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16 ft Feet 1960 Buehler Turbocraft

16 ft Feet 1960 Buehler Turbocraft

$19,500 (USD)

Boat ID: 42864

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Boat Summary
$19,500 (USD)
Boat ID: 42864

I finished the 13-year restoration of my1960 Buehler Turbocraft Jet 32, 16 ft Jet Boat in July 2022. I had undertaken the task of restoring this hull using modern materials and power. The goal was to maintain as much visual originality as possible with select upgrades. In 2010, I started out gang busters gutting the hull and laying the groundwork to reinforce the hull with 24/10 fiberglass cloth and West’s epoxy. The boat is built entirely of Corecell below the floor (stringers, bulkheads, transom) and ¾” marine plywood encased in epoxy and cloth for the floor. This project continued for 13 years as time, money and energy dictated. I got very serious in 2019 with the goal of finishing by the 2022 Boat Show Season. Original chrome was replated, aluminum and SS brightwork was rejuvenated. Original seat patterns were copied and color matched as close as possible, and the paint color replicated using one part polyurethane paint. The engine is a 1995 Ford 351W Marine engine removed from a very low hour pristine boat that was damaged. I installed SS impellers in the original Indiana Gear Works 3 stage pump housing during the complete rebuild. The gate assembly was powder coated white and the hydraulic cylinder rebuilt. A modern hydraulic pump is used to move the shift gate. I made the boat wire looms for the boat also. Many more details you’d have to talk to me about or see. Boat sits on a new Load Rite Aluminum I Beam trailer. You also get all the spare parts I have from salvaging 3 Buehlers. A must-see Award Winner. Since completion: Best Craftsmanship by Owner at Finger Lakes Chapter ACBS 2022; Best Non-Wood at Adirondack Chapter ACBS in Lake George 2022 and 1st Place Fiberglass Classic Runabout at the 47th Annual Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show 2023. I have decided to sell this boat as I have 6 other Classic boats and I feel this is the one I will use the least. Anyone that has restored a boat knows how expensive it is. I am giving up thousands of dollars in hard cash and the freebie is all my labor. The only thing I paid to have someone else do is the paint and upholstery. I did the rest of the restoration. Tough to let go but this boat needs to be seen and used. I have extensive pictures of the restoration for a serious buyer.

Location:
North Chili, NY
Views:
2,281
Boat Details
Year:
1960
Manufacturer:
Buehler Turbocraft
Model:
Jet 32
Length:
16 ft
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1995
Make:
Ford 351W
Cylinders:
8
Hours:
1
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
2021
Manufacturer:
Load Rite
Axles:
1
Capacity:
3000
Brakes:
0
Comments:
New I Beam Aluminum Trailer
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
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