1919 Disappearing Propeller Motor Boat (dippy). A rare, flip start, copper jacket, 18.5’ Uncle Sam dippy (#1984), 1919 Kingfisher A2, 2.5 HP motor (#19254) . Florence is one of the few oldest running dippys known. A full hull/motor restoration was completed in 2002. This dippy is a user boat, kept in show condition since restoration. Awards include: Best Disappearing Propeller Boat (2003 ACBS AGM & Boat Show - Ottawa), Best Canadian Built (2009 Ottawa International Antique Boat Show), Antique Boat of the show (2011 Ottawa International Antique Boat Show), Oldest Boat of the show (2011 Ottawa International Antique Boat Show), Best Disappearing Propeller (2011 Montreal Classic Boat Festival), Oldest Boat of the show (2012 Ottawa International Antique Boat Show), Included: a rare Dippy folding light, trailer, cover, tools, Shaw & Tenney reproduction dippy oars and an 8X10 print of Florence on the Summer 2015 Lee Valley Tools Catalog.
19 Feet 1950's Bartender designed by George Calkins
19 foot Bartender designed by George Calkins during the mid '50's. It is a Pacific Northwest design. Powered by a new Mercury 50hp, 4 stroke. Built of marine grade plywood, lots of epoxy and fiberglass cloth. The trailer is a 2012 Yacht Club single axle. A Marine Survey was completed in December 2014.
26 Feet 1913 Matthews Launch
This is a beautiful launch that has been fully restored and has a very rich history. This boat is the oldest Matthews know to exist according to Matthews records. Seller is the 3rd owner who has all the history on the boat since new. It was used to shuttle 4 to 5 different president's of the USA back and forth to a private island. The windshield is not on the boat but comes with it. The engine and top frame are original to the boat. The boat is professionally restored, always boat house kept, and comes with a tandem trailer. Very original boat and a great addition to any collection.
24 Feet 1920 Fay & Bowen Launch
Purchased from Lake George in 1994 and brought to the fresh water lakes of Muskoka where it has been lovingly carded for the last 20 years. Multiple Boat Show award winner and in overall very good condition.
22 Feet 1915 Brooks Longdeck Launch
Rare, beautiful longdeck 1915 Brooks 22-ft launch ready to cruise or compete in any boat show. "Camille" has been lightly used and shown in 1000 Islands and Fingerlakes by current owners. Many upgrades since since she was completely restored by Chris Mattoon of Berkshire Wooden Boat Works include new windshield, beautifully built floors and seating, with brightwork and fittings upgraded. Universal 4-cyl 25-hp engine in excellent condition. Custom trailer excellent, with disc brakes. Covers included. This is an outstanding boat.
17 Feet 1924 Disappearing Propeller Company (Dispro)
Found in Toronto without engine and in a partly stripped down condition in 1986. The owner had collected the correct engine, device and all other parts for a re-build. Bad health forced a sale. I stripped boat completely ready to start a restoration. Business and a farm prevented this until in 1999, I had it then restored completely, then rebuilt the engine, controls, and installed the device. Launched in 2002 and was at many Dispro regattas and finally on Georgian Bay at mouth of 12-mile Bay. Many happy hours on the Bay until about 2009, when she (Penelope) was brought home for some minor repairs. Has been is a shed on the property since 2010.
25 Feet 1916 Fay & Bowen Special Launch
Very nice original Launch. It went through a full restoration in 1989 and has been exceptional taken care of since. Comes with 2 Wicker chairs. Engine went through full rebuild in 2009. This is a solid boat and a great piece of history.
24 Feet 1905 Lozier Launch
This very rare Lozier Launch was acquired from a Family in Saranac Lake, New York who owned the boat for many years. It is a very original example of a Lozier Launch with few examples remaining ion this length. All hardware is with the boat but it will require a well deserved restoration.
26 Feet 1902 Lozier Launch
This boat was acquired in 1955 from the original owners. The boat then in storage through to the 1980's when it was put in the water and used for a few years. The boat has all of its original hardware including the Lozier name plate, but is deserving of a full restoration for one of the few remaining Lozier Launches.
30 Feet Gilbert Long Deck Launch
Gilbert Boats were built in Brockville, Ontario along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Because of a warehouse fire at the factory, many of these boats are no longer around. This 30 footer is in good overall condition. It does have the original bottom, which will need attention.
19 Feet circa 1901 Lozier Launch
Boat was purchased in Burkhaven Harbor, Lake Sunapee, NH in 1952-53. Completely restored at that time, as shown in photos 5 and 6. Currently in Lake George, NY - This boat requires a full restoration but is a worthy candidate given that it is a very rare 100+ year old Lozier Launch.
