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2015 Annual Antique Boat Show And Auction

Antique Boat Museum, 125 Mary Street, Clayton, New York 13624

Saturday August 1st, 2015 @ 1pm


Now accepting consignments


What is the Annual Antique Boat Show And Auction?

The Antique Boat Museum is the finest freshwater wooden boat Museum in the country, having an excellent collection of early launches, runabouts, St. Lawrence Skiffs, outboard motors and engines. The Museum is a not-for-profit organization deriving a significant amount of its revenue for operations from the Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction. The auction has been held annually since 1985 and in recent years has averaged entries of 50 antique boats. It draws over 600 potential buyers. In 2004 over 10,000 people attended the three-day boat show. We welcome boats with and without trailers.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a classic, antique, replica or one of a kind wooden boat the Antique Boat Museum and Antique Boat America .com will try our best to make our Auction a fun and pleasant event for you.


NEW in 2015….Benefit Boat Buying Program

Throughout the year, the Antique Boat Museum accepts donated boats of all types, shapes, sizes, age and function.

In most cases the good folks donating these boats receive a tax deduction.

These boats will now be offered for sale at a fraction of their value ALL YEAR though Antique Boat America.

The proceeds of the Benefit Boat Program will go to the Antique Boat Museum and will support their education programs and general operation.

Boats that are still unsold by July 4th will be offered with NO RESERVE at the Clayton Annual Auction held in conjunction with the Antique Boat Museums Annual Boat Show held the first Saturday of August in Clayton, New York.

For further information about the Benefit Boat Program or for those interested in one or more of the boats offered should contact the Program Manager Peter Mellon at 1-800-675-4089 or by email at peter@antiqueboatamerica.com.

The boats listed below are currently available for sale.

