30' / 9.14m

Port Carling , Ontario , Canada
Kelpie II
A true piece of history. 2 owner boat that has been lovingly used each year recently for family outings.
Antique and Classics
Wood Hull
Vessel ID# 2790159
$99,000 USD
€90,620 Euros
CA$132,608 CAD
£80,008 GBP

The Kelpie II was commissioned in 1924 by the Callahan family of Lake Muskoka, Ontario. They asked the Morris Boat Works company of Hamilton, Ontario to build a custom launch suitable for cruises in Ontario's cottage country. Morris Boat Works was famous as a speed boat builder, building boats for both the police and the rum runners of the 1920's! This classic has a real slice of history to add to the old-time luxury of wooden boat cruising. After decades of enjoyment the original family stored the Kelpie II in a shed where it was neglected for many years. The second owner tracked it down and purchased it in 1984. The Kelpie II required extensive restoration – it had a complete new bottom build and the upper timbers were lovingly reworked to maintain as much of the original craftsmanship as possible. Hardware was restored where possible or was manufactured or cast to resemble the original. The original engine had been replaced in 1932 with the current and far more reliable Kermath which was also totally rebuilt in 1984. The canvas bimini was replaced in 1986. The Kelpie II has been regularly maintained and operated since the restoration. For almost 100 years the Kelpie II has been enjoyed for leisurely Muskoka cruises by the families that have owned and loved her.

The Kelpie II comes with burgundy leather helm and rear seat upholstery, 4 wicker chairs with matching leather cushions, a carpet for the cockpit, rope weave fenders, a custom-made mahogany boat hook and 2 custom mahogany paddles, all of which are in excellent condition.

Data Sheet
LOA 30' (9.14 meters)
Type power
Year 1924
Beam 6'
Draft Max 1'
Fuel Type Gas/Petrol
Hull Material Wood

Engine 1

I D 120071
Engine Make Kermath
Engine Model Sea Prince
Engine Year 1932
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 85.00
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Vernon British Columbia V1H 2L3 Canada
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From the age of 5 Will spent his summers at the family cottage on an island in Georgian Bay. He bought his first boat, an 8-foot pram with a 5 ½ HP Johnson at age 9. Water and boating have been a huge part of his life.

After graduating from the University of Guelph with his business degree Will worked in the commercial catering industry. He ran the food service at stadiums, trade show facilities and private ski clubs before opening his own small restaurant.

In 1994 Will and his wife Shannon started a company to provide ideal finance solutions for boat and RV buyers. During the early 2000’s Will sat on the board of Boating Ontario, Canada’s leading marine industry association. In 2018, after 25 years of making dreams come true, Will and Shannon sold their company and started looking for their next chapter. Their first goal was to get a boat!

Now back on Georgian Bay, Will is using his years of personal and professional experience in the boating industry and his years in the customer service business to facilitate boaters finding their perfect match in a new or “new to them” boat.