'Jolly Giant' to sell

by Rick Cuttriss
(Catharines Ont. Canada)


Hello I have a 1950 Grew "Jolly Giant" 23 foot Honduras Mahogany inboard.

I have stripped the boat down for repair.

The dowel plugs have been removed for removing the screws on the ribs ect.

The boat has everything that was on it when new.

Entire boat was hand sanded but is now grey.

It has a beautiful full bench front seat with center drop leaf to allow access to the rear.

It has a center mount Buchannon inboard six which is original to this boat.

The motor has been stripped down and soda blasted.

The crank has been ground.

All parts are there but will need a rebuild.

Lights, siren work.
All original, seats are there but good only for templates to make new ones.

Six planks have been removed from port and starboard bow, stem may need work.

Steering wheel, column and cables are all there, along with all original chrome and gauges.

You would not have to go on a scavenge hunt for parts.

I'm in St. Catharines Ont. Canada..rickcuttriss@gmail.com

There are only a few of these "Jolly Giants " left and there is one for sale in Port Dover, completely restored, asking price is $89,000 Canadian.

I'd like to get $1,500 for this boat and am not open to lower offers.

I just want to see this old beauty saved.

Rick Cuttriss

Comments for 'Jolly Giant' to sell

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 10, 2015
restoration in process
by: Josh

Hi all! This is Josh from Indiana...

I was fortunate to head up to Canada and pick up this amazing project :)

We have it 1/3 stripped down and are fixing the points where the wood needs repair - it's going to be beautiful when we finish!

The curves are my favorite part of the boat...

Huge thank you to Rick, his wife and son for all the help (and great food)!!!

Oct 09, 2015
by: Theo G

Hi, do you still have this boat?

Jul 24, 2015
by: Anonymous

Do you still have this boat?

Jul 06, 2015
Family Project!
by: Josh

Rick- hello from Indiana!

Love reading about your "Jolly Giant" project.

We live 8 miles from Lake Monroe near Indiana Univeristy and my wife and I have 4 daughters.

We've been quietly watching the boat market for a rare, restorable project.

Laura and I love to tackle living-art projects...

We renovated a 115yr old 1 room schoolhouse and now we live in a historic 165yr old quarry home.

I have tools and time; we think your boat may fit our style?

I will work and store the "Jolly" in our barn for 4-season access.

It's so fun to dream of our girls watching and helping restore over the next few years -- then getting to ride on the reservoir in something they had a hand in building!

I would love to talk more and see if this boat is a good fit for us.

Would you please email me and we can connect? annexpublishing@gmail.com -- thank you, Josh

Jul 05, 2015
by: Anonymous

Any Pictures?

Jun 28, 2015
Free boat to serious builder
by: Arick cuttriss

I am now willing to donate this boat, free of charge to any person or organisation who will be capable and willing to restore it.

Trailer will be required to move it.

I just want to see this boat saved as it is a very rare boat.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to The Boats and Bits Exchange.

Want to add more photos?

Photo Uploader

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

Show / Hide