25 Feet 1907 Fay & Bowen
Purchased new 1907 to lake Sunapee NH used constantly until 1969. Sunk at her mooring raised sold 1978 in barn storage since. A complete basket case missing only the original Linoleum cockpit flooring. Awaiting complete restoration.
31 Feet 2008 Ditchburn Launch Reproduction
A beautiful contemporary design based on a 31 Foot Ditchburn Launch . This boat is spectacular with all of the modern building methods including a no soak bottom. Built in 2008 and lightly used this boat is now offered for sale and ready for use this season. This boat will require nothing as it is structurally sound and nicely powered.
26 Feet 1925 Ditchburn Long Deck Launch
The name Ditchburn is synonymous with some of the finest pleasure craft ever made. This family had boatbuilding in their blood and have earned their pace in marine boatbuilding. The company was a prolific builder and known for their excellent craftsmanship but the company suffered during the depression and never returned to their former selves. This 1925 Long Deck Launch has the original 75 HP Kermath engine and maintains all of it's original. The hardware and upholstery are in great shape as are the gauges. The hull, bottom, sides, ribs, frames and decks are also solid and sound with very good integrity. The boat has always been in the fresh waters of the Muskoka Lakes and is ready for a new owner to continue her stewardship.
17'9 Feet 1910 Shipyard Launch
The Amelia was built in the Bay of Quinte area, in 1910. Cedar launch with beautiful lines, side steer, water cooled, 1 cylinder Fairbanks Morse Marine engine. Restored in the 1970's. Seats 5. Includes a custom trailer and canopy roof frame. Gas tank is a reproduction and wiring and water hoses are from the restoration.
26 Feet 1928 Gilbert Long Deck Launch
26 ft 1928 Gilbert Launch built in Brockville Ontario. Boat is in Very good condition. Last restored in 2000 with a West System hull. Runs beautifully with freshly reconditioned seats in 2013 that are in excellent shape.
19 Feet 1998 Atkin Launch
Your modern "African Queen" awaits. This Launch built in 1998 has been thoroughly and completed restored and is in show condition. Powered by a Yanmar Diesel engine with only 55 hours, this engine is barely broken in and ready for new adventures on your favorite body of water. Hull is perfect, hardware and gauges excellent and the surrey top is complete and easy to manage. This is a proven design by a well respected design team and is handsome traditional model for cruising with friends and loved ones at a leisurely pace in a classic style. Imagine this at your dock..
26 Feet 1912 L.E. Fry Launch
L.E. Fry was a small builder in Clayton, New York. This 1000 Islands builder built very good boats but very few were built and even fewer remain to this day. This boat is in excellent condition and comes complete with a full package of documentation to support its rich history in the 1000 Islands. The boat needs nothing. It does not have a trailer but delivery can be arranged.
25 Feet 1907 Fay & Bowen Launch
AIDA II, one of the most photographed and documented launches of the pre-1920 era, was built by the Fay & Bowen Engine Company in Geneva, New York in 1907 and originally shipped to nearby Tupper Lake. AIDA II is a 25-foot “torpedo stern family launch” boat, one of a few hundred the company built between 1905 and 1920. In 2005, it under went a total restoration. Well over 1000 man hours have gone into bringing it to “as new” condition. While the hull and most of the seating is original, many of the ribs have been replaced and the decks replanked with a combination of white oak and mahogany, as originally had been done in 1907. The majority of the hardware is original to the boat. Custom built trailer and canopy are included.
30 Feet 1913 Johnson Laker
You are looking at a lovely Johnson Laket built in Lakeport, N.H. In 1920 she was repowered by a Gray Marine 4 Cylinder 25HP engine. Her design is typical of the days when the narrow design did not require much power unlike the later "planing hulls". The boat worked as a charter fishing boat for years. lived in a boat house it's whole life. Lately she has been used as a stately smooth riding boat amongst the choppy waters of Squam Lake. There are very few of these boats still in existence and were very well built albeit in small numbers. The bottom is sound and original. Varnish work is being done to refresh the boat in 2012 and the boat has been in use every season and is ready for the water next season.
20 Feet 1930's Peterborough Launch
A beautiful piece of Canadian Craftsmanship and worthy of a restoration. The boat has varnished mahogany planking on steam bent white oak ribs. The boat has mahogany decks and transom and includes an original 4 cylinder Buchanan "Junior" engine.
