1968 Century Resorter 17 For Sale

$14,990
Stock #237571 -
Inactive

Boat Details

Year:
1968
Type:
Power
Brand:
Category:
Model:
Length (LOA):
17' 6"
Beam:
6' 11"
Draft:
18"
Trailer:
Calkins
Stock #:
237571
Location:
Fruitland Park, Florida
(near The Villages)
Status:
Inactive
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Project completed - time for the next one
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1968
Brand:
Chrysler
Model:
318
Size:
210 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"This is a beautifully refurbished Century Resorter with a refurbished trailer, must see!"

In the world of classic ski boats, Century is a name dripping with history and class. Back in the day is was Century and Chris-Craft duking it out for superiority and it's still a question as to which one won that particular race.

Through 1967 the Century Resorters were all built using old-t...more

In the world of classic ski boats, Century is a name dripping with history and class. Back in the day is was Century and Chris-Craft duking it out for superiority and it's still a question as to which one won that particular race.

Through 1967 the Century Resorters were all built using old-time shipbuilding practices and materials, but in 1968 Century did something new and switched to fiberglass construction. Unlike today's boats, these first-generation fiberglass boats had hulls as thick as the old wood ones, hand-laid with a ton of resin making them rock hard and tough as nails. There's a reason you still find them around and find them free of blistering, water intrusion and rot, and it's all due to the boatbuilders' new fascination with fiberglass.

The late 60's styling is unmatched and this boat will be a head-turner wherever you take it. Its automotive-style steering column and gauges show the history of powerboats and how much they borrowed from automobiles as they worked to attract working Baby Boomers into the boating world.

This Century has been carefully refurbished with three coats of new paint, red and cream striped upholstery, a rubber floor, and refinished woodwork. The engine is a Chrysler 318, though whether it's original or not is unknown. It is reliable and plenty powerful to get skiers up and make lake cruising fun. The bottom paint is new.

The trailer that comes with this boat has been refurbished as well with new wheel hubs and bearings, tires, bunks, and fresh paint.

Information On Condition

This boat is in great condition overall. The seller took his time and did it right in his refurbishment of the vessel.

Care and thoughtfulness are evident throughout while keeping to the spirit of the boat's original design. As much original hardware and parts as possible have been retained, making this a unique classic that after nearly 60 years will still provide many more years of service to its next owners.

Before painting, the seller took the hull down to the fiberglass surface and found no evidence of any repairs to the hull, no soft spots, no blisters, no bondo. This hull is SOLID.

Approximate boat location: Fruitland Park, Florida


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Basic Details
Year:
1968
Type:
Power
Brand:
Category:
Model:
Length (LOA):
17' 6"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
237571
Location:
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 3/9/2021)
(Stored under full boat cover)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1968
Brand:
Chrysler
Model:
318
Size:
210 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Rudder:
Carbureted:
Bilge Pump:
Number Of Eng Cylinders:
8
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
1
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
17' 6"
Beam:
6' 11"
Min. Draft:
18"
Weight:
1,460 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Navigation Lights:
Deck Features
Windshield - One Piece:
Transom Seating:
Transom - Closed:
Swim Ladder:
Steering Wheel:
Ski Tow Eyes:
Ski Pylon:
Cover - Full Boat:
Cockpit Seating:
Cleats - Fixed:
Bench Seat:
ElectricalElec. Components
Tachometer:
Stereo:
Hour Meter:
Horn:
Fuel Gauge:
Battery Switch:
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Brand:
Calkins
Material:
Painted Steel
# Axles:
1
# Brakes:
0
Spare Tire:
Yes
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
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Deep-vee
Exterior Color:
Cream
Interior Color:
Red
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
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