Overview of the 2015 Auction

Auction boat list: 39 boats in auction
  IDBoat DescriptionPrice (USD)Picture
3696716 Feet 1984 Designer's Choice DaysailerGoing to auction Aug 1st
Purchased by a resident in TI Park in 1984 and this lovely daysailer received regular use until 2002. At that time, she was donated to the TI Park Yacht Club where many people subsequently learned how to sail on the River. Great boat to learn on and a nice manageable size. Trailer is sold with bill of sale only. No Reserve!
3696419 Feet 1972 Chris Craft LancerGoing to auction Aug 1st
A true Chris Craft classic fiberglass sporting the deep vee hull, which provides a soft and safe ride even in rough seas. This boat comes with full camper canvas. She has been a freshwater boat all her life. Needs a little cosmetic TLC, or splash and go as-is!
3695717 Feet 1949 Chris Craft Deluxe RunaboutGoing to auction Aug 1st
Brand new professional restoration with new bottom. Original deck and topsides. New ceiling and upholstery, Engine rebuilt, brand new electrical. New safety features added: fuse block, battery switch, blower, auto-manual bilge pump, seacock for raw water intake. New Fusion stereo, blue tooth and iPhone ready. Brand new custom trailer and boat cover. Less than 10 hrs post-restoration. This baby is ready to go! Just pick a name for her and drop her in the lake!
3695515 Feet 1950 Peterborough Cedarstrip OutboardGoing to auction Aug 1st
Great project Peterborough - appears to be complete and solid. Cedar strip construction with steam bent white oak ribs. No motor or trailer. Fisherman-style, open cockpit layout.
3695316 Feet 1946 Gar Wood EnsignGoing to auction Aug 1st
The Ensign model was Gar Wood's entry level model with many "big boat" features in an economical package. It was a very popular model that was affordable, easy to handle, and fast. The Chrysler Ace engine was a real performer. This boat is all original and was purchased new in 1946 from Fitzgerald & Lee in Alexandria Bay. Her current owner purchased the boat in 1997 and enjoyed it on the lake. Many summers were spent fishing and tubing with the kids. It was last in the water 4 years ago. Now requires some restoration work including some bottom planks, hull side planking, and a transom. These Ensigns are very fun boats and a real treat when restored. Registered as a 1947 but serial number shows that it is a 1946. No Reserve!
3692417 Feet 1969 Chris Craft LancerGoing to auction Aug 1st
Great all around safe and easy riding boat. The deep-v hull provides for a soft ride even in rough conditions. Needs some TLC to bring her back to her former glory or use as-is for a solid utility boat.
3691816 Feet 1946 Gar Wood EnsignGoing to auction Aug 1st
One of the sharpest looking utility models on the water! The Ensign was Gar Wood's entry level model with many design cues and features of the larger models. Attractive red, white, and blue color scheme. This Ensign was originally delivered to Quebec in 1946 and has been in the same family since NEW. Major restoration completed in 1990 (many new bottom planks, chines, some hullside planks, seat cushions, etc). Rebuilt Chrysler M6 Ace engine in 2007. Bottom paint redone in 2015, as well as navy blue bootstripe, Hatteras white hullside paint, and fresh topcoat of Captain's Varnish. This is a very tidy boat with a surprising amount of interior space! Engine was running on water supply on July 25th and has been added to the listing. Boat is sold with no trailer, but it may be used for local delivery. Launch it and bring it right to your boathouse or dock...
3691612 Feet 1946 Alcort Sunfish SailboatGoing to auction Aug 1st
Cute little sailboat and a great way to learn how to sail! Made by Alcort. Offered with No Reserve!
3691228 Feet 1962 Chris Craft ConstellationGoing to auction Aug 1st
Boat had complete canvas upgrade and Bunks rebuilt and covered in 2004. All material is Sunbrella. Boat has always been undercover in a boathouse. Twin Chris Craft 283 engines. The current owners have spent many years enjoying this boat on the St Lawrence River. They look forward to seeing it being enjoyed by her next caretakers! Transport is only a phone call away - she can be transported to the launch ramp of your choice in short order.
3691112 Feet 1950 Bahamian DinghyGoing to auction Aug 1st
This 12 foot Dinghy can be your next restoration candidate! Traditional Bahamian style sawn frame dinghy. She is ready for some TLC but will no doubt be lovely when completed. Would also make a cool piece of decor. This was part of the Antique Boat Museum's collection and is now being deaccessioned. Sales proceeds will benefit the Museum. No Reserve.
3691015 Feet 1940 Comet SailboatGoing to auction Aug 1st
Another circa 1940 Comet Sailboat. Hull is in pretty fair condition. No rig, but otherwise intact. Complete with Skaneateles Boat Company tag. Trailer and boat are sold with bills of sale only. This was part of the Antique Boat Museum's collection and is now being deaccessioned. Sales proceeds will benefit the Museum. No Reserve.
3690915 Feet 1940 Comet SailboatGoing to auction Aug 1st
Circa 1940 Comet Sailboat. No rig, but appears to be complete otherwise. This boat has been part of the Antique Boat Museum's collection and is now being deaccessioned. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Antique Boat Museum. Boat and trailer sold with bills of sale only. No Reserve.
3690118 Feet 1960 Thompson Offshore Outboard RunaboutGoing to auction Aug 1st
This lovely 1960 Thompson was restored by Antique Boat Museum volunteers this year! She is in great condition and can be outfitted with an outboard of choice by her next owner. Refastened hull, new ribs, fresh varnish. Proceeds of this sale will benefit the Museum. No Reserve.
3690014 Feet 1950 Penn Yan Swift OutboardGoing to auction Aug 1st
Nice project Penn Yan outboard. Center-deck model Swift model. Appears complete and a good restoration candidate. Has steering, no canvas on the hull. Deaccessioned from the Antique Boat Museum's collection. All proceeds benefit the Museum. No Reserve.
