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26 Feet 1901 Lozier Launch
Originally built in Plattsburgh, NY. Completely restored by Cutts & Case of Oxford, MD around 2006, then sat in storage until donated to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Current owner purchased in 2011. Stored in climate controlled storage in the winter and kept in boathouse during the summer when in use. New engine installed in 2006 has less than 100 hours of use.
28 Feet 1905 New York Boat Works Launch
Multiple award winner this 1905 New York Boat Works Launch is one of the last known torpedo stern launches in this premium condition known to exist today. The boat has always been kept in a climate controlled storage on a custom built trailer. Powered by a fully restored Red Wing 2 Cyl engine 8 HP engine. The boat is 90% original except fir the upholstery which is a marine grade vinyl rather than the original 1905 leather. A full pictorial and written account of the restoration and history of the boat by request.
26 Feet 1914 Fay and Bowen Launch
Expertly crafted by Fay & Bowen Boatworks in 2014; the builder produced a total of 875 boats between 1900 and 1929, making them one of the earliest production power boat builders. This 26 foot example is a traditional motor launch, which offers a unique and social seating arrangement. Her side steering configuration and central engine location allow passengers to move around freely and comfortable. She has been nicely repowered with a Chris Craft Model-B 60hp engine that moves the boat along nicely. Along with a new fuel tank the Chris Craft B has recently been serviced with all new valves and replacement head gasket. She has spent most of her years in the fresh waters of Lake George, NY. This is a beautiful, after-5 o'clock cocktail launch that is ready to add to your collection.
18 Feet 1974 Herreshoff/ Mowalk Williams
One of the original 7 Herreshoff Sea Otters built in Bristol RI by the Mowak/Williams boys according to Halsey Chase Herreshoff many years ago who is the president of the Herreshoff Marine Museum . Beautiful curves. Lapstrake double hull fiberglass. Gorgeous Teak Clapboard, Teak Gunnels Teak Consol. Large Danforth Compus, Stainless Wheel .Morse Shifter. Power steering,trim,tilt . New Dodger, Mooring Cover and Cushions . After re-power and restoration I used it for only 44 hours then stored in garage with my other treasures . This is a unique double ender hybrid which is perfect for sunset tours , water taxi or fast cruising . Probably the fastest launch ever built . A true beauty that turns heads everywhere it sails !!!
16 Feet 1958 Dyer Glamour Girl
This little gem is one of only a handful for sale in the country. She makes the perfect cocktail cruiser for any lake or harbor. Fiberglass construction with the original Atomic 4 gas engine (rebuilt in 1990’s). She has stick steering and varnished mahogany seating. She started her life as a working launch for a yacht club in Long Island and since then she has had approximately 4 owners. She has been in my family for almost 20 years and over those years the engine has been professionally maintained. On average she has been run approximately 10-12 hours per year. Included in the price is a near new Loadrite single axle trailer complete with a tongue extension. Overall length of the boat is 16 feet and weighs just over 1,200 pounds. The boat can be easily launched off the trailer or it has a picking harness for crane use.
16 Feet circa 1910 unknown Launch
Purchased at York Harbor Maine boat auction. 30 yrs ago in cellar storage . where she sits . large engine mounts in boat center , small motor mounts under hatch in stern. graceful racing lines planing bottom . white cedar planking , mahogany bottom . iron fastened.
36" Feet 1928 Ditchburn Launch
Rare and unique opportunity to own and enjoy a piece of boating history from yesteryear. This old hotel launch was salvaged from the banks of the lakes region north of Toronto. It underwent a detailed & meticulous 3 year total restoration which resulted in its present day grandeur. The work was conducted by a preeminent wooden boat craftsmen and is an acclaimed, award winning boat, featured in boat shows and competitions across the north country. This boat is ready for your enjoyment with ample seating, including mother in law seat in the bow section. Cruise the waterways with the entire family, entertain clients , or simply spend spend time with that special loved one. " Happy days are here again ! "
26 Feet 1916 Consolidated Speedway
This fabulous Consolidated Speedway was purchased by me in 2005 and has resided on Lake George since that time. The boat remains in inside storage all of the time when not in direct use and is in excellent condition. The Four Cylinder Gray Marine engine took the place of the original engine in the late 1950's and runs very well. During my ownership, the boat has received a new gas tank, new cushions, new bilge pump and continuous paint and varnish to keep the boat looking great. The boat is now ready for a new Captain and while we do not have a trailer for her, transportation to it's new home can be arranged.
27 Feet 1927 Fay & Bowen Long Deck Launch
Fay & Bowen built a total of 875 boats between 1900 and 1929. The most popular of these were the 30 Foot Golden Arrows and the 27 Foot Long Deck Launches. The owner feels that he has the nicest long deck on the market and the nicest traditional mahogany decked "painted" cedar hull, long deck available. Offred with the boat is a first class restoration, a full waterline cover, wicker chairs and a custom tri-axel trailer. Powered by a smooth running gary marine engine, these boats are rare, collectible and this one is ready for a new home. Offers are encouraged.
