The boat appears to be in very nice condition and should be water ready with minimal attention for this coming season. Sold complete with a cover and custom trailer. Only one other 17 footer is known to exist. Numerous 1st place awards at Lake Tahoe Concourse. The boat was purchased kin 1996 and went through a restoration where all topside wood was removed and refastened and all of the original interior was reconstructed as pre original. The Stuart Warner gauges were located and restored and installed. The Dwight Lumber Company built boats mainly in the winter from 1929-1935. These boats were well constructed and given the firms ready access to wood were made only using the finest hardwoods. Regretfully the firm like so many others did not survive through the depression.
The Dwight Lumber Company elected to start building boats during the winter months given their access to quality material and carpenters. Their boats were highly regarded but regretfully they only built boats for a short time. This boat is a very nice example of their craftsmanship. Offered along with the original model T engine.
Dee-Wite boats were expertly built by the Dwight Lumber Company of Detroit, MI between 1929 and 1935. This 1931 19 foot example has been comprehensively restored. New bottom, all original hardware sourced, modern V6 power. A very classic split-cockpit runabout and only 50 hours of runtime since completed.
This is quite likely the ONLY unrestored Gold Cup Race boat in the country. This beauty has a wondeful history, Twin V12's and art deco styling reminiscent of that era. The engines are rebuilt and ready to go but the hull will require work. The term "one of a kind" is overused, but in this case it is the best way to describe this boat. Over $ 70K has been invested into the reconditioning of these engines. This boat is destined to be the most talked about boat in the country once it is put back into action by the next owner. The current owner has over $ 500k invested in this project and will entertain reasonable offers as well as possible trades for wooden boats under 27', classic cars or a late model 55' to 65' Motoryacht such as a Fleming, Sonship or similar.