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.


Stan Hunter has a wealth of boat restoration information that he presents in simple and understandable terms. He’s always open to discuss the restoration process and how it can be customized to fit individual customer needs.

Stan’s waterfront location allows him to provide a full service boat program including maintenance, repair and storage that many builders cannot. My original restoration job has become an annual launch and haul out relationship.

I’m a big fan of your operation, Stan. It’s a rare occurrence in the boat business to receive an invoice that is the same as the estimate made months earlier, yet that’s my experience with Stan Hunter Boatbuilder.

Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston, Appreciates full service boat program

We want to commend you on the fine work you’ve carried out on Ruth (1909 26’ Borneman launch). It was a big responsibility to replace the keel, ribs and bottom planking, along with the added project tasks that developed along the way.

Your commitment to quality and ability to work within our budget is very much appreciated.

It was also great fun to be able to visit you regularly in the shop to see the work unfolding and we thank you for encouraging us as “sidewalk superintendents” to watch this labour of love unfold. Great job, Stan!

Peter and Louise Jennings, Owners, 1909 Borneman, Trundleberry Manor, Lake Rosseau

“There’s nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind In The Willows

“The Grahame quote comes from one of my favourite all-time children’s books. The thought of lazily winding my way down that river past the willows with rat and mole… The closest I get to that feeling is in a Ditchburn, or Duke Playmate, and soon, my own restored SeaBirD at sunset on Lake Muskoka. I’ve loved being in boats in many places in the world, but the best of boating is right here, in Muskoka. Thanks, Stan!”




Ellen S., Owner, SeaBirD, Lake Muskoka

“Stan, just wanted to send you a little thank you note for allowing us to use your beautiful boat on our special day.

Your craftmanship is wonderful and please keep restoring these old beauties. We just love these types of boats. Enjoy the picture of us in the boat.

Patrick and Telka, 2012, In Heather, A Livery Duke Playmate