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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 1939 Gar Wood Streamlined Sedan
Built in very limited numbers this Gar Wood Streamlined Sedan is now being offered for sale. The boat was fully restored and is a multiple show winner, taking Best in Show. The package is offered complete with a full waterline cover and a tandem axel trailer perfectly suited for the boat. This boat is very original with all of the original hardware, gauges, switches steering wheel and the Original Chrysler Ace Engine. The boat is an eye catcher and very comfortable with the forward ventilating windshield. Completing the package is a full waterline cover and a newer tandem axel trailer.
18 Feet 1947 Gar Wood Deluxe Utility
Fully restored boat to include 5200 bottom, All new wood in sides, decks, and bottom, full refinish, rebuilt engine, new interior and flooring, chrome and gauges redone. Boat is in excellent condition and ready for the water. Won best in class at Bay Harbor Show 2017.
28 Feet 1928 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
This 1928 - 28 Foot Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout has been a fresh water boat residing in the cool fresh water of Lake George. The current owner has had the boat for the past 15 years. In 2004 it was repowered with a newer modern 7.4 Litre MPI engine. The boat has new decks and fresh varnish and the decks and sides. The upholstery is in good condition as is the chrome. There is no trailer with the boat and some attention should be paid to 2 planks on the bottom which should be replaced. AS such the price has been deeply cut to reflect a desire for a quick sale.
19 Feet 1937 Gar Wood Runabout
Treat yourself to "Top Shelf"....stunning rare award winner from the Antique Museum's 50th Anniversary Show in 2014 as Outstanding Preserved Antique Runabout sporting the original Dietrich Top. She is one of only 34 built in 1937. The original Chrysler Ace was rebuilt and beautifully detailed by Drake Engines of Rochester, NY. She has a double planked 5200 bottom and the optional factory bronze muffler.
22 Feet 1930 Gar Wood Runabout
Model 22-30 Runabout from first production year. This is the 14th built according to sources and the 3rd oldest known to exist. She was sold new by Fitzgerald & Lee of Alexandria Bay, NY. She was comprehensively restored on the west coast by one of the best in the business. Ready for evening cocktail cruises, or take it on the ACBS show circuit; this is one of the finest 22 footers we have seen. New West System no-soak bottom, new sides, new decks, engine entirely rebuilt from the crankshaft out, converted to 12V for easy starting. Complete with full cover and custom fitted trailer.
21' Feet 2001 Fish Bros. Gar Wood Speedster
Yar Gar, built by the Fish Bros., is a contemporary race boat based on a 1947 Gar Wood design. The boat is fast (clocked up to 65 mph) and performs well, powered by a 392 cu. in., 413 hp Chrysler Hemi. Appointed with Gar Wood hardware and burgundy leather upholstery the boat is beautiful and in excellent condition. Yar Gar was in the water during the 2019 summer at the ACBS show on Lake Winnipesaukee. All of the racing gear comes with the boat, slings, racing vests, helmets, and a spare prop.
18 Feet 1937 Gar Wood Model 1800 Runabout
Nice, good-condition Gar Wood 1800 re-powered with a smooth running Gray Marine 110 engine. Owned by the same family for the past 30+ years and used exclusively on the freshwater St. Lawrence River. Upholstery in good shape and all parts in place. Comes on a single axle trailer. This is a rare and desirable model of Gar Wood's smaller, pre-WWII runabouts ready for a new owner.
