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Last update - August 1, 2015

We take no part in the actual sales and take no commissions. We just want to help these beautiful vintage and classic boats return to the vintage circuit for all to enjoy, not stuck away in some dark storage facility, never to be seen again. Here are some vintage race boats that we have helped to save, listed with the most recently sold first.

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JS-00 “Orange Crate” - one of Jersey Speed Skiff racing’s most famous boats



Few, if any will argue with Orange Crate’s status as the first successful fiberglass racing skiff. Built in 1965, then she was stripped to bare hull and completely rebuilt, including all new wood bottom, stringers and bulkheads, by owner Skip Gillam and Roger Harris about eight years ago.  She is powered by a “built” for marine use 350 (Chris Craft conversion) with only two or three vintage regatta heats on it, a transmission and an electric water pump.  Skips says, “boat handles great and could be competitive today.”  She rides on a custom trailer built by Skip. 


The “turnkey” package, priced at $17,500 includes bucket seats and a full bench seat, two vintage life jackets, full cover and spare tire.  Skip will deliver to a reasonable destination from his Hialeah, FL home.

 This is a great ride, complete and ready to run on the vintage circuit !!!

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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Lauterbach Grand Prix 2-Seater Hydroplane


Catch Me If You Can is an absolutely stunning Lauterbach Grand Prix 2-Seater hydroplane is one of only three built by Larry Lauterbach and is is now available for sale. Complete on a custom trailer and because it is rigged with with a Borg Warner hydraulic transmission and a water pump, this hydroplane is a wild pleasure/ride boat and is also a legal APBA Vintage hydroplane that currently runs on the vintage circuit. Most recent appearance was at the Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta on March 20-23, 2015.

Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta - Recap & Photos  

 This is a great ride, complete and ready to run on the vintage circuit !!!


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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Sunbeam Imp race motor, props & shaft



Complete 901cc race boat motor originally built by Jim Appley. Motor is out of the Steve David's Y-3 Kelson hydro "Century 21 Special". Motor needs to be freshened up with new rings, bearing @valve springs, etc. Very little time on motor, just been sitting around to long. Props and S/S Shaft also for sale.

8 1/2" by 13" prop

8 1/2" by 15" prop

3/4" by 47 3/4" long s/s splined shaft


Make an offer for motor, props, or shaft !!!

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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1979 5 Litre Staudacher Vintage Hydroplane


1979 vintage 5 Litre Staudacher cabover hydroplane. Completely restored, with a fresh 305 Chevrolet motor and the matching restored Staudacher trailer. Was the former 225 mod hydro Prime Mover from Florida. This is a great vintage ride, has been active on the vintage circuit for several years and ran very well at the recent Tavares Spring Thunder Vintage Regatta.

 This is a great ride, complete and ready to run on the vintage circuit !!!

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle - Super Glide Custom




We know - it's not a vintage boat. But the garage at our new Mount Dora home is now also the new location for our Vintage Race Boat Shop and we need the space. We also recently bought a brand new 2014 Harley Davidson Road King, so it is time to sell our very first Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Bought new from the Seminole Harley Davidson dealership in Sanford, Florida and well maintained/upgraded by the Daytona Harley Davidson dealership. With only 15,000 miles, this Harley is loud, loaded with chrome, new Dunlop tires on custom chrome spoke wheels and ready to rock & roll on the open road!!!

  • Vance & Hines Stage 1 air cleaner, header pipes, tuned mufflers

  • Dyno tuned at Daytona Harley Davidson dealership

  • Brand new Dunlop tires

  • Tall boy seat and forward controls

  • Bright ass tail light and performance headlight

  • Custom rider back rest/sissy bar and back rack

  • Windshield and chromed controls

  • Lots of motor and transmission chrome

  • Custom chrome spoke wheels

  • Have all receipts and service records

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Jersey Speed Skiff -  Project Boat



At this low asking price, this Jersey Speed Skiff project boat would make a great restoration project. We believe this is a Russell Darby hull that was raced at one point. The skiff had canopies, which were cut out. Comes with a few parts and a galvanized trailer. All missing skiff parts are readily available on EBay or at Glenwood Marine.

This would make a great ride on the vintage circuit !!!

Glenwood Marine

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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JS-06 Just Crewzin' - a Jersey Speed Skiff



This reproduction of a speed skiff was done "in the spirit of vintage" with a wood deck and bench seats, looks like a Jersey Speed Skiff of the 1960's and is a legal vintage race boat that has been running on the vintage circuit for several years. This boat is safe and fun to run at speed with comfortable bench seats in the fore and aft cockpits and will provide for many years of fun boat rides. It has a healthy small block Chevy motor that runs well around dock with a flywheel forward Chris Craft conversion and transmission and has the best of every thing. Comes complete with a custom mooring/travel cover and a custom trailer. This is a great ride, complete and ready to run on the vintage race boat circuit !!!

