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Vintage & Classic Race Boats For Sale !!!

Last update - March 2, 2019

Please contact the owners directly, for we take no part in the actual sales and we 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. We gotta save these boats and get then back on the vintage circuit !!!

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For Sale:

 Garwood Liberty V12 Marine Engine - a museum scale model





This is a museum scale model of the Garwood Liberty V12 Marine conversion Model TS-26 rated at 500 horsepower. This is the high performance version of the engine installed in the 33' "Baby Gar" runabout. It is a hand made cast resin display model. No CAD or 3D printing was used. Every part was made from scratch, hand carved and detailed, silicone mold poured, then the parts were cast, trimmed and painted by hand. Close to 1000 hours in it's construction. At 1/4 scale the only bigger one is the real one. The model is approximately 22" long, 14" high and 9" wide. The Liberty weighs over twelve pounds. It is now securely crated in a plywood box for shipping. One of only two made.

Asking: $3,500 plus shipping

Keith Brayer




Vintage Hydroplanes

For Sale:





This 1958 Colcock Y class vintage hydroplane was the national champion in 1958, 1960, 1965, was known as "SIS" and raced by Sonny Jones.  The boat has been completely refinished and the project now needs to be completed. Boat comes with a  vintage trailer, 44 Crosley engine and one spare. Unique boat with a ton of history.  Located in Gravenhurst Ontario, Canada two hours north of Toronto.

This will be a great vintage ride, and a welcomed addition on the vintage circuit !!!


Asking: $7,000

Jim Hunter




For Sale:

Vintage 1972 Lauterbach Hydroplane




Its taken me awhile to get my butt in gear and it's hard to part with the boat, but it's time for someone else to have some fun with it. So here goes..

1972 Lauterbach 16 foot, 2 1/2 liter mod hydroplane. Originally was Walt Carter's Gemini. Probably the most original non restored Lauterbach. Power is supplied by a slightly modified 215 aluminum Buick. It was repainted in 2002 back to one of the two paint schemes Walt used, and at that time it was put back to the original "Gemini" name. It sits on the original "Henry" trailer, and has the original metal flake blue and silver seat as well as Henry's hand made slings. It also comes with three props. This is a great driving and very forgiving boat. I hate to let it go but its time for someone else to have some fun. The boat is located in Ohio and is ready to rock & roll again on the vintage circuit.  

This is a great vintage ride, and a welcomed addition back the vintage circuit !!!


Asking - $13,900

Richard Harris




For Sale:




This is a 1964 Fred Wickens 280 Hydroplane that is well documented and has a rich racing history. It was built for Dr. Deloit Wolfe and raced out of Missoula, Montana and then sold in the 1970's to Billy Williams who raced it out of the Long Beach Marine Stadium in California. This hydroplane was always campaigned as 'The Agitator'. 


The Agitator was rebuilt in 2007 & 2008 with a new ribbon mahogany deck with new battons, new sponsons, new bottom with new battons, rebuilt bow and transom and  new right side non-trip.  All the frames were re-attached properly to the stringers and air traps.   


The Agitator is a solid running boat which has an APBA built spec 5 litre Chevrolet 305 cubic inch motor, 2 barrel Holly carburetor and electronic ignition.  Runs on premium pump gas and ran at Richland, Washington this year with no problems. Comes complete and ready to run with three reworked Hi-Jay propellers by Scott Baker, and a tandem trailer with electric brakes. The trailer has lots of steel surrounding and protecting the boat. The boat dolly on casters is also included and the boat is located in Maple Valley, Washington.


The reason for selling - "We've had our fun with it, and now it's time for someone else to have some fun with it !!!"

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


Asking: $25,000


Nick Badoloto



For Sale:

A vintage Staudacher hydroplane - Every Penny



Here is your chance to own a piece of 2.5 Liter Mod history with this 17' 10" Staudacher - EVERY PENNY. Short story, this hydroplane needs a new bottom and I have no time to do the repair. Hydro is complete with all the hardware and a beautiful trailer with tool boxes and fuel tank. The hull frames are excellent, just put on new bottom and have a great vintage hydroplane. I work nights so you may want to send an email.  Boat did run for a bit as the LITTLE RED ROCKET. Can deliver to the Wheeling or Madison vintage regattas.

This is a great vintage ride, and a welcomed addition on the vintage circuit !!!


