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1966 Eltro Runabout Deep V Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Newfield, NY

Overview

Price
2500.00
Type Of Boat
Power
Make
Eltro
Model
Runabout Deep V
Year
1966
LOA (feet)
17
Hull Only (ft)
17
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
7
Deck Material
Mahogany
Hull Material
Molded Marine Plywood
Superstructure Material
Wood

Location

City
Newfield, NY
Province/State
NY
Country
USA
Contact Number
(607) 564-0325

Engine

Engine Make
Mercury 115
Engine Model
Mercury 115 EL PT
Engine Year
1985
Horsepower
115
Cooling
Seawater Cooling (Raw Lake)
Fuel Type
Gas

General

Boat Survey
No
Survey Date
Swim Platform
No
Trailer
Yes
Trailer Make
Karavan
Trailer Model
Galvanized Full Roller
Trailer Year
1988
Cradle
No
Winter Cover
No
Dinghy
No
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Air Conditioning
No
Heater
No
Wet Bar (With Sink)
No
Dry Bar (No Sink)
No
Head
No
Manual Head
No
Electric Head
No
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
Bridge Enclosure
No
Bridge Cover
No
Bridge Enclosure
No
Convertible Top
No
Side Curtains
No
Drop Curtain
No
Bimini (after)
No
Camper Back
No
Tonneau Cover
No
Deck Enclosure
No
Windshield Cover
No
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
No
Water Tanks
No

Further Comments

CLASSIC, custom-made 17' Eltro Deep-V Runabout. This deep-V hull is extraordinary in choppy waters! (Check the Internet for the amazing racing history of Eltro boats.) The engine is a low-hours, stacked 6 cylinder, 115 HP Mercury, (circa 1985?), and was purchased in Upstate NY. It has power tilt and trim, and was used in fresh-water ONLY! This Eltro was made in 1966, and has spent virtually its entire life garaged. There is no rot or other damage.

Eltros were made on Long Island by special order, one at a time. This hull has an extraordinary (the only?) 3/4" molded marine ply bottom, and can go through just about any kind of rough water you can think of, including Long Island Sound, Great South Bay, etc. The top speed, as you see the rig, is in the 40-45 mph range, depending upon load, prop, etc.

I have prepared the boat for a new coat of paint, but health and age issues force me to, regrettably, sell the rig as you see it. (Sorry, the photos do not do the boat justice!) The topsides are varnished mahogany and beautiful, needing only a coat or two more to dazzle! The blue hull color has been sanded in preparation for a final coat. What you see is actually a single coat, (Interlux), and has been on the hull since 1971. As I said before, the boat has been garaged for most of its life.

Four 6-gallon gas cans, with Namar connectors, several extra props. life jackets, cushions, navy top, anchors, skis, ladder, etc., are all included, as well as an extra set of controls and cables, as part of the sale. Everything pertaining to this boat will go to you as the new owner. If you do not wish to have these extras, we can renegotiate the price accordingly.

The trailer is a 1988 fully-galvanized, self-loading Karavan, and has only been in the water a handful of times. The tires are original and still hold air, but should probably be replaced due to their age. Bearing buddies, waterproof lights, spare tire, jack stand, etc., are included.

To replace this rig with a new (plastic) one would cost thousands upon thousands of dollars more, and I think you would enjoy this boat more than any of them. IMHO, the ride of a fiberglass/plastic boat is not nearly as comfortable as a wooden boat. This Eltro is plenty beamy, with deep freeboard. I have used this boat for fishing, skiing, swimming, and crossing Long Island Sound/Great South Bay many times.

I will be happy to discuss everything with you. In addition to being an avid boatman, I worked for a Long Island Mercury dealer for several years and am willing to share any information I may have.

I have owned this boat for over 45 years. I bought it from the original owner in Islip, NY (where the boat was made) who also had to sell due to his age. It has provided many hours of safe pleasure for me and my family. While I sincerely regret having to sell it, it is time and I hope that the purchaser will enjoy it for another 45 years! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you; don't let it pass you by!

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