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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The F-60 Wildcatter / F-999 Miss Washington



When she raced, she was the one to beat but, she was unbeatable. One of the most infamous F class hydroplanes of all time is now looking for a new home, crew and driver. She is tight and ready to run at the next vintage event. Currently located in Chautauqua Lake, NY.

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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1931 Chris Craft - 26 foot Upswept, Triple Cockpit Runabout







       Click here for project photos !!!

ALALOU II is a very historic and very special boat, known as the "Matriarch of Winnipesaukee". Only five of these custom Model  212 hulls are known to exist. Please check the Chris Craft Antique Boat publication "Mahogany Memories" for an extensive write-up. All factory custom original hardware and gauges, boat is in excellent shape with a solid running Crusader 454 motor and comes complete with a cover and custom dual axle trailer. Boat has a rich racing history in the 1930's, was completely restored by Charlie Gath, has been an award winner at many local ACBS boat shows and has been well maintained through the years. ALALOU II was shipped directly from the factory to Lake Winnipesaukee, was formerly owned by the Free Republic of China (Chiang Kai-Shek) and has always been kept on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Sooy 2.5 Litre Vintage Hydroplane




This vintage 2.5 litre hydroplane is 15.5 feet long and has a Pinto 4 cylinder motor with lowered oil pan. Complete with trailer, extra motor and extra parts - manifold, carburetor with wedge, oil pan, straight pipes, and 3 extra drive shafts. Also includes a nice prop in a box, fly wheel, a couple of miscellaneous boxes and some extra wood for patching. The paint is peeling but the wood is sound. This hydro has not been in water since 1995 when regulations for cells were enacted. Would love to see a rookie or father & son/daughter team take this on as a project. This boat was built by Jim McLean and he adored her. Will make a great vintage ride !!!

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1954 Gravette Dispro



This very race 1954 Gravette Dispro has been completed restored by the current owner, including the Coventry Victor 2 cycle motor. Comes complete with a custom cover and trailer, and ready for a sunset cruise.

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Miss Align - a Jersey Speed Skiff



If you want to join all the fun on the vintage circuit, here is an APBA legal vintage race boat that is complete and ready to rock & roll. Miss Align is a Jersey Speed Skiff built in 1984. It is a J&S hull, with a 350 Chevy engine and paragon manual transmission. This skiff is beautifully detailed, has lots of horsepower, and is a blast to run.

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Vintage A/B Outboard Hydroplane



This is a 10 foot mid 1960's Costa Craft A/B hydroplane with a running Mark 7 outboard. Costa Craft was built by the Pigeon Hollow Spar Company of East Boston, MA. This hydroplane is in good condition, yet does show repaired battle scares from it's racing days. All the original hardware in on the boat and have additional pictures. Also have an unregistered trailer that fits the boat nicely, with new bunks, lights, 2 inch hitch and chains for an additional $200. What a great vintage ride !!!

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JS-47 My Precious - a Jersey Speed Skiff


During the summer and fall of 2005, we completed a reproduction of a Jersey Speed Skiff My Precious. This speed skiff was done "in the spirit of vintage" with a wood deck and bench seats, looks like a Jersey Speed Skiff of the 1960's, and a legal vintage race boat that has been running on the vintage circuit since 2006. This boat are safe and fun to run at speed with comfortable bench seats in the fore and aft cockpits and with a stock warranted motor that will provide for many years of fun boat rides. Comes complete with a custom mooring/travel cover and a custom Eagle trailer. This is a great ride, complete and ready to run on the vintage circuit !!!



Click here for project photos - My Precious


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H1 Miss DeSoto - a Grand Prix hydroplane


The H1 Miss DeSoto has the most decorated list of race wins, high point championships and still holds the H class World Record of 151 mph which will always stand as this class since evolved into what is now the current GP class. Buddy Byers has one of the most impressive driving records in inboard hydroplane racing and the Miss DeSoto was a big part of that history. She has been restored with complete accuracy and attention to details and is currently in top running condition. We are reluctantly looking for a new owner for the H1 Miss DeSoto so someone else can carry on racing this historical racing legend from the past into her future. Complete and ready to run again on the vintage race boat circuit, what fun!!!

Records set by the Miss Desoto;

National champion 1957-58-59,  high point champion 1957-58-59 -60-61-62,  World record holder and 3 time winner of the coveted Calvert Cup 1957-61-62,  International grand prix champ, 1st place nine hour endurance winner, 1959 Orange bowl champion, Southland regatta champion, Eastern division champion.


