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1934 Gar Wood Speedster Replica Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Augusta

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Overview

Price
34000.00
Type Of Boat
Make
Gar Wood
Model
Speedster Replica
Year
1934
LOA (feet)
16
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
Deck Material
wood
Hull Material
wood from waterline up
Superstructure Material
fiberglass

Location

City
Augusta
Province/State
GA
Country
United States

Engine

Engine Make
Mazda
Engine Model
13B Rotary
Engine Year
Horsepower
175
Cooling
Fuel Type
Gas

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
Swim Platform
Yes
Trailer
Yes
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
Yes
Winter Cover
Yes
Dinghy
Yes
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Air Conditioning
Yes
Heater
Yes
Wet Bar (With Sink)
Yes
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Yes
Head
Manual Head
Yes
Electric Head
Yes
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
Bridge Enclosure
Not Specified
Bridge Cover
Not Specified
Bridge Enclosure
Not Specified
Convertible Top
Not Specified
Side Curtains
Not Specified
Drop Curtain
Not Specified
Bimini (after)
Not Specified
Camper Back
Not Specified
Tonneau Cover
Not Specified
Deck Enclosure
Other
Windshield Cover
Not Specified
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
Water Tanks

Further Comments

For extreme reliability, this 1934 16 foot Gar Wood Speedster Replica uses a modern Mazda Marine Rotary Engine. With this lightweight, 175 hp engine and advanced construction techniques this boat goes faster, looks better longer, and is much more fun than even thinking about owning an original (if you can find it). Mazda wankel rotary engines have been perfected over the years and are extremely reliable these days -- rated for 2000 hours before rebuilding in a marine environment. The engine also has closed cooling also known as "fresh water cooling". That means automotive type "anti-freeze" is utilized in the engine block itself, meaning the block does not have to be drained for cold weather...just the two heat exchangers and the exhaust manifold.

Just completed, this boat debuted at the Charlotte, NC antique boat show in Sept. 2006. The engine has less than 5 hours on it. It has a foot throttle for better control.

The mahogany is faired and sanded extremely smooth with 12 coats varnish. All planks and most of all of the other wood pieces are accurately computer cut on my CNC router.

This boat utilizes an all fiberglass inner hull that was made by taking a mold off an original Gar Wood Speedster. The 1/4" thick mahogany planking is attached to the outside of the fiberglass hull, but above the waterline only. There is no wood on the bottom. The hull has a 1/4" lip that the planks lay next to that allows a perfectly smooth transition to the painted bottom.

This makes for a very rigid hull that can take a modern, more powerful engine and will not flex or distort with use and obviously requires no "soak-up". In fact, the mahogany stays nicer looking much much longer than an all-wood boat because it is not load bearing. The inner fiberglass hull carries the load.

A brand new custom fit galvanized trailer is also included (the white trailer pictured is NOT the included trailer a new galvanized one is. For more construction photos and videos, please refer to the links at the end of this listing.

A front flagpole with burgee and rear stern pole with light and flag are also included.

We invite and encourage prospective buyers to inspect this boat personally before purchase.

Delivery is available at a reasonable price anywhere east of the Mississippi. Preference is pick-up of boat in Augusta, GA.

Thanks for looking. You will not be disappointed in this. Gar Wood Speedster replicas are highly sought after and very popular at the antique boat shows across the country.

Boat is registered in the state of Georgia as a 1934 model and is insured through Hagerty Insurance (Antique boat insurance specialists) and can easily be transferred to new owner. Also, note the brand new galvanized trailer shown is included with the boat (not the painted white one). It is not even registered yet but comes with a Manufacturers Certificate of Origin.

This boat is also for sale locally and on other internet listing sites. If you want to make an offer, discuss the reserve and/or delivery feel free to call me at 706-267-8729 anytime---Tom Lang.

Videos of this boat are here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2063552875566283163&q=gar+wood

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7126601842830893595&q=gar+wood

Construction details showing the exacting craftsmanship that went into this boat are here:

http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m178/rustnrot/Gar%20Wood/

This Boat has been Sold