A very rare and unusual piece of California drag boat history, the brainchild of famous builder Rudy Ramos. This V-bottom 21' boat features a 460 Ford V-8 with Velvet Drive transmission and Casale 15% v-drive. The "day cruiser" moniker refers to the raised deck feature, with cushions below deck. We tried it, and if you're not freaked out getting an MRI, you could probably take a nap under there!
It's in extraordinary original condition, all the original upholstery is in great shape, and the gelcoat is bright and shiny throughout. Note the walnut-grain accents molded into the gelcoat, a nod to the original Rayson wood hulls.
Includes original Shoreland'r tandem axle trailer as shown in photos.
Priced at $22,900
If you're after the "right" small cruiser, this is the one for you!
Extensive restoration by us including bottom replacement/refastening, new covering boards, new transom, custom interior, engine "doghouse" and aft seat, new upholstery with reversible cushions, cockpit sole with Marmoleum flooring, Crusader 350 V-8 repower, convertible top, cockpit cover, tandem axle trailer included.
Priced far below restoration investment at $89,900.
Available separately: 6000# hydraulic Shore Station with touchless retractable side curtains.
1990 38' Hackercraft, custom torpedo from an original Hacker design, inspired by Typhoon-Teaser-Lockpat II, twin 454/350 hp V-8's, aft cockpit instrument panel, custom triple axle trailer, three mooring covers, approximately 260 original hours, new bottom installaed by Hackercraft in 2009. Great care and no expense spared by a knowledgeable owner!
Extraordinary opportunity to own an extraordinary boat!
First: there are only three of these boats known to exist. This is the only one with a correct Sterling Petrel 225 engine, an original option.
Second: The superlative design of this boat showcases John Hacker at his finest. More deck crown and bow flare that the coveted 1930 30' Hacker, and the bow flare continues well back to the second cockpit. Probably the most stunning "gangster" windshield of all, which is especially well set-off by the original-style Kroh convertible top.
Third: Fantastic restoration by an unusually detail-oriented owner. New from the waterline down, professionally installed WEST system bottom. Original topsides. Details abound: correct, original starter button, correct floorboard trim, correct instrument panel and ignition switch, correct Kroh convertible with one-piece steam-bent oak frames (not laminated), correct engine hatch lock, correct restored and rebuilt Sterling Petrel six cylinder engine. All supported with extensive documentation.Custom tandem axle trailer makes it ready to travel to any show in the country.
Priced at $350,000.
Built in 1948 in Ventnor, NJ.The boat is correct in all aspects, recent re-finish and engine tuning by Freedom Boat Service. This is the fifth of the six 23' twin engine Ventnors built. Only three of the six are known to exist, and only one other has been restored. The boat is powered by twin Gray Marine "Fireball" six cylinder engines.
Tandem axle trailer and mooring cover are included in the sale.
Priced well below restoration investment at $225,000.00
Here's the ultimate tow package: Boathouse Classic Trailer, gooseneck version to accommodate a 30' runabout, and a matching 2012 one-ton Ford diesel crew cab pickup.
If you're not familiar with the trailer, check out our 2015 road trip, chronicled on Woody Boater:
This is the perfect setup for a collector who wants to travel to shows with different boats, but wants to keep them clean and safe in transit. The trailer bunks adjust to fit the hull of just about any vintage boat, and could probably be set up to haul two small boats at a time. The rolling side panels keep the boat clean and dry in transit, yet are easy to roll forward when launching. The hydraulic trailer suspension "kneels" down so it's easy to float the boat on and off the trailer, and the gooseneck also provides about 18" of travel, which helps most at the boat ramp approach.
Note the trailer is fitted with rudimentary sleeping accommodations, which allows licensing as a motorhome.
The truck is loaded, including an auxiliary fuel tank plumbed to automatically replenish the main truck tank. There's about 12,000 miles on the truck, and probably the same or fewer miles on the trailer. (Boat not included!)
Priced at $95,000, less than half the cost to duplicate.
