1959 Penn Yan Magellan
I obtained this classic wooden lapstrake outboard from movie director Neil Burger in 2008. Two years were spent returning the boat to its original condition. Power is provided by a smooth and powerful 1961 Johnson V75 Super Seahorse.
This Penn Yan measures 17′-3″ in length, and is just about the largest boat that will fit into a standard garage. Generous freeboard allows a dry and secure ride.
2010 Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous: Best in Class – Outboards
2011 Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous: Special Citation – Highest Point Boat of the Year
2011 WoodenBoat Show Concours d’Elegance: Honorable Mention
2011 Mahogany Memories Show, Essex, CT: First Prize – Outboards (Tied with ’62 Baltic)
2012 Mahogany Memories Show, Essex, CT: Best in Show – Preserved
2012 Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous: Best ‘In The Water’ Restoration – Runabouts Class
2014 Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous: Best Runabout
Of all the boats that we have owned, ‘Sea Ya!’, our Penn Yan Magellan was the most fun!
1967 Old Town Sport Boat
This 12 foot long wood and canvas boat is very lightweight…in fact it only weighs about 98 lbs. Along with being light, it is also quiet on the water. As opposed to a plastic or aluminum boat, which tend to drum, wood and canvas act together to absorb sound.
Finished in a white semi-gloss hull and matte finish interior varnish with UV protection, the impression the boat gives is understated and elegant.
The soft glow of fresh matte finish varnish
Restoration of the boat included repairs to a couple cracked ribs, replacement of one plank, new canvas, new gunwales, and of course paint and varnish. Pictures taken in the process of restoration are below.
Able to carry three or four people, the Sport Boat has two rowing stations, and can handle up to an eight HP outboard. What a perfect little boat for fishing, exploring a quiet pond, or to be used a tender for a classic wooden sailboat or large cruiser!
1946 Barbour Special Utility
1936 Old Town wood and canvas canoe
Length: 17 ft.
This is a beautiful classic wood and canvas canoe in very good condition. It was shipped on August 3, 1936 to its first owner on Lake Mahopac, New York. A copy of the original build sheet has been located and is included with the canoe. This canoe is in its original dark green color, and the varnished interior has a beautiful patina that can only come from being 77 years old.
The ‘H.W.’ model, produced from 1901 to 1953, was intended for rougher water than Old Town’s other offerings. According to their advertising literature, the ‘H.W’ does not have a flat floor, and thereby has greater draft and steadiness in windy waters. It was built with “large rivers, lakes, ponds and salt water” in mind, and is “somewhat faster under the paddle than the Otca model”, a canoe that Old Town continues to build to this day.