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17 Feet 1927 John Hacker Pelican 151 Raceboat
This is the real deal - an original John Hacker design, 151 class Pelican racer from the mid-1920's. This is an early step hull hydroplane design that was built for the 151-class, popular throughout the 1920's and 1930's. She has gone through quite a bit of restoration work years ago and is ready for a new owner to complete her. All bottom planks were removed, cleaned, and reinstalled/riveted as original. Rudder, steering hardware, etc all present. Originally campaigned as B-91 and bearing the name "Spitfire V", this is a rare example to find in such preserved condition. The Peerless-151 engine has received new babbited bearings, pistons, etc and is complete minus a water pump and distributor. This is a very worth project for the enthusiast interested in the Golden Era of raceboat competition.
26 Feet 2016 Hacker Miss APBA Gentleman's Racer
John Hacker's "Miss APBA" is one of the most iconic Gold Cup Racer designs of the 1920's. It has become the gold standard for contemporary classic racers and this example is expertly executed. With the assistance of Fish Bros. Custom Boats in Queensbury, NY, this 26 footer is beautifully finished with all period-correct hardware, a unique flat-pane folding windshield, and a strong 502 cubic inch, 450hp Chevrolet engine. Only 30 hours of runtime since completion; this boat is still like-new. Sold complete with a custom built Searra tandem axle trailer.
12 Feet 1967 Sid Son D-Class Outboard Hydroplane
This is a very nice example of a Sid Son, D-Class hydroplane built in Edison, NJ. She has been fully restored and only needs her fabric decks covered, painted, and the hardware reinstalled. The seller is offering the boat complete with all new Ceconite deck material, three 6' sections of polished aluminum nose trim, transom handles and nose handle which have been rechromed, the original aluminum flip-top fuel tank, steering wheel/hub/pulleys, and the original deadman's throttle. There is also a set of reprodution Sid Son decals and a new turn-fin to be mounted. The original Sid Son ID plate is also included with the boat. This is an easy project to finish off and all of the difficult work has been completed.
17 Feet 1965 Lauterbach 225 Class Inboard Hydroplane
Dynasty is a 225cid N-Class inboard hydrplane, powered by an aluminum block Buick 215cid, 300hp engine. She is a classic Lauterbach design that was built by Alan Blide in the 1960's. She was found in dry storage after 34 years and her refit was completed in 1999. Dynasty is a turn-key example that is ready to enjoy on the vintage hydroplane circuit. Previously clocked at 112mph on radar. A reliable and well-built example; she needs nothing at this time and is complete with a custom trailer to go anywhere! A large amount of documentation comes with the boat. Last run in Wolfboro in 2012, she has been campaigned on the vintage circuit since 2000 and is being offered for sale for the first time.
16 Feet 1963 Switzer Craft Shooting Star
The Switzer Craft boat manufacturer is one of the most amazing and respected manufacturers of boats of its time. Handcrafted with pride in McHenry, IL. They were championship boats setting world speed records. The Shooting Star was named one of the Top 10 wood boat designs and was a World Record Breaker at 104MPH. This famous sport craft is widely acclaimed for its winning characteristics and advanced styling. The improved configuration of the Shooting Star includes the 3 point suspension hull for greater stability and level ride at all speeds. Engineered to accommodate a larger motor it is quite capable of speeds in the 60’s & 70’s. The Shooting Star was touted as an outstanding ski boat. The low freeboard makes boarding the boat from the water easy. This boat has won gold metals in antique boat shows in the past. Bob Switzer personally signed the bow just before he died. We're not sure how many, if any, other Shooting Stars are in existence. The current owner has had the boat up to 55 mph at one point, and the throttle was only 1/2 way down- it had a ton left. He said the experience was awesome! Of all the boat rides he's ever been on in his life this was the most fun ride. Owner has much of the restoration work documented on both the boat and the motor, well over 20k was spent on restorations.
22 Feet 1995 Custom Race Boat
Miss Rosie was built as a tribute to the Great Lakes race boats of the 60's and 70's. Frame is oak, hull is mahogany plywood. drive is a Mercury Bravo 1. Very FAST and FUN. The boat was built by Tom Costello of Michigan. He had previously raced in the 1950's and designed and built Miss Rosie to be a 3/4 scale tribute to the step hull unlimited lake racers of the 30's, 40's and 50's. He then used a bottom design from a naval architect, stretched it to 22 feet and added 2 steps and a somewhat deeper V for stability. She was never raced but appeared at many Vintage APBA events with exhibition runs. She throws an impressive rooster tail at it's cruising speed of 60-70 MPH. The boat is stored indoors always and is in good condition with less than 100 hours on the engine.
