About the Fleet

The Muskoka Launch Livery fleet includes four Duke Playmates. There may be bigger, faster and more glamorous classic boats around the lakes, but we have selected the Duke Playmate for our rental fleet because they are;

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Playmates were built by Dukes, a Port Carling-based boat manufacturer that built new boats from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Initially designed for fishing, Playmates became ubiquitous in the 1930s and 1940s as utility boats, ferrying cottagers and their holiday supplies around the lakes. About 60 of the 18-foot model in the Muskoka Launch Livery fleet were constructed between 1938 and 1954.

Each of the Playmates in our fleet has a story to it.


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