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1914 Historic Faye & Bowen 22 Fantail Launch

Midland, Ontario

C$37,187

An wonderful Fantail Launch at an exceptional price!

Manufactured in Geneva, N. Y., by the Fry & Bowen Engine Co. “Faye” is 22. Ft long and her hull number - 516 – dates her to about 1914. A company catalogue of the period states: “Although we still build the old ‘Fantail’ model to order, the popular type of smart boat is the ‘Torpedo’ hull.” The original Fay & Bowen engine (probably 2-cylinder 10 H.P.) went astray and eventually “Faye” was brought to Canada to be converted to steam. Nothing came of this, and in 1987 she was restored by Clarion Boat Works and fitted with a 60 H.P. Chris Craft engine. She still sports her “noiseless” underwater exhaust, a standard feature of Fay & Bowens of that time.

The boat features a closed fore deck, bench seating port and starboard aft of the fore deck, engine compartment, full bench seat aft of the engine compartment, aft deck. The hull is constructed from Cedar planking reinforced with steam bent White Oak ribs on approximately 6 inch centers and White Oak main hull stringers, White Oak and Mahogany decks, brass fasteners and ½ inch brass bow and stern rails, brass deck cleats and miscellaneous deck hardware.

The boat was restored and professionally maintained by Tim Butson Wooden Boat Builder of Muskoka. A collection of photos and documents come with the boat. A current survey is also available.

Additional pictures will be uploaded following launch.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Faye
Make: Historic
Model: Faye & Bowen 22 Fantail Launch
Year: 1914
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Faye & Bowen Engine Company
Construction: Wood

Dimensions

Length: 22 ft
Length Overall: 22 ft
Beam: 5'9 ft
Max Draft: 2'6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Chris-Craft
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 60hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Other
  • Engine Location: Center

Other

Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics

Contact

Sales Team
Maple Leaf Yacht Sales

Office

Maple Leaf Yacht Sales
3282 Ogden's Beach Rd P.O. Box 99
Midland, ON, CA, L4R 4K6
Tel:705-300-8950
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Listing Broker

Mike Gridley

mike@bayshoreyachtsales.com

Cell 705-279-3451