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14 Feet 1970 DeSilva C-Service Runabout
Owned and campaigned by Bobby Bolton from Texarkana. Bobby was a very strong competitor and had many wins with his boats. This setup is the way Bobby left it when he was finished with his racing career. Engines are Alcohol and all have compression. There are various props and lower units, tools books etc. APBA Campaigned. Includes every thing you see including trailer- has new tires very road worthy.
18 Feet 1993 Packard Gentleman's Racer
One of only three “Gentleman's Racers” commissioned by the Packard Boat Company to be hand built by upstate NY boat builder John Ford as well as Gary Scherb of Old Time Boats in Florida. The three boats were personally ordered by Bud Finkl, president of the Packard Boat Company and are based off of lengthened plans of the Hacker Speedster 16'. Of the three boats built, this was the president's own personal boat that he kept from new until his passing. This boat is powered by a Chevrolet V6 by specially built by Flagship Marine Engines in Punta Gorda, Florida. The transmission is said to be have been built by the Chevrolet Corvette racing team and was told the running gear was $30,000 the time. Boat is capable of speeds of 55-60 mph and uses hydraulic steering for easy controls. Wood is Honduras mahogany and coated with epoxy sealer with 12-14 coats of varnish and has a beautiful, deep finish. Packard Boat Company of Sarasota, Florida designed and custom built retro-styled powerboats from 1988 to 2002 in very limited numbers and were known for their very high quality and great handling based off of 1920's-30's designs. The Packard Boat Company President, Bud Finkl was a retired engineer, boat racer and a 3rd generation steel worker and his family originally made parts for the Packard Automobile and Boat engines. Per Boats.com “For Bud Finkl, the president and CEO of Packard Boats, classic "gentlemen's runabouts" are something he remembers from his childhood not only because his family had several, but because his father's General Marine Corp. built more than 2000 mahogany runabouts between 1939 and WWII.” Bud Finkl wanted an all wood racer of his youth resulting in this specially commissioned boat with a “2 person seated pilot area in the rear with a forward 2 passenger seat just forward of the midships.” Titled a “1918 Packard,” it was completed in 1993. Bud Finkl showed this boat from NY to Florida and the family said it was only used in fresh water, which is evident by it's excellent condition. After Bud's death, the family kept the boat in their collection for another 13 years. Seller acquired directly from the Finkl's family. Boat measures at 18' with a beam of 5', the boat has always been garage kept and never used in salt. The second sister boat, “Pub Decisions” is in Oklahoma while the third boats whereabouts are unknown. Boat includes photos of Bud Finkl personally driving this boat. Call for more photos, with questions or to arrange an inspection.
28 Feet 1976 Maltese Magnum Offshore Powerboat
1976 Maltese Magnum Offshore Power Boat. Same owner since 1982! She has been meticulously kept and features new paint and upholstery, new motors, TRS drives, rebuilt trim pumps, rebuilt and painted trailer w/twin storage boxes. The motors are twin 400cid Chevy small blocks with ported & polished heads, Carrilo rods, solid lifter cams, roller rockers, all balanced and blueprinted. Only 2 hours of run time since the work has been completed. This is a great price for a well-equipped package!
30 Feet 1967 U-12 Miss Budweiser Unlimited Hydroplane
Miss Budweiser, U-12, designed and built by hall of fame builder, Chuck Hickling. The last of the engine-forward unlimited hydroplanes. First campaigned as U-17, Tempus, and then as U-12 Miss Budweiser. Allison V-1710 12 cylinder engine, Fairlane gearbox w/multiple gears. She sits atop a custom tilt trailer with integrated 40 gal. fuel reserve. Boat and trailer were comprehensively rebuilt between 2003 and 2007. The boat was last raced in 2019 at Madison, IN and has also appeared in Detroit. This package is offered complete with a GMC Top Kick motorhome tow vehicle. Spares included!
26 Feet 1970 Watson Lewis 7L Grand Prix Hydroplane
7 Liter Watson-Lewis Grand Prix Hydroplane, originally named and campaigned as "Miss Purolator", sponsored by Purolator Corp. 470cid full race engine built by Dave Nagel of Alexandria Bay, NY - 0 hours run time, roller cam, LS6 rods, 12:1 compression ratio. Custom built tilt trailer with integrated fuel tank.
50 Feet 1983 Gentry American Eagle Marine
Gentry Turbo Eagle #9 is a 1983 Cougar Cat customized by American Eagle Marine for offshore powerboat racing. Powered by 4 - 1250 HP inboard racing engines coupled to 2 Gentry custom built surface piercing chain drives. Vessel is constructed of mahogany frames, sheeted with mahogany plywood fastened with epoxy and bronze screws. Exterior is covered with fiberglass cloth saturated with epoxy resin. This boat won the World Championship in 1987 and established a new world speed record of 148.238 in the same year. The engines were rebuilt after it was retired from racing. The boat comes with an extra Gentry surface drive as well. This is a serious race boat with well documented history that we can provide upon request. The trailer alone was appraised at 100,000.00. It's an unbelievable package. We have more pictures upon request!
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.
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.
22'6" Feet 2000 Peter Breen Contemporary Gentleman's Racer
Contemporary version of a 1939 Greavette Gentleman's Racer built by the renowned Peter Breen in the Muskoka Lakes region in 2000. Fully-appointed, classic design with sleek lines, comfortable seating, ample power and an automated fire suppression system. Comes atop a custom-fitted tandem-axle trailer with a felt-lined, fitted dust cover for on-the-road protection. Package includes a fitted red mooring cover, three spare glass windshields, hatch for the mother-in-law seat, spare stern flag pole, and a wooden display board with stand for boat shows. Recent awards include Best Contemporary Boat at Buffalo and a platinum award in the contemporary class at Alexandria Bay.
33 Feet 1996 Gar Wood Baby Gar Race Boat
This boat is a replica of Gar Wood's Race Boat from 1925- Baby Gar IV. The original boat was famous for racing against the Twentieth Century Limited Train from Albany to New York City. It was built in Brant Lake New York using modern construction methods including an epoxy bottom and cold molded planking with oak frames. This boat is powered with a Liberty Vimalert V-12 engine with 1650 Cu. In with a Capital transmission and is very similar to what powered the original Baby Gar's. This infamous design was the result of a collaboration of Chris Smith and Gar Wood who worked togther on the design of these racing boats at that time and Baby Gar IV was the last one built durng their time together.
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
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. A single axle trailer is included, but sold on a bill of sale only.
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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