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1937 Custom Port Carling Sea Bird 24

California, Maryland


A Very Rare Canadian Bird

This very Rare Bird is 1 of 2 built by Port Carling Boats.  This 1937 Sea Bird 24 Triple Cockpit is now on the market in Maryland accompanied by a triple wheel tandem trailer. She underwent an extensive refit by the current owner in 2005-2006.  She was taken down to bare wood along with the hardware being removed.  The boat was refinished and the hardware brought back up to a beautiful finish.  She is quite the LOOKER for being 87 years old.

She has a Crusader 454 CID engine creating an Antique Runabout that is ready to actually "Runabout" rather than just being a "Pretty Face" to look at but not touch.

Contact me, Rob Summers to take a look at her.  She is a the owner's residence on a Covered Lift.


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Seldom Seen
Make: Custom
Model: Port Carling Sea Bird 24
Year: 1937
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: 40ZBP1917SPP26664
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 24 ft
Length Overall: 24 ft
Beam: 8 ft
Displacement: 3,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cruisers
  • Model: 454 CID
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 230hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1995
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 15 kn
Propeller RPM: 3100
Maximum Speed: 22 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Runabouts


Rob Summers
Please contact Listing Broker Rob Summers - 443-771-4467 cell
Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403


Clear Coated Mohagany Hull

Polished Stainless Steel Trim

Strakes on Mahogany Frames

Bottom Paint

Transom Engine Wet Exhaust with Flapper


Clear Coated Deck and Cockpits

Fore & Aft Mahogany Planking

Triple Cockpit Seating

Front Cockpit Windshield on Polished SS Frames

Aft Cockpit Windshield on Polished SS Frames

Double Opening Engine Hatch with Gas Lifter Struts

SS Era Correct Engine Hatch Ornaments

Bow Deck has Era Correct Polished SS Running Lights and Cleats

Stern Deck has Era Correct Polished SS Running Lights, Flag Pole Cleats and Vent Cowlings



Rare Triple Cockpit Configuration

Green Leatherette Seating 

Front Seating is Split-Back and Bench Seating for 2 or 3 People

MId and Aft Seating is full Back and Bench Seating for Seating 3 People very Comfortably in Each cockpit.

Aft Cockpit is Isolated, Mid and Front cockpits Have a Walk-Thru with the Split-Back Seating.

Floor Boards with Indoor-Outdoor Carpeting.

Starboard Cockpit Ladder

Port Side Helm, Gauges and Throttle Control

Mid Cockpit has Port and Starboard Storage Compartments

Port and Starboard Step Pads



Estimated Engine Date: 1990's

Crusader Marine Engine with Manual 

454 CID  230 HP


Standard Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

Additional Contact Information

Please Contact Rob Summers, Listing Broker to schedule a time to see this triple cockpit mahogany Classic Runabout.

Please call my cell:  443-771-4467


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