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Macaroni - a vintage 5 litre hydroplane



Macaroni is a 1970 Ron Jones Cabover Hydroplane measuring 16'10" long, 8'1" wide and will be available, in the water and ready for a test drive this spring at the APBA Dayton Testing Session & Drivers School !!!


Comes complete with all the history from the time it was ordered from Ron Jones, including all the owners and all the racing history documentation. The boat was in dry storage since 1991 when purchased from the Jim Davidson Estate in Maryland. The boat was restored to run on the vintage Circuit with 4 mm Occume double bottom, new transom, restored frames, new fuel tank, inside clean and varnish, new deck battens, new 6 mm Occume deck, all refinished to original paint scheme with Imron paint and Clear Coat by Steve Balcer during the winter of 2006.  All original hardware, including the rebuilt Stromberg carb, strut, shaft, rudder, foot pedals, seat, fin, steering and all the brackets. Original 273 Mopar engine refurbished by Dave Nagel and run on the Vintage Circuit during 2010 and 2011. Perfect running engine. Original Jones trailer is Macaroni yellow with new hubs, bearings, mag rims and new tires! New lifting slings are included along with all the documentation. This is one of the finest vintage race boats running on the circuit today and is ready for the 2013 season !!!

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Stevens SK Vintage Flatbottom

This Stevens SK was bought new in 1969 by Harned Marine in Vestal, NY. I bought it from them in 1971 with a Merc1250, sold it 17 years later, and then bought it back and restored the boat in 2009. Boat has been repainted, with completely new seat frames, new upholstery and a fully restored Merc1500 from a Mercury technician in MN. Comes on the original Vance trailer, un-restored, only needs painting and is very road worthy. I have used the boat very little on the TN river and now runs better than new. The Merc1500 has T&T and built on a XS J-block. Need to sell to thin out the garage. This is a great vintage ride,  complete and ready to run on the 2013 vintage circuit, what fun !!!

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Ford 312 Marine Engine

RH Rotation with mounts

Block casting# C2AE 60150


All components have been thermally cleaned, shot blasted & magnafluxed. The cylinder block has been resized & diamond honed .030. As well as decked & squared. All new cam bearings & brass core plugs. The crankshaft has been magnafluxed, ground & radiused Mains 010 / Rods 010. All of the connecting rods have all been magnafluxed, pin bushings replaced & sized. Connecting rod big end has been resized. The cylinder heads have been magnafluxed, resurfaced, hardened exhaust valve seat installed for a no lead conversion, valve guides, new springs and valves. The manifolds & risers have been thermally cleaned, pressure tested, & shot blasted. This motor is detailed and ready to bolt into your restoration.

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Black Magic - a vintage 280 class hydroplane


Built in - 1959
Builder - Robert Conn (ConnCraft)
Hull Material - Fiber glass
Engine - Modified Chevrolet 350
Length - 17foot, 3 inches

The Black Magic is a fiberglass hull built in 1959. The wooden Black Magic, an International hull, was used as a plug to make the molds. The International hull was copied from a Lauterbach. The fiberglass hull was 140 pounds heavier than the wood hulls and they were not really competitive, so only three were made. The boat was campaigned in the south-eastern area in the late 50s and early 60s. She participated in the Orange Bowl Regatta in Florida. Johnny White was the owner/driver of both Black Magics. A partial restoration has already been done and the hydro has run on the Vintage Circuit since 2004. Comes complete with a 2008 custom built trailer, and with some work it will be ready to run again on the 2013 Vintage Race Boat Circuit !!!

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1979 5 Litre Staudacher Hydroplane


1979 vintage 5 Litre Staudacher cabover hydroplane. Completely restored, with a fresh 305 Chevrolet motor and the matching restored Staudacher trailer. Was the former 225 mod hydro Prime Mover from Florida. This is a great vintage ride and was active on the vintage race boat circuit all last summer. Complete and ready to run again this summer, what fun!!

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Palm Beach Gentleman's Racer


This is a beautiful and fast reproduction of a 22 foot 1923 Palm Beach gentleman's racer that was built by Hacker Craft in 1998. Comes complete with a custom aluminum trailer with new mag rims and tires. The motor is a 460 cubic inch Ford big block built in 1987. The boat was built strong with a 5200 bottom and has a new interior. What a great vintage experience, complete and ready to run on the 2013 vintage circuit, what fun !!!

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2006 Jersey Speed Skiff   JS-X




Project X started in 2011 with an extensive refit for reliable river runs and lake cruising. The refit included a new 350 Chevy motor, Paragon manual transmission, new shaft and prop, new Glenwood polished stainless steel rudder and a Tides Marine Drip-Less stuffing box. The hull and deck are hand laid fiberglass in white gel-coat. The bottom is solid fiberglass, with no wood to rot, and the stringers are molded fiberglass. The bulkheads are Ocume marine plywood 9mm thick and are finished natural. The inside of the hull and deck and gel-coated and the color is gray. JS-X has custom gray bucket seats, black rub-rail with stainless steel insert and a removable steering wheel for ease of entrance and exit. Complete with an aluminum trailer, this Forsberg/LaPointe hull design has proven performance and handling, and recently participated in the Tavares CRA Vintage Race Boat Regatta and the ACBS Sunnyland Boat Show.


