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16 Feet 1963 Switzer Craft Shooting Star
The Switzer Craft boat manufacturer is one of the most amazing and respected manufacturers of boats of its time. Handcrafted with pride in McHenry, IL. They were championship boats setting world speed records. The Shooting Star was named one of the Top 10 wood boat designs and was a World Record Breaker at 104MPH. This famous sport craft is widely acclaimed for its winning characteristics and advanced styling. The improved configuration of the Shooting Star includes the 3 point suspension hull for greater stability and level ride at all speeds. Engineered to accommodate a larger motor it is quite capable of speeds in the 60’s & 70’s. The Shooting Star was touted as an outstanding ski boat. The low freeboard makes boarding the boat from the water easy. This boat has won gold metals in antique boat shows in the past. Bob Switzer personally signed the bow just before he died. We're not sure how many, if any, other Shooting Stars are in existence. The current owner has had the boat up to 55 mph at one point, and the throttle was only 1/2 way down- it had a ton left. He said the experience was awesome! Of all the boat rides he's ever been on in his life this was the most fun ride. Owner has much of the restoration work documented on both the boat and the motor, well over 20k was spent on restorations.
22 Feet 1995 Custom Race Boat
Miss Rosie was built as a tribute to the Great Lakes race boats of the 60's and 70's. Frame is oak, hull is mahogany plywood. drive is a Mercury Bravo 1. Very FAST and FUN. The boat was built by Tom Costello of Michigan. He had previously raced in the 1950's and designed and built Miss Rosie to be a 3/4 scale tribute to the step hull unlimited lake racers of the 30's, 40's and 50's. He then used a bottom design from a naval architect, stretched it to 22 feet and added 2 steps and a somewhat deeper V for stability. She was never raced but appeared at many Vintage APBA events with exhibition runs. She throws an impressive rooster tail at it's cruising speed of 60-70 MPH. The boat is stored indoors always and is in good condition with less than 100 hours on the engine.
21 Feet 1972 Glastron Carlson
This classic Glastron Carlson is absolutely original. You can imagine James Bond 007 in Live or Let Die. A CV21 Berkeley Jet was stolen from park ranger, Billy-Bob from a Louisiana Parks and Wildlife station. Three Kananga henchman and Dr. Kachanga pursue Bond in the boat chase sequence. They were all in various Glastrons. Bonds was exactly the same as this example. The current owner purchased this boat and trailer at the Tavares Boat Show 5 years ago. He wants to sell it simply because he is not using it owning some 7 other classics. It has been stored inside all its life. Nothing has been changed right down to the brown shag carpet. The original 8 track tape deck is however long gone thank goodness. There are a few minor chips in the glass and the windshield is cracked. A new windshield is available in Fort Lauderdale. The engine is the legendary 455 cubic inch Oldsmobile and our crack marine mechanic in this area says it is perfect with less than 200 hours on it. Oil, oil filter and fuel filters should be changed before running it. The owner installed two battery positions a new steering cable and the boat comes with a new adjustable pedestal for the passenger seat. Included is a new jet impeller with all the seals. On purchase the owner was not sure of the current impellers condition but did not need to install it. A new starter motor was installed just before the boat was stored.
12 Feet 2000 B&H C-Class Hydroplane
Another nice example of a B&H hydro. A design of choice for many stock outboard racers, these are a proven hull that has also gained some collector status. Good condition and retired from competitive racing events.
9 Feet 1940 Jacoby A-Class Hydroplane
This is an original Jacoby Flyaway A-class conventional hydroplane that has been well preserved. Built by Pop Jacoby in NJ, these hulls were very competitive and a design of choice for stock outboard racing. Johnson KR factory racing engine is included. This package is unrestored and the original steering wheel will just need to be reassembled and epoxied to make it a great display piece.
19 Feet 1959 Ron Jones Class H Hydroplane "Best Wishes"
Price Reduced......."Best Wishes" is a custom hydro built by Ron Jones Hydro for legendary racer Bill Muncey. Muncey won 62 Unlimited Races, a record that still stands today. The boat has won many unlimited races over the years and was F Class National Champion in 1971. Comes complete with storyboard, race suit and commemorative helmet. Also custom auto fueling station we built exclusively for this boat.
