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1953 MacAlpine, Nova Scotia Wheelhouse Cruiser Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Mississauga

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Overview

Price
47000.00
Type Of Boat
Power
Make
MacAlpine, Nova Scotia
Model
Wheelhouse Cruiser
Year
1953
LOA (feet)
50
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
4.5
Beam (ft)
13
Deck Material
Fibreglass on Wood
Hull Material
Mahogany over Oak
Superstructure Material
Fibreglass over Mahogany/Pine

Location

City
Mississauga
Province/State
Ontario
Country
Canada
Contact Number
416 617 8731

Engine

Engine Make
Ford Lehman
Engine Model
Baracuda (Parsons)
Engine Year
1967
Horsepower
120
Cooling
Seawater Cooling (Raw Lake)
Fuel Type
Diesel

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
2015
Swim Platform
No
Trailer
No
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
Yes
Winter Cover
Yes
Dinghy
Yes
Dinghy Make
Tom Allen
Cabins (number)
3
Air Conditioning
No
Heater
Yes
Wet Bar (With Sink)
No
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Yes
Head
Two
Manual Head
No
Electric Head
Yes
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
White
Bridge Enclosure
Yes
Bridge Cover
Yes
Bridge Enclosure
Yes
Convertible Top
No
Side Curtains
Yes
Drop Curtain
Yes
Bimini (after)
Yes
Camper Back
No
Tonneau Cover
No
Deck Enclosure
yes
Windshield Cover
No
Sleeps (Number of People)
8
Holding Tanks (total number)
Yes
Water Tanks
Yes

Further Comments

Summary

This is a classic and historical vessel built in 1953 at the MacAlpine Boatyard in Shelburne, Nova Scotia; then known worldwide as a foremost center for building pleasure yachts at the time. The Shelburne boatyards utilized the services of some of the best known Naval Architects, including W.T Roué, the designer of the famous BLUENOSE, and based on current research, could well be the designer of STAVEBANK ll, launched in 1953 under the name of KAYFRANAN. It is probably the last boat afloat from those famous shipyards! This vessel has been in continuous use as a family cruising yacht ever since – in Montreal, and since 1988 in Toronto on Lake Ontario. Many major modifications were made in Montreal that included installation of twin diesels (1968), a full ‘commercial;’ stainless steel galley (~1968) and a large enclosed Wheelhouse with Flybridge and a second Helm (~1975).

Maintenance and Upgrades

 After acquiring and moving this vessel into the Lake Ontario at Toronto, Canada in 1988, the present owner has undertaken a systematic restoration and modifications program that was completed in 2012 without missing a single cruising season.  All structural deficiencies encountered from ‘stem to stern’ have been rectified and upgraded including replacement of all Planks (Tropical Mahogany) under the water line and about 50% ‘above’, ~99% Replacement of all deteriorated Frame ('Ribs') sections (Air-dried White Oak) and a complete transom re-build, with minor repairs to weak spots on the Keel and Floors. Upgrades included extended Side Decks with Wood Handrails, new Fresh Water and Holding tankages, new AC and DC Electric Panels, new Main Salon Panelling and Furnishings (Mahogany), always maintaining the traditional character of the vessel; but with today’s conveniences. Instrumentation remains mainly 'Classic' and simple allowing any new Owner to modernize with the latest technology if he so chooses. Since 2012, work concentrated on selective upgrades that included complete rehab, refinish and upgrades of all accommodation and storage spaces, including carpeting from stem to stern floors, and resurfacing the entire Bilge. The Boatyard Logbook and meticulously kept records, including costs, of all Maintenance, Repairs and Upgrades, Surveys, and Drawings, including also the cruising Log since 1988,  are available to the prospective purchaser for examination. The value of work done over the last 27 years totals $US340,000 in all 3 categories: $US75,000 for Maintenance, $US160,000 for Repairs and $US1050,000 for Upgrades. All work done under the direction of the present owner, a professional engineer, were conducted with a high standard of marine workmanship and quality of materials. The insured replacement value is presently $ US75110,000 as per the last, 2015, Survey. As all known structural defects have been rectified and continuing maintenance should be relatively minor and selective depending on the plans of the new Owner. There is also both, the justification, and the ‘room’, for continuing the refurbishment, to bring this yacht into a complete pristine ‘as new’ condition if so desired.

The vessel will be ‘in-water' from May to October each year. Wherever she sails, this Classic Yacht exudes history and character with a distinct, ‘head-turning’ look. She is tastefully and conveniently outfitted to sleep 8 comfortably in 3 Cabins and Main Salon. The separate fully equipped all-stainless steel Galley has produced many an on-board 17-lb Turkey Thanksgiving feast for eight! There are two electric Heads, one with Shower and Infrared Heater (and hidden Workbench), dry Bar with Electric Firepace, large glassed-in Wheelhouse with a panoramic view for easy docking, and a large-deck Flybridge with 2nd Helm

Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Boatbuilding History

Shortly after the town of Shelburne was founded, the Loyalists embarked upon the construction of boats and vessels and by December 1786 five or six schooners of about 80 tons each had been launched. In 1866, near the height of Nova Scotia's "Golden Age of Sail", eleven separate shipyards were active. The reputation as a ship and boat building centre continued right into the 20th century and during the 1920's and 1930's were of such exceptional quality that the town became known as the 'Birthplace of Yachts'. The yards, including MacAlpine and Son, also produced motorized freighters, fish draggers, 'rumrunners', pilot boats, ferries and minesweepers in WW2, after which the boat shops switched completely to the construction of pleasure craft, extensively using the designs of internationally acclaimed naval architects such as Roué* , Alden, Ferris, Burgess, Hoyt, Stevens, Belknap and Payne.

*W.J. Roué is the naval architect who designed Canada's famous 'BLUENOSE' and latest research of his achieves indicates that Roué is likely the architect who provided the design of MacAlpine's KAYFRANAN now named STAVEBANK2

This Boat has been Sold