Carlo then said that his stainless steel metal came from Sweden, his windshield glass from Belgium, the wood screws from England, the boats various textiles from Italy, and his boat’s engines from the United States. Interestingly, a twin engine wood Riva boat took 36 days to make while a single screw inboard Riva took only half as long at that time. He and his customers preferred, based on purchase patterns, Chevy engines five to one over the 290 Horsepower 413 Chrysler engines. The transom and frames include the deck batten for forming the cut-out though this can be modified for a custom cockpit layout.
This iconic racing boat was originally designed by George Crouch in 1924 and went on to win the 1924 and 1925 APBA Gold Cup. It has been said that the 16 foot Gar Wood speedster is, pound for pound, the most valuable classic production speed boat in the world.
There are some 15 frames, 2 keels, twin hatch assembly, vertical cleats, gas tank fixing, drivers bench seat, breast hook, front and rear stems with knees etc.
Note that the hull sides are in the carvel planked style as is the deck, but the bottom is a stepped or clinker built style for good aeration when the boat is under way. These seabuddy boat image photos were taken in Germany so its European based engine would also need an exception for displacement if racing within a legal class of boat racing in the United States and Canada. Sorry to say that this design does not meet the requirements of a Jersey speed skiff for sanctioned racing (in a lot of ways). Chris Craft Corporation said this quote “Chris-Craft has the name, the prestige, the public acceptance.
By 1936-1937 Chris Craft introduced what Seabuddy labels’ the first niche Chris Craft Runabout; the 19’ Special Race Boat. Funny thing… Chris Craft made 51 of these boats, the same number of 19’ Chris Craft Cobras it made in 1955. Now, there is a new construction wood boat available for a custom new build with a period correct engine for the made-to-order newly built hull or a buyer can direct that a modern V-8 Seabuddy has seen this boat, it is a real head tuner. It was only in 1930, that Chris – Craft Corporation was the boat building company’s new name that Christopher Columbus Smith started business back in about 1874.
This 1964 yacht was built by the custom wood boat builder of Rybovich and Sons, of West Palm Beach, FL.
She is like Miss Chevy IV, built in 1952 and not as close to mimicking Miss Chevy II, built in 1947.The 1952 Chevy IV has the broken sheer in the two boat photo.
Seabuddy brings these two boats into this discussion as these two boats set the pace for Rybovich sport fishers to come. This fiberglass boat company started making boats in 1955, first calling them Endura Craft boats. Causing Correct Craft to rise to prominence in water skiing was Cypress Gardens, which opened in 1936. While this classic boat was made in the Orlando, FL plant, Correct Craft’s current manufacturing facility, started in 2005, includes two private lakes used to test their boat designs.
I was aboard a wonderful classic yacht at the invite of the yacht’s owners this past weekend. This 1961 Preserved Classic Yacht is an excellent example of what made a Matthews Yacht very desirable among cruising yachtsmen.
This is an 26’ exacting example of the bright finished and copper riveted boat, El Lagarto, which has an outstanding racing record. While her racing record was made while she was under the ownership and driving of George Reis, a long time resident of the Bolton Landing area of Lake George, NY, she was built as Miss Mary for another owner.
Reis took her to his home on the shoreline of Lake George in 1925 and he massaged the boat and motor over the years. As an aside, on a race course the boat was turned left tight to the buoys by closing all the left side vents and then she showed the highest straightaway speed with all the vents open on both sides. In one of my articles on Riva wood boats, I posted some photos and that started our current discussion. Some boat model name choices are Tritone, Ariston, Super Ariston, Aquarama, Super Aquarama, and Long Super Aquarama. I went to print with my model name thoughts in the link I have put into this posting, but I now I believe my I.D. If this boat was a nice but not the best restored copy and perhaps re-powered with a more modern engine she seems to be able to bring around a $50,000 price today. Truth be told, the faster Baby Gar V broke down and Gar Wood had to wait some seven minutes for the IV to catch up so he could transfer to it from V as V had proved to be the faster boat. She is a classic v-drive (some say vee drive) inboard with one bigger center cockpit wood runabout. This built from scratch 29” long boat is modeled from a privately owned version of a real boat and is shown here for its outstanding workmanship and attention to detail. One interesting fact to seabuddy is that the full-size runabout’s windshield was from the rear window glass used in a car. One thing to note, the photos here do not show the colors as well as an in person review will. In brief, there are 16 frames including the transom, full length stringers, dual stepped keel set up, engine hatch assay and seat assay.