Jersey Speed Skiff

Hypertension  JS-67


This is a Jersey Speed Skiff, a J&S hull named Hypertension JS-67 . Was formally Jay Whitley's Mudflat Missile. This skiff was the world champion in the Jersey outlaw 315 cubic inch class. Comes with a fresh 315 motor and lots of Sked/Glenwood hardware. Ready to go on a 2002 aluminum Load Rite long distance trailer with 15 inch tires. Complete and ready to run again with all the skiffs on the vintage race boat circuit, what fun!!!

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1941 Morin Craft



1941 Morin Craft runabout 22'6" double cockpit by Greenwood Lake Launch Works. Powered by 1948 Chrysler Crown 115 HP. Boat/motor restored in 2005. 2005 Dual axle trailer, new upholstery, full cover, etc.

Click here for project photos

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1953 Chris Craft Racing Runabout




This boat boasts originality. She has the original bottom, and the top sides show the original stain from the factory. The decks have been refinished, the upholstery redone, and the bottom repainted with Petit hard racing bronze paint. She won 1st in its class and Best Chris Craft award at the 2004 ACBS Boat Show in Meredith, NH. She is powered by a Chris Craft 158 HP MBL engine. Unique to this Chris Craft are two factory mounted side gauges. With its new upholstery and cockpit covers she remains a true turn key investment. The boat was last in the water in 2009 and was more recently on display at the NH Boat Museum. A custom Windsor trailer is included in the sale, so come join all the fun on The 2013 Vintage Circuit

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Vintage 5-Litre Hydroplane

1968 Lloyd hull - Ford 302


Happy Buddha  E-207

Click here for more photos


Engine fully race-prepared, new out of the box in 2005

(Less than 5 hours total running time).

Hull completely restored over four-year period - 2000 to 2003.

Has been run on the Vintage Race Boat Circuit since 2003,  at Wolfeboro, Buffalo, Detroit Gold Cup, Madison, Celina, etc., etc. Very well-known hydro, fast and reliable boat. Turnkey, ready to run, just add gas and go. Includes excellent trailer, great boat cover and misc. bits and pieces.
Boat is located in S.W. Michigan.

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Sting Ray - a 1969 Sooy 280 Hydroplane


The Sting-Ray was built by Dick Sooy in May's Landing, New Jersey. This was not a kit boat, but purchased as a built hull with hardware less engine by the original owner. Raced successfully from 1968 to the late 1970's. Powered by a professionally rebuilt 1967 Plymouth 273. Hull was rebuilt/restored by, Frank M Weeks Yacht Yard 2008-2009. Quality materials and craftsmanship throughout ! Over $35,000 in receipts. All new plumbing, electrical and fuel systems. All chrome re-chromed and all aluminum polished. Original trailer restored using original parts and new old stock parts. Also included in sale is the original 273 that ran in the boat when built on rolling dolly. Lifting slings also included. Many original race photos and newspaper articles included  Ready to Show and Go. The looks are pure 1960's, great looking and running. Another restoration I currently am involved in warrants the sale.


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1952 Century Speedster




1952 Century double rear cockpit racing runabout. Boat was originally a 1952 Century Resorter and was rebuilt over a four year period to its current design. The original gray marine 4 cylinder engine has been replaced with a 1961 GM 350ci V8 which was professionally built by R&L Engines in Dover, NH. The boat is in very good condition with new bottom paint this year and fresh varnish last year. Complete with a custom cover and trailer, ready to go !!!

Click here for project photos

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Chris Craft 283 Marine Motor



This motor was taken out of a 1950's Chris Craft utility last year and comes complete with all the Chris Craft marine conversion hardware. The motor ran ok but as the photos show, the compression is down in a couple of cylinders and the motor should be rebuilt. But it is complete with all the hard to find marine conversion parts, including the complete transmission!!


At the recent Tavares CRA Spring Fling Regatta in March, we finally sold this 283 Chris Craft Marine Motor to hydroplane legend Howie Benns for $1,200 cash. We also agreed to store the motor in our shop until he picks it up at our Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta in September !!!



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Lots of Props !!!