16 Feet 1980 J&S Marine Jersey Speed Skiff
1980 APBA jersey speed skiff race boat Designed, built and driven by Dave Paraskevas in 1980. World record setter in 1981 and a very well-documented history since day 1. Campaigned last 20 years on the vintage APBA circuit . New engine built by Mike Endres in 2019, direct drive setup with no transmission as-raced. Includes Eagle trailer, cover. Many new hardware parts. New 20 gallon fuel tank, certified lifting slings, new MSD electronic ignition system. Has Livorsi GPS installed. 2 bucket seats are redone in vinyl red white & blue as original. This is one of the best running vintage-division Jersey Speed skiffs on the circuit and has strong racing provenance.
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 1962 Jersey Bayhead Skiff
This Bayhead Skiff has spent all of its life in New Jersey and is now being offered for sale. The engine were rebuilt two years ago with only 10 hours nj them since that time. The boat overall is in excellent condition.
22'6" Feet 2000 Peter Breen Contemporary Gentleman's Racer
Contemporary version of a 1939 Greavette Gentleman's Racer built by the renowned Peter Breen in the Muskoka Lakes region in 2000. Fully-appointed, classic design with sleek lines, comfortable seating, ample power and an automated fire suppression system. Comes atop a custom-fitted tandem-axle trailer with a felt-lined, fitted dust cover for on-the-road protection. Package includes a fitted red mooring cover, three spare glass windshields, hatch for the mother-in-law seat, spare stern flag pole, and a wooden display board with stand for boat shows. Recent awards include Best Contemporary Boat at Buffalo and a platinum award in the contemporary class at Alexandria Bay.
33 Feet 1996 Gar Wood Baby Gar Race Boat
This boat is a replica of Gar Wood's Race Boat from 1925- Baby Gar IV. The original boat was famous for racing against the Twentieth Century Limited Train from Albany to New York City. It was built in Brant Lake New York using modern construction methods including an epoxy bottom and cold molded planking with oak frames. This boat is powered with a Liberty Vimalert V-12 engine with 1650 Cu. In with a Capital transmission and is very similar to what powered the original Baby Gar's. This infamous design was the result of a collaboration of Chris Smith and Gar Wood who worked togther on the design of these racing boats at that time and Baby Gar IV was the last one built durng their time together.
20 Feet 2019 Custom Torpedo Stern Runabout
This boat was built from plans provided by Classic Wooden Boat Plans. It's a reproduction of a single step torpedo stern racer. It is finished with African mahogany and powered by a small block Chevrolet engine, coupled to a Borg Warner velvet drive transmission, which is a 1:1 ratio with forward/neutral/reverse. It's sitting on a custom build twin axle trailer. She is a very fun boat to drive and show.
16 Feet 1959 Coast Boat Company Jersey Speed Skiff
Built in 1959 to the David Beach Drawings by Coast BoatWorks on the Navasink River in South New Jersey . Purchased in the late 1980’s by the current owner and restored over the next five years, including new bottom, decks, engine, fuel tank, complete refinish, new instruments, and much more
11 Feet 2018 Sorensen Kit Speedliner
Built from sorensen frame kit completed in 2018 sitka spruce frame okoume 5 mm plywood and total boat epoxy motor has many new parts and runs excellent
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.
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!
18 Feet 1953 Mandella Race Boat
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.
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!
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.
11 Feet 1950 Neal Stepped Hydroplane
Owned originally by Don Frazier #V-3 in Rantool, Illinois and ran in "F" class. Bought in 1952 byBob Pavesic #W-30 and finished 3rd at the Nationals in Biloxi, Missippi in 1953 and finished 1st at the Divisionals in DePue Illinois in 1953. Last ran in 1960, with a Merc 6cyl in "D" Class. This is a classic step-hydro with a great history. All original with a canvas deck and varnished topsides. Cushions and knee pads still installed on the boat. Rigged and ready to have fun.
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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