Vintage Race Boat Shop


Our Trading Dock - vintage & classic boats for sale !!!

Last update - October 20, 2014


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 !!!

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For Sale:

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 !!!


Asking - $1,500

Brian  Lynah


Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

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 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 $20,000 firm, 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 !!!


Asking - $20,000

Skip Gillam

Cell:  305 790-1528

Home:  305 821-9779

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

1951 Hallet 48 vintage hydroplane





This a 1951 Hallet 48 vintage hydroplane, professionally restored and rebuilt with a deck-off restoration. A true 3-point hydroplane. It has a 100 HP modified Crosley motor with a big throat Stromberg 97 carburetor. Motor has very low hours since rebuild. The boat sits on the original restored trailer. The boat has natural Mahogany decks and runs on alcohol. History, documents and photos also come with it.  This amazing vintage hydroplane is turn-key and is ready for the APBA vintage circuit !!!

Asking - $8,300

Ron Eldien


Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

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        

Price reduced - $9,000

We need the shop space - can ship anywhere in the US !!!

Bill John


For Sale:

Pure Canadian - a vintage 5 Liter hydroplane


Pure Canadian is a late 1980's 5 liter hydroplane built by the Canadian builder Eldon Carothers, raced by Chris Galbraith and won the Canadian National Point Championship in 1990. Powered by a 305 cubic inch Chevy, this hydro has been through a complete restoration and has been running strong on the vintage circuit since 2009. Most recent event was the annual Roar & Soar vintage regatta at the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida. Comes complete on a custom built tilt trailer. This is a great ride, complete and ready to continue running on the vintage circuit - what fun !!!


Price reduced, asking - $12,000

Mike Yobe


Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

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

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

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


Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

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

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

Murlen - a 31 foot Gar Wood Speedster !!!



Click here for the complete project story !!!

Gar Wood original hull number 7148

70% original Gar Wood hardware

Mark IV 4 bolt Cross Rammed 454 CI Edlebrock fortified to 450 HP

Kill switch and Safety stop collars

Borge Warner 1.5:1 Velvet Drive Transmission

Hull Construction:  cold molded with West System

Construction Materials: Honduran Mahogany and Douglas fir

Fasteners: Silicon Bronze, Stainless steel, Brass

Custom trailer with electric brakes

Custom storage cover


Mike Michaud

Acton, Maine


Michauds Inboard Marine

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

Midnight Miss - 20ft. 6in. Vintage Lauterbach GP



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 launch able from ramp. Complete and ready to run on the vintage race boat circuit, a great vintage ride !!!


Asking - $68,000

Dave Richardson


Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

For Sale:

Reproduction Vintage Race Boats





We have recently completed four reproduction vintage race boats, and we are currently working on our fifth project, Sally Ann Jr. These reproductions are based on proven vintage designs, built with modern techniques and powered with modern marine engines. These custom boats are built to run hard and provide for many years of fun boat rides, with proven hull designs and plenty of power to run at hull speeds. We also work very closely with the owner on all the numerous decisions, to make them very personal and very special boats, for they are beautiful art forms.

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We can build one for you...


Bill John


Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit

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