4 blades, 1 inch shaft, RH

OJ Stainless Steel  13x14 (2)

OJ Nibral 14x16


3 blades, 1 inch shaft, RH

OJ Nibral 12x13

OJ Nibral 13x16

Nibral 14x14

Nibral 14x16

Nibral 14x17

Nibral 14x18


3 blades, 1 1/4 inch shaft, RH

Nibral 17x24 (3)


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1956 Thompson Sea Skiff


This boat was fully restored 4 years ago, but she could use a fresh coat of varnish and hull paint. She comes with a vintage 1958 Evinrude Lark 30 HP with electric start. She rides on a vintage Tee Nee trailer that needs a coat of paint. The boat takes 2-3 days to swell up and after that she's as tight as a drum. Fresh water use only. This is a great boat at a great price. At 15 feet she handles big water very comfortably and turns heads wherever you go. The work required to bring her back to perfect shape would involve 8-10 hours at the most. Hate to let her go but I already have a 22 foot 1948 Chris Craft to keep me busy, and the wife wants the garage back!

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Chrysler M48S Royal marine engine

Really nice 165hp 8 cylinder Chrysler M48S Royal marine engine, vintage 1949-50. Like new inside and out. Pistons, valves, rings, and bearings are all excellent and the compression reads an even 120psi across all eight cylinders. The twin Zenyth updraft carburetors have been gone through and tuned. Electrical system is currently 6 volts, as original, with new plugs, wires, rotor, and condenser. Starts immediately and runs beautifully, smooth and quiet. Complete with all accessories, freshly painted, and ready to install. Also includes a manual 2:1 reduction gear transmission in excellent condition. This engine has never seen salt water.

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1931 Chris Craft - 26 foot Upswept, Triple Cockpit Runabout




ALALOU II is a very historic and very special boat, known as the "Matriarch of Winnipesaukee". Only five of these custom Model  212 hulls are known to exist. Please check the Chris Craft Antique Boat publication "Mahogany Memories" for an extensive write-up. All custom original hardware and gauges, boat is in excellent shape with a solid running Crusader 454 motor and comes complete with a cover and custom dual axle trailer. Award winner at many local ACBS boat shows and owned by the current owner for the past 25 years. ALALOU II was shipped directly from the factory to Lake Winnipesaukee and was formerly owned by the Free Republic of China (Chiang Kai-Shek).

Click here for project photos.

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Lauterbach Grand Prix Hydroplane




SCORPIO, GP 115 is for sale after two years on the vintage circuit, running a 760 HP Chevrolet motor with Holley carbs and a Vertex mag. Boat and trailer are like new, comes with Lifeline Jacket and Bell Helmet, slings ,spare mag, running a two bladed prop and have a new two blade in a box. This hydro is a Larry Lauterbach masterpiece, that is ready to rock & roll on the APBA Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Click here for project photos


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JS-18 "Despicable" - a Jersey Speed Skiff !!!




1968 Vintage Jersey Speed Skiff, a Bender hull, 283 Flagship motor with rebuilt transmission, glass hull with a wood deck, new carpet, upholstery, stainless OJ prop, bench seat, foot throttle, usable front cockpit with storage under seat, multiple covers.  Complete with a nice trailer and ready for lots of fun boat rides !!!

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280 Karlson Hydro



Completely gone through, and in need of nothing.

This hydro has a lot of history.

Located in NH


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Marine Conversion for an Allison V12 engine





Marine conversion for an Allison V1710 engine, two rails stamped 1943 to hold the transmission together as one unit. The transmission is the kind used on the big Packard V12 PT Boat, forward/reverse/neutral and has the important housing adapter that fits in place of the prop drive. The two mesh gears look and feel as tight as can be, almost press fit together. The box turned over 2 years ago with a bar on the drive shaft flange, but will need a tear down to check corrosion on teardown and rebuild. Also included is an original government schematic of every single component. The pair of Van Blerk manifolds were taken off a running Allison. These parts are 64 years old, but if you want to put a mighty Allison into a Gentleman's Racer, this is a great start !!!

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Penn Yan 12' car-topper and motor


Boat and motor are in excellent shape and have been in storage since taking a 1st in class at the New England ACBS boat show. The hull has been painted dark green, otherwise it is as represented here.

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"Gladys" - a 1920's Hacker Racer



New/replica built in 2004

Traditionally built with mahogany

3M-5200, West System Bottom

GM 305 V8, velvet drive


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EDNANDY III - a 225 class hydroplane


Ednandy III is a 1935 Walter Leveau design that was completed in 2005. She is a very early single step 225 class hydro and her hull is constructed of sepele over sepele/Spanish cedar frames. She is very well engineered throughout with a nice driveline including a transmission, excellent instrumentation and wet exhaust. Ednandy III’s power is a custom built 258 cubic inch Chevy V6 with an oddfire racing crank, racing rods and pistons, Vortech heads and a custom cam. She starts and runs beautifully for fun and on the vintage race boat circuit.