Roberto Franzoni authored a great boat about Riva; the family, the shipyard, and the boats as well as the yachts. Triple outboards from either Mercury Marine or Yamaha are on the newest Chris Craft sport boat.. It has a fairly popular beam of 10’ 10” for this length; joining Regulator, Everglades, Southport, as well as Boston Whaler by being within 2” of them in its beam. One may want to explore a much narrower (up to two to three feet narrower) of a high speed center console design (the 39’ 6” Cigarette has a beam of just 8’) for more boat speed. The only unit of this boat available, for the time being, is offered by Grande Yachts International, a major Chris Craft dealer. While this new fish boat has special features to make it very easy to fish out of; the styling, fit, finish, and “stylish look” is pure Chris Craft.
Going on, they say… “There will is nothing traditional about the bow area of this boat compared to other Center Consoles today. You can expect 360 visibilities while navigating to your destination from the helm of the new 34 with ample space to manage all with the latest of a (Glass Helm) from Garmin. Below the forward helm seating and console you will find overnighting capabilities with a nicely appointed berth and head.
Finally, Chris Craft says that the combination of power, comfort, and Chris-Craft styling in the new Catalina 34 will make this boat a “one of a kind” on the water. Yamaha Helm Master™ uses …” rigging that digitally connects an enhanced binnacle control, a high-definition LCD screen, electronic steering, an electronic ignition panel, a theft-deterrent system and an innovative joystick.
Typically, a designated employee at a given boat builder receives all the training and trouble-shooting knowledge that insures that the boat and power works as intended by Yamaha, as each boat model and power package is a somewhat custom installation. Note, your boat dealer is getting proper training before any arrival of a Yamaha Helm Master equipped boat to support local boats that are boat builder rigged. The entire Helm Master™ system is covered by a Yamaha factory warranty for the first three years of a new boat. By the way, fans of Mercury Marine will be happy to hear that it offers a similar program for its outboard engines. As the boat’s best cruising speed moves up with more power, many of these triple boats are used for a fast cruise down in south Florida or for a trip to the Bahamas for lunch rather than as a pure fish boat. For a multi-purpose boat, seating and comfort features are other items that are optional to turn a fish boat into a family multi-use boat. Warning, I am not a chemist, I am simply passing on personal experiences and some advertising messaging put out by major players within the marine trades. Think about buying your Sta Bil 360 either at your nearest convenient marine store or at a low price shop.
Here is a quote from the fuel stabilizer maker “STA-BIL 360 MARINE offers comprehensive protection by releasing a microscopic corrosion preventing vapor inside the fuel system that coats ALL metals parts, including the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, valves, carburetor, fuel injectors and intake manifold. STA-BIL 360 MARINE accomplishes everything our current STA-BIL products offer, including keeping fuel fresh, removing water, cleaning the fuel system and more, but this revolutionary new product provides an exciting new level of protection for ultimate performance. This product is new for 2014 and it won the International Boatbuilder’s Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award in the Boat Care and Maintenance category. IBEX is organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by members of Boating Writers International (BWI), the award recognizes innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured, benefit to the marine industry and consumers, practicality and cost-effectiveness.
Chris Craft joins the triple engine center console choices in an upscale, “Mega Yacht” type tender style, rather than as a pure fish boat. Note that Chris Smith built his first boat ( for hunting ducks) around 1874 at the age of 13 in Michigan. After some hard times under various owners, Chris Craft has now had steady ownership and good management.
Caution, if you pick the three engines choice for your boat, watch your propeller selection, lower unit life, and fuel mileage. With the different prop spec and other correcting mounting adjustments necessary for a three engine boat, the life of trouble-free use of the center engine seems to be in question. She is not a reproduction, she is an original design by Glen Shivel and Scott Lambert featuring a soft-riding, semi-vee bottom shape.
Seabuddy has inspected this boat (the one I looked at had the fiberglass hull choice, which he prefers for this boat) and hopes to do a sea trial once the weather warms up in Kennebunkport, ME. Rated for up to 250 horsepower, most of these boats go fishing with a Yamaha 225 horsepower outboard.