This 1925 26' Great Lakes Boat Building Company runabout is ultra-rare: one of only two known to exist. The company was founded in Milwaukee in 1916, and moved at some point after 1930 to Chicago. Known for larger vessels, both private yachts and commercial ships, no record exists of how many runabout-style boats the company may have built. We assume very few, as there's no mention of smaller vessels in any of the company history.
This boat was built in Milwaukee and delivered by freighter to the Les Cheneaux Islands in Michigan. Maybe four owners since new, including the current owner who's enjoyed her for many years.
Wood looks almost all original, maybe three planks replaced on the deck, where it appears something may have fallen on her years ago.
As with many boat of this age, the original (Universal) engine has been replaced with a 1950's Chrysler Crown six cylinder.
All the brass hardware is original, with the exception of new rub rails, which were painstakingly duplicated. The removable aft windscreen was recreated from sketches provided by the original owners prior to their passing.
Likewise, the original leather color was duplicated with great effort, as well as confirmation by Eagle Ottawa Leather that the yellow was indeed a color offered by their factory in Milwaukee in 1925. Note original photo of sister ship.
Included in the sale is all documentation, a custom made tandem axle Integrity trailer, and a waterline mooring cover.
Priced at $89,900
Unique, 17' Herreshoff designed and built yacht tender, said to be the tender from Edsel Ford's yacht "Onika". Note photo of "Onika" showing launch on deck, behind 25' Gar Wood runabout.
Beautiful steam bent coaming around aft cockpit, fore and aft "hogging braces", and rolled shear plank, all hallmarks of Herreshoff design.
Steam bent ribs have been replaced, original cedar topsides in place. Powered by a Universal Four, not original to the boat.
Priced at $50,000.
Legend has it only 51 of these "Blue ane White" racers were built, and about half were originally shipped to Europe for a spec-racing class. Today, there are only eight known to exist, and this is the only one equipped with an original-spec 175hp Lycoming six cylinder engine. Documented (one race, Biscayne Bay, FL, March 1937) race history, probably more to be found.
Restored for a knowledgeable and capable owner who felt she was just too important a boat to restore himself.
Custom single axle trailer.
Own this important piece of Chris-Craft history at less than the cost of restoration, $150,000.
That this gorgeous, 112-year-old launch even exists today is a miracle in itself, not to mention its wonderful condition.
Built by the New York Boat Works, Arthur Fleming, attorney, lumberman, and philanthropist, named the launch "Aloha" and brought it to his summer home on Marquette Island, in the Les Cheneaux Islands of Michigan, around 1915.
It was purchased in 1975, and 7000 hours were spent in restoration from 1983 to 1987. It's been lightly used since.
While the original engine had been lost to history, it's powered by a 1926 Red Wing 8 horsepower, two cylinder engine. The only concession to modern materials is the vinyl upholstery replacing the original leather. It travels on a custom-built tandem axle trailer.
Ready for show, or elegant cocktail cruising.
Priced at $85,000.
Currently lying in Illinois.
One Owner! 1972 Resorter with 440 ci/330 hp Chrysler V-8. Front and rear seats re-upholstered in the closest modern vinyl to original, the rest is original. Carpet added, close to original vinyl flooring as shown in storage areas. We think the vinyl inserts on the decks may have been replaced, but original owner insists they're original. Well-loved by a persnickity owner (see labels in engine box!) We just updated with color-matched Pettit Vivid bottom paint. Includes single axle trailer, and mooring cover.
Priced at $13,995.
"Nepahwin" is a 1937 20’ Ditchburn triple cockpit runabout, serial number 37-22. While Ditchburn ceased production in 1937, the latest known Ditchburn serial number was 37-46, so this is one of the last built by a long standing high end Canadian builder. As with many Canadian boats, the original engine has been replaced. The original engine was a Ford flathead V-8 of 90 horsepower, so the current engine, a Buchanan 283 based on the ubiquitous Chevrolet V-8, is a welcome upgrade at 175 horsepower, as well as an interesting and rare vintage engine in itself.