Includes a custom trailer and a full cover.

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1960 Lauterbach - 7 Litre hydroplane - "OH HENRY!"


Recent, complete restoration from the shop of Larry Lauterbach. This boat was built in 1959/60 in the original Lauterbach, Portsmouth VA. shop (have pictures to document). One of only two known Lauterbach's that were never raced in competition, this boat is completely original except for the 427 Chevrolet power plant. The engine and boat have been gone through and are winterized in heated storage and are ready for the 2008 Vintage Race Boat Circuit. The boat sits flat on the original trailer and tows easily with a small SUV or pickup. If you want to own one of the best of the best, an original Lauterbach, that is fun, fast and easy to run and maintain, this is your boat.


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Zoomerang's Truck/Hauler



      Truck carrier for 5 litre/grand prix hydroplane

1989 F-350 crew-cab with 7.3L diesel

213,000km - 132,000 miles

New engine with 15,000 km

New transmission with 15,000 km

2 new fuel tanks

Rear platform steel structure - 8' x 18'

All aluminum covering

Large rear bumper of solid wood

Rear safety device for rudder

4 exterior locking compartments - 34 cubic feet

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1948 22' Chris Craft Sportsman Deluxe



Hull #U-22-1142. ACBS Award Winner. Near perfect example of the classic Sportsman built and sold in 1948. This boat used for family outings and shows only. Never skied. Original lusty 130 hp. Chris Craft M motor. Newly double-planked full mahogany bottom, stern, transom, white oak ribs professionally re-built by Ivan Phelps' Wooden Boat Shop. Fresh 4 coat Epifanes varnish, white hull and correct Petit Copper Bronze bottom and Boot stripe professionally prepared and painted by Vintage Race Boat Shop. Motor, carbs, electrics and transmission examined, adjusted by Boat Engine Master Mechanic Jim Kondrat. Boat exceptionally idles down to 300 rpm. Reliably tops 30 mph. Immaculate, correct interior upholstery Medium blue Tolex. Tight original hardware.

.........Rare original equipment includes:
o Amidships pass-through third seat
o Deck-mounted circular chrome harbor horn
o Iva-Lite spotlight with dash-mounted control
o Black Deluxe Model Steering Wheel (Restored)
o Convertible top
o Boarding ladder

...........Other Important:
12 Volt electrical system, New Fuel Tank, New Bilge Pump and Blower System, Ritchie Binnacle Compass, Custom Mooring Cover, Trailer by Dick Winsor (Winsor Metal Prods.), Original CC Hull Card and Test Review, Always stored inside, Used only on fresh-water New Hampshire lake, Only reason for selling, want small fishing boat.

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 26 Foot, Triple Cockpit HackerCraft

Going to Stockholm, Sweden !!!


This very special HackerCraft was custom built in 1986 for the "then" President of Donzi Marine, with special hardware including an aft cockpit windshield, tan doeskin upholstery, yellow deck seams and a high crown deck. This stunning boat has been well maintained for the past 5 years by the Vintage Race Boat Shop, has lots of fresh paint and varnish, a new Sunbrella cover, the 454 cubic inch Crusader motor just purrs, and the custom 4 blade prop provides very smooth and snappy performance. Comes complete with a custom trailer, and is located at the Sawmill Marina in Wolfeboro. Condo dock is also available.


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F-97 Roman Candle

Vintage 3 point hydroplane project.

Interesting racing history 1950-1974. Most woodwork

 complete, much hardware, new Casale in-out box and trailer.


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 "L'il Lightnin" - a 145/2.5 litre class hydroplane



This Staudacher hydro is in pristine condition and was brought out of storage after many years. It is currently running as a 1.5 litre boat. The boat currently has a safety cell, but also comes with the original Staudacher cowls, seat and some other original parts. Am selling to help my son acquire an new composite 1.5 litre hull. This outfit is complete with boat, trailer, and prop. A great little boat with some history and very little work required to go playing on the vintage circuit. All you have to do is remove the capsule and re-install the old cowls and you are off to the races. A great deal for someone looking to have fun cheap!!

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Custom 1995 Chevy pickup truck - hotrod

This customized Chevy truck has the "Jeff Gordon Special" package that sports a custom blue paint job, custom wheels, and is a rocket ship. Truck was used as a tow vehicle for Vagabond.

Custom blue metal flake paint job

Blue leather interior with Jeff Gordon accents

Custom chrome wheels and new Goodyear tires

Lowered suspension system

Modified motor and exhaust system

Custom CD stereo system

Tourneau cover

Fresh brake job, tune-up and new battery


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1940 14' Penn Yan "trailer Boat"



This boat is in excellent condition and is a complete with original brass hardware which is very special including oar locks, original oars, etc. Boat has had very limited use and always kept in dry store. This boat is ready for the water. A must for those who appreciate a rare boat. Will deliver within a reasonable distance of Wolfeboro.