Edgewater also just now makes this boat model with a center mounted diesel engine for even better mileage. If you want a top notch Center Console you must take a look at the well-built Grady White boat. Pictured here is the 2012 Grady White 306 Center Console that measures 30’ 6” down the center and needs a permit to trailer 10’ 7” at its widest point. Award winning Grady White boats make this 306 model pictured and other center console fishing boats.
Grady White invented the walk around cuddy cabin family fishing boat and they teamed up with Yamaha outboards to make this class leader.
The hull length is 23’ 5” with a beam (that needs a simple wide load road permit) is 9’ 3”. Grady White has won awards after awards for their good boats and I would be remiss if I did not mention this here.
While at the show, allow time to try your hand at the free power boat docking game where you maneuver a model boat in a test tank using a full scale boat helm into a marina slip. Meet the only production boat builder seabuddy knows that made boats out of wood, fiberglass, and steel (each of these different matieral boat building companies were at different times in his life) over a lifetime of messing with boats. The prototypes were tested in 1954 with a 20 horsepower outboard, but most Sea Mac wooden boats used a 40 Hp. Real Ships, which was given its company name by Etta, started up around 1993, after several years of living and cruising aboard a yacht by the McCarthys. An Ariston and the Super Ariston are the single engine style of the Riva Aquarama classic wood boat. Windshield glass, screws, the metal for the boat’s hardware, and much of the material used in the seating was out sourced from other counties. A great book on the history, boats, and boat owners of Riva Boats is Riva by Roberto Franzoni.
The dash board of this Classic Owens outboard was saved by George Hazzard and his crew as much of it can be cleaned, stripped, stained, and finished with many coats of varnish. The steering wheel and its assembly are to get their own separate attention for a proper total classic boat restoration. Stauter-Built boats is a classic wood boat that often has used the same design as they have for many years.
She is intended for the waters around Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico, which is roughly 40 miles south of Mobile, AL.
This outboard Lyman boat seems to have been updated with a painted finish rather than a varnished, but not stained, boat hull interior. By the way, get a Lyman model a little older than this model year and you will see a dimpled finish in the planking on the outside of the hull. Streblow Custom Boats are mahogany wooden runabouts built since the early nineteen fifties that set a standard of quality of design and workmanship for wood boats.


The boat builder is located in Walworth, WI, (262-728-6898) near the shoreline of Geneva Lake where they are a boat builder, restoration shop, and a marine boat dealer. While they do several millions of dollars of business each year, expect to wait up to three years in good times for a new boat.
Specs on the boat is 18’ 11” in length and she has a beam of 6’ 1”. Her overall weight runs in the 2,100 to 2,400 lbs. She is not a bow rider and one must change which cockpit to sit in at dockside, as this power boat is a true runabout and not a utility. I got a ride on a Pennsylvania Lake in a similar boat that belongs to a friend that was also lovingly restored and its ride and handling during that fresh water cruise was really a terrific experience. Chris Craft offered this wood power boat model in either a natural wood stained and highly varnished hull and deck or as a painted red and white finished powerboat.
Miss Canada II, the Gold Cup class race boat, was designed by Hacker for the Wilsons, at their request. The following racing season, the Greavette boat, Miller engine, and the racing Wilsons did get some competition laps in, but did not win a race as pieces of the boat interior broke up, and the boat, while fast, was found to be too lightly built to stay together long enough finish a race. After more work over the following winter on both the engine and boat, she started her 3rd racing season. In that interview, he related how he used nine coats of varnish; four sprayed, and five brushed on and hand rubbed. These longitudinal steps are there to make the wood boat hull bottom free up from the water, or air out somewhat.
Seabuddy does not know of a correct size gas engine made in the European countries that meet U S Jersey Speed Skiff racing rules. It has consistently advanced from the beginning and maintained the continued success for its merchants. So, this first niche Chris Craft Runabout is about a rare a boat as there is in the Chris Craft line-up ,just like a 19’ Cobra is!
Micheals Classic Boat Show had both of these rare boats, fully restored in its annual June event. The name had changed many times to allow for various partners in the years between these dates. That is as they say… the boat that they personally want to go home with after the show has ended.
She is a center engine (engine box in the middle of the cockpit), shaft-drive, inboard powerboat. Here seabuddy wants to share with you the delightful two hours I had aboard a 42’ classic wood cabin cruiser in Tuckerton, NJ. Then, there was a switch to yachts using fiberglass hulls from the Halmatic Company in England. It made a 16 horsepower custom 35’ gas powered boat that set the record for an Atlantic Ocean crossing in 1912. She won the Gold Cup three times, the Presidents Cup three times, the National Sweepstakes twice, and other racing awards and recognitions.
