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1937 19' Duke Playmate 

This has to be the most beautiful example of a Duke Playmate in the world. It is a 1937 18’ Duke Playmate. It was built in Port Carling, Ontario. It was completely restored over the winter of 2010/2011 by Frontier Classics. The original F.L. Buchanan Midget 25 HP was restored by C.D.’S Engine and rewired in the exact original cloth wiring. It comes with a custom trailer and new full canvas cover. This boat is 99% original and has won several awards to prove it. The most noted one is that it won 1st at the International ACBS boat show in Table Rock, Missouri in 2012. A list of additional awards are listed. The boat just received three coats of varnish on both the topside and hull sides last winter. This is a perfect turnkey boat ready to win any boat show you bring it to.

Engine: Original Buchanan Midget 25 horsepower.

Offered for $49,900

  • 2011 Best Small Craft @ Bay Harbor, Mich - Vintage Car & Boat Festival

  • 2011 Best Prewar Utility @ Traverse City, Mich- Boats on the Boardwalk

  • 2011 Skippers Choice @ Traverse City, Mich - Boats on the Boardwalk

  • 2012 Best Preserved Launch @ Table Rock, Missouri - International Boat Show

  • 2013 Most Original @ Bay Harbor, Mich - Vintage Car & Boat Festival

  • 2014 Most Original @ Traverse City, Mich - Boats on the Boardwalk

  • 2014 1st Place Launch Class @ Hessel, Mich - Antique Wooden Boat Show

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