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32 feet 6 inches Feet 1928 Orville Wright's Gidley Launch

32 feet 6 inches Feet 1928 Orville Wright's Gidley Launch

$395,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 30030

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Boat Summary
$395,000 (USD)
Boat ID: 30030

Purchased by the famous inventor Orville Wright and owned by him until his death in 1947. This Gidley Boat Works Launch is a piece of living history. The Wright Brothers of course are credited with the first manned flight with a heavier than air machine and this boat was used to ferry Mr. Wright to his Island cottage up in Ontario. Named Kittyhawk, Orville was a familiar site being seen navigating his boat in and around Georgian Bay from 1931 until 1941 when he was recalled to Washington. The launch has been restored to her original pristine condition at the Greavette Boat Company in Gravenhurst, Ontario and is complete with her gleaming chrome, fantastic history and acknowledgement to another era. Over the years she has received many prestigous awards at a number of Boat Shows and is now ready for a new custodian who will appreciate her fabulous history.

Location:
Toronto, ON
Views:
9,649
Boat Details
Year:
1928
Manufacturer:
Orville Wright's Gidley Launch
Model:
Length:
32 feet 6 inches
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1929
Make:
8 Cyl. Kermath 100 HP
Cylinders:
8
Hours:
700 Hours
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
2008
Manufacturer:
Custom
Axles:
Tandem
Capacity:
Sufficient
Brakes:
Comments:
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
Yes
Side Curtain:
Yes
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments: