This vessel is a fine example of classic design and craftsmanship. Mahogany trim with original bright work and markings. My wife and I have loved this boat and had great fun and adventure with her, but, alas we no longer have the time to enjoy and maintain her. These "Grand Dame" boasts the much sought after goal of "over eighty years old and still have a tight bottom".
This rare Elco Cruisette is 34 feet in length and made of white cedar over oak with a mahogany superstructure. Frames, keel and decks have all been replaced. Presently the boat is configured with 2 single berths. Since 1927, the boat has only had 5 owners and she is now available for her next custodian.
This gorgeous 1914 Elco Cruisette was originally built as an Electric Boat and has always been on Lake Champlain. The engine has now been replaced by a gas engine. After undergoing a full restoration this boat had no less than 81 ribs replaced.
Of the nearly 400 small, fast, versatile wooden Patrol Torpedo boats which were built around WWII, only a handful survive to this day. PT 48 is the only remaining 77' Elco PT Boat and a member of the heroic WWII "Mosquito Fleet". With its stylish look, cold molded cabins, reverse S bend stem, it was one of the first successful ELCO designs.
PT 48 has arguably spent more time in the combat zone than any other PT Boat in existence from October 11, 1942 to August 7, 1944 and is officially credited with sinking IJN TERUZUKI. A combat highlight, while on patrol with PT 109 (led by John F. Kennedy), PT 48 was damaged by high seas and rescued by PT 109 and the use of a hand pump.
The rich battle record of PT 48 is an intrinsic part of US history. Early after her 1941 launch and shortly after Pearl Harbor, PT 48 aggressively attacked enemy vessels in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal and Funuati.
This vessel is not currently running and is a great restoration candidate.