Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats


Reader's Boats






Little is known of Scooter's history


The 17' mahogany carvel was an ex Lake Tahoe (USA) boat and known as Red Ryder


It was offered for sale in Australia in 2005


It was eventually sold along with its original Universal Star Marine 75 hp 4 cylinder engine


The boat was refitted with a Honda Prelude 4 cylinder motor for improved performance and more particularly, better reliability.


Renamed Scooter, it might be remembered when it appeared in a Mitsubishi advertisement in 2009, although it sounded very much like a V8 (View ad)


Scooter is based in NSW