What?! Can’t a guy dream? And if you’re gonna dream, why not dream 40-foot big? What got me on this Deep Impact boat was number one, that silver/pewter color and number two, the matching 350 horse Mercury Verado engines… all four of them. For those who are multiplication deficient, that’s 1,400 horsepower – capable of pushing this 40 foot object of lust in excess of 75 miles per hour. Wanna fish? Perfect boat. Wanna cruise? Perfect boat. Wanna buy it? Bring $519,900 on over to eBay and punch the Buy it Now button.
I’m not much for the 80s graphics on this Baker tunnel hull but I do like the hull design itself. Oddly the colors match the Mercury racing engines but this one sports an older 200hp outboard with the traditional blue vinyl. Owner claims the hull was designed for “100+ MPH” but I doubt in the current configuration it would even see 65. Everything appears neat and clean and if you’ve got $10,000 you could be the very first bidder on this Baker in Guttenberg, Iowa.
This 1971 Campbell is done up real nice, uh-huh. The big block 496 looks to have about a dozen paychecks dumped into it – including a twin turbo setup good for up to 15 pounds of boost. The engine is probably better suited for tires over a prop, but who am I to judge? Gelcoat and interior look great for a boat approaching 50 years old. Seller has this Campbell Daycruiser optimistically priced on eBay with a Buy it Now of $29,500 in Sagle, Idaho. Unfortunately I don’t see these boats bringing that kind of money even with a museum-quality V8.
Here is a pair of vintage WetJet PWCs. This was the first ever “jet ski” I rode at about age 14. I remember these things being an absolute blast. Not sure if that’s a product of my being 14, or them actually being that much fun. Usually I see these in pretty rotten condition, but this pair looks quite nice. Both are powered by 430cc engines and are in running conditions and come with a “metric TON” of parts per the seller. At only $1,200 for the pair, on a trailer, someone best be gettin’ to Norwood Young America, Minnesota to pick these WetJets up!
We’ve got another Hydro Cycle Barracuda sighting folks. This one is not as nice as the one we found last week down in Florida, but it’s $5,000, either. This Barracuda, completely lacking any description other than telling us it has “scuffs, chips and scrapes” is listed on eBay in Hampshire, Illinois with an unmet reserve inching toward $1,000.
Handyman wanted: fix this Donzi then impress your friends all for less than $6,000. Act now. That’s how the ad should read. Instead we learn that we need a water pump, been stored inside for a few years and it’s got a nice trailer. This Donzi Classic 18′ definitely needs sprucing up. Find the 2+