Price Reduction: $5,000


Jim Dernocourt



For Sale:

Miss Windy H909 - 1966 7-litre hydroplane




This is a 1966, 23 foot Jon Staudacher 7-Litre hydroplane

Fully restored - new power, ready for the vintage circuit

Reliability and safety – fantastic performance and handling

Professional built - Dart heads, Dyer blower, 1,100 hp on pump gas

Casale 1.52%  Z-Box – rebuilt by Casale

New decks and interior restoration by Gary Pugh Boat Works

Water pump, alternator, bilge pumps, Master-Lube, new electrical

Excellent new tilt trailer – Hustler Trailers, TN

Will store over winter – delivery considered, call/email for details

Turnkey, complete with story board of rich racing history

Considering Reasonable Offers

Call/email for details, inspections welcomed !!!

Roger Hinsdale


Spring City, Eastern TN



For Sale:

Vintage 7 Litre Dick Sooy Hydroplane !!!



See You Later is a Dick Sooy 7 Litre vintage hydroplane was built in 1970 and restored in 2004 by Skip Gillam. Complete with a custom trailer, three props, toolbox and storage for fuel jugs. This hydroplane is a world record holder and the 540 cubic inch Chevrolet motor just purrs, pumping out 650 horsepower.

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


Ed Shield




For Sale:

Vintage 2.5 Litre Hydroplane




This is Eddie Baker's 2.5 Litre hydroplane, complete with trailer. Wood construction by Carruthers of N.B. The safety cell was also installed by the builder. Boat is 16 feet long and registered and raced as a 2.5 Litre stock hydro. All hardware comes with boat. Engines, props & spare parts sold separately or as package. The hull is in good shape, located in New Hampshire, just needs some good sanding, fresh paint, some TLC and this hydro will be ready to run on the vintage circuit !!!


Asking $3,000

Jim Baker


For Sale:

Tip Back - 145 Class Vintage Hydroplane





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. Tip Back is a 1960's era 145 class hydro built by Will Farmer, complete with a 1960 Ford Falcon 6 cylinder engine that produces 90 HP. This little hydro gets up and scoots, even in rough water this hydro likes to run fast !!!

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Reduced to $20,000

Bill Mehan


For Sale:

Ford Falcon Engine for a 145-Class Hydro




This Ford Falcon engine for a 145-Class hydroplane was  built and modified many years ago by Willard Wilson. I bought it for a Ruark hydroplane restoration project way back in the 1990’s but never used it. I just pulled the head to make sure no moisture had gotten into the block. There is a little surface rust inside the head at the valve, but the bores are clean and polished. The engine was never fired. I think I have the aluminum flywheel and carburetor as well. Call or email for more information.

Chris Mattoon

Berkshire Wooden Boat

264 Elm Street

Pittsfield, MA. 01201



Vintage Jersey Speed Skiffs, Flatbottoms, Crackerboxes & Donzi's

For Sale:




We have two boats that we would like to sell as we are thinning the fleet. The first is a Biesmeyer 18 foot flatbottom, and the second is a Raveau 16 foot Rocket.


1988 Biesmeyer 18 foot flatbottom raceboat

Totally restored with new bottom and stringers. Original tandem custom trailer. Ready to run APBA vintage events or race SE class in APBA racing events. Full cover. It’s all there! Boat is stored in temperature controlled shop in Southeastern Virginia. Asking $25,000


2006 Raveau 16 foot outboard classic runabout

This boat is absolutely “as new” and belonged to Rick Forum with very light use. Comes complete with a 115 Mercury outboard motor, custom trailer, full cover and is stored in temperature controlled shop in Southeastern Virginia. Asking $29,000


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These are great vintage rides, and welcomed additions on the vintage circuit !!!


Chris Hall, Sr.




For Sale:





This 1994 vintage Jersey Speed Skiff is a Bud Bender hull with a new 350 cubic inch Chevrolet 350 horsepower motor, rebuilt Paragon transmission, new shaft and prop, new paint, seats, electric water pump and aluminum trailer. Boat is located in Sparta, New Jersey and is ready for your name on the transom and your bow numbers - ready to rock & roll.

This is a great vintage ride, ready for fun boat rides, Boat Shows and Vintage Regattas !!!

 Price Reduced: $20,000


Dennis Noonan



For Sale:



The world’s first fiberglass powerboat was designed and built in the backlot of a Burbank California restaurant in 1948. It was a product of the imagination and ingenuity of two brothers, Billy & Bob Campbell. The Campbell boat line expanded through the years, a product of continuous innovation and refinement. To own a Campbell boat is to own an original, a one of a kind master work of power, performance, and luxury. As the Campbell brothers have said many times… “  if you’re really serious about high performance boating, sooner or later you’ll own a Campbell “.