24 Feet 1989 Elco Launch
ELCO Electric Launch 24’ 1989 Beautiful classic boat ideal for quiet cruising with 8-10 family and friends. More elegant and much quieter than a pontoon boat. Fiberglass hull. Mahogany decks; oak covering boards, rub rails and coaming; interior mahogany bench seating, ceiling and panels; wicker chairs. 4hp electric motor, updated electronics and chargers, AGM batteries. Custom bronze bow and stern rails, rudder, other hardware. Freshwater use. Always covered. Many extras. Great condition. Custom double axle trailer. Extras: wicker chairs (2); decorative rugs (3); collapsible/removeable canopies (2); mahogany boarding ladder, stern flagpole and light, bow flag pole; updated built-in automatic battery chargers and charging cables; anchor and line; life jackets; docking lines and bumpers; extensive literature
24' Feet 2010 Custom Fiberglass Launch
Thus Launch is a beautiful 24' replica of a Chesapeake Draketail Workboat powered by a 48 volt electric motor and 8, 6 volt batteries. Two, 12 volt batteries power the accessories. Two battery chargers (48v & 12v) are included. Blue cabin cushions are new. All switches are labeled. Bottom paint is new.
18 Feet 1952 Greavette Dispro
"The Greatest Little Motor Boat Afloat." This Disappearing Propeller Boat was built by Greavette boatworks of Gravenhurst, Ontario in 1952 and was the 11th boat of the production year. Known for their unique housing that allows the propeller and prop shaft to safely raise out of harm's way, these boats were ideal for shallow water exploring, fishing, and remote-cottage access on Muskoka's fresh water lakes. This example has been nicely restored and has a well documented ownership history. The Coventry Victor engine runs well and the boat is sold complete with a single axle trailer.
30 Feet 1997 Elco Electric Launch
30' Electric Launch with full length canopy. Fiberglass hull with VC17 bottom paint. Varnished teak decks. New 200 amp-hr Lifeline batteries (8) installed August 2015 with new charging system. Pacific blue topsides and canopy. Canopy new in 2015. Boat always covered when not in use and stored inside during fall, winter and spring. Oak coaming, mahogany interior. Wicker chairs. Tropic aluminum tandem trailer. Excellent condition
55' Feet 1912 Elco Launch
This elegant piece of nautical history was originally purchased by Adolphus Busch (of Anheiser Busch) in 1912. The boat was originally electric but was converted to gas in the 60's. For her 100th birthday the owner (still in the busch family) converted her back to electric as she was originally meant to be. This boat needs nothing except a new captain. This has been a fresh water boat it's whole life and has spent the past 2 decades on Otsego lake in Cooperstown NY> The boat is currently in the water and is used and enjoyed every summer. She swells up tight and is kept in the water during the summer months. There is a 2019 survey available to look at for interested buyers. Canopy top, seats, varnish....etc etc....all in top condition. Must see this boat. Owner is willing to show the boat.
30 Feet 2008 Peter Freebody Victorian Launch
This piece of elegance is a Victorian Launch made by Peter Freebody of England. The boat is a one of a kind launch with bronze hardware made from casting ties from the 1800's. It is not a replica but influenced by 3 other launches incorporating the best from each boat. The boat was custom built and shipped to the original and current owner. The boat has twin helm steering stations and wired with a sound system. It is powered by 8 gel cell batteries which will provide 6 hours of use on a single charge. The boat features an enclosed area as well as fringed canopy over the bow area.The boat has been extremely well cared for and all aspects of the boat were handcrafted from teak and powered by twin Electric Motors. The boat features hand wood carvings throughout the boat and is in excellent condition.
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. Motivated seller - this boat would be perfect to round out a serious collection!
26 Feet 1924 Ventnor Launch
This 26 Foot Ventnor Launch was built for a prominent Philadlphia financier, George H. Earle Jr. Ownership 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
The lovely 1914 Elco Cruisette was commissioned by an art dealer in New York in the early 1900's and was used to transport guests from the Button Bay in Vergennes VT to the family summer home and private island on Lake Champlain. This island, known s Button Island, is now owned by the state and is part of a Vermont State Park. What we know beyond that, is the boat later moved to St Albans Bay and was enjoyed by a family for a few decades. During that period it was sold and later repurchased by the same family. We purchased the boat in 1978, and it has been used and enjoyed on Lake Champlain by our family since that time. As summers are short in Vermont, our use of the boat was limited to 3 to 4 months of good boating weather on the lake. The original engine was replaced with a Palmer engine in the late 1980s, and significant work was completed on the boat particularly in the period from 2010 to 2012 to keep it in good condition. Folley has been stored indoors, in the off months, for the last 25 years to shield it from the elements, and is ready to return to Lake Champlain or your favorite lake to be enjoyed by another family for the next 100 years
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 Electric Boat
This boat has spent 83 years on Canada Lake, NY. I am the 3rd/5th owner, the boat has a new charger & is powered by 6-12 volt batteries.
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 24 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.
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 1905 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.
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? 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!
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. The boat has recently been reduced and is priced now very favorably for a twin engine boat of this size.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 was recently retrofitted to accept an outboard engine and is now powered by a 2005, 50 HP Mercury with a 20" shaft. Controls were moved to middle seat and set backs were added.
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" with only 6 ever produced. 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 in the Thousand Islands area 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 along with the 1949 Chris Craft Model K gas engine offering 95HP. . The boat has been carefully restored and well cared for during the current owners stewardship. This Golden Arrow has a lovely Interlux Blue Hull which was repainted in 2012. It is built of Cypress planks on oak frames. The decking is Mahogany and is varnished each season.
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.
25 Feet 1912 Fay & Bowen Special
Excellent example of a classic Fay & Bowen launch. New decks and coamings in '05. Hull and ceilings original. Partial bulkhead aft of engine box with helm station Hull #476.
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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