9 Feet 1940 Jacoby A-Class Hydroplane
This is an original Jacoby Flyaway A-class conventional hydroplane that has been well preserved. Built by Pop Jacoby in NJ, these hulls were very competitive and a design of choice for stock outboard racing. Johnson KR factory racing engine is included. This package is unrestored and the original steering wheel will just need to be reassembled and epoxied to make it a great display piece.
19 Feet 1959 Ron Jones Class H Hydroplane "Best Wishes"
Price Reduced......."Best Wishes" is a custom hydro built by Ron Jones Hydro for legendary racer Bill Muncey. Muncey won 62 Unlimited Races, a record that still stands today. The boat has won many unlimited races over the years and was F Class National Champion in 1971. Comes complete with storyboard, race suit and commemorative helmet. Also custom auto fueling station we built exclusively for this boat.
16 Feet 1980 J&S Marine Jersey Speed Skiff
1980 APBA jersey speed skiff race boat Designed, built and driven by Dave Paraskevas in 1980. World record setter in 1981 and a very well-documented history since day 1. Campaigned last 20 years on the vintage APBA circuit . New engine built by Mike Endres in 2019, direct drive setup with no transmission as-raced. Includes Eagle trailer, cover. Many new hardware parts. New 20 gallon fuel tank, certified lifting slings, new MSD electronic ignition system. Has Livorsi GPS installed. 2 bucket seats are redone in vinyl red white & blue as original. This is one of the best running vintage-division Jersey Speed skiffs on the circuit and has strong racing provenance.
38 Feet 1932 Gar Wood Raceboat "Miss America X"
Arguably the most prolific and significant raceboat and American history, "Miss America X", U-10, was the finale in Garfield Wood's dominance of the powerboat racing and world record setting career. Between 1920 and 1933, Gar Wood's boats won each Harmsworth Trophy Contest, the world's most recognized race and speed record setting event. "Miss America X" featured a quartet of highly tuned Packard V12 engines and was the first boat in history to achieve more than 2 miles per minute, topping out at 125.4 MPH in 1932. The craft defended the title once again in 1933 and was subsequently retired, but held the record well into the mid 1960's. The boat was acquired from the Wood family by William Harrah, American businessman and founder of Harrah Casinos in Las Vegas, later becoming Caesar's Palace. She was purchase from the Harrah estate and has been under single ownership for many decades, being offered on the market for the first time. Following a series of boat show and regatta appearances in the 1980's, "Miss America X" was comprehensively restored by Mayea Boatworks in the mid 1990's and has been on permanent display since this time.
20 Feet 1962 Jersey Bayhead Skiff
This Bayhead Skiff has spent all of its life in New Jersey and is now being offered for sale. The engine were rebuilt two years ago with only 10 hours nj them since that time. The boat overall is in excellent condition.
20 Feet 2019 Custom Torpedo Stern Runabout
This boat was built from plans provided by Classic Wooden Boat Plans. It's a reproduction of a single step torpedo stern racer. It is finished with African mahogany and powered by a small block Chevrolet engine, coupled to a Borg Warner velvet drive transmission, which is a 1:1 ratio with forward/neutral/reverse. It's sitting on a custom build twin axle trailer. She is a very fun boat to drive and show.
16 Feet 1959 Coast Boat Company Jersey Speed Skiff
Built in 1959 to the David Beach Drawings by Coast BoatWorks on the Navasink River in South New Jersey . Purchased in the late 1980’s by the current owner and restored over the next five years, including new bottom, decks, engine, fuel tank, complete refinish, new instruments, and much more
24 Feet 1981 Excalibur Marine Corp.
Complete overhaul in 2001, Engine is a bowtie block 509ci full roller motor around 550hp. Very good rough water boat. External hydraulic steering with a Bravo outdrive drive.
