Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats


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Jan II





Jan II is a late 1950's 17' Lewis runabout powered by a Ford 272 ci V8


It is believed the boat was raced with the Deepwater Motor Boat Club in its early years


The boat was sold in 1960 and used by its new owner as a ski boat. Little else is known of the boat's movement until the mid 90's


It was then purchased by Mick Mills of Wagga Wagga at a clearing sale in 1996 with the intention of restoration


The resto never eventuated and Jan II was offered for sale in 2009, when it was purchased by Col Bailey


A complete restoration was carried out and the boat relaunched in 2011.

Jan II is based in SA.