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1953 Thompson TVT Super Deluxe Runabout Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Branson West, MO Featured

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Overview

Price
3995.00
Type Of Boat
Power
Make
Thompson
Model
TVT Super Deluxe Runabout
Year
1953
LOA (feet)
16
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
4.7
Deck Material
mahogany
Hull Material
cedar strip/fiberglass
Superstructure Material
white oak

Location

City
Branson West, MO
Province/State
MO
Country
Contact Number
4178399075

Engine

Engine Make
Evinrude
Engine Model
Evinrrude
Engine Year
1966
Horsepower
40
Cooling
Seawater Cooling (Raw Lake)
Fuel Type
Gas

General

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

Further Comments

This boat is water ready and the trailer is road ready.  "Rescue Thom" is a double cockpit model which we have owned since 2005.  It is in sound overall shape, but it is a "user" boat, not a show boat.  It could stand a few minor cosmetic touch-ups after a dozen years from its last restoration.  It is priced accordingly.

It does not need soaking before use.  The hull has been coated with fiberglass since at least 1967, and it is possible it was for its entire life.  We believe we are its third owners.  The previous owner bought it in 1967 from a search and rescue squad on The Great Miami River in Ohio, hence its name. 

It was restored to its current condition over the winter of 2005.  Restoration included re-varnish, adding a custom "trunk" lid behind the driver, sistering in new ribs where needed, new custom upholstery, custom cover, new paint and motor gone through.  Rated in 1953 for a maximum of 50 hp,  It is powered by a 1966 Evinrude electric shift Lark 40 hp that pushes it to 28-30 mph. 

We have used this boat on several large lakes, including Green Bay and the Mississippi River.  It is a fun boat, but best suited for calmer water days or smaller lakes and rivers.   $3,995 OBO.

This Boat has been Sold