Books

A Real Runabouts Review of Canoes

Another Bob Speltz classic! This canoe guide is a must have for any smallcraft collector or enthusiast. Great collection of information and vintage advertising.

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Boldt Castle - The Story of an Unfinished Dream

"Boldt Castle: The Story of an Unfinished Dream" - the complete story of Heart Island's Boldt Castle, an unfinished and tragic testament of George Boldt's love for his wife. Signed by the Author.

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Castles & Cottages

"Castles & Cottages: River Retreats of the Thousand Islands" - Whether you are a lifelong Thousand Islands resident, a summers-only visitor or a lucky St. Lawrence River cruise ship passenger, you are bound to recognize many of the grand summer homes and modern American castles featured in this full color keepsake collection.

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Chris Craft Boats

"Chris Craft Boats" is a beautifully illustrated history of the Algonac, Michigan based company. Signed by the Author.

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Chris Craft Essential Guide

Brand new 2014 Edition of the legendary Chris Craft Essential Guide!

 

By popular demand, the Chris Craft Essential Guide is back!

The second edition provides full specifications for ever cruiser, runabout, roamer, kit boat, and other pleasure craft built by the legendary Chris Craft Corporation.  With over 700 black and white photographs, numerous amendments, and additions, the second edition of the Chris Craft Essential Guide is a fundamental reference piece in the library of any Chris Craft and powerboat enthusiast.



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Classic Boats of the Thousand Islands

"Classic Boats of the 1000 Islands" - This book, with its 160 color photos, brings to life the art of the area's boat builders. Signed by the Author.

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Fay & Bowen: None Better Built

"Fay & Bowen: None Better Built" - The definitive history of the Fay & Bowen engine and boat company. Soft Cover.

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Gar Wood Boats: Classics of a Golden Era

"Gar Wood Boats: Classics of a Golden Era".  Signed by the Author, first edition.

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Grace & Speed

"Grace & Speed" - Painter Doug Dunford has long been fascinated by the wooden runabouts of Muskoka, and has devoted many years to painting them. This volume contains some of his finest works.

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Holiday Bundle #1! Boatbuilders of Muskoka & Harold and Lorna DVD

Just in time for the Holidays! This package is for the lover of Muskoka boats. Boatbuilders of Muskoka is the essential reference piece for a history of Muskoka's greatest boat builders, including Ditchburn, Greavette, Minett-Shields, Duke, and Port Carling.

 

Harold & Lorna, World Waterspeed Champions is a documentary film highlighting the almost-forgotten exploits of Harold and Lorna Wilson, who raced their Miss Canada boats into international fame.

 

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Holiday Bundle #2! Boatbuilders of Muskoka + Classic Boats of the 1000 Islands + Harold & Lorna

2 great books and a DVD! This bundle includes Classic Boats of the 1000 Islands, Boatbuilders of Muskoka, and the DVD, Harold & Lorna, World Waterspeed Champions. Offered for a limited time only!



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Inside the Factory - Building Chris Craft

A view inside the factory of North America's premier production builder, Chris Craft. A new addition to our store and signed by the author!

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Riva Box Set - Carlo the Legend: Riva the Myth

"Carlo the Legend: Riva the Myth" - Originally published in Italian, this two volume slipcase set is the most complete history of Riva runabouts available. Double hardcover set with protective case.

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The Boatbuilders of Muskoka

This is the story of the craftsmen who created the incomparable wooden launches of Ontario's famous Muskoka Lakes district.

The names Ditchburn, Duke, Greavette, and Minett are synonymous with top-of-the-line vintage watercraft. These shops, together with many lesser-known ones, set standards for artistry, woodworking, and finishing that were unsurpassed anywhere.


Most of the boats seen on these waters were built by local craftsmen, and many of these were "one-off" craft reflecting both the particular desires of the individual purchaser and the skilled craftsmanship of the builder. The Boatbuilders of Muskoka tells the story of these craftsmen and the principal shops that built some of the finest wooden boats in North America.

Illustrated with numerous contemporary photographs of the builders and their work

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The Many Lives of Aphrodite

"The Many Lives of Aphrodite" - The commuter yacht Aphrodite was built in the depths of the Great Depression for Jock Whitney, one of the richest men in America.

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The Real Runabouts - Volume II

The 2nd edition of the legendary Real Runabouts series of books by Bob Speltz. A must have for any collector!

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The Real Runabouts - Volume III

The 3rd edition of the legendary Real Runabouts series of books by Bob Speltz. A must have for any collector!

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The Real Runabouts - Volume V

The 5th edition of the legendary Real Runabouts series of books by Bob Speltz. A must have for any collector!

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The Real Runabouts - Volume VI

The 6th edition of the legendary Real Runabouts series of books by Bob Speltz. A must have for any collector!

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The Real Runabouts Index

The Real Runabouts Index is an essential book to complete the Real Runabouts collection! The index is your quick-reference guide to quickly locate information in all 7 volumes of the Real Runabouts.

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The Thousand Islands: Unforgettable

"The Thousand Islands, Unforgettable" - a beautiful collection of photos and stories from the picturesque 1000 Islands. Signed by the author.

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