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1913 106′ x 21′ Historic Houseboat

Price: Reasonable Offers Will Be Entertained

  • Large Historic 106 ft. Houseboat for SaleThis is an old houseboat, located in the 1000 Islands region. It wasbuilt 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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1999/09 65′ x 23′ x 5’4 Steel 70 Passenger Tour Boat, AGCO Licensed, Turn Key Business

Price $550,000 CDN

  • Could very easily be converted to a live aboard or tug
  • GRT: 59.09, NRT: 44.32
  • Last dry docked: 2019
  • TC certified: NC2 & Sheltered Waters
  • Powered by: (1) Volvo Penta, 6 cyl, TAMD 71B, 280hp, 5000 hours, keel cooled CLICK HERE FOR ENGINE ROOM VIDEO
  • Twin disc 508
  • 4 blade, RH, 39″ x 27″ prop reconditioned and balanced Feb 2020
  • Generator: 15kW Stamford, 2016, powered by Kubota D-1305 diesel, 2400 hours
  • Bow thruster: 12″ hydraulic
  • Cruising speed: 9 knots
  • Fuel capacity: 500 gal (4 x 125 each)
  • Fresh water capacity: 70 gal (2 x 35 each)
  • 12V water pressure system
  • Holding tank capacity: 238 gal (2 x 119 each)
  • Heads: 1
  • Bar/galley area: with fridge, microwave, bar cooler, sinks. Smoker/grill on aft deck
  • Nav Equipment: 2 VHF radios, radar, compass, depth sounder
  • Steering: Hydraulic, steering wheel and jog assembly
  • Safety Equipment: 50 person & 25 person life rafts
  • Windlass: Anchorlift MFG (electric)
  • Bulkheads: 3
  • Bilge pumps: 2 x 12v electric, 1 x 220v electric w/manifold and valved piped to each compartment, 1 x 220v portable, 1 x manual
  • More information available for serious inquiries
  • Located in Ontario

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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