"Nepahwin" is a 1937 20’ Ditchburn triple cockpit runabout, serial number 37-22. While Ditchburn ceased production in 1937, the latest known Ditchburn serial number was 37-46, so this is one of the last built by a long standing high end Canadian builder. As with many Canadian boats, the original engine has been replaced. The original engine was a Ford flathead V-8 of 90 horsepower, so the current engine, a Buchanan 283 based on the ubiquitous Chevrolet V-8, is a welcome upgrade at 175 horsepower, as well as an interesting and rare vintage engine in itself.
Acclaimed Canadian restorer Gary Clark restored the boat approximately 10 years ago. She underwent a minor refinish and fresh varnish by Gary just last fall to prep her for a concours show.
- Exposed, transom mounted rudder, typical of Ditchburn boats
- the upholstery is leather and is in as-new condition
- the chrome is excellent all round
- fresh varnish last fall
- The Buchanan engine was rebuilt 10 years ago. It runs well and has been maintained annually. Buchanan 283 @ 175 HP
- safety equipment includes fire extinguisher, halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment, 4 life preservers in ‘bags’, paddle, bailers (electric and ‘bucket’), heaving line, flashlight and sound signalling devices (horn and whistle)
- A ‘Ditchburn’ pennant is included
- 6 woven cotton fenders and haul up hardware and lines are included
- no trailer
-currently "put-up" for the winter in her boathouse on Lake Muskoka.
Priced at $100,000 USD
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