24 Feet 1907 Joe Walters Launch
Being offered for sale is a 24 foot 1907 Launch built by John Walters, known as the "Edmonton Boat Builder" who built large steam boats used in the northern rivers. He became prominent in the Edmonton business community, eventually having a museum named after him. "Otter" was built for the Bow River Boat House at the world famous Banff Springs Hotel. "Otter" is a classic displacement laucnh with carvel planked cypress on oak faming. She has an attractive and now rare drake tail stern and very closely resembles some of the early Fay & Bowen launches as well as designs used by Gidley and Ditchburn. She is powered by a 4 cylinder Kermath engine, complete with the original operators manual. Complete with all original hardware, Otter is now ready for restoration.
28 Feet 1928 Morris Long Deck Launch
This classic 1928 Morris Long Deck Launch has its original 6 cylinder Scripps engine which has been adjusted with a dual ignition. The boat has an epoxy bottom and was completely restored such that it needs nothing. It offers a new leather interior, wicker chairs, tandem trailer and a new cover. This boat is a great part of pre-war history and a great addition into your boat house or collection.
18'6 Feet Lindsay Sport Special Dispro
Disappearing Propeller Boats are widely known for their collectability and utilitarian nature. This Lindsay Sport Special model is a fairly luxurious model with laminated decks on both the bow and stern along with a mother-in-law seat up front. Hatch covers hide a single cylinder Caron engine, a fairly uncommon engine option. The dashboard, fittings etc appear to be all original. Decks on this boat are bright and rot free which is remarkable for its age. The ribs are in nice shape, even in the bottom of the boat. There is one small hole in the planking above the waterline that should be fixed. I'm told by a member of the Dippy Club that the keel will need to be refastened but otherwise the boat is solid and would be a great boat for the right owner.
20 Feet 1940's Canadian Built Launch
This would be an easy restoration or preservation project. Could be used as is or brought back to show condition! Needs upholstery.
24 Feet 1924 Peterborough AutoCraft Long Deck Launch
The Peterborough Canoe Company was one of Canada's largest and best known boat builders. During their production, the company produced outboard boats, sailboats, racing hulls, and a small number of inboards. This is a fine example of the AutoCraft Launch produced by Peterborough in the 1920's. The current owner located this boat in an Illinois warehouse. She was completely restored in 2003. She is powered by her original Kermath model 20. Only 3 of these boats are known to exist today. She is graceful and a beautiful survivor!
36 Feet 1922 McNeil & Norris Long Deck Launch
McNeil Norris boats were built in the Bala region of Muskoka during the 1920's. These boats were built to order, and this 36' model is a very fine example of their craftsmanship. She is a very large launch with sleek lines and a roomy cockpit arrangement. She receives frequent use on Lake Muskoka by her present owners.
29 Feet 1920 Hutchinson Long Deck Launch
Beautiful show winning Hutchinson, with awards taken at Clayton, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Hudson River including "Queen of Show"! Equipped with a convertible top, she is a real stunner. She is one of 4 long decks built in 1920 for C. M. Stone of Binghamton, NY, C. L. Hayden of NYC & for George Hutchinson himself! She is the sistership to Idyll Oaks. Her bottom and other restoration work was performed by Elco approx 15 years ago.
27 Feet 1953 R.A. Newman & Sons. Ltd
Original 27 ft Jolly Boat, from the Royal Yacht 'Britannia'. Finished in royal blue and carrying the royal crest, she has her original Perkins p4m diesel inboard and all her original chrome fittings. Built in 1953 by the famous R. A Newman and Sons. She is made of double diagonal mahogany on oak and elm, she will take 26 persons. Her engine has completely been re-built and her original Identity no. is 5340 which is stamped throughout the boat. We have all the original plans and paperwork on her and rare photographs of the Royal family on her. This boat is very rare and beautifully built.
20 Feet 1915 E. M White Motor Launch
This gorgeous E. M White canoe pre dates the purchase of the company by the Old Town Canoe Company. This boat has been restored and re-canvassed. The hardware is original and freshly nickel plated. The acorn gas cap is polished brass and the boat is offered with 4 original chairs. The Dubrie is the correct engine for the boat and is in a crate. It runs well and strong and has the original copper gas tank in place.
19 Feet 2009 Pine Cone Boat Works Launch
Designed by Bob Stephens of Stevens White Yacht design, Built by Pine Cone Boatworks, Cold molded construction, Hull fastened with Silicone Bronze screws, Unique skeg provides additional protection to prop. Full sunbrella cover and custom fitted trailer come with boat.
20 Feet 1926-28 Custom Brodhead/Fairchild Launch
This is a very interesting boat to the Finger Lakes folks. Built by a couple of Cornell grads in the late twenties and originally powered by a huge Hall-Scott this is a wonderful example of custom craftsmanship. Only 20 feet in length and easy to handle and trailer to shows and destinations. In excellent condition, restored by John Ford, and ready to provide pleasure to everyone on the wine trail of the Finger Lakes. Able to be seen by appointment.