18 Feet 1968 Molinari Racing Tunnel Hull
1968 Mercury Molinari Racing Tunnel Boat Hydroplane. Angelo Molinari and his son Renato hand-built these boats from hand-laid mahogany ply, exclusively for Tunnel boat racing under contract with Mercury. Molinari dominated tunnel boat racing in the 1960s and 70s. Mercury 1000 Tiger Thunderbolt BP engine and lower unit. Matching numbers untouched factory BP engine. Extremely rare BP lower unit with shifting gear case. Original tag from factory on cylinder head bolt. Completely original and unrestored. Complete with period correct ballast tank. Original Balbi trailer with Angelo Molinari Cantiere stencil. Engine has never been disassembled. 18 foot hull, Number 60 out of 99 ever produced. Most of the boats of this period suffered serious damage and repairs. This is an exceptional example as built by Molinari, free of damage. This example has been in a private collection for many years. A true time capsule. ln the hands of a club racer, these boats went 60-70 mph, a professional could take it up to 80 mph. Renato himself was frequently clocked at 90 mph in this same model.
21'6 Feet 2017 Clarion GR21 Hughes Edition
This is the last GR-21 Gentleman’s Racer hull produced by Clarion Boats. Linrich Upholstery and Marine completed the performance package, interior and finishing to produce the Hughes Edition. This racer features Mercury’s newest 6.2L 350ECT engine that is certified with the “Super Ultra Low Emission” that allows it to be used in the environmentally controlled lakes of California. The multiport fuel injection aggressively accelerates the GR21 to a top speed without any delay or hull bounce. The Digital Throttle and Shift combined with Mercury’s new Vesselview touch screen give the driver full instrumentation with GPS Navigation and bottom depth plotting. European inspired interior features adjustable bucket seats and a rear bench that comfortably seats four. The cold molded mahogany hull is completely epoxy sealed making the boat incredibly strong, light and entirely watertight. This package comes with a custom built tandem trailer and a custom made trailering/mooring cover, all colour matching. If you are looking for a stylish racer that has the performance and features of a modern sports car, this Clarion will impress!
18 Feet 1953 Mandella Race Boat
Original owner. My wife's father bought the hull in 1953 direct from Mandella. It has a Glenwood V-Drive with a 390 with approx 3 hours on it. We have a lot of photos and a book of what the boat has been through during ownership and restoration. We had it restored about 10 years ago including rebuilding the engine. We also have original Mandella decals. It is in beautiful condition. [Price reduced to $15.900 on 10/29/2020! Make an offer for this beauty!]
20 Feet 1990 Classic Craft Gentleman's Racer
Built Auckland NZ, 5/8" Mahogony over 1/4" marine ply, clear fibreglass outer shell.Rigid water tight hull. One owner, Boathoused since new, refinished 2015. Handles beautifully , runs perfectly, a true Gentlemens Racer.
19 Feet 1969 Challenger Boat Company Cobra
Bought as a project and restored over a 10 year period. The boat has 17 coats of paint and 7 coats of clear coat. It has been in the water once since restoration and was clocked at 138 MPH at only 3000 RPM's. A very fast boat and really good looking.
18 Feet Custom Gentleman's Racer
The ultimate in personal watercraft. New custom-built mahogany runabout in the style of the 1930s and 40s classic Gar Woods and Chris-Craft but with modern methods and a no-soak epoxy bottom. Designed and built by a well-known NJ boat builder and architectural woodworker with 40+ years of wood boat building and restoration experience. It has won 4 awards from the Barnegat chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society including the prestigious Best Built Custom Boat. Powered by a very low hour 2015 130 HP fresh water cooled 4 cylinder Mercruiser with a Borg Warner transmission. Comes with a brand-new Loadrite trailer.
18 Feet 1935 Leaveau Hydroplane Reproduction "Ednandy III"
"Ednandy III" is a meticulous reproduction of the winning Leveau Hydroplane that appeared in the 225cid class during the mid 1930's. The original hull set world records of 46-49mph with its original 155hp Lycoming engine. Leveau was the chief designer of the Dodge Boat & Plane Co. between 1929 and 1935. Best known for his racing designs, Leveau was responsible for some of the most inconic Dodge watercraft. This reproduction is adequately powered with a Chevrolet V6 engine producing over 225hp.
21 Feet 1957 Ames Brothers Gentleman's Racer "Comanche"
Albert Ames began his boatbuilding career working in a shop run by Herb Ditchburn during WWII. Following the war, he worked for Hunter Boats of Orillia, Ontario. In the 1950s, the Ames brothers built a handful of custom boats ranging from 18 to 28 feet in length. Their designs drew similarities from several of the regional builders, with a flare of their own. They would typically complete one boat per winter in their small, Orillia, Ontario shop. This stunning gentleman's racer features full mahogany construction, Muskoka "egg crate" ventilated flooring, a sleek low sheerline, and a powerful dual-quad Chrysler 413cid wedge engine hooked up to a foot throttle. This racer is an absolute thrill!
