December 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
Our newest listing: a very rare, 3 step Beck Boatworks, hydroplane, 10 ft, early 1940’s.
This very rare Beck Boat Works(Thunder Bay Ontario) three step hydroplane is a real collector’s item. The mahogany ply racer is powered by an equally rare, 1942 Key Hoffer Mercury 25 engine. This four cylinder motor boasts twin carburetors, and a magneto ignition, built by Fairbanks Morris of England. For safety, a “dead man” throttle is incorporated into the controls.
This boat may be the only one of its kind in existence.
Price $15,000 (negotiable). For contact information, please see ad number pb631 on the Classic/Antique Boats page, or click on the link. pb631
April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
Our newest listing: A Crouch designed replica hydroplane race boat; 19 ft. 2000
This unique hydroplane, “Commander McBragg”, is a reproduction of George Crouch’s famous 1912 hydroplane race boat. The racer was built in 2000 by talented and meticulous craftsman, David Berg of Berg Boats, in Washington State, USA.
Now you can “have your cake and eat it too”. Enjoy the thrill of piloting a “century old” race boat in excellent condition without worrying about a one hundred year old hull!
“Commander McBragg” represents one of the first, if not the first,stepped hydroplane designs. Built in 2000, it features African mahogany decks and transom, red cedar sides and mahogany plywood bottom. The hardware was custom fabricated to be true to the design of the original boat. “Commander McBragg” is powered by a 1936 Ford flathead V8 engine in good condition. The racer has won numerous boat show awards.
For further information, please see ad number pb584 on the Reproduction Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. pb584