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Aston Martin AM37

Aston Martin AM37

We found this 2016 AM37 going up for auction in the Netherlands. The Aston Martin 37 is the result of their design and technology pedigree transformed into a luxury powerboat.  This powerboat delivers performance, stability and comfort with a prestigious moniker.  The collaboration of Aston Martin’s design team and naval architect Mulder Design, ensures this powerboat produces a driving experience on the water worth of the name. The AM37’s engines have been carefully crafted by Mercury Racing and the electronic convertible hardtop is icing on the cake.

Starting bid is $100K. Viewing and pickup is in Loosdrecht, the Netherlands.

1942 Chris-Craft 19′ Barrel Back Runabout

A 1942 Chris-Craft Barrel Back Runabout

We found this sweet 1942 Chris-Craft is a 19′ double-cockpit “barrel back” runabout up for auction, so get your bid in now. Originally launched in Seattle, Washington, the OL’ GLORY has been in San Diego with the current seller since September 2001. A restoration was completed in the late 90s by Middleton Boatworks of Kelowna, British Columbia. She’s won Best Pre-War Double Cockpit and Best Chris-Craft at the 2012 Lake Arrowhead Antique & Classic Boat Show.

1942 Chris-Craft 19′ Barrel Back Runabout

An overhaul from the waterline up was performed under current ownership from 2016 to 2018. This barrel back is offered with a tandem-axle trailer, records from the seller’s ownership, a Chris-Craft Equipment Record, and clean California titles for both the boat and trailer. She’s powered by a replaced inboard 302.5ci Chris-Craft Model M inline-six driving a single prop through a forward-reverse transmission.

Hurry and get your bid in now.

1939 Gar Wood 28′ Triple-Cockpit Runabout “Miss Tahoe”

1939 Gar Wood – Auction Closing today!

This gem of a Gar Wood is up for auction today. MISS TAHOE is a 28′ runabout that features a semi-planing mahogany hull and triple cockpits. Launched in 1939, she was originally owned by Jake Obexer of Obexer’s Boat Company, who used it as his personal vessel on Lake Tahoe.

1939 Gar Wood 28′ Triple-Cockpit Runabout “Miss Tahoe”

The boat was acquired by the Marsten family in 1956 and reportedly won a number of Tahoe Yacht Club regattas in the late 1950s. She was purchased in the 1994 by Bob and Nancy Cunningham, who renamed her MISS TAHOE and commissioned a restoration. Both the fore and aft cockpits are equipped with raked, V-shaped windscreens, and an 894ci Scripps V12 drives a bronze propeller through a forward/reverse transmission.

1939 Gar Wood 28′ Triple-Cockpit Runabout “Miss Tahoe”

This Gar Wood runabout was donated in 2002 to the seller, the Tahoe Maritime Museum, and served as their ride boat on and off between 2003 and 2010. It is now offered with a 2006 marine survey and a triple-axle trailer, along with clean California titles in the museum’s name for both the trailer and boat.

Hurry and get your bid in before it closes.

1965 Amphicar

1965 Amphicar – Up for Auction

Meet CWORTHY, a rare 1965 Amphicar Model 770 amphibious vehicle up for auction. The Amphicar was designed by Hans Trippel and manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde in West Germany, with a total of 3,878 being manufactured between 1961 – 1965.

A descendant of the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen, the 770 model name referred to the vehicle’s theoretical seven-knot peak water speed and 70-mph maximum road speed. Power comes from an overhauled 1,147cc Triumph inline-four mated to a four-speed manual transmission.

The seller completed a refurbishment in 2008. She was disassembled and fitted with reconditioned doors sourced from Gordon Imports of Santa Fe Springs, California. Replacement steel body panels from the same company were welded in, zinc coated and repainted in Beach Sand. A replacement black convertible top has also been fitted.

The cockpit has been reupholstered in red and white vinyl with matching door panels and a body-colored dash. The interior features roll-down side and pop-out wing windows.

The rear-mounted Triumph 1,147cc inline-four was reportedly overhauled as well. Power is sent to either the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission or to the dual propellers. The propeller shafts are said to have been replaced with rebuilt units from Gordon Imports.

The auction ends in two days, so get your bid in now.