Acclaimed Canadian restorer Gary Clark restored the boat approximately 10 years ago. She underwent a minor refinish and fresh varnish by Gary just last fall to prep her for a concours show.
- Exposed, transom mounted rudder, typical of Ditchburn boats
- the upholstery is leather and is in as-new condition
- the chrome is excellent all round
- fresh varnish last fall
- The Buchanan engine was rebuilt 10 years ago. It runs well and has been maintained annually. Buchanan 283 @ 175 HP
- safety equipment includes fire extinguisher, halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment, 4 life preservers in ‘bags’, paddle, bailers (electric and ‘bucket’), heaving line, flashlight and sound signalling devices (horn and whistle)
- A ‘Ditchburn’ pennant is included
- 6 woven cotton fenders and haul up hardware and lines are included
- no trailer
-currently "put-up" for the winter in her boathouse on Lake Muskoka.
Priced at $100,000 USD
This desirable "Barrel back" runabout has had all the work done:
New bottom, plywood inner layer, longitudinal Phillipine mahogany outer planks, 5200 sealant
Original decks and topsides re-fastened and refinished
Rebuilt Chris-Craft KB six cylinder 121 hp engine, instruments rebuilt, new cloth-covered wiring as original, all hardware re-plated, fuel tank serviced, new drive shaft and bearing, new, correct "pigskin" (tan) leather upholstery.
Available at a fraction of restoration cost, priced at $50,000
The "unicorn" of 19' "Barrelbacks", a 1942 model. Note "torpedo" style bow, folding four panel windshield, and the iconic "barrelback" transom. Complete, fresh restoration, including rebuilt original model M 130 hp Chris-Craft six cylinder engine, correct original aquamarine leather, new 5200 bottom with current marine plywood inner layer, new Honduran mahogany frames, new Philippine topsides, and refastened original decks and covering boards. Rebuilt instruments, correct, cloth covered wiring, all hardware re-plated, ready for show!
Priced at $115,000.
This 25' Lyman, hull # K1742, is a great user boat, and would be a perfect platform for a super-luxe restoration as we did on the 1972 30' Lyman (see sold listings.) We just launched her after two years in storage, and she floats like a cork!
Equipped with a 220 horsepower Gray Marine V-8, she runs right up to 4000 RPM with no problems. While we have not preformed a complete marine survey on the hull, she appears to be solid and sound.
She comes with a yard trailer, but would need a different trailer for transport over any distance.
A great deal of boating fun for only $22,900.
Fresh, sympathetic restoration of a very original example. Award winner at Woods and Water International Show, September 2015.
The 1961 21' Continental is a one-year-only model from Chris-Craft that captures the excitement of jet-age styling. Only 96 were built, only about a dozen known to exist today. This one has it all: Lincoln-based Chris-Craft 430 ci 275 hp V-8, Original, optional Fiberglass Hardtop with aluminum flying buttress supports, Crazy-detailed multi-colored interior completely re-done with original materials, and, of course, the FINS! Includes new,custom, tandem axle trailer, new full waterline mooring cover.
Priced below restoration investment at $129,900.
Currently lying in Cincinnati, OH
A true barn-find Sea Skiff! Only 232 hours showing on the hour meter, probably original. Well maintained, with 327/210 Hp Chris-Craft V-8. She needs a little TLC, hull sides could be painted. A great DIY project, or have us spiff it up for boating in the spring!
25' in length, 9'1" beam, dry weight 4400#, and she carries 60 gallons of fuel.
Trailer not included, price reduced to $9,995.
Perfect opportunity to complete your Riviera collection! Got your 18' and 20'? Go for a 16', the rarest, one-year-only model!
This boat has had an extensive professional restoration by Mayea Brothers in MI, and has been re-powered with a Chris-Craft 283/185 hp V-8. No expense spared, ready for a new owner at a fraction of restoration investment.
Priced at $39,900