These are some additional Riva boat photo images taken by me on the same day of the same boat. These are single and twin engine boat models and perhaps the first point would be to decide if this classic has one or two engines.
She is unusal in that she has hatches on her aft deck, not the main stream for this model, sun lounge pad that Ted Kennedy once made infamous. She is one of only 28 boats made in this model in 1932 by the famous Gar Wood boat building company.
This one; with its very high level of a truly total restoration, all correct parts, it’s level of fit and finish that must be seem to be fully appreciated, may very well bring more along the lines of a $250,000 price if it was to be a classic wooden boat for sale. Gar Wood raced his 33 foot Baby Gar V and her sister Baby Gar IV both built to a design by Chris Craft’s Christopher Columbus Smith.
Chris Craft and Gar Wood had promoted the idea of a bottom step to increase speed in a runabout. All had these Liberty Engines for power that had been designed by Packard Motors and Hall Scott Aircraft Engines. John Into, a boat modeler for 50 years and a published author on boat modeling, even discussed this boat model with the real boat’s naval architect, a designer named Robert Rioux, who designed all of the Century Boat Company’s boat models at the time this boat was conceived. Let me tell you, Into got those color shades right as a match to the real boat he was modeling. This classic is a twin engine boat that had a speed “approaching 55 mph or 90 kmh” according to the sales information. His book called Riva was published in Italy in 1986 and is an out-of-print collector type book. This new 2015 Chris Craft runabout.is their entry into the currently hot and  popular 34’ center console. Seabuddy does not have any speed numbers yet for the Chris Craft 34’, but it should be in the mid-50s.
The seating and sunpad conversion for sun bathing will be a simple process to convert it for whatever the occasion, boasting a double sun lounger with arm rests and drink holders. The true glass (not plastic) windshield offers increased visibility and provides comfort to the helm and two companion chairs against inclement weather.
Up until the 2015 model year, these boats were almost exclusively powered with twin outboards. Together these components form a true drive-by-wire system that responds instantly to your command.” This system is intended for boat builder installation only right now. One hears the word “calibrated”, which to Seabuddy means that making this system work right on a boat is heavily dependent on the marine tech that installs it. Along with dealer-level training there are many forms of support that your new boat dealer gets from the Yamaha factory.
But, if you plan on keeping your rig, say, six years, you cannot buy extended warranty coverage.
Triple outboard engines are the new King-of-the Hill for Center Console boats power and this is one model that is selling in numbers. Lounges, cup holders, head, and other welcoming items for all the family members should be thought about. It’s like fogging oil for your entire fuel system, offering “360 degrees” of corrosion protection and is safe to use in all types of gasoline – from ethanol-free fuel to E85.
For the first time, STA-BIL 360 MARINE delivers corrosion protection above and below the fuel line by releasing an innovative vapor that coats all metal parts within the fuel system to prevent corrosion. She is offered with 900 Horsepower in triple outboard engines with joy stick controls from either Mercury Marine or Yamaha.
In a three engine power set-up, the center engine uses a different spec prop than the two outside ones to properly match the engines to the boat. Often, the lower unit below the cavitation plate has a shorter life within the center engine, compared to the two outside engines. However, most of their customers, after a lot of discussion, go with a wood deck-fiberglass hull boat model. This boat is easy to look at, quick to plane and fun.  She runs around a lake like she is a classic Riva Junior or Chris Craft Riviera.
Look for boat test numbers for a center console equipped with one, as it can affect your complete boat test performance numbers. These were 17 foot mahogany plywood planked clinker built outboard wood boats ideal for catching fish. A 300 Hp single  Yamaha outboard on the 232 Grady White power boat gives a best cruising speed between 4,000 rpms (about 24 mph according to the test) and 4,500 rpms (about 31 mph in the test). It’s a timed test, with offsets for bumping, that is a challenge for beginner and even if you believe yourself a pro boater.
Here are (left to right) Fred McCarthy, Etta McCarthy, and seabuddy in front of a Sea Mac wooden classic boat at Tuckerton Seaport, NJ in 2012. These runabout boats are considered the top classic mahogany, cedar, and oak wood boats that used only the best wood, hardware, glass, and marine parts from Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Belgium and other countries to give a wooden boat owner simply the best product that the Riva Factory could build.
