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Last update - March 22, 2018

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 APBA vintage race boat 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




For Sale:

JS-77 Zippy Pickle


Zippy Pickle JS-77 


Bill DeGlopper 716-796-5509


Grand Island, New York


Brian DeGlopper


replica Jersey Speed Skiff class (JS) hull built in 2001 by Ken Germershausen using Baron Industries design

LOA / beam

16' / 6'


2007 Chevrolet 350   CARB:  new Holley 4776 600 CFM double feed
stock Chris Craft Crusader Chevrolet 
Boat & motor were purchased from Tom Pakradoni - November 2008

power transfer

Borg Warner 71 velvet drive transmission 1:1 rotation no reduction


Sked 10.5 4 blade stainless

years raced

The original Zippy was one of the few green skiffs to compete in the APBA Inboard division. Competed in the Divisionals & Easterns held in Tonawanda, NY in the 1970's. The original Zippy owned by Ray. Still researching history.


ramp or crane  with SLINGS certified 5-2017

  • 2009 Eagle skiff trailer with single axle, new Goodyear trailer tires with spare

  • New black upholstery on custom bucket seats and new battery

  • 2017 Connolly Marine performance stainless steel skiff rudder

  • Engine maintained by Mike Endres, former GP champion and engine builder for GP 777

  • Fresh water boat in excellent condition, run on vintage circuit in the US and Canada

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

Asking: $18,500

Bill DeGlopper



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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 APBA vintage circuit !!!


Chris Hall, Sr.



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Vintage Hydroplanes

For Sale:

GEMINI – A-711



Gemini is an 18’ pickle-fork hydroplane built by Henry and Larry Lauterbach in 1979 for Walt Carter of Naples, Florida  It is one of only four pickle-forks built by the Lauterbachs.  Originally driven by Larry Lauterbach, the Gemini won the Eastern Divisionals in 1980, 1982 and 1986 and it was one of only three 2.5 litre modified boats to average over 100 mph in a 5 mile heat.


Gemini is currently powered by a 400 cubic inch Chevy V-8, which was built by Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, Tom D’Eath.  Purchased in 2001, she is almost a 40 year old boat with only two owners (& two drivers) and has been well cared for and maintained by Larry Lauterbach and myself.  The Gemini is in turn key condition and comes complete with a custom trailer and is ready to run.

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

Asking: $30,000

Teri Hoffman


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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 APBA vintage circuit !!!


Asking: $7,000

Jim Hunter



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


For Sale:




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 APBA vintage circuit !!!


Asking - $13,900

Richard Harris



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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 APBA vintage circuit !!!


Asking: $25,000


Nick Badoloto



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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 APBA vintage circuit !!!


Price Reduction: $5,000


Jim Dernocourt



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


For Sale:


Built in 1923





The SILVER STREAK was exported from America to Australia in 1924. Fitted with a Pierce-Budd engine and named Miss Broadway. When reaching Australia the new owner decided  the Pierce-Budd engine was not fast enough and fitted a Meadows engine and was renamed to the SILVER STREAK. SILVER STREAK exceeded world water speed records for its class winning 2 Bennett gold cups. Prominent people that have been on board include the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927 and Amy Johnson, the first Aviatrix who flew alone from England to Australia in 1930.

This antique hydroplane was designed by C. C. Smith and built by Clifford S. Hadley. Length 16 feet 1 inch and breadth 4 feet 10 1/2 inches. Engine manufactured by MEADOWS HENRY LTD in Wolverhampton England, 100 hp six cylinder Cormorant marine engine driven through a 'V' drive, capacity 189 cubic inches, 95 MAX B.H.P at 3000 RPM. Compression Ratio 6.1, ignition system magneto and crank start and also fitted with a genuine ring gear and starter motor. Engine number 6579. Boat speeds over 40 miles per hour.

Click here for more info !!!


Paul Mercuri


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


For Sale:

Midnight Miss - 20ft. 6in. Vintage Lauterbach Grand Prix Hydro



Hydroplane            Built in the Fall, 1972 by Henry & Larry Lauterbach

Original name       “Scorpio”  J-6 (427cu in Stock)

Original Owner      Tony Piazza

Other Owners        1978 Chris Hall (Miss No Lead), 1979 “Uncle” Norman Lauterbach (Deepwater Too), 1980 Billy Patterson (Crazy Horse)during this time, Larry and also Tom Baker drove it; 1983 Ken Brodie (North East Express), 1985 Peter Knight NZ (North East Express), 1986 John Diamanti NZ (Sudden Impact and Bluebird), 2004 Graham and Kerry Coddington Australia (Midnight Miss).


