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.

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


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 of 2020! With repower by and Battleborne batteries.

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You may also email or call 1-705-764-0191





  • Electric Power
  • Bimini top
  • Buchanan Midget 25 hp engine

More about Heather: When this boat came off the assembly line at Duke’s in Port Carling in 1941, she was known as 41-05, meaning that she was the fifth Playmate to be built that year.

Once a gray boat, now she gleams: She once belonged to Richard Wallace on Lake Rosseau. By the 1990s, she had become a “gray boat,” which in boatbuilder-speak means that the wood had been unvarnished for so long that it had become like weathered barn-board.

From pieces to a promise: When Stan Hunter first saw her, 41-05 was in pieces in the garage of his friend, George Scobie, of Port Carling. George passed away in 1996, leaving the boat to Stan, who promised George’s daughter, Heather, that he would someday restore her and name the boat after her.

Gliding the waters in memory of Heather: Sadly, Heather did not live to see her namesake (she died in 2003), but Stan made good on his promise, and Heather joined the fleet in 2010.

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