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.


  • Hunter S Johnson 16′ 2007 Outboard Runabout

    Hunter S Johnson 16′ 2007 Outboard

    This boat is the fourth of a series of five built by Stan Hunter in the past decade. The 40hp 4stroke Yamaha motor  propels the boat fast and dry in a most enjoyable ride. These boats cost $24000 when new plus motor and taxes. At $20000 this is a good value for someone. Available for sea trial any time and Continue Reading...


  • Lambda ’64 Duke 20′

    Lambda ’64 Duke 20′

    The last Adamson boat from Lake of Bays, named as the rest of them were after a greek letter. Lambda needs refinishing and mechanical work having rested for 30 years. Oddly, she floated out of the boathouse without leaking....


  • A Georgian Bay Restore Story

    A Georgian Bay Restore Story

    It was almost sinking as we towed this beloved relic across Georgian Bay, but Stan made this cedar strip boat better than new again. Pictures show the former state of this boat of unknown origin (although similar to a Peterborough) and the after shot of its proud owner driving it for the first time again since he was a boy Continue Reading...


  • Patience


    “The slower you go, the longer it takes” is our motto and gentle cruising in Patience epitomizes relaxation and the desire to make your day or week with one of our livery boats last even longer. You may also email or call 1-705-764-0191....


  • Heather, an ELECTRIC, restored 1941 Duke Playmate, is a frequent floater favourite

    Heather, an ELECTRIC, restored 1941 Duke

    Heather is a 1941 Duke Playmate and is high in demand by our frequent floater renters. She comes with a Bimini top when you want a break from the sun. And now she’s so quiet and delivers smoother a ride than ever as she’s now electric as opposed to gas powered. Cruise green this summer with Heather. Gone electric as Continue Reading...


  • Toes Build

    Toes Build

    Toes: Using the original drawings for Toes, a Billy Johnston boat from the 1950s, Stan Hunter took on the challenge to custom build one just like her. The historical reproduction of Toes now cruises the lakes as Wagtail. Click Building Toes to see the various stages of the custom build of Wagtail.  ...


  • Demoiselle, a restored 1952 Duke Playmate

    Demoiselle, a restored 1952 Duke Playmat

    Our dashing Demoiselle is also one of the swiftest of our fleet. She’s shown here waiting at the dock of Muskoka Launch Livery on Lake Muskoka. She was restored by Stan Hunter for a local cottager. Later, when she was put up for sale, Stan made her the fourth addition of the livery fleet. To reserve Desmoiselle, Fill in and Continue Reading...


  • Before, after and during samples of refinishing and restoration

    Before, after and during samples of refi

    We invite you to browse a variety of samples of our boat repair and restoration work.   One year we decided our workboat deserved the same attention and care and here you’ll see two before and after shots of her stern (with old flag then new) for a glimpse of its overall refinishing. You’ll see pictures here of other boats Continue Reading...


  • Custom Build 2013-2014

    Custom Build 2013-2014

    New Hunter S. Johnston in progress: Be first to see the launch Stan has been building this past year. It’s a 23′ launch in the style of Billy Johnston, and is the newest in the Hunter S. Johnston line of Stan Hunter boats built entirely in Muskoka. Soon the story of this build will be the focus of a film Continue Reading...