Available for sale is a custom ordered 1978 Campbell 20’ Daycruiser, originally owned by Daniel Remy. Remy was a Mayor of Burbank, California for two terms, ’79-’80 and ’84-’85. Burbank was referred to as “Beautiful Downtown Burbank“ on Laugh-In and The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Carson is said to have been a golfing buddy of Remy’s. The boat was named “Thumper” by Remy and has the Character painted on the transom, perhaps a reference to Walt Disney Company headquartered in Burbank. Her name may also be a reference to the original Jake Smith custom, marine, blueprinted 454 power plant.


Hull Number: CBL 204400678

Overall Length: 20’-8”

Beam: 8’

Power plant: 454 Big Block Chevy ( repowered )

Drive: Borg Warner Velvet Drive / Casale C-500 V-drive

Net weight dry: 3360 pounds


Single level Morse shift/throttle and cable steering with teak and stainless wheel, full Stewart Warner instrumentation including tachometer, ammeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and fuel level gauges, International running lights, 60 gallon fuel capacity in twin stainless tanks, automatic/switched bilge pump, and electric cavitation plates.

Included in purchase, 1996 Hensley Trailer, dual axel with surge brakes and recent tires. Also included: full boat cover, four nylon eye-spliced mooring lines, stereo with amplifier and full complement of speakers.

This is a great vintage ride, ready for Boat Shows and Vintage Regattas !!!

Asking: $18,000

Michael Booth



For Sale:



1955 wood Mandella speed ski/race boat, built by Joe Mandella. Owner Rossie Barton buillt the 4 shaft V-drive for the counter rotating twin props. Rossie built the twin rudder assembly. He built the Marbet hydraulic foot throttle. All the hardware is original, restored . the struts were duplicated as the original pair were not useable. the original trailer was restored with tandem axles with brakes. the paint and design are as original. I have a history book starting with color pictures from the late 1950s


My 1958 model wood Mandella I built from memory. I drew full size plans. The boat was glassed and painted by Fiberglas unlimited in Clovis-Fresno CA. The V-drive is a top loader Cassale with a reverse.. The engine is a 1958 Oldsmobile with '62 heads and crank. It is bored and stroked to 468". The trailer is a new Competitive with tandem axles, chrome fenders and wheels. There are disc brakes on all 4 wheels.

These are great vintage race boats, complete and ready to run on the vintage circuit !!!

Harlan Orrin


For Sale:

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 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. This “turnkey” package includes new gauges, bench seat, updated trailer and is located in Stuart, Florida.

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


Asking: $21,000

Bob Beatty



For Sale:




"BARN FIND" Too many projects! This is a pre-war 16' runabout possibly a "Dee Wite". Converted in the 70's into a ski tug. The hull has been glassed. It is copper riveted batten seam construction. Small block Chevy V8, I think a 283? Split case Casale v-drive not sure of ratio. Big cavitation plate. Beer keg fuel tank under deck. Make me an offer, I might surprise you! Located in Port Saint Lucie Florida.

Losing storage, first reasonable offer takes it !!!

Keith Brayer



Vintage Outboards

For Sale:

1956 C Craft Vintage Outboard Racer




This is a 1956 Cornwallis Craft (C Craft) “Lark” outboard boat. They were made in Lebanon & Concord, New Hampshire back in the 1950's and 1960’s. We can’t find any info on them and have only seen mention of one other still in existence. The boat is about 13 feet long and looks like it was designed after a 1957 Chevy. The motor is a 1957 Johnson 35hp Golden Javelin. Trailer goes with it also.

Great boat to display at boat shows and run on the vintage circuit !!!



Reggie Monroe



For Sale:

Quincy Looper Vintage Outboard Motor


This is a beautifully restored and polished Quincy Looper vintage outboard motor. The serial number is FA113 and stamped on the top of the motor is PRO 411 and 143. These Quincy Looper motors are very fast little engines and perfect for a small outboard vintage hydroplane project.

Finish that outboard hydroplane project and run on the vintage circuit !!!


Asking - $4,200

Billy Weinstock




For Sale:

1973 Desilva  D Class Vintage Race Boat





This is a 1973 Desilva D class vintage race boat with serial number 09-73-12. The boat has been authenticated by Desilva and the engine is a 250 cc Konig that has been rebuilt and never run. Have the name and contact number of the person that rebuilt the engine. Also have the complete race history, the original owner lives close by and is a friend of the Desilva family.


Dana Creath


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