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

Last update - July 22, 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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Reproduction Vintage Boats


For Sale:

The F-60 Wildcatter / F-999 Miss Washington



When she raced, she was the one to beat but, she was unbeatable. One of the most infamous F class hydroplanes of all time is now looking for a new home, crew and driver. She is tight and ready to run at the next vintage event. Currently located in Chautauqua Lake, NY.

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Loosing storage - somebody please save this historic hydro !!!

Price reduced again to - $20,000

Call 614-395-7547 for details !!!

For Sale:

2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle - Super Glide Custom




We know - it's not a vintage boat. But our garage has now turned into the new Vintage Race Boat Shop, we recently bought a brand new 2014 Harley Davidson Road King and we need the space. 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 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 wheels

  • Have all receipts and service records        

We need the shop space !!!

Price reduced to - $11,000

Can ship anywhere in the US !!!

Bill John


For Sale - Alalou II !!!

1931 Chris Craft - 26 foot Upswept, Triple Cockpit Runabout






       Click here for project photos !!!

ALALOU II is a very historic and very special boat, known as the "Matriarch of Winnipesaukee". Only five of these custom Model  212 hulls are known to exist. Please check the Chris Craft Antique Boat publication "Mahogany Memories" for an extensive write-up. All factory custom original hardware and gauges, boat is in excellent shape with a solid running Crusader 454 motor and comes complete with a cover and custom dual axle trailer. Boat has a rich racing history in the 1930's, was completely restored by Charlie Gath, has been an award winner at many local ACBS boat shows and has been well maintained through the years. ALALOU II was shipped directly from the factory to Lake Winnipesaukee, was formerly owned by the Free Republic of China (Chiang Kai-Shek) and has always been kept on Lake Winnipesaukee.


Asking: $70,000

Bob Doyle

(508) 397-8544

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 !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Asking $3,000

Jim Baker


For Sale:

JS-18 "Despicable" - a Jersey Speed Skiff


This 1968 Jersey Speed Skiff is one of Bud Bender’s initial fiberglass hulls (believed to be the first) with a 283 Flagship Marine Chevy engine, rebuilt transmission, glass hull with a wood deck, new carpet, upholstery, stainless OJ prop, bench seat, foot throttle, usable front cockpit with storage under seat, multiple covers. This is a great vintage ride, complete with a trailer and ready to run on the vintage circuit, what fun !!!

Edelbrock Carburetor

MDS Ignition

Foot throttle and ¾ lock to lock steering

Three blade OJ stainless steel and 1 two blade prop

Two Jabsco water pumps; 1 installed/1spare

New custom designed cavitation plate - improving performance

Full storage cover and 2 hatch covers

New fuel pump and exhaust hoses

New Battery

Rebuilt hydraulic transmission; F/R

Hawkeye Trailer – 3 new tires, Bearing Buddies, padded rails

Fenders, paddle, extinguisher and safety equipment

Wood deck and padded front/rear seating

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Price reduced to - $10,000

Don Kelly

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 between the May 17-18 Stuart race boat regatta and June 13-14 vintage boat show at St. Michaels, Maryland or after the following weekend’s (June 20-21) Kent Narrows, Maryland racing event.


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

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Asking - $20,000

Skip Gillam

Cell:  305 790-1528

Home:  305 821-9779

For Sale:

JS-06 Just Crewzin' - a Jersey Speed Skiff



This reproduction of a speed skiff was done "in the spirit of vintage" with a wood deck and bench seats, looks like a Jersey Speed Skiff of the 1960's and is a legal vintage race boat that has been running on the vintage circuit for several years. This boat is safe and fun to run at speed with comfortable bench seats in the fore and aft cockpits and will provide for many years of fun boat rides. It has a healthy small block Chevy motor that runs well around dock with a flywheel forward Chris Craft conversion and transmission and has the best of every thing. Comes complete with a custom mooring/travel cover and a custom trailer. This is a great ride, complete and ready to run on the vintage race boat circuit !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Asking - $16,500

Chris Raymond

Home   1-613-272-0412

Cell   1-613-802-3530

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

 Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Reduced to $20,000

Bill Mehan

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

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit



Mike Michaud

Acton, Maine


Michauds Inboard Marine

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 !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Asking - $68,000

Dave Richardson


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 !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Asking - $15,000

Mike Yobe


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


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

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014

Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Asking - $69,900

Roger Hinsdale


Spring City, Eastern TN

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.

Reproduction Vintage Race Boats

Reproduction Vintage Race Boats

We can build one for you...


Bill John


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