They seasoned that lumber that went into the boats themselves; they decided when it was ready for boat building, where on the boat it had its best use, and how it was to be used with screws, glue, and then finished. Those sections that are still good pieces will be the beginning of defining a runabout deck, side rails, motor well, and cockpit for this Owens wooden boat restoration.
Wooden Boat Restoration, LLC has a very complete paint booth on site to best achieve that high level of finish that makes for a boat that fellow boaters look at with admiration. I have seen George’s work on these types of somewhat side issues and must say that his inventiveness and attention to detail is outstanding. She maybe a classic in design, but it is too new in its date of manufacture to be an antique boat. Each plank edge overlaps the other and are clinched nailed to the ribs and screwed to the frames such that an edge is shown at each plank its full length along the hull side that helps soften the ride, and they are flexible boats that can twist over the waves somewhat to give a better ride than a classic boat person would expect.
Lyman used a duck billed clinch nail for better holding strength and sometime (in the mid-50s?) began to completely fair over both the screws and the duck billed nails for a smooth exterior finish.
Get a collector grade copy of the vinyl covered hardback book titled Classic Powercraft volume I.
These are wood runabouts that are doubled planked on their bottoms and batten seamed planked mahogany hull sides.
She is almost all deck, engine room, two rows of seats and little, if any, walking around room in the cockpit areas. That one had an extremely special Chris Craft engine rebuild by an out of state noted engine builder of classic engines. Most came with the seating areas finished in a Chinese red or red hue, but blue was a choice, as I understand it, but not in all of the model years the Racing Runabout was built post WWII. Great workmanship and attention to detail is shown in the work coming from Moores you can see.
The next summer, it was found out that the boat strengthening work done by the boat builder had changed the handling balance of Miss Canada II and she was deemed too hard to handle to win races and allow her driver and mechanic to stay alive while doing so.
He went on to say that all Riva wood boats were tested in the water for at least sixty hours before it was sold. It makes for easier quick boat turning as they allow this wood boat to bank into a turn, not tilt away from it. Chris –Craft has been the leader, is the leader, and will continue to lead” in the early 1930s.. Plus, Chris-Craft boats used thinner dimension framing as well as thinner planking in the bottom for this 19’ Special Race Boat model. Her owners are members of the Sunnyland Club of the ACBS as well as the Chesapeake Bay Chapter Club.
First powered by twin gas engines, she has been re-powered years ago with twin Cummins diesels for a cruising speed of 23 MPH and a wide open throttle speed of 31 MPH.
The boat is finished in Pennant Red, one of the five colors that were offered in 1960 by the boat builder. But it was best known for the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show, which featured Correct Craft ski boats. The Ski Nautique name was added in 1961 when they began producing fiberglass water ski boats using a mold they brought from Leo Bentz. It is open, filled with bright sunshine with views outside, and has a bigger sense of space than the square footage that you walk on. These finished hull forms were shipped to Matthews Yachts in Port Clinton, Ohio from  1969 till the Matthews business closed in 1975.There these English fiberglass hulls had decks, deckhouses, engines and the cabin interior added to the hull.
She was first raced in 1922 and only retired from active competition after racing for the 1937 season.
Then, in 1931, he completely re-did the boat’s bottom with a series of ?” high shingles and after-of-the-shingle controllable dual vents that allowed the vacuum to be released that the steps created.
I have seen some records that suggest that she was last sold in the 2010 time frame powered with a 500 Hp Chevy engine for just under $200,000. Plus, here is a link back to the other write-up and pictures of the same Classic Wood Riva Boat taken the same day as these were.
She and IV raced down the Hudson River alongside the Twentieth Century Limited train on the river edge RR tracks from Albany to NYC. They are usually credited with making the refinements that made it a useful race boat feature.


He had gotten World War I aircraft engines as war surplus at bargain rates as he had bought piles of them at a time. This boat that was modeled by John was a wood classic utility runabout, it is one of the last wood ones, as Century Boat Co. If you like his work and want to better understand boat modeling for yourself, ask him to autograph a copy of his book for your home boating library. I found this to be a very advanced design in that the stringers start at the transom and end at Frame 2.
This boat number 774 was presented as the last Riva wood Aquarama Special as sold by Cantieri Riva as they made their final step in boat building into fiberglass boats from wood hulls.
