This boat is one of two known to exist from 1940, the other boat is in California with the less desirable twin engine configuration. Only 4 hulls were built this year. This boat has spent all of its years residing in two different boat houses on New England’s most northern lakes. Utility layout has a walk through front seating to second bench seat walk through to stern seat and motor box for extra seating or, picnic – hors d’oeuvres layout.
Plush leather interior with smooth seat bottoms and button tufted seat backs and snap on motor box cover. Boat has generous seating for 8 adults, all in comfortable seats.
Boat has optional Dietrich folding top with refurbished wood bows and all newly re-chromed folding parts, the fabric covering has not been done yet. The rectangular glass chrome window is in good shape and fully intact. The old covering is in a box and can be used for reference.
All hardware on boat is also in excellent re-chromed condition. This boat also has the optional windshield mounted spotlight.
Engine is a low hour Crusader 270 h.p. GM block with a 1: 1.23 reduction gear, all mechanicals have been upgraded to match; including new shaft and custom made high performance rudder. Boat can obtain speed up to 48 MPH, cruises at 23-28 MPH very nicely, large 60 gallon fuel tank.
This boat comes equipped with the optional large icebox cabinet cooler, located behind the front passenger seat. This can be retrofitted to electric if needed, however throw in a block of ice and this will keep beverages cold on even the hottest days.
Boat is 95% original wood since new. The transom mahogany has been replaced and the forward bulkhead under the dash was made from some of the first plywood ever manufactured and delaminated thus needing replacement with glued up African mahogany.
Bottom is original on boat and does not leak after a few days of swelling. We re-caulked and painted it this year. The boat was also not in use for 35-40 years.
Boat has only been completely refinished only once after being in a boathouse in Northern Maine for 42 years. We have recently given the boat three fresh coats of varnish on all surfaces including seat bases and all trim, new marmolium flooring, engine tune up, carburetor re-build, fuel tank purge, inspection and tightening of all through hulls. Boat has been completely rewired to ABYC standards
Trailer is a Venture tandem axle galvanized steel, set up with bow stop, high winch post and PVC loading stays. The forward axle is complete with hydraulic surge brakes.
Note: In 1940 Gar Wood increased the length of this model from 24’ to 24’6”. This allowed them to increase the flair of the bow, making it a drier boat.
PO Box 734
Sanbornville, NH 03872