19 Feet 1937 Gar Wood Runabout
I acquired this boat in 1987. It was in good shape with almost all of the original hardware. The engine as received was a Chrysler Crown with several problems. I found the original engine and restored it with a new balanced crank, new Egge pistons, and balanced the moving assembly. A new bottom of Okume plywood using darting technique to get a complete sheet with no butts, except darts, was installed and new bottom planking matching original shoveling was installed. All bottom frames, intermediates, intermediate supports, chines and keel were installed plus new transom planks of matching width to the originals. All new wiring installed and instrument cluster restored by Pat Powell.The trailer is tandem custom made by Ryan trailers in Portland. Gar Wood personally delivered the boat to the first owner as they were friends. several parts, original seat backs, ceilings and spare parts are included with the boat. The first owner used the boat for two years and sold the boat. The second owner used the boat for two more years and then put it into storage where is stayed for forty years. The third owner revived it and sank it. The fourth owner replaced the engine – an interesting story – and sold the boat to me through Boyd Mefferd. I have an expanded history and other information available. It went into storage at my home then and spent the next 10 years being restored. The original engine was found, it went thru restoration along with the boat. It took 3 years to find another crankshaft, but bearings had to be specially made along with pistons and rings. Many additional parts came out of a Gray Marine engine distributor’s dusty shelves of old engine parts. Under four layers of upholstery was all of the original upholstery material from when the boat was new. The original boat came with red synthetic leather except for the seat cushions, which were leather. Because of the leather cushions the simple term “leather upholstery” was used in the Gar Wood merchandising material. The original cushions were lost when the boat sank on Lake George. When the throttle is opened up to about 3600 rpm the speed is just over 43 mph. I suspect without seats and minimal floorboards and a 5-gallon bucket for a seat the boat would go over 45 and I have never tried getting an additional 400 rpm out of the engine because preservation is more important. The transmissions on the 1937 Grays had only a forward detent. Reverse requires almost a two-handed effort to be engaged and must be held to keep reversing: Not an easy task. The ride is very smooth, crossing wakes is not a problem.
16 Feet 1936 Gar Wood Split Cockpit Runabout
90% of the work has been done on this boat. All it needs is someone to do the finish work. The boat has a new 5200 bottom built to be shown. The sides and decks have been skinned in 5200 to prevent movement. The engine has been fully rebuilt. The chrome has been done, the seller has new leather for the interior and has all the seat frames, hardware and all else the comes with the boat. All work has been professionally done. The boat just needs to be finished. The seller is selling because of health reasons.
16 Feet 1990 Gar Wood Speedster Replica
Expertly constructed by Vintage Marine in 1990, "Miss Conception" is a faithful 1935 Gar Wood Speedster Replica. 5200 no-soak bottom, correct hardware and gauges, and a Chrysler M47S Crown engine that pushes the boat to 42mph. The boat was recently varnished and shows very well. The boat has not been in the water for 4 years but has always been properly stored indoors in an appropriate environment. This is the perfect little speedster to add to your fleet! Complete with trailer and period-correct lifejacket and helmet/goggles for display.
22 Feet 1931 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
One of only eight model 22-35 Triple Cockpit Runabouts built in 1931! Two of these models are known to exist today. This 22 foot Gar Wood is in excellent condition and shows very well. Older restoration, kept on a lift and used sparingly. Replaced, no-soak bottom, excellent topsides, nice chrome and interior. Originally powered by a 125hp Chrysler Imperial 6cyl engine. Currently powered by a similar-era Chrysler 6cyl. This boat was built in 1931, but was not sold and delivered until 1934. She was titled and subsequently registered as a 1934 model. Awarded "Best Gar Wood" at Skaneateles 2018.
16 Feet 1947 Gar Wood Ensign
Own with pride a piece of History. This 1947 Gar Wood Ensign Deluxe was the last one built in 1947 before the company closed it's doors. A Classic beautifully maintained boat with the original Chrysler Crown engine, 115 HP, original chrome fittings, upholstery holding true to the original design, and original production certificates to verify authenticity. I have owned the boat since 2013 and it has ben used primarily on a fresh water lake in California. This boat was originally shipped from New York and had been owned by well known boat collector Wayne Mocksfield for over 20 years where it had lived on Lake Hopatcong. For medical reasons my boating career must end. The engine on this boat was rebuilt in the 1990's but with low hours the compression tests are superb and she runs smooth and strong. Top speed is 37 MPH. The bottom was replaced with a 5200 bottom circa 1990's and repainted last year. The fuel pump was rebuilt ion 2017 and included in the sale are all of the original operating manuals and engine maintenance and repair manuals. The trailer builder is unknown but it has been refurbished and serves the boat reliably.