She is powered by her original big block 454 Chevy engines made to Riva specs by Crusader engines in the USA. The original owners and sellers of this boat at this $975,000 sale price, the founding family of Sony Electronics, said it came with full documentation paperwork to support the boat’s history.
Now, warm water and warm weather based boats are being delivered with triple outboard engines.
This one has a stepped bottom design that gets the crew, engines, boat gear, and rigged hull on top of the water for increased speed.
Here the three 300 horsepower Mercury Marine outboard engines have been painted to the owner’s choice of finish. With two engines, the two propellers are the same spec and mount on the transom at a uniform height. Make sure that the warranty of all your engine parts are covered by a factory guarantee plan with your three engine boat and that it clearly states that all three engines on your one boat are equally covered and any warrantee plan extension is also available with the same equal engine coverage -FOR ALL THREE ENGINES.
If you go with a fiberglass hull and a wood deck selection, she is a light weight (1,100 LBS) and about a $49,000 modern boat. Clinker Built means that each plank bottom edge stands out from the one below it such that it give a small lift to the boat while it throws spray down and away from the cockpit. This photo was taken at the Philadelphia Chapter of the ACBS Antique and Classic Boat Show in this past summer. Then; forward steering, remote controls, a windshield, and two rows of vinyl covered padded seating made for a Bill Deed designed water sports boat that handled lake, bay, inlet, and ocean waters very well.
This boat was tuff and many boats outlasted more than one motor’s life span on its transom.
Besides changing over from a wood boat builder to manufacturing fiberglass boats, Fred took his new company from single outboards to twin inboards for power.
Almost all of a boat was sprayed several time and then hand brushed several more times to a high gloss polished varnish bright finish. The photos show the loving attention to keeping an old boat, a good, useful boat that is an antique and classic boat show standout. The book is full of color pictures of antique and classic boats taken at the highest quality level for wooden boat photography. A special finish technique and secret rot resistant construction techniques make these floating art works different from a regular wood boat. Heck, it has been said that just selecting the wood for a boat takes weeks of combing through the choices of planking on hand. The cover is even a full color photograph of a Streblow set into a lovely vinyl cover or binding.
With a big flathead Chris Craft she gives a great ride at normal antique and classic boat speeds and a real thrill when the throttle is opened up even more. Miss Taylor was married eight times (twice to Richard Burton), suffered from over 70 illnesses.
These changes made a big difference compared to their other 19’ by 6’2” sized runabouts that were made by Chris Craft boats for the masses. This was the way one went after sailfish, tuna, and white and blue marlin for sport fishing fun. The boat was a show-stopper that brought smiles and sparked conversations among many show-goers as they walked the docks of this 17-acre show. By then they were selling about $3,000,000 in boats, which were made in three boat-building plants, located in nearby Cambridge, MD as well as in California and Indiana.
There is seating for five, two in front of the engine box and three on a bench behind the engine at her stern . Correct Craft, Ski Nautique, and Nautique are names that are imbedded in water skiing history. Nautique’s boat bottom shapes really went wild starting with the 1989 models where stepped chines, spray relief pockets, along with a variable planning hull dead rise became standard on their ski boats. The Galley and dinette are at another level, but the main salon ceiling line stays at one, full height, even over these two lower level interior features. Other than its impressive deck lines, Zephyr lends itself to a variety of engine sizes through its generous beam. Full production of this model is planned to hit the Chris Craft dealer network in spring, 2015. Both Mercury and Yamaha offer Joy Stick for triples, now, and that makes these boats something one can drive well around the marina with only minutes of instruction. All you boaters that slip their boats in Key West, well Seabuddy is not talking about your boating fuel habits in a direct way in this write-up. When interviewed by Time magazine, he attributed Chris-Craft’s success to the family rather than any individual within it. Sea Ray, using the same brand engine and water jet drive as this Callinectes Boat Works model has already introduced one for themselves this year.
Glen Grady, a boat builder from Wisconsin, and White, from a farming family in North Carolina, had joined forces to start G-W Boats, Inc.
Then, he became a champion sales success leader for the company and then later he bought the original partners out, when they wanted to retire. The top speed at just under 44 mph at 5,900 rpms is far secondary to the best economy (at reasonable engine rpms) cruising speeds. Once, this sporty runabout was a prize on the TV show, “The Price is Right, in the 1961 show season.
