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Custom Gentleman's racer: 23'


Boat Details

custom built by J.W. Adams
gentleman's racer
Beam (width):
7.5 ft.
Hull Material:
Storage History:

Engine Details

GM (big block)
450 hp
Maximum Speed:
50 mph
Hours on Engine:
Fuel Type:

Trailer Details

Vantage custom made
Axle Type:
tandem axle
Brake Type:
Weight Capacity:

Additional Equipment & Accessories

Included in Asking Price:
trailer, sunbrella mooring cover, bow and stern poles, navigation lights, flag, fire extinguisher,, anchor and line, dock lines,
Available at Additional Cost:

Asking Price: $69,000(CAD)

Posted Date:

Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 23 ft, 2009.

Notes from the owner below:

This Gentleman’s Racer features an offshore fiberglass deep V-24o dead rise hull, .(Ray Hunt designed. These hulls finished 2nd place just behind the famous 30 Bertram Moppy raced from Miami to Nassau in the early 1960s.)

Jim Wynne, who drove this boat, was hired by Chris Craft to design the X-K, Lancer, and Commander runabouts built from the 60s thru the 70s.

The hull no. was the manufacture date.  “G” is the vintage race boat series for the boat’s length and HP.

In addition to the great ride this hull provided, its construction had fiberglass hat sections stringers – no wood to rot.

The hull was  completely gutted, cut down and tumble home provided. Deck and framing are West epoxy to hull with wood composite from 5/8” to 1 3/4” at the hull. Deck and covering boards are 3/8” book matched mahogany. Dashes are ribbon striped with curved grain to match the crown of the deck.The engine is mounted mid-ship to laminated Douglas Fir, epoxied to fiberglass stringers.

Power for the racer is provided by a new, 8 cylinder, 450 hp big block GM engine.
The transmission is a Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic one-to-one with a stainless steel shaft and an acme propeller.

This “G” boat comes with a custom aluminum tandem axle trailer with disc surge brakes and heavy duty standing pads foreword and aft of fenders.

Also included is a Full custom Sunbrella mooring cover with Velcro openings for mooring line access.

The seats are rolled and pleated marine vinyl . The racer seats six.

Hinged access to storage is provided  at the aft seat. The front seat bottom is removable to access water pick up valve for engine running on trailer and anti freeze pick up.

All hoses are marine grade, custom C.C. approved aluminum gas tank with vintage Stuart Warner gas, temperature, oil, volts and tachometer gauges

“Glass of 68” provides huge bow storage with hatch glove compartments. Front and 2 aft side compartment storage.

The boat is also equipped with a Bower ventilation system and bilge pump.

The racer features vintage hardware and a wooden steering wheel with a mahogany bow and stern pole with navigation lights and flag. An  under-the-dashboard mounted fire extinguisher, anchor and line, matching dock lines, paddle, and hook combo are also included.

Fused rocker switching., AM/FM CD radio, Center Console with vintage shift handle with neutral lock up holders, flip up panel for GPS access are also provided.
The racer is powered by a NEW 8 cylinder, 450 GM big block engine.
NOTE:The boat underwent a new restoration in 2019, including the new GM engine.
PRICE: $69,000 USD       Ad number pb829


Contact Seller

Contact Name: John
Current Location of Boat: Algonac, Michigan
Phone Number: 586-531-0798 ()
Alt. Phone Number: ()
Contact Email: jwadamsdev@comcast.net
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