20.5 Feet 1941 Gar Wood Deluxe Utility
Very clean boat that was restored in 2008/09. The boat was stripped to bare wood, five or so planks were replaced at the time. The bottom was completely refastened. The 350 engine was also installed at that time. The original engine is available for the boat.
25'6 Feet 1941 Gar Wood Custom Runabout
Only 2 of these 25'6 Triple Cockpit Custom Runabouts were built in 1941 making it an exceptionally rare boat. 1937-1941 marked Gar Wood's true "design perfection", building some of the most beautiful boats in production and setting a standard for all other competitors. With heavily crowned decks, rounded covering boards, and pronounced bow flare, the 1941 models are unmistakable. This example has been meticulously restored and is powered by a Scripps V-12 engine; one of the most expensive marine engines of the time. This "trophy fleet" model is ready to be enjoyed by a discerning collector.
Chrysler / Gar Wood Engine only
This engine was originally in a 19' Foot twin cockpit Garwood hull #4272. The engine is incomplete and was purchased in the 50's. It is a total basket case and comes with the original gear box.
21 Feet 1941 Gar Wood Vacationer
Beautiful pre-war Garwood with the popular mid-ship bench seating. This outstanding boat is in absolutely pristine condition and is ready to be enjoyed! The boat has been in the same family for 25 years. She has her original double-planked mahogany hull with the oil-cloth layer in between and was re-varnished in 2013 before going into long-term storage. The engine has relatively low hours and "purrs like a kitten." Package includes spare parts and a solid trailer. This is a very rare and desirable boat and could easily be entered in any boat show. Price recently reduced and open to reasonable offers.
20'6" Feet 1940 Gar Wood Sedan (Cabin Utility)
Impeccably-restored 1940 Gar Wood Sedan (Streamline Cabin Utility). Gar Wood only made these boats from 1939-1941 and only 73 were built. They were great riding boats at any speed and were one of the most attractive models built. This boat is 100% like-new with authentic upholstery and gleaming brightwork. Powered by a Gray Marine Fireball, which is unusual for the 20'6" Gar Wood in either the utility or sedan versions. It provides more power for full passenger loads or higher speeds with lighter loads. Structurally solid in all respects. Bonus improvements include hydraulic steering and bow thruster for easy handling in tight spots and crosswind docking. Trailer and canvas aft cabin cover included.
28 Feet 1992 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Single-owner, beautiful example of the popular 28 foot triple cockpit runabout. Based on the classic 1940s Gar Wood designs, this boat is ready to be enjoyed by a new family. Excellent condition all around with low engine hours, two new impellers, new belts, an 80 gallon gas tank, and lots of power waiting to push her up on plane.
26 Feet 1936 Gar Wood Custom Cruiser
A rare and unique 26 Foot Gar Wood Custom Cruiser built in 1936. This model one of only 34 made and was number 32 of 34 in the series. The boat was originally delivered to Cleveland, Ohio in 1936. New lumber bottom to top with a West System bottom, all new wiring. A bow thruster assist the driver in docking. It has had several fresh coats of varnish recently and has a rebuilt Chevy engine offering 200HP. It is a solid 28 MPH boat.
16 Feet 1946 Gar Wood Ensign
Here is a very rare and desirable Gar Wood in extremely nice condition.....in the water last season and ready to go....very fast with the Chrysler 6 cylinder engine!