Some interior boards were called out on every model for a paint finish, however, and lesser quality wood was used there.
They are light and easy to power as they use a shallow draft, almost flat bottom hull design to get performance from low horsepower outboards. This classic outboard runabout is said to be a boat for sale and at a very attractive price.
Lyman was also known for its use of ribbon striped (sometimes called tiger striped) mahogany veneered marine-grade plywood in its decks.
I know of several prior owners of carvel, hard chine classic wood boats that marvel at the ride that they get in their Lyman compared to what they are used to. It is sold out of print, so a used book or a copy from a personal collection is the way to go for this great book. For instance, while there are different engine choices, it is perhaps fair to say that one of these boats were 20% faster. Seabuddy hopes that you made it to the show or plan on putting this show on your calendar in the future years. The family ran the company and kept it private until they sold the entire corporation in early 1960.
She has a flat bottomed transom (not a deep vee), no keel, and twin inboard shaft drives (no bullet to house the F-N-R gears of multiple outboard engines exposed in the wake of the hull, as the transmissions are inboard within the hull). Raymond Loewy, noted designer of a few early 50’s Studebakers as well as the Avanti cars developed the design for this and other boats for the Dorsett Plastic Corporation. Her bottom is essentially a flat bottom with a very gentle arc athwartships across her running surface. Correct Craft was founded in 1925 and has been the keystone builder of boats for water skiing competition and water ski shows. Light weight for that time, they were offered in boats by Gar Wood at horsepower rating from 400 Hp to as high as 550 Hp.
This tested plan has the corrected offsets incorporated into the lines so is suitable for full size construction without the need for correcting the lines and attempting to fair frames. You can see from the Mecum Auction supplied photos that the boat was properly stored, serviced, and maintained over her lifetime.
The beam allows for a double sun lounger with arm rests, triple helm chairs, and a L-shaped bench across the transom that allows walk-thur access to the swim platform without removing seating cushions.
It, like an outboard from the fifties, has the engine, controls, fuel and jet pumps, exhaust, electrical, propulsion, and cooling systems as a package. Other features can be found throughout this fishing boat model that give a real positive impact on your ability to chase and catch fish. Top speed, if you ever use it, is around 46-47 MPH with the 225 horsepower Yamaha outboard motor. I think of Fred McCarthy’s Jersey Yachts fiberglass boat building business as alive from 1964 to 1988. Think about areas like the seat frames, under the bow, side, and aft decks for a painted finish.
Most Antique and Classic Boat Society boat owners like to be reviewed or judged by experts against a very exacting set of standards. It is a Vee shaped bow to cut through the chop coupled with a fairly flat deadrise across the transom boat design. Give them a telephone call if this is something that you need for this upcoming summer boating adventure season.
The engine never did run at Greavette and it and the race boat were shipped off to Lake George, NY, which was the race site.
Then the raised toe rail at the outside edge of the foredeck and the presence of a siren are clues.
Original offsets are notorious for errors as they were often measured up as a matter of record rather than used to build.
Boat builders are doing what they need to their boat offerings to accommodate three engine as well as two engine new center console boats.
A Glass Cockpit style of engine and electronic controls all displayed in two big, side by side 15” screens will be the way to go at the helm station.
These were boats that were similar to what Glen had built while working for other boat builders back where he had called home. For that and other reasons, this classic outboard powered runabout needs to be restored to the highest level of fit and finish.
Most restorers use a different style of mahogany plywood if they replace the deck on a Lyman runabout. That is Hp that is rated at the power head, not rated at the prop shaft as outboards are rated today.
Seabuddy recalls here a personal conversation he had with Al Hegg years back about his Century boats and about how hard a time he had getting his Century water ski boat models legalized for water ski competition.
Other designers may want to squeeze in a third stateroom where the dinette is located, but the functionally of a dinette cannot be over-stated in a boat used for cruising. Note, BRP has spent $15 million and added 137 employees at its Evinrude outboard factory to bring this power package to market.
After repairs, the engine did work for three laps at a later in the season race, before it broke again. Thus, that year’s racing season went  past without Miss Canada II ever finishing any race, let alone winning a race. That small almost custom boat building shop was supplemented by a bigger plant in Marysville, MI. The Baby Gar thirty three foot runabout was still being made in Algonac along with a 40’ cruiser. It was in 1932 that this 18’ twin cockpit (or split cockpit) runabout shown here was introduced.



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