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Miss Detroit III - an exquisite replica


This absolutely stunning 2005 replica of Gar Wood's historic 1918 Miss Detroit III, comes complete with modern, reliable V-12 power and a new custom trailer. The boat is dialed-in and ran very well at the 2005 Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta.

Click here for complete project photos.



Click here for MPEG movie


Click here for a more complete story of Miss Detroit III


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1996 Correct Craft Ski Nautique 176



Price reduced; your chance to be on the water in style this summer. 1996 Correct Craft Ski Nautique 176 with 481 very gentle hours. Ford carbed PCM 351 CID/285 HP. AM/FM stereo radio/cassette; Humminbird depth gauge; 12v outlet; full factory cover; custom snap on mooring cover; OEM CC trailer. More pictures available on request. This is a somewhat rare model and is in immaculate condition; obvious if you see it.

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1956 Chris Craft Capri - 19 foot



This boat underwent an extensive restoration 4 years ago. A new soak free 3M 5200 bottom has been installed.  The chines were replaced with white oak and the transom was rebuilt with fresh mahogany. The interior has been totally redone with new upholstery. The decks are 75% new wood. The boat has it’s original KCL 120 hp Hercules motor that has been completely rebuilt. There is a full custom mooring cover.


This is a turn key classic complete with trailer, full canvas, engine instruction and parts book and original boat order and sales paper work from 1956. If you are in the Wolfeboro area I will deliver for free.

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StingRay - a 1969 Sooy 280 Hydro


Raced successfully in the early and mid 70's by Mike Torrigian.  First 280 to incorporate "outboard skidfin".  Complete with all hardware, running gear and original trailer.  No motor, boat needs restoration. Currently under cover in Charlotte at Jeff Buckley's Shop, ready for expeditious delivery to somebody's working toy box.



GP - 1001  Dinomytes



OWNER:          Gordon Jayne

BUILDER:       Henry Lauterbach


CLASS:            Grand Prix

ENGINE:         511 "Blown" Chevy

Building of this very competitive Grand Prix hydro was in 1985 by Henry

Lauterbach and was completed in time for the 1986 racing season. The hydro was built for owner Jules Lebouf .  The hydro carries an impressive list of past championships and is still very active on the APBA Vintage & Historic Circuit.  Very few can lay claim to records as below.


RECORDS:    1988 World Grand Prix Champion

                         1988 American Grand Prix Champion

                         1988 Canadian Grand Prix Champion

                         1991 North American Grand Prix Champion



                               Gordon Jayne


ENGINE:              511 Chevy,  10.5 compression,  Hilborn

                               "bugcatcher" fuel injection,  Mooningham

                               871 blower,  50% overdrive Casale gearbox,

                               Dry sump oil system,  Methanol fuel.


SPARE PARTS:   To numerous to list but include:

                               Extra blower manifold,  complete Casale gearbox

                               plus additional spare parts and gear sets,  spare

                               injection unit,    extra prop shaft,  extra magneto,

                               extra fuel pump,  and spare strut.


The GP-1001 Dinomytes is truly one of the top Grand Prix hydros remaining on the Vintage & Historic Circuit.  A real crowd pleaser,  VERY FAST !!!!


ALL ORIGINAL:  Boat and tow vehicle are all original as raced.  Not replicas, not restored, but original.  Each has been maintained for safety, in original condition.

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Custom trailer for a 16 foot boat



This trailer hauled "My Precious" on the APBA Vintage Race Boat Circuit last summer, is in good condition, but has been replaced with a brand new Eagle "show" trailer. This is a nice "older" trailer for a 16 foot boat, with fresh paint, tires and wheel bearings, and ready for many, many more miles. The bowstop and bunks are easily adjustable for a custom fit.

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1957 Mercury Outboard Motor



This 1957 Mercury Mark 75 (60 HP) has

been restored to show condition.


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1942 Century Sea Maid - Model 171 - 17 foot



"Lightning" is one of three remaining pre-war split cockpit barrel stern Century's. Repowered with Grey 6-175. Boathouse kept in New Hampshire since 1995. Twice best Century at New England ACBS show, trailer included.

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1961 7 Litre Lauterbach hydroplane


 Powered by a 540 hp Chevrolet motor, this boat and motor are freshly restored and ready for APBA Vintage Events.Comes with a tandem trailer - float off or crane launch - and a spare prop.

Click here for more photos.


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 Jersey Speed Skiff


This is a true vintage hull, over 25 years old,

 and ready for the APBA Vintage Race Boat Circuit.

