1958 Correct Craft 18 For Sale

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Boat Details

Year:
1958
Type:
Power
Brand:
Correct Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
18
Length (LOA):
18'
Beam:
7'
Draft:
32"
Trailer:
2011 Mc Clain Trailers Custom Tandem
Stock #:
079823
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Status:
Available
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1956
Brand:
Custom
Model:
V8 374 Cu In
Size:
--
Hours:
135
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"RAREST BOAT ON THE LAKE"

This hull is 1 of 5 ever made !

This was a Cypress Gardens tow boat that was in many movies,movie clips and skiing shows in Cypress Gardens.

Visit this Correct Craft Fan site for some details on the restoration work that was done: http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1...more

1958 Correct Craft 18 Antique in Dallas, Texas

Stock #079823

Although located in Canada, due to Canadian regulations, this boat is not available for sale to potential buyers in Canada.

This hull is 1 of 5 ever made !

This was a Cypress Gardens tow boat that was in many movies,movie clips and skiing shows in Cypress Gardens.

Visit this Correct Craft Fan site for some details on the restoration work that was done: http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=162

This boat was rebuilt by Glen Cove Boat Works. New bow stern (laminated oak). New sistered wall or side frames-ribs(marine plywood). New double bottom planking, inskin is 1/4" marine plywood horizontally planked. All fastenings are silicon bronze screws. New engine stringers (old growth fir with aluminum angle stiffeners). New wiring, new Instruments. New emerald green upholstery, new engine box, (butterfly planked mahogany and fiber glassed white inside. New mahogany skin inside sheathing and full length chine stiffeners.

Walt Mallon Sr. (founder of Correct Craft) custom made 5 boats like this one for Cypress Gardens Ski School in Florida in 1958. Cypress Gardens had a ski show that they would put on and these were the tow boats they used. Cypress Gardens is also where numerous movies and TV shows were filmed. Normally this boat would have been made all of one type of wood (typically Honduran Mahogany) and what makes this boat custom was that there was a lighter wood inlay, Brazilian Yellow Wood (Pau Amarello) on the deck.

In 1994 the boat was completely rebuilt by Glen Cove Boat Works to look how it originally would have, to the extent of $20,000+

According to numerous antique boat experts, the boat, not including the engine is worth an estimated $20,000 - $25,000.

THE ENGINE

In 1962 Andy Granatelli had 10 custom Packard 352 Cu. In. engines made for his race cars. They all had dual 4 barrel carburetors. He had the engines bored to 374 Cu. In. After this, he added McCulloch superchargers in order to put them in race cars to beat the land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. This engine has been totally blue printed, sodium valves and a full bearing girdle to support the bottom end. The engine is emerald green with polished aluminum cover on the supercharger box and chrome valve covers and alternator. This engine put out approximately 400 HP

This boat is a real eye catcher and wait till you open the engine box. 374 cu. in. Packard V8 dual 4-barrel carburetors with a MCCulloch Super Charger. This engine has been totally blue printed with a hot cam, sodium valves and a full main bearing girdle to support the bottom end. The engine is emerald green with polished aluminum cover on the super charger box and chrome valve covers and alternator, when you open the box people stop in their tracks and when they hear the cam and the whine of the super charger they backup!! This boat has not been rebuilt to stock, it has been built far stronger because of the engine.

Information On Condition

"BOAT NEEDS WOOD RE-DONE/ROUGH SURFACE. SMALL HOLE IN FRONT (SMALLER THAN A PENNY) FROM PRIOR OWNER PUTTING A BRASS PROTECTIVE PLATE OVER THE NOSE AND NOT SEALING PROPERLY, ENGINE WAS BEING WORKED ON AND OWNER PULLED IT AFTER MUCH TIME AND VERY LITTLE WORK SO THERE IS SOME "TINKERING" NEEDS TO BE DONE. INTERIOR NOW NEEDS RE-DONE TO LOOK SHOW QUALITY. THIS WILL BE A $100K+ "INVESTMENT/COLLECTABLE" IF YOU SPEND $20K IN RESTORATION. I HAVE A GUY WHO IS RECOMMENDED BY CORRECT CRAFT AND HE WILL FIX IT COMPLETELY FOR $20K. I WILL TAKE $17K FOR THE BOAT NOW. I PUT $40K IN IT, BUT RAN OUT OF MONEY. NEW TRANS (LAST YEAR) WAS $4K AND IT WAS ORIGINAL, THIS ONE WILL LAST 50 YEARS.

The engine block was be repainted and replacement of the interior is going to raise the price around August of 2015. Pricing depends on where you want to own the boat - ie: if you desire to customize the seats/trim/flooring and perhaps change the color of the block. Actually, if you act soon, you could change the name of the boat. Check out this link http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=162 from when it was restored and rebuilt in 1994

The engine only has 135 hours since being professionally rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted. The transmission was just rebuilt in May of 2015

The original metalwork has been re-chromed (triple plated) It has a new floor with emerald Formica finish, a new shaft, rudder, strut and propeller. Hot water heater under for deck that blows hot air in the cockpit. Racor fuel filter, ski tow bit, Rule bilge pumps, foot lights in the side showing down on the floor, glove box with light, radio and tape player inside.

Approximate boat location: Dallas, Texas

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Basic Details
Year:
1958
Type:
Power
Brand:
Correct Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
18
Length (LOA):
18'
Hours:
135
(Since total rebuild)
Stock #:
079823
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1956
Brand:
Custom
Model:
V8 374 Cu In
Hours:
135
(Since total rebuild)
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
32 mph
Maximum Speed:
48 mph
Config.:
Inboard
Engine Cylinders:
V8
Cooling System:
Raw Water Cooled
Engine Displacement:
374 Cu In
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
18'
Beam:
7'
Max. Draft:
32"
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Fuel Gauge:
Speed Instrument:
Tachometer:
Sound System:
Radio With Tape Player
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Bilge Pump:
Rule
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
2011
Make:
Mc Clain Trailers
Model:
Custom Tandem
Material:
Aluminum
# Axles:
2
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:
4
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Walt Mallon
Hull Material:
Mahogany
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