This 1956 Aristocraft Typhoon in Spokane, Washington is tired looking but could certainly still be resurrected.
Although not as sexy as earlier models this 1976 Correct Craft Mustang is still a very nice classic ski boat. This boat shouldn’t last long with what looks to be decent glass, nice interior, low hours and nice trailer for less than $5,000. Although nowhere near original, this little 16′ Resorter should be a fun runner with a modern 4 cylinder powerplant and a recent restoration. Given the overall appearance of this Chris Craft both inside and out, it’s very possible the 419 hours indicated could be actual. The amount of drool coming out of my mouth could actually float this 28′ Hacker Craft Sport. Vintage wooden boat looks with modern engine and drivetrain make this Hacker Craft reliable… and expensive.
I don’t know what it is about this horribly faded, chrome-pitted seafoam green Donzi Classic 18, but I love it.
A close inspection of the brightwork should tell you to set aside some money for a re-chrome. Probably one of the most desirable Glastron Carlsons, the CVX 20 Sprint is sleek and holds up well 35 years later. The big ol’ 75hp Johnson Outboard is the perfect powerplant for this classic wooden cruiser. Although dirty, the interior looks to be largely intact – including vintage rear view mirror and gauges. Unless you got to visit the Mikkelson Collection before it was dismantled at auction a couple of years ago, you’ve probably never seen a Falls Flyer. The 1958 Larson Falls Flyer took design cues from the auto industry – including fins with turn signals.
This is about as cool as any vintage aluminum boat can get – meet the 1956 Feathercraft Vegabond II. The photographically-challenged seller only offers one picture of the boat without a cover on. Per the Charlotte, Michigan seller, this 16-foot Donzi was completely redone over a three year period. The rear air scoop looks cool on this boat and the rear engine must provide power via v-drive.
The seller has replaced nearly everything on this boat including seats, gauges, steering wheel and wood. The re-polished chrome emblems, through-hull exhaust and barrel back rear end all fight for your attention. Twin 125hp Mercury engines of the same vintage as the Carlson Corinthian seem to fit the boat’s look the best. Manufactured in Downey, California, these Regatta Custom Family Ski Boats didn’t see a lot of distribution outside of the west coast. The interior is spartan, looks like a lone speedometer is all you get for driver information.
Seller says the engine is currently winterized but has video footage of it running and that compression is good. Largely intact, but needing a lot of wood work, this Chris-Craft Sportsman has all the important pieces to go with it.

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Seller says the boat hasn’t seen water since it was restored about 6 years ago at a cost of $40,000 – yikes!
The owner states it has a Chris Craft 283 cubic inch engine with only 419 hours – which would explain the nice condition. It looks to have lived a long life of sun-filled pleasure in Miami, Florida but still has some affection to give. This particular boat is powered by a 1980 200hp Johnson outboard and comes with a nearly new aluminum trailer. This 1961 model for sale on Craig’s List in Madison, Wisconsin for $7,995 OBO appears to be in very good condition and not too far from where it was originally manufactured. It would be nice to see the detail of both – it could help further identify the model and year. This v-drive, yes, v-drive powered Donzi Sweet 16 has a supercharged 406 GM small block turning its prop… rapidly turning its prop. Clean Sweet 16s are hard to find, this v-drive model is as scarce as the gasoline that would have powered it in 1976. Typically the early Belmonts were very smooth and fast looking fiberglass over wood boats manufactured out of Fresno, California .
I was unable to find any information on Belmonts from this era to know if that scoop is real, or an add-on.A wooden boat with trim tabs and an air scoop are definitely not the norm.
Given the expense of restoration, the $26,000 reserve doesn’t seem out of line, but will most likely go unsold with similar wooden boats of the era selling in the high teens to low twenty thousand mark.
I personally prefer the 1996 models with the single racing stripe running center through the hull over these 1997 models. The seller claims it’s a 15 on a 10 scale of rare – a fifty percent rare scale exceedance.
Seller claims it’s mostly intact with the exception of the motor housing and the front seat frame. Seller says he also has a 1960 Mercury 300 outboard that can be purchased outside of the auction. I’d hang this from the countertop in my kitchen just so I could look at her year-round.
Looks to have some original parts with some modern replacements – most noticeably the engine and throttle controls. The Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota Craig’s List seller claims the new model replacement cost of this 2007 model is $280,000.

Powered by a 351 Ford tuned by Holman Moody, I can tell you firsthand people will hear you coming. Most of these old Glastrons had little trouble running 60+ MPH and were also capable slalom ski boats. It’s described to have the original 75hp Johnson outboard motor and most likely original Balco trailer. This 1956 Feathercraft Vegabond II wouldn’t get a second look if not for its very sexy barrel back behind. This restored 16′ Belmont double cockpit has a very cool look to it, especially with that stern intake.
New paint, new 355 GM motor, new outdrive components, new interior, new carpet, restored trailer.
It comes with a newer Eagle trailer and the seller does a nice job posting plenty of pictures.
So given the $125,000 asking price this looks like a relative bargain – save 55%, and just in time for Christmas! The 2+3 seating will most likely require the +3 passengers to don hearing protection, lest suffer tinnitis.
Powered by a much newer mid-80s model Mercury outboard, this little tin can would look good at any vintage boat show with an outboard closer to its birthday. Hull registraion numbers show a previous New Jersey home but this boat now resides in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The highlight of this boat is definitely the red Mercury Kiekhaefer outboard motor, which is unfortunately not included in the sale.
The seller does a nice job of presenting the boat’s condition though a variety of photos. Regardless, the boat appears to be in very nice condition with newly upholstered seats, a functional trailer and that sexy booty. The seller will let it go with any variety of outboard powered options including twin Mercurys, single Evinrude or even no motor.
The seller of this U19 states it has low hours (however how many that means is not disclosed) and is in very clean, garage kept condition.
The nicely restored boat is listed here on Craig’s List though, anxiously awaiting your choice of power plant for only $2,000. It’s nothing so cool you absolutely have to have it, but with a proper restore I think it could be a fun towable. If you’re looking for a project this boat is offered at $3,000 with no reserve in Middle River, Maryland.
Very few photos and even less description in this eBay listing where you can buy it now for $8,999 or Make Offer.
Every single one is a masterpiece – especially the early models manufactured out of cedar with a canvas skin. Find it ending soon on eBay in Beeton, Ontario currently at $2,150 with the reserve not met.
Here’s your chance to own one, find it here on eBay in Hallandale, Florida with a $17,900 Buy it Now.

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