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15 Feet 1968 Homemade SK Ski/Racer
Hand-built by the current owner in 1969, this SK ski/race boat is modeled on the Glen L Stiletto design. Her varnish and paint were updated in 2017 and she is powered by a 1966 Mercury 110 horsepower engine that will propel her at over 40 MPH. She has two 6-gallon gas tanks permanently installed. Comes with three spare props, including one three-blade ski prop and two two-blade racing props. (3)
13 Feet 1963 DeSilva D-Stock Racing Runabout
1963 DeSilva 13’ D Stock Marathon Runabout. Hull # DU2637. Originally built and raced in California, later raced in Michigan in a marathon series. She has been completely restored with new marine plywood using West System epoxy, and finished with marine varnish. Includes a restored and detailed Mercury 55H factory racing engine with new Dewald custom prop. Comes with display/storage cart (trailer not included) and custom cover. All new hardware from DeSilva, Brown Tool & Machine, and Keller. Ready to enjoy or add to your permanent collection!
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.
9 Feet 1940 Jacoby A-Class Hydroplane
This Jacoby is a truly significant piece of racing history! She was owned and raced by Paul Wearly, a very notable outboard racer of the 1930's - 1950's. This particular boat was his 1940 A-class hydroplane APBA National record setter. The boat was found in a basement in Upstate, NY several years ago and was painstakingly restored to museum quality. 99-point Best in Show winner at the prestigious Lake Tahoe Concours D'Elegance. Complete with canvas trailering cover. The boat and motor are absolutely flawless and would be an excellent addition to a permanent collection. Johnson KR racing engine is outfitted with several rare "Neal" aftermarket racing parts offered in the '30's and '40's. The overall condition and collection of history & documentation show real pride of ownership.
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!
17 feet Feet 1960 Home Built
Standard style hydroplane raceboat project, well built, was neglected for some time, now refinished inside and out, ready for engine detailing, and re-installation. Vintage homebuilt wooden trailer in good shape.
14 Feet DeSilva C-Stock Racing Runabout
This DeSilva C-Stock Runabout is a proven racing hull that was very competitive in its day. A stable and fast boat, she is powered with a beautifully restored Mercury 30H factory racing engine. The engine was originally campaigned by Wain Trotter and was the 1983 Canadian High Points Champion and the 1983 National Champion.
18 Feet 1953 Mandella
Original owner. My wife's father bought the hull in 1953 direct from Mandella. It has a Glenwood V-Drive with a 390 with app 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.
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.
25 Feet 1914 Hacker Design Race Boat
Naomi is a 1915 Hacker/Shoemaker gentleman's racer. Reported to be a John Hacker design and built by her original owner, Mr. Shoemaker, at Essex Shipyard on Lake Champlain, Naomi was used for racing, pleasure and smuggling from 1915 through World War II. There are records of her racing at Burlington, VT in 1916. The hull design foreshadows the famous John Hacker Miss APBA design of 1922. Naomi retains her original 1914 Van Blerck T-Head, 575 c.i. racing engine delivering 1400 RPM driving her at 32 MPH. Her original hardware and Hyde 18 X 28 propeller are still with the boat. Naomi has not been run since World War II and is in need of a total restoration. This is a rare opportunity to own a significant, early gentleman's racer with a known history.
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.
22' Feet 1990 Van Dam Gentleman's Speedster
One of 3 built by Van Dam showing no signs of wear, superb craftsmanship, power and modern construction at its best. GPS at 48 mph with seating for 4.Excellent condition, tandem trailer included. Ready to run or show.
20 Feet 2005 Custom Gentleman's Racer
Expertly built by Windsor Boats in 2005, this custom Gentleman's Racer is reminiscent of a 1930's design, but with a few refinements. She is powered by a modern 310hp Mercruiser engine, which is both powerful and reliable. All of the hardware is custom made to match the design of the boat. This boat is elegant and the fit and finish is unmatched. A piece of luxury and a treat to drive!
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.
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!
34 Feet 1948 Miss Canada IV Race Boat
Miss Canada IV was Canada's first challenger for the Harmsworth Trophy, emblematic of world speedboat supremacy. She set an official world record of 138 MPH in 1949 and in her 1950 attempt to best Slo-Mo-Shun's 160 MPH world mark, recorded a one-mile run of 173 MPH. On her return run at an estimated 200 MPH, the gearbox failed and she drifted to a stop one hundred yards short of a certain world record. The Wilson Racing team sold the boat in 1951 and she was later campaigned as Miss Supertest. Found in the 1970's by the Mistele family of Detroit, the boat was shown at many events and eventually brought to Canada in 2011. This boat is an important part of Canadian race boating history and is now being offered complete with her Rolls Royce Griffon engine and hydraulic trailer.
26 Feet 1998 StanCraft Speedster
A classic gentleman's racer/speedster design with a long deck. 380hp, fast and sounds great! Beautiful mahogany construction and lots of tumblehome in the transom.
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.
16 Feet 1961 Seaman Jersey Speed Skiff
This is an original wooden Jersey Speed Skiff built by "Pappy" Seaman of Long Branch, NJ. She has been beautifully restored to her former glory and is in excellent condition. Powered by a new 350 Chevy engine. Complete with trailer, "Snoopy" is ready to go!
14 Feet 1992 Hoffman SST 45 Tunnel Hull Raceboat
Perfect SST45 rig for the hobbyist or someone looking to get into SST45 racing! This Hoffman hull was built in Norfolk, VA and is known to be a competitive design. Nice shape, recent cosmetics and rigging. Evinrude SST45 factory racing engine runs well. Enclosed cockpit and collapsible sponson tips.
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.
18 Feet Ron Jones S-Class Hydroplane
This is the famous Ron Jones "S" boat the "Gulf Special". Complete restoration in 2007 by John Jenkins. Has run on "Fantasy of Flight" & Dayton Test Day in 2009. Fresh Pinto engine built by Eddie Flora. A ready to go Vintage Racer with a great history. If you are looking for a turn-key inboard Hydroplane, this Jones hull will not disappoint. She has been restored to be a reliable, consistent runner.
35 Feet 1930 Miss Dee Wite Torpedo Triple Cockpit Runabout
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.
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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