This famous early Canadian power boat is generally known as the “Dippy “ or “Dispro” and was the brainchild of the late William J ‘Billy’ Johnston of Port Carling, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Johnston started working for his pioneer Muskoka boatbuilding uncle, William Johnston Sr. around 1900 and together they built many fine boats in the Muskoka area.
A great editorial and photograph collection of the Dippy by Scott Martin Photography.
The Muskoka Sun published an article on the Dippy in 2008, which was written by Ian Dickson.
Windsor Boat Works shares an extensive look at the Dippy.
Read a great historical account of the Dippy by Joe Fossey.