28 Feet 1930 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Purchased from the original owner in Louisville, KY in 1998. Engine and boat was completely refastened and restored from 1998 through to 2001. New varnish applied in 2012. Bottom is excellent and water tight. Restoration by the best, engine done by George Shinn, balanced and blue printed. All original hardware, instrumentation, engine, seat springs, seat frames, bow and stern poles, running lights and lenses. Marine seat leather dyed to original color specification of the boat. All wood framing has matching serial numbers. Engine has added steering wheel choke. Boat is in overall excellent condition and was in the water in summer of 2015.
19 Feet 1940 Gar Wood Custom Runabout
Rare Gar Wood Runabout,-Hull # 6550, #79 of only 122 built. New stem, knee, keel, chines, transom framing (8 of 10), bottom frames with gussets to side framing, all in white oak. All fasteners silicone bronze. New 5200 bottom with 5mm Bryunzeel Okume plywood followed by 7/16" philippine mahogany. Some side planking lumber included. All hardware including rare 5 instrument cluster gauge. Gray 6 fireball to be rebuilt. More photos available
22 Feet 1936 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
This rare Gar Wood 22 Foot Triple Cockpit Runabout has been in the Family since 1989. The boat has not been in the water since 2010 and was lightly used prior to that time. It has been a boat show winner previously and is very original.
33 Feet 1942 Gar Wood Four Cockpit Runabout
This boat is a radio Controlled Target boat. It was a special Gar Wood concept which the Army found to be vital for training gunnery personnel on rapidly moving targets. Gar Wood was given an Army contract to provide a total of 29 of these boats in 1942 and all were powered by a single engine Kermath. This is Hull# 4 bearing the Gar Wood Number 6768, U.S. Army Target Boat (JR-4) delivered on August 18th of 1942. This original 33 foot 6 inch, 4-cockpit Gar Wood is now ready for final restoration. The bottom of this boat has been re-done and now has a West system bottom with new ribs and frames. All the hard work has been done.Very rare find and with only a few ever built! Powered by a V-12 Kermath engine, complete with an additional parts motor.
25 Feet 1937 Gar Wood Custom Runabout
This is # 19 of 27, 25ft Gar Woods ever built by Gar Wood, Hull # 6110. She was originally delivered to Alexandria Bay on the St Lawrence River and came to me through the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. She was completely restored in 1999 by Dave Wright and won Best of Show at Tahoe's Concourse de Elegance. Fresh varnish was put on in 2013. The original Chrysler Majestic straight 8 engine is available. She rides better than a 22' and handles better than a 28'. She is a perfect show and user boat.
16 Feet 1936 Gar Wood Split Cockpit Runabout
Originally displayed in the Gar Wood display at the 1936 New York Boat Show. Was then owned by A prominent Marine engine dealer in Boston. Boat has a new 5200 no soak bottom put on by Katz's Marina less than a year ago and has only been in the water once since. Had refresher coats of varnish. The decks have been replaced but the hull sides are original. Engine is a Chrysler Crown in-line 6. Has a new fuel pump, carb rebuilt, new prop shaft installed. Stuffing box rebuilt. Starts with push of the button. Runs beautiful. Comes with fenders, dock lines, and a waterline cover. Was a winner at Clayton in 2002. has a number of other regional awards. Trailer is a 2002 Quickload it was completely rebuilt. All new bearings springs were gone over, new wheels and tires. Completely ready to go. Moving and I can't take it with me. Open to offers.
22 Feet 1946 Gar Wood Utility
This Gar Wood was uncovered by her current owner in a state of disrepair and was subsequently restored to her former glory. With a full and complete restoration done by a well respected restorer over 90% of the wood in this boat is new. The numbers matching engine has been completely rebuilt. The boat also had fresh varnish applied in 2012. In 2013 the boat won many awards including Best in Show. The boat performs flawlessly and is offered with a full waterline cover as well as a custom built Quickload aluminum trailer.
26 Feet 1947 Gar Wood Overnighter
Hull #7131 #8 out of 9 Built. Originally delivered to to Wawassee Boat Co. Syracuse, ID. A very rare boat according to Gar Wood history!