21 Feet 2008 Glen-L Skiff
21' skiff. Delicately hand made over 4 years. All marine wood encapsulated with west system epoxy. Outside painted white. Inside all mahogany and ash with 5 coats of varnish. Great boat for yacht tender or shallow water cruising. One of a kind. Way more $ into this boat than selling for. I need room for a new project. Boat and motor - new condition.
25 Feet 1960 Thames Whippet Launch
This Thames slipper stern launch is in wonderful shape and has fresh paint and varnish. Hull #064. She is currently disassembled and need to have hardware and engine reinstalled. These boats have very nice lines and glide through the water effortlessly. Excellent for canals and other smaller bodies of water. Driving a long deck, slipper stern launch is an experience like no other!
26 Feet 1906 Charles H Wilbur Launch
Built by Charles H Wilbur he was part of the shop known as Wilbur and Wheelock of Clayton, NY. There is no nameplate other than the engine plate which is on a 1916 Ford Model "T". The serial no on the engine is 21 which may refer to the year converted by the St Lawrence marine Co. The engine was rebuilt by a restorer in Iowa who has rebuilt hundreds of model A's, B's and T's. The hull has been faired using cedar strips and epoxies with West System. The area along the keel however has not and it takes several days to soak up. The launch has been adapted to 8V power for the bilge and period lighting. The fuel tank has been cleaned and lined. The seating was non-existent when I purchased the boat, so the layout was adapted from observing other launches and built to fit the hull.
30 Feet 1924 Fay & Bowen Golden Arrow
One of the finest examples of the Finger Lakes builder. This is the very rare and sought after "Golden Arrow". This boat is in Concours Condition with virtually no flaws and has been featured in magazines and books before marvelling at her stylish lines. It is most remembered in the book Wood Through water being shown in all of her glory on page 45 and 51. The boat was for many years owned by the Lewis Family who were generous benefactors to the Antique Boat Museum. The boat is also being offered with a Fay & Bowen LN43 which is a 50 HP motor which was the correct motor for the boat when it was first delivered.
29'6 Feet 1916 Louis Esteses Launch
This boat was completed in 1916 for the current owner's grandfather [Edeson J Weeks]. Restored in 1993. All original brass hardware, cypress wood construction. Louis was a well known restorer in the 1000 Islands area living in Alexandria Bay and was known for fine work and craftsmanship but made only a very small number of boats. This enhances the rarity of boat of this kind still surviving to this day and in such nice original condition. The boat has been restored by a well known and highly regarded Canadian restorer and is currently in Show Condition. Photos are available of the work done to the boat for those who are seriously interested in purchasing this boat.
30 Feet 1929 Claus Engelbrecht Launch
In the glorious prewar phase of boating this vessel was the choice of only the most wealthy individuals in the country. One of the finest designs by the Claus Engelbrecht Werft / shipyard in Berlin it´s now fresh out of a 5,000 hour + complete restoration to highest concour standards. Engelbrecht, renown for his power boat for Ferdinand Porsche, build this classic power launch, motorised with a 90 PS, 5000ccm 8 cylinder Mercedes Nürburg engine. This boat is the only one remaining of its type, because the cream white hull was already zink-galvanized and steel riveted when being build. Highly original down to the last detail, elegant instruments from Daimler Benz Marienfelde. New mahagony decks with 600 year old Alaska yellow cedar, cabin windows with honed cystal glas. Absolutely stunning quality varnish and upholstery. A historically significant sublime prewar boat, that would be a great addition to every serious MB 540 K collector. Located in Berlin/Germany.
18 Feet 1993 D. F Wilmes Replica Launch
This was built by D. F Wilmes, Father and Son Craftsman. This boat was built for a Violinist of The Metropolitan Opera Company. The boat is in excellent condition and has 'class'.
26 Feet 1905 Fay & Bowen Torpedo Stern Launch
A gorgeous and very rare Fay & Bowen Launch with a a torpedo stern. This boat is pristine condition, circa 1905. Rare and collectible Fay & Bowen 26' family launch. Recently restored in Muskoka to her original glory. Has won awards at virtually every show she has attended since restoration.
18 Feet 1930-40 Knapp Motor Skiff
Boat restored mid-90's in Gananoque. Epoxy bottom. Original 2 Cyl St Lawrence engine fitted with belt driven electric starter.
