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1960 127′ x 28′ x 10′ Russel Brothers Steel Converted Ex CCG Vessel/Liveaboard Yacht


Has been used as a training, expedition, research vessel AND home away from home!

  • Built by Russel Brothers of Owen Sound, Ontario
  • Has been used in fresh water since 1985
  • She’s ready to go!
  • Presently registered as pleasure craft
  • Ice strengthened hull (Class II ice breaker)
  • Gross tonnage: 390
  • Net tonnage: 155
  • Twin Fairbanks Morse engines – 640 HP each
  • Propellers: 6′ x6′
  • Cruising speed:9.5 knots
  • Fuel consumption: approx 40 gal per hour
  • (2) Westing house generators & motors – 500 hp
  • (3) Cummins 75KW gensets
  • Fuel capacity:14,000 gal
  • Navigation equipment:
  • (3) VHF Radios, GPS, (3) Radar (1 working)
  • Direction Finder, Depth Sounder, (2) magnetic (2) gyro compasses
  • Accommodations: Sleeps 28 to 30
  • Fresh water capacity: 8,000 gal
  • Holding tank capacity:1,200 gal
  • Furnace: New oil fired Slant Fin steam boiler (keeps the boat warm even in the winter)
  • Located in Ontario


  • Crew 6 cabins: 1 single, 3 upper lowers, 2 with 2 upper lowers (1 has a conversion to another   upper lower), equal  total 15 (15+2= 17)
  • Aft lower deck 1 upper lower total 2
  • Main deck 7 cabins

Note: the deck layout is not to scale and does not include lockers, steering flat, etc. (A galley. B walk-in cooler, D&E Heads, 1 head between cabin 3 and 6. 1-28 are cabins)

Details are deemed to be correct but are not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

Please contact us for further information    sms@scrutonmarine.com
Scruton Marine Inc.    Phone 519-583-1636
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1913 106′ x 21′ Historic Houseboat

New Price: $199,000 CDN

  • Large Historic 106 ft. Houseboat for Sale This is an old houseboat, located in the 1000 Islands region. It was built in the era of the Titanic, between 1911-1913, after the style of the time. It is 106 ft. long X 21 ft. wide, and is double decked, with two floors.
  • The houseboat is presently on an island, aground. It needs a new or used barge to float again, some work on the superstructure, and probably new plumbing and new electrical wiring.
  • It comprises a full compliment of 2 suite-bedrooms, 4 cabin-bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a large dining room, full kitchen, living room with fireplace, and 3 decks for outside living and entertainment.
  • One of these decks is large enough to have had posts which would swing up, for dancing, at the time.
  • One long corridor links 3 of the cabins on the 1st deck, and catwalks allow access to the different areas of the boat, on either side and above on the boat.
  • It belonged to a certain Commodore Gillespie, then to Alfred DeWitt Mason and his family, and subsequently to Colonel K.W. Slauson and his family. Colonel Slauson had another large houseboat prior to this one, the “Lysander”, a picture of which can be seen at Boldt’s Castle. They seemed to like the properties of a floating house, which allowed them to occupy an area of water, and be gently rocked by waves, and to receive guests royally when they arrived in chauffeured mahogany wooden boats, for cocktails and conversation. Then, houseboats were small or large, and offered a place to live and to enjoy the ‘1000 Islands’, and there were a number of them at the time.

    The present houseboat has been occupied by 5 generations of the same family.  Guests from all over the world have stayed there.

    It was run as a special kind of Bed & Breakfast for 25 years, providing comfort and wonder to many visitors.

    It is a unique period piece, with lots of character, perfect for an historic renovation project, both a house and a boat ! For example, a barge of appropriate size could be bought, and the superstructure moved onto it, and it could be floated away !

    Location: Ontario, Canada

Details are deemed to be correct but are not guaranteed and should be independently verified

Please contact us for further information    sms@scrutonmarine.com
Scruton Marine Inc.  Phone 519-583-1636
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