1959 Century Resorter 16 For Sale

Stock #159311 -
Sold

Boat Details

Year:
1959
Type:
Power
Brand:
Century
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
Resorter 16
Length (LOA):
16'
Beam:
--
Draft:
--
Trailer:
1959 Specially Constructed
Stock #:
159311
Location:
Nevada City, California
(near Lincoln)
Status:
Sold
Reason for Selling:
Physical issues prevent them from using it.
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1959
Brand:
Custom
Model:
Interceptor
Size:
185 hp
Hours:
30 (as of 9/25/2018)
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
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Brothers James and William Welch founded Century Boats in 1926 in Milwaukee. Two years later they moved the operation to Michigan where they built boats for 60 years. Even with some of their earliest vessels, Century Boats became known for their speed, a reputation it still enjoys today.

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1959 Century Resorter 16 Antique in Nevada City, California

Stock #159311

Brothers James and William Welch founded Century Boats in 1926 in Milwaukee. Two years later they moved the operation to Michigan where they built boats for 60 years. Even with some of their earliest vessels, Century Boats became known for their speed, a reputation it still enjoys today.

The Century Resorter, a utility produced in lengths from 15 to 21 feet, became one of the most popular models for average boaters and was the water-ski tow boat for all national events in the late '50s.

This 16-footer has been in the seller's hands twice. He owned it many years before selling to a friend, who later returned it to the seller for restoration. The seller, a veteran of the top wooden boat shop in Tahoe, restored his beloved Resorter from the stringers up. The sides were saved and rehabilitated while the bottom was replaced.

All upholstery was redone to factory specifications by former Century boat seamstresses!

The engine was completely rebuilt by a racing engine expert to exact factory specs. The twin horizontal carbs were rebuilt for reliability. This boat is surprisingly quick!

Own your own piece of marine history today!

Information On Condition

This Century Resorter has been completely restored and tastefully updated.

Per the Seller:

- The engine is the type-specific, completely rebuilt 185HP Interceptor. - This engine was an upgrade at the time of manufacturing.
- The bottom was fiberglassed with epoxy.
- Chrome has been redone.
- The steel-braided fuel line was installed with a shutoff valve.
- Gauges that needed to be rebuilt were done to factory specs.
- New trailer axle, bearings and wheels.
- All new 12V wiring including a rebuilt generator and a battery switch was installed.
- All new 12V electric fuel pump was installed, replacing the original 6v manual fuel pump.
- A new, modern throttle was installed.
- Since the complete re-build of the engine it has approximately 30 hours on it. The hour gauge on the tach does not work.

Approximate boat location: Nevada City, California

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Basic Details
Year:
1959
Type:
Power
Brand:
Century
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
Resorter 16
Length (LOA):
16'
Hours:
30
(as of 9/25/2018)
Stock #:
159311
Location:
Nevada City, California
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1959
Brand:
Custom
Model:
Interceptor
Hours:
30
(as of 9/25/2018)
Size:
185 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Drive Brand:
Velvet
Drive Model:
AS1-71C
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Carbureted:
Rudder:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
16'
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Navigation Lights:
Deck Features
Bench Seat:
Boat Cover:
Ski Tow Eyes:
ElectricalElec. Components
Alternator:
Battery Switch:
Fuel Gauge:
Horn:
Hour Meter:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Tach:
Volt Meter:
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
1959
Brand:
Specially Constructed
Material:
Steel
# Axles:
1
Breakaway Hitch:
No
Our company makes no claim of road worthiness of trailer. If not maintained adequately, it may not be fit for travel. We recommend a thorough inspection prior to purchase.
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
6
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
ConstructionConst. Features
Bow Scuff Plate:
Deck Mounted Mooring Eyes:
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