Achievements       USA National Champion 1973

                               World Water Speed Record (women) 1990

                               Australian National Champion (Vintage)

                               2004, 2005, 2008, 2010


Engine                   New Dart “Big M” block 4.50 in bore.

                               New Callies forged crank (427 stroke)= 478cu in.

                               New CP flat top blower pistons

                               New Carillo rods.

                               New Howards solid roller cam and lifters

                               New Merlin alloy heads with s/s valves, HP

                                       springs, stud girdle.

                               671 Blower (fully reconditioned) 33% overdriven

                               Enderle bug catcher fuel injection., Enderle 110 pump

                               MSD 7AL Ignition


Fuel                        Methanol

                                Peterson 3 stage dry sump system

Gearbox                 Cassale Z Drive with shafts ,gears, bearings and seals


The engine was assembled new in Australia, just before shipping the boat to USA. It has only had dyno time (1145hp, 1033ft lbs), and ran at 3 vintage regattas in 2013. The hull has had an extensive rebuild since 2009 and is in excellent condition. Boat is trailer launchable from ramp.


Recent upgrades include a new camshaft and new updated lifters along with fresh bearings and gaskets. The trailer also received a freshen up, with 4 new tires and wheel bearings. Complete and ready to run on the vintage race boat circuit, a great vintage ride !!!

Price Reduced - $65,000

Dave Richardson



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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 !!!

Click for more photos & details


Reduced to $20,000

Bill Mehan


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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

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, ACBS Boat Shows and APBA Vintage Regattas !!!

 Price Reduced: $20,000


Dennis Noonan



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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 ACBS Boat Shows and APBA Vintage Regattas !!!

Asking: $18,000

Michael Booth



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


For Sale:



For sale by the original owner, this classic 1969 Donzi GT is 21 foot/8 inches long with an 8 foot beam and weighs 6,250 pounds dry. Owner is keen on finding a new home where the boat will be well taken care off. This boat will last forever with the way they built Donzi's backt in the 60's. This rocket ship is powered by dyno run 460 cubic inch big block that produces 418 horsepower motor. It is a .030 over bored 454 MerCruiser Magnum with forged crank, rods and pistons and square port racing heads. The motor is barely broken in after the rebuild, with less than 40 hours of run time.

The original owner is in the middle of refinishing the interior. Currently the bench seat and side panels are completed. The buckets are next. Of course if someone has a preference, that can be accommodated. The boat is equipped with a Garmin Chart Plotter, full function transducer and Lenco electric trim tabs.

The motor is fresh water cooled with a GIL Offshore exhaust system that routes the Prestone coolant directly to the exhaust manifolds first then through the block. The Bravo 1 drive swings a Mirage 24" 4 blade double cupped prop. With a 60 gallon fuel tank, this Donzi has a 100 mile range at cruising speeds with a 30 minute reserve. This is a sweet ride, complete with a trailer and custom cover.

This Classic Donzi is ready for boats rides, ACBS Boat Shows and the APBA vintage circuit !!!

Asking: $21,800  OBO

Len Brown



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

Vintage Gentleman's Racers

For Sale:

A Very Elegant ELCO Launch




This very elegant ELCO Launch is 24 feet long and is one of two made in 1991. It has a beam of 8 foot 8 inches, a draft of 3 feet 3 inches, the hull is fiberglass and the deck and trim are white oak and mahogany. The engine is a big block Chevy with 350 horsepower that cruises nicely at 20 knots and will reach speeds of 30 knots. Comes complete with a bimini top. The finish and interior details of this Launch are absolutely stunning. Please contact the owner directly for more photos, details and information. We know, it's not a vintage race boat, this is a magnificent Launch.  

Now this is the way to cruise and arrive in style at the yacht club !!!


Price reduced, asking - $75,000

George Wyman



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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 ACBS boat shows and run on the APBA vintage circuit !!!



Reggie Monroe



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

1960's Vintage Outboard Racer




We have a 1960's racing boat that my wife's grandfather used to race and then used as a ski boat.  It was made by Paul Vasser

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


Walt Jespersen

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

1948 Fillinger Vintage Outboard Racer



The boat is a 1948 Fillinger Outboard Racer that is in good condition and includes the Mercury 20H motor in the photo, plus another 20H motor, plus a regular 20 Mercury and many spare parts. The boat and motors are located in Kansas City, Missouri.  

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


Asking - $2,500

Jim Steinbrink

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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



Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


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


Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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