Stan Hunter Boatbuilder is the only boatbuilding shop right on Lake Muskoka. By water, we're on Scarcliffe Bay. By road, we're off Highway 118 W, just 6 kms east of Port Carling. Drop in or call 705-764-0191.

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2014 Boatbuild Projects

Bob Atfield of Port Carling Boats dropped by our shop in February. In this video, he talks about Crossley Hunter’s restoration of a 20-foot 1955 SeaBirD and Stan’s from scratch construction of a modified 23-foot launch with a design reminiscent of Billy Johnston. Bob calls it wooden eye candy. We thank Bob for this video and encourage friends to visit PortCarlingBoats.com

In the Shop

While busy in our boat shop building a 23' Displacement Launch (yes,another Hunter S. Johnston launch is being built to order), and getting ready to show you our latest restorations during the ACBS Spring Boat Tour on April 26, 2014, we're also working on a new web site. For rentals of classic Duke Playmates, visit…
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Sunset Cruise in an 80 year old Ditchburn

This could be you – cruising into the sunset on a warm September evening – once you’ve restored your family boat to its former glory, or have invested in a fine antique boat for cruising the lakes in luxurious style. This video shows Stan and his eight-year-old daughter enjoying sunset on Lake Muskoka in Evangeline, the 20-foot Ditchburn the family bought new in 1933. There were two previous Hunter family boats named Evangeline before this one that the family has enjoyed for over 80 years. Watch the video to see familiar Lake Muskoka sites such as Fairhaven Island, Crown Island and Indianhead Rock.