A Beautiful Custom 18'6" Wooden Launch made by Barnes Manufacturing in the NY Finger Lakes. The boat is in Great Condition. It's been stored in an upstate NY barn, suspended from a ceiling, for many years. Everything is original, with wicker seats, and all hardware right down to the fire extinguisher. The wooden surrey top hangs on the wall beside the boat, but the fabric is long gone, so it needs replaced.
Earl Barnes was a premier Canadian builder who built some of the finest runabouts and launches during the 1920's and 1930's. His boats are known for the high quality of craftsmanship and custom hardware. This example was custom built for regatta racing. She looks like an ordinary runabout from the outside, but fire up the engine and the side exhaust will tell you otherwise! Originally powered with a Gray Marine 6, she was repowered in 1947 with a tricked out Flathead Ford/Offenhauser V8 to push her into the winning circle. The boat is still powered by the same engine today. It requires a new bottom, but is a very worthy boat with a decorated racing history.