“Rawley” was the winner of the coveted 2000 ACBS Silver Anniversary Award for the most original boat at the Ottawa International Antique and Classic Boat show held in Manotick. Owned by Ron and Wilma Jelley, “Rawley” is a 1964 utility built by Duke Boats of Port Carling, Ontario. With a length of 19’6” and a beam of 6’ “Rawley” is powered by the original 100 HP Eaton Interceptor straight 6 engine. The hull is of lapstrake construction with white oak ribs, cedar planking below the waterline and mahogany planking and decks above the waterline.
Ron discovered “Rawley” during the 1998 Spring Tour of Muskoka boat shops organized by the Toronto Chapter. The original owner enjoyed the boat right up to the age of 92. The boat was always kept in a boat house and received regular and proper maintenance each year. “Rawley” is totally original with original finish, upholstery, hardware and engine. Ron and Wilma enjoy the boat on a regular basis from their home on the Rideau River in Manotick.