Zero hours on rebuilt 283 Chevrolet motor

Zero miles on custom trailer

New stainless steel fuel tank

Left & right battery box with switch on dash

Horn, light, fire ext, wet exhaust

Hull, motor and trailer have never been in the water ???!!!

Can be see at Vintage Race Boat Shop in Wolfeboro


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Vagabond - 280 Class, three-point hydroplane, built by Dick Sooy


National Champ - 1965 - St. Pete, Fl

National Champ - 1967 - Guntersville, Ala

National Champ - 1969 - Morgan City, La

Vagabond set the kilo record on September 24, 1966 at New Martinsville, West Virginia, at 107.071 MPH

"Vagabond" was Dick Sooy's best known E Class hydro, winning three National Championships and setting two world kilo records from 1965 to 1969. Everybody involved in racing remembers this boat. Exceptionally seaworthy due to unique, split sponson design. Completely rebuilt from original in 2000. Decks are 2mm oversize for extra stability. Repowered with stock 305 Chevy although 265 is available. Custom trailer and tow vehicle. Run successfully since 2001 in Vintage Class (non-racing but fastest growing class in APBA). A joy to drive. Ready to run at Race Boat Regatta in Clayton this August.

Complete package includes:

Completely restored boat, fresh varnish, ready to run

Custom trailer, painted to match tow vehicle

Custom tow vehicle - 1995 Chevy pickup, lowered, hotrod

Complete Lifeline racing jacket, helmet, goggles

Two props - original racing and new DeWald stainless

Lots of photos, memorabilia and spare parts

Ready to rock & roll on the APBA vintage circuit ??!!!

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Click here for new motor photos


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Chris Craft Speedster


Current owner did a very nice job converting the original Chris Craft Continental utility design to a single aft cockpit speedster. Boat was then brought to the Vintage Race Boat Shop to improve the performance and for refinishing. The bottom was detailed, a new technology 4-blade stainless steel prop was installed and the boat was refinished just last spring. The 318 Chrysler motor runs like a top with the 13x13 4-blade prop, and with the additional transom lift of the 4-blade design, the boat runs very flat and very nicely. This is a fun boat, is quite a looker, and comes with a custom trailer, fresh paint and lots of fresh Epifanes varnish.

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Crusader 454 Marine Motor

This "almost new" Crusader motor has less than 15 hours on it, and has all the newer technology - fuel injection and electronic ignition systems.

Includes Borg Warner transmission, right hand drive, and reduction gear. Motor is currently on display at the Vintage Race boat Shop, Wolfeboro.


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Traditionally built 8’ John Atkins Tender


She is fastened with copper rivets and roves, silicon bronze screws,

and bedded with life caulk adhesive.  The frames and stem are white oak,

the planking is pine and the seats/transom are mahogany.  The beautiful

little craft would make a great boat tender or a fun row boat for a small adult.


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1956 Chris Craft Capri - 19 foot

This boat underwent an extensive restoration 3 years ago. A new soak free 3M 5200 bottom has been installed.  The chines were replaced with white oak and the transom was rebuilt with fresh mahogany. The interior has been totally redone with new upholstery. The decks are 75% new wood with fresh varnish last year.


The boat has it’s original KCL 120 hp Hercules motor that has been completely rebuilt. There is a full custom mooring cover. This is a turn key classic complete with trailer.


Special Note Of Interest:  

This Capri was selected as the featured boat for the 2005 New England Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Boat Show poster by Peter Furber.

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1948 Chris Craft Racing Runabout, Hull # R19-102



MBL 158hp Chris Craft (Hercules) engine

New double planked 5200 bottom, original sides, new deck.

New upholstery, new cockpit covers, 12 volt electrical.

Dick Winsor single axle trailer.


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1960 21 foot Century Coronado


Health issue forces sale, partially restored, new white oak keel and ribs, 5/8 African mahogany planked. Silicon bronze fastened new African mahogany deck, and a 318 Chrysler motor in parts.

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Overhead Hoists



These portable hoists are used and endorsed by the Vintage Race Boat Shop, and are made of sturdy 3/16 wall thickness, square tubing. Adjustable in 6 inch increments with 5/8 lock pins, and 4 full swivel locking casters with urethane tires rated at 499 lbs each. Easily hoist 1,000 lbs with your come-along or chain falls. Inside measures 102 inches, lowered height at ring 5 feet, fully raised height at ring 8 feet. Great for pulling boat engines, and hoisting boats off trailers. Rolls easily on smooth pavement, and breaks down to three pieces for flat wall storage.

Some related vintage race boat links:


The Vintage Hydroplanes

Classic Race Boat Association

American Power Boat Association

Hydroplane & Race Boat Museum

Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Vintage Race Boat Circuit - Recaps & Photos

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