3689914 Feet 1935 Aykroyd Sailing DinghyGoing to auction Aug 1st
Circa 1935, Canadian-built Aykroyd Sailing Dinghy. Your next restoration project! This Aykroyd has been part of the Antique Boat Museum's collection and is now being deaccessioned. Fairly complete with partial sailing rig. Boat and Trailer sold with bills of sale only. All sales proceeds will benefit the Museum. No reserve!
3689818 Feet 1998 Crownline Bow RiderGoing to auction Aug 1st
Used for many years and professionally winterized before storage in 2014. This 1998 Crownline is in good operational condition and comes complete with a trailer and new cover. This package is being offered at No Reserve and proceeds will benefit the Antique Boat Museum.
3689622 Feet 1946 Van Craft SedanGoing to auction Aug 1st
This 1946 Van Craft recently went through a comprehensive restoration with no detail overlooked. Over $70,000 invested. Brand new trailer, Marine Power V8 engine, stereo. She was rebuilt to be the ultimate day-cruiser. Van Craft boats were built by George Vandenbosche Boat Builders in Wallaceburg, an area in Southern Ontario, Canada. The design is very similar to the Hutchinson and Fitzgerald & Lee sedans of the era. Don't miss a great opportunity to buy a fresh, turn-key show stopper for a fraction of the cost to restore one.
3687116 Feet 1958 Lyman OutboardGoing to auction Aug 1st
This boat has been very well maintained. Original hull number is 51122. Mercury outboard runs great, starts easy. A very classy ride.This model also comes with emergency oars mounted inside on hangers. Under gunwale red lights at night.
3686424 Feet 1931 Chris Craft Model 203 RunaboutGoing to auction Aug 1st
"Fool's Gold" went through an entire restoration from 1998 to 2007 by owner who has owned the boat since 1989. Hull # 2584. Boat has 99% new wood. A 5200 bottom with sides and decks also done with 5200. Original motor has been totally rebuilt. original Holly Downdraft carb. All original hardware rechromed. All original gauges restored. All seats done as original with box springs in forward cockpit with kapok cushions and backs throughout. Wiring was done as original with cloth style wiring and retained 6 volt system. Name on transom was done in 24 karat goldleaf. 12 coats of varnish and boat has hardly been used, as it shows. 626 of these 24' upswept boats were made from 1929 to 1931. Only about 24 were made with the downdraft carb. Research shows with the museums registration and Antique Boat Society Listings that this is the only one left making this a rare model. Fool's Gold has won numerous awards for best runabout and best restoration at boat shows.
3679826 Feet 1928 Duclon Boat Works LaunchGoing to auction Aug 1st
Made in 1928 by Duclon Boat Works of Alexandria Bay, The boat is a smooth Mahogany bottom with cedar lap strake side planks. The boat was first set up for "guiding" which was popular in the 1000 islands with local guides bring tourists out for a day of fishing or touring. These people were called "Sports" and as such the boats became known as "Sport" boats. This boat was fully restored in 1994 by Sutherland Boat Works in Penn Yan, New York. This boat spent all of it's life in the St. Lawrence River until 1994 and has always been in fresh water. This is a rare side steer tiller which offers a smooth ride in any water and a great piece of 1000 Islands history.
3673423.5 Feet 1959 Lone Star Outboard CruiserGoing to auction Aug 1st
This is one of the best examples of a Vintage Lone Star that you will find. Aluminum Hull is in outstanding condition. All paint and trim is restored to a brilliant shine. Great big-water boat but light enough to tow around without investing in a HD Truck. Engine was running great 5 years ago, but has been barn stored ever since. Convertible top, side curtains and full camper canvas in excellent condition. Owner has many extras including an engine that will sell with boat. Nice tandem trailer fits the boat very well and hauls easily. Look and compare at similar boats and you will see this is a good deal
3670616 Feet 1950 Lyman OutboardGoing to auction Aug 1st
Your next winter project! This 16' Lyman outboard was built in the 1950's and appears to be complete. Kept on an island for many years, the boat is now ready to be given new life! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Antique Boat Museum. No trailer included.
3651613 Feet 1960's Allcock Adirondack Guide BoatGoing to auction Aug 1st
Offered for sale is a 1960's Allcock Adirondack Guide Boat. Made by the Allcock Mtg. Company in Ossining, New York. The boat is complete with one set of oars. Ready to go with a light cleanup.
3651518 Feet 1920's St Lawrence SkiffGoing to auction Aug 1st
This is a 1920's era St. Lawrence Skiff. As with many of these builders, there is no name plate or markings to designate the manufacturer. The Skiff is 18 feet long and 46 inches at its widest point. The Skiff is in good solid condition and is ready and deserving of some restoration work to bring it back to its former glory.
3651424 Feet 1905 Lozier LaunchGoing to auction Aug 1st
This very rare Lozier Launch was acquired from a Family in Saranac Lake, New York who owned the boat for many years. It is a very original example of a Lozier Launch with few examples remaining ion this length. All hardware is with the boat but it will require a well deserved restoration.
3633618 Feet 1940's Penn Yan Ocean OutboardGoing to auction Aug 1st
This Cedar Strip Outboard is 18 feet long and 63 inches wide. It is in good condition wood wise but needs fresh paint and varnish making ti the perfect winter project. The owners believe that this is a Ocean Outboard based on some advertising that they have seen previously. The actual age of the boat is not known.
3630924 Feet 1959 Chris Craft Sportsman U24-042Going to auction Aug 1st
