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20 Feet 1985 Elite Craft Riviera

20 Feet 1985 Elite Craft Riviera

$40,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 42640

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Boat Summary
$40,000 (USD) SOLD
Boat ID: 42640

Elite Craft Boats produced roughly 400 boats total from 1979-1993 and of these roughly 300 were Rivieras. They are known for building fiberglass inboard boats designed to look like a 1950’s classic wood runabout. They started production in Michigan in 1979 and moved their facilities to Florida in 1983 & 1984. This boat was the very first boat built at their new Florida location in 1985 (VIN 0001). For many years, the boat was used as a “show boat” and went from boat show to boat show, which meant it never saw water. When the company finally decided to sell, it was purchased by a gentleman in Florida and was a part of his significant boat & car collection. During his ownership, the boat actually made an appearance on the show American Pickers (Season 9, Episode 4). It was then sold to a buyer in Virginia who put the first 5 hours on it in the water. In 2018, the boat was sold to an older gentleman on Lake Tippecanoe in Northeast Indiana. That owner put 17 hours on it during his ownership. The boat remained on Lake Tippecanoe when we purchased the boat in July of 2021. The boat now has 45.8 hours on it.   The boat is all original except for an era appropriate Ivalite spot light that has been mounted to the bow deck. The original electric horn has been replaced by an air horn. Mechanically (351 Ford Crusader), a number of parts have been replaced during our ownership to ensure the boat is running in tip top shape - starter, distributor cap and rotor, ignition module, coil assembly, fuel pump, oil sending unit, throttle cable, low pressure fuel lines (USCG approved), high pressure fuel line (USCG approved), fuel filter, battery, fresh carb rebuild, and repacked prop bearing. Engine oil/filter and transmission oil have been changed every fall and the impeller has been replaced every other spring. This 20’ boat is in nearly perfect condition with absolutely no signs of wear. This boat has always been store indoors or on a cover boat lift. Freshly buffed and waxed last spring. Wiped down after every use and spray waxed regularly. Included is a 1999 AmeraTrail single axle trailer. A custom boat cover was purchased May of 2019.

Location:
Leesburg, IN
Views:
3,840
Boat Details
Year:
1985
Manufacturer:
Elite Craft
Model:
Riviera
Length:
20
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1985
Make:
Ford 351 Crusader
Cylinders:
8
Hours:
45.8
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
1999
Manufacturer:
AmeraTrail
Axles:
Single
Capacity:
5000
Brakes:
Yes
Comments:
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
Yes
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
No
Comments:
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