DC23 and DC15

   These 23 and 18 foot boats are styled after the 1920's racers and rum runners. The underwater shape is, however, canoe shaped and designed for low power and a comfortable ride. Although they will not be nearly as fast as an aeroplane engined race boat of the twenties, you will be able to run them all season on what the original would have cost you for gas in one afternoon! The DC23 is a single cockpit, two passenger, long decked electric torpedo. If you want to take passengers along, seating for another two people is cleverly hidden under the removable, and easily stowed deck hatches. DC18 is the little sibling of DC23 and is strictly a two passenger boat.
   Power for the DC23 is the 48 volt Ray Electric Outboard model 300, mounted under a faired cowl which is incorporated into the seat back. This motor, with it's 8 battery bank, provides up to 195 lbs. of static thrust and should be ample to push this streamlined boat to its hull speed of 11.2 kilometres per hour. At about 10 kph. you should have a range of about 80 kilometres a charge. At lower speeds your range will be even more. Short bursts of up to 15 kph could be expected but will cut your cruising range.
   The DCl8 is powered by the 36 volt Ray Electric Outboard model 200, mounted under a faired cowl which is incorporated into the seat back. This motor, with it's 6 battery bank, provides up to 135 lbs. of static thrust and should move this boat to a comfortable 10 kph. Cruising speed will be about 8 kph. and you should have a range of about 60 k at this speed. Again- cut back a bit and your range will increase. Bursts to about 12 kph at a cost in range. Optional motor Ray #300 with 8 batteries.
Prices quoted are for the highest quality Exide golf cart batteries- good for 600 to 1000 cycles. this means that under conditions of 3 charges a week for 20 weeks per summer they should last 10 to 15 years or up to 50,000 km.. An automatic charger of the correct voltage is built into the boat. All you need is an outdoor receptacle with G.F.I. protection, and a good extension cord to your dock. You need only remove the batteries (65 lbs. each) when you store your boat for the winter.
   The Ray motors are built for serious thrust demands and are built to last a lifetime. Speed and forward/reverse controls as well as a battery condition meter are dash mounted.
Built of strip planked cedar hull and decks, bird's eye maple dash, marine ply bulkheads, hull covered with clear glass and epoxy for ease of maintenance, and no leaks. All fasteners are of brass, bronze or stainless steel, as required. Finished with your choice of colour for bottom paint and your choice of colour/varnish combinations for topsides, and varnished decks and interior. We only use the highest quality epoxy paints below the waterline and Epifanes yacht paints and varnish. Comes with chromed brass windshield frame and plate windshield in glass or lexan, fifties style bow light, stern light, wood centred steel steering wheel, Morse steering controls, four torpedo cleats, flagstaff and Cdn. pennant style flag, bow and stern eyes for mooring, authentic push/pull light switch, ammeter, speedometer, cowl vents, and bilge pump.

  Price (with power):  
  DC23 with Ray 300 Prices soon to be posted
  DC18 with Ray 200 Prices soon to be posted
  DC18 with Ray 300 Prices soon to be posted
 Options- Installed  
 Bilge pump upgrade - extra capacity - not necessary,  
Lower amp draw- desirable
 Compass- Ritchie Explorer
 Speedometer- useful if you are travelling distances and want to calculate your range.
 Voltmeter- (Super Accurate) allows monitoring battery bank. Great for extended trips
 Bow handle
 Step plates- if you step on the side decks to get in or out, these protect the varnish. -each
 Horns- Basic
 Mooring Cover- fitted, your choice of colour


Michael & Susan Butz
3503 Glamorgan Rd
Haliburton, Ontario
K0M 1S0


 3503 Glamorgan Rd
Take Hwy. 118 East from Haliburton,south on Glamorgan Rd (Cty. Rd. 3), 4 km to #3503

Open year round by appointment.