This is a very rare and desirable Chris Craft Sportsman.....great ride with plenty of power from the twin engines. Only 149 of this craft were built with very few built with the twin 283 engine option. Also has the 50 gallon fuel tank only available with twins. A great opportunity to restore an icon or enjoy now for awhile. Trailer is sold with bill of sale only.
3621222 Feet 1965 Century RavenGoing to auction Aug 1st
A meticulously restored 1965 Century Raven 22 footer. Purchased in 2004 from th eoriginal owner, this boat spent most of it's life in Lake Winnpesaukee, New Hampshire. Mahogany inside and out with mahogany flooring. This boat has a new fuel tank, re-built holly carbuerator. Amazingly it has only 350 engine hours since new and has always been stored indoors making it a very attractive buy.
3603114 Feet CL-14 SailboatGoing to auction Aug 1st
The choice of many yacht clubs, sailing schools and camps for their training sloop. The CL14 has remarkable stability and ease of handling with a double chine, planing hull and uncomplicated rig. A great little sailboat for the cottage. The CL 14 is a nice little boat to learn on and handle by yourself.
3219822 Feet 1947 Chris Craft Sportsman U-22Going to auction Aug 1st
One of the most popular boats ever built. Chris Craft built over three thousand of these hull between 1946 and 1953. Because of a shortage of good mahogany after WWII, some of the early hulls were planked with white cedar and painted white. This boat has always been boat house kept and is all original. It doesn't appear to have had any new wood. It needs to be cleaned up but otherwise it's a good sound boat. No trailer and the boat stands are not included, but transport can be arranged easily.
3216016 Feet 1962 Switzer Craft Shooting StarGoing to auction Aug 1st
This Switzer Craft was made in Western New York and was equipped originally with the Mercury 100 HP engine. This was the first year that Mercury made the "Tower of Power". Both the boat and the motor have been fully restored.
3200322 Feet 1946 Hutchinson UtilityGoing to auction Aug 1st
This smooth sided 22' Hutch was one of the first design with a stern transom chine by Glen Furnace, a well known local marine architect, to compensate for the stern roll of the earlier lap strake models. During World War II the unfinished hull was stored in the Hutchinson Boat Works upper loft and launched in 1946. This popular utility was intended for fishing and family pleasure. It is equipped with a bait well, heavy duty anchor winch and powered with a dual carbureted 125 HP Chrysler Crown engine. The engine is original and completely rebuilt. The electrical system has been updated and rewired. It has served our family well over four decades during which time it has been completely restored and a recipient of multiple awards in the ACBS Alexandria Bay Vintage Boat show over the years. Today, this iconic Hutchinson Utility is looking for a new home that will appreciate and preserve her contribution to the renaissance era of wooden boats in “River” history.
3118226 Feet 1929 Lawley Crew's LaunchGoing to auction Aug 1st
T/T Hi-Esmaro is the 26’ foot Crew’s Launch to the yacht Hi-Esmaro, the 267 foot diesel yacht built in 1929 for H. Edward Manville, founder of Johns-Manville. (T/T) Hi-Esmaro is well-known to classic boat enthusiasts and is widely regarded as one of the finest antique launches in existence today. Since completion of her restoration in 1999 she has won more than 25 awards and trophies at major antique and classic boat shows as well as being featured on the cover of the November/December 2000 issue of Classic Boating magazine. This boat has been maintained in immaculate, concourse condition.
3083223 Feet 1957 Marblehead Boat Co. CruiserGoing to auction Aug 1st
Lobster boat style wooden boat. Completely refurbushed. All new hardware and motor. Featured in Wooden Boat Magazine's "Relaunchings" section in recent years. Complete with full canvas. Trailer not included but available for local delivery! No Reserve!
3014435 Feet 1956 Owens Flagship CruiserGoing to auction Aug 1st
This 35' Owens was purchased at our 2011 Antique Boat Auction and has been enjoyed on the River since! Extensive restoration work completed over the years. The boat was recently rewired and received fresh hull paint, bottom caulking, and bottom paint. Really solid cruiser that has been well maintained. Engines run great. She is being offered at no reserve. This is an excellent opportunity to own a floating cottage for your summer getaways!
2950218 Feet 1957 Chris Craft ContinentalGoing to auction Aug 1st
This lovely Chris Craft Continental was purchased at our 2011 Antique Boat Auction and you may have seen it on the St Lawrence River, being enjoyed by her current owners. It was freshened up with 3 coats of varnish and new bottom paint! She is in nice overall condition and was part of the Antique Boat Museum's collection for several years. Trailer is sold with bill of sale only.
2883527 Feet 1963 Chris Craft SportsmanGoing to auction Aug 1st
Current owner has owned this boat for over 20 years. The boat is in excellent condition overall with over 10K of improvements put into the boat in 2010. It features a reduction gear, new paint throughout, bottom stripped, re-caulked and refastened, very good condition all around. A classic St. Lawrence River fishing/cruising boat.
2877822 Feet 1975 Starcraft IslanderGoing to auction Aug 1st
This aluminum hulled cruiser is in good condition and runs well. The cockpit floor plywood should be replaced at some point but is usable as is. The interior upholstery was replaced by the previous owner. Comes with a tandem axle trailer.
2877724 Feet 1972 Sea Wind V-24 HardtopGoing to auction Aug 1st
This boat is great for fishing. It is equipped with a cuddy cabin and bunks. The boat needs a bit of TLC but runs well. Comes with a tandem axle trailer. Would consider auction in 2015 no reserve. Matt 7/15/15
 
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