19 Feet 1940 Gar Wood Twin Cockpit Runabout
This Gar Wood Twin Cockpit Runabout was built in 1940 and has been in the same family since 1965. The Chrysler Crown was replaced by a modern power Pontiac 389. The boat has the original sides and decks. The interior was re-done in 2011. The bottom is traditional with regular maintenance done through the years. The boat has been confirmed by Tony Mollica of the Gar Wood Society as Hull # 6566 which is number 85 out of only 122 ever made.The owner is no longer using it and is now ready to have the boat move on to a new owner.
28 Feet 1929 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Triple cockpit with Scripps 202 6cyl 678ci 200hp engine. Original gauges. Was bought in the 1000 Islands region of NY two years ago. Hull #293170
28 Feet 1929 Gar Wood Baby Gar
1929 Baby Gar 28 ft.(my favorite boat out of the 4 I purchased). Includes mostly complete original numbers matching Chrysler Imperial 6cyl 106hp engine. This is an unmolested very original boat down to the remnants of original upholstery. I have grand plans for this one. It is one with the "Black Beauty" option from the factory with black painted sides and red bottom. It is a striking combination when done properly.
25 Feet 1938 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Here is a very rare 1937 (sold as a 1938) Gar Wood Triple...originaly owned by the founder of O'Bexer Boat Yard of Lake Tahoe, Jake O'Bexer. Hull #6189 of only 24 ever built. The boat has been rewooded by Dave Lobb and ready to have the finishing completed. Included are the gauge cluster recently restored by Clausen, all hardware remade by Al Shinner including all flagpoles, steering wheel, lights & etc. Also there is the prop shaft, prop & rudder. Missing are steering column, cutwater, interior & engine. There is no trailer.
17 Feet 1938 Gar Wood Split Cockpit Runabout
Fully restored boat that shows exceptionally well. 5200 bottom, all deck and side wood has been replaced. Endine was rebuilt, all chrome and gauges done. This boat is ready to use or show. All offers considered.
28 Feet 1936 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Originally built for the department store magnate Marshall Field this gorgeous 1936 Triple Cockpit GarWood is almost all original except only the modern conveniences such as electronic ignition and an epoxy "no soak' bottom. The boat has won many best original and best in class events in various boat shows and is powered by a rare 12 cylinder Scripps
26 Feet 1937 Gar Wood Deluxe Cruiser
This is a very rare Gar Wood cruiser that has had only one owner since new! This boat has been in the same family and on the same lake in Oklahoma since its delivery in 1938. in the water and has been well cared for all of its life. All documentation and history comes with this boat included the original bill of sale and telegram from Gar Wood. Gar Wood only made THREE of these and only one other of this model is known to exist on Lake Tahoe. The original Chrysler motor was in service until 15 years ago and was replaced with a similar, rebuilt engine.
28 Feet 1930 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Boat is registered with the Gar Wood society. Number 209 of 305. Boathouse stored and ready to use. The boat has been repowered and is quick and reliable.
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.
21 Feet 1936 Gar Wood Custom Hardtop Sedan
In 1936 Gar Wood introduced the Cabin Utility to the American market. It was an instant success and quickly outperformed the 20 foot open Utility model. Delivered to Fitzgerald and Lee in Alexandria Bay in 1936 which was the largest Gar Wood dealer in America, the Cabin Utility model offered a ventilating windshield and two glass windows which opened up on each side of the cabin This model became Gar Wood's most popular model with a total of 45 units made and sold in that year. This particular boat is completely original and no detail has been overlooked. The interior is burgundy leather and is in immaculate condition. This boat is a real beauty, winner of many show awards including the Clayton Boat Show where it took a First Place and can be seen in Tony Mollica's book on Gar Wood boats. Recently restored in Winter of 2017-2018
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