15 Feet 1936 Outboard Racing Runabout
This is remarkable boat that was raced in the Northwest for many years. It has not been restored, rather it has been meticulously cared for and even has its original lettering on the hull sides. It is a double cockpit configuration.
72 Feet 1938 Sparkman and Stephens Sailing Yawl
The legendary Sparkman and Stephens racing yacht Baruna is available. Last seen trading tacks with Bolero on San Francisco Bay.Baruna is one of the worlds most famous racing yachts:twice winner of the Newport to Bermuda Race and an able competitor in The Big Boat Series in San Francisco.She is an elagant yacht with extensive refits, yet still having all her original hardware including the first coffee grinder winches ever built by Barient.Baruna is awondeful contender for Antigua and the European Classic Regatta. Own a piece of yacht racing history
16 Feet 1975 Jersey Speed Skiff
This is a nice jersey skiff that needs only a new owner. Boat is solid and ready to run. Has only a few cosmetic defects. Was in the water running strong in August of 2014
20 Feet 1962 Ames Brothers Performance Ski Boat
The Ames Brothers were a pair of Port Carling cottage builders who, during the off season, built custom wooden boats. This example was built in 1962 and follows the lines of the popular Rayson Craft wooden ski boats. She was originally powered with a 426 cubic inch Chrysler wedge engine. She has been totally restored and sports a fresh finish and new upholstery. The boat has been repowered with a 496 cubic inch, blown Chevy engine. Give your friends a real thrill ride in this 74 HP racer!
16 Feet 1953 Harold Seaman Speed Skiff
This is a 1953 and is one of two known examples of Inboard Speed Skiffs built by Harold "Pappy" Seaman, the man who originated the concept of a Jersey Speed Skiff. It presently has a 305 Chevy engine. BW Velvet Drive, Aluminum exhaust manifolds. All ribs have been replaced and the bottom two planks on both sides replaced. There is a full deck cover, and while the trailer looks pretty bad, it is in excellent shape and only needs a coat of paint.
22 Feet 2012 Gentleman's Racer
The hull is U22 design, double epoxy marine ply bottom with 11" white oak knees.Side planks are 5200 construction with batons. All deck beams are thru bolted and epoxy with 3/8" bookmatched mahogany planking.T his vessel is complimented by her custom made steering wheel, shifter, deck scoops, cutwater, and hatch chrome. All cleats and deck hardware rechromed. Retro white with chrome bezel gauges. Custom 12.5 x 13V Acme prop. HF7 1-1 Paragon hydraulic transmission. Decks have been beautifully finished in durable 2K Urethane, hull painted in "Plum Crazy" purple with a sharp green waterline. Engine features a 600 CFM Holley carb and a Wiend 8016 Stealth aluminum high rise intake.
20 Feet 2010 Custom Gentleman's Racer
This boat gives new meaning to the word stunning. Built in the traditional Muskoka style, reminiscent of its Greavette and Ditchburn counterparts. Handcrafted over a 7 year period, working nights and weekends. This 20 foot Racer is powered by a 350 cu. in. Mercruiser 350 hp Fuel Injected Black Scorpion engine. With many personalized upgrades and hardware castings that were first carved from wood, this boat is one of a kind and must be seen to be believed. It has custom cast fittings and is constructed with the finest wood.
37 Feet 2001 Fred Heim Custom Racing Runabout
The hull is constructed using 1 1/4 Okoume marine grade plywood with Honduras planking on exterior. Framing consists of mahogany. The engine is re-built and is rated at 1,350hp @ 2,400 RPM. Inboard V-drive with air induction surfacing prop. Asking $575,000.
29 Feet 1928 Gar Wood Torpedo Double Cockpit
The owner of this boat claims that it was made and built by GarWood for a Mr. Bartow and originally delivered to Lake of the Ozarks. Boat has been partially restored but requires work to complete the project. This is a very unique boat and very rare. This boat looks very similar to "Chloe" and has lines that remind you a Hacker design or Dee Wite. Boat has a double step bottom and has reported to run at speeds up to 70 MPH.
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