Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats


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Cool Runnings





A few years back I received a call from a boat owner in Melbourne to come and have a look at his boat


On entering his garage, before me sat what is probably the best presented boat that I have ever seen


The builder of the 16' mid 60's runabout is unknown


The boat belonged to a brother and sister, who's family it had been with since new.


They had the boat restored, but had never put it back in the water


After a couple of years they decided it would never be used by them and decided to sell it


This boat was just superb and the restoration quality outstanding


Power was from this 225 ci Chrysler Valliant slant 6, the presentation of which was every bit as good as the rest of the boat