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Star Flight




I spotted Star Flight in Goolwa in 2012. It was display at the Goolwa Aquatic Festival.


Star Flight is a 16' 6" Hartley design runabout, built in the early 1950's




Owners have been traced back to Ken Tuff and John Fox, both of SA. It has been owned by the current owner, Ian Hentschke, since 1973.


Star Flight is powered by a 221 ci Ford side valve V8, that came out of a 1948 Ford Mercury


The boat was very original and in very good condition for its age and importantly, the boat was still in use


The Buick tow car was OK too!