34 Feet 2002 Clarion Cocktail Launch
This superbly constructed and elegantly appointed reproduction was custom built. She is appropiately named "Decked Out". Fully eqipped with a sink, refrigerator, and head. The boat, just broken in, has less than 80 hours. Her lines were inspired by classic cocktail launches of the 1920's The interior was customed designed by the owner.
24 Feet 1917 Mullins Launch
This is a rare Launch produced by the Mullins manufacturing Corp of Salem Ohio. Mullins originally produced decorative pressed steel items and got into boat manufacturing in the 1890's. At one time they were one of the largest producers of boats. Very few of these boats are known to exist and this launch is one of only two known of this size. The more familiar Sea Eagle was the last of the line produced in the early 1930's. This boat has been in the same family since nearly new and is very original with the exception of the unusual Ford Flat head V-8 conversion which was done in the 60's. The decks are Oak and the hull is riveted and solderewd galvanized steel. The hull has built in flotation tanks as Mullins were advertised as "unsinkable".
27 Feet 1918 Fay & Bowen Launch
This is an excellent example of Finger Lakes builder Fay & Bowen. Bearing Hull # 588 it is very original and in great shape. The decks are new, but it is believed that the rest of the boat is all original including the bottom. It has the original Fay & Bowen model LC-41 engine which has 27 HP and will move the boat along smoothly. The engine has been rebuilt and is richly detailed and in show condition. The boat needs some very minor cosmetic work but the chrome is all excellent as is the interior and the guages.
23 Feet 1916 James Basset Motor Skiff
This launch has been completely restored and is powered by a 4-cylinder Sterling engine. The keel, some bottom planks, and the ribs were replaced in the late 1980's.
18 Feet 1905 Chestnut Canoe Co. Inboard
This is a rare multiple award winning, antique cedar strip, double planked, canvas covered, skiff. Custom built by the Chestnut Canoe Company in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This piece of St. Lawrence River history has been beautifully restored. The boat runs on the original motor, and the owners have installed an optional electric start. It has the original cedar strip.
28 Feet 1947 Goodhue Hawkins Launch
Cover for the rear deck and brand new snap in covers. Totally restored and used very little. Boat needs nothing. Has new decks, new floors and has been completely gone through. Fully documented
26 Feet 1926 Johnson Laker Launch
This beautiful Launch has a original 4 Cylinder inboard engine and is in MINT condition! Has been completely gone through and has new motor box, new decks, new sides, new floors and new upholstery.
18 Feet 1910 Mullins Leader Launch
This 1910 Mullins Leader launch was originally used in Northern Indiana as a rental boat from Mock's Marina. It was completely restored in 1966 and the current owner has original letters from the owner to the Mullins factory during the restoration. It is powered by the original Detroit Single cylinder 1.5 hp engine that was rebuilt during the time of restoration. The engine has a reverse gear, which was an odd convenience at the time. This is a tin hulled boat with oak decks and trim.
25 Feet 1919 William Hand Launch
Beautiful 1919 William Hand Long Deck Launch. This boat is presently powered by a 1934 Chrysler Ace 70 hp engine, but the original Model T conversion and transmission are included in the sale. The interior is upholstered in soft blue leather in mahogany bucket seats. This boat has a lot of brass including a fully operable fold down windshield. Included is a 2001 Tandem Axle Cradle Ride trailer with surge brakes that has custom fitted bunks for the boat. This boat is a multiple award winner that is turn key ready.
20 Feet 2000 (Hull) Mills Fantail Launch
Hull built from plans dated USA 1901. Constructed 1984-2000. Very rare fully restored Simplex marine engine and gearbox. Trembler coil and magneto ignition with original instruments and lubricators
16 Feet 2004 Adirondack Electric Boat
This is a replica of a classic 1930's launch with beautiful mahogany decks and leather seats. She is powered by a smooth and quiet electric motor. The fiberglass hull has wonderful lines, but is very low maintenance. A gorgeous surrey top , custom E-Z Loader trailer and full trailering cover completes the package.
18 Feet 1936 Swiss Craft
Milan is a multiple show winner that was built in Switzerland in 1936 by John Faul Horgen. It is powered by it's original Kermath 4 cyl. engine. The hull is planked with Douglas Fir and is of rivetted plank and batten construction. The keel, ribs and all of the trim are white oak. This is a beautiful boat that has been professionally restored.
25 Feet 1961 Andrews (U.K.)
Built by Andrews Boathouses of Bourne End in England in 1961, hull # 451 Full professional restoration in the UK in 2003. Authentic fittings, Lloyd loom chairs, convertible top. A magnificent example of an elegant English classic, possibly one of the finest on the water today. Located on Lake Muskoka near Port Carling.
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