Riva 32 Ferrari

1995 Riva 32 Ferrari – Up for Auction

The Riva 32 Ferrari resulted from an agreement between Riva and Ferrari Engineering, signed in the summer of 1988 with the goal of producing a powerboat offering elegant styling, high performance and luxury fittings. It would draw on both companies’ experience, each of them at the top in their respective fields.

The visual signature of this exceptional boat is provided by the black carbon fibre spoiler above its sleek hull. Inside, the body-hugging front seats have removable squabs making it possible to pilot the boat standing up. Each seat has a folding drink holder and side lockers with good storage capacity. Facing the pilot is an attractive dashboard with a full set of Riva/VDO instruments.

Towards the stern, the bench seat offers comfortable space for three, while under the bridge there is a cabin fitted out with two berths, storage space, an upper hatch and a marine toilet system. On the aft deck, a hydraulically operated ladder can be let down to reveal a fresh-water shower unit. The twin engines are mounted below the sun deck. In 1991, this very exclusive powerboat sold new for $396,000.

This boat Hull no. 44, is the 36th of 37 built. It is one of the last produced: from 1993 to 1995, only nine examples were built, with mechanical and cosmetic improvements compared with the previous versions, such as an extended platform and a longer prop shaft. It is equipped with two BPM 450 SC Vulcano V8 engines to the latest specification, each producing 410 bhp, allowing it to reach a top speed of 54 knots (62 mph) and a cruising speed of 41 knots (47 mph). Specially finished in ‘Giallo Modena’ with a white interior, the boat was originally used for promotional purposes and remained at Riva’s shipyard at Sarnico until May 1998, when it was bought by Mr. P.

In superb condition, this Riva 32 still has its original engines and comes with its original keys, owner’s manuals and original tools, as well as an extensive set of documents including title documents, Riva drawings and period photographs. A wooden Riva cradle is also part of the package.

Magnificently preserved and maintained, having been used only in fresh water, this impressive Riva 32 Ferrari is an exceptional item for any lover of rare, powerful and exclusive powerboats.

The Riva 32 Ferrari will be on display at Rétromobile show, on Artcurial stand at the same days and times as the classic cars.

Photos © Maurice Volmeyer

Cadillac Boat for Auction

A 1959 Cadillac up for Auction

We found a beautifully rare Cadillac Aluminum runabout up for auction.  She’s been completely restored and polished and is sporting a period correct 35 hp Johnson electric start outboard motor and Tee Nee trailer.

You might be surprised to learn that the Cadillac Marine and Boat company had no affiliation with General Motors’ Cadillac car brand.   The name is from its home town, Cadillac, Michigan.  The company was owned by Ray Wagemaker and produced aluminum, fiberglass, and molded wood boats from 1953-1960.

GM did take issue with the boat company having the same name, and filed suit which they lost.

“The boat firm first filed for trademark protection of “Cadillac” on October 28, 1955 and it was published in the Official U.S. Patent Register in March 1956. A month later General Motors filed an opposition with the Patent and Trademark Office.  Going a step further, General Motors filed a lawsuit against Cadillac Marine & Boat Co. in February 1957 claiming the auto maker had rights to the name “Cadillac” and they wanted the boat builder to cease and desist using the name.  In 1964 a federal court slapped the automaker’s hands and said they did not have a monopoly on the name Cadillac.  GM was ordered to pay $41,000 to the boat maker for legal fees and loss of reputation.”

The collector values her at $4900 and it will be sold to the high bidder when the auction closes in 3 days.  The auction is live now if you’re interested in bidding.

Cadillac Boat

Cadillac Boat

Cadillac Boat

Custom 116′ Hatteras up for Auction w/o Reserve

We found Easy Rider, a custom 116’ luxury Motor Yacht,  about to go up for auction with no reserve in Ft. Lauderdale.  This luxury yacht was delivered by American Shipyard Hatteras in 1997 and underwent an extensive refit in 2014 along with extensive upgrades in 2017-18.

She offers 4 staterooms that sleeps up to 8 guests along with separate crew quarters.  Her interior design is classic with beautiful finishes.  Easy Rider’s 3 Caterpillar 1200 hp engines power her at a cruising speed of 14 knots.

The owner will be auctioning her off to the highest bidder, with no reserve on Saturday, Nov 3.   You can schedule a preview and register for the auction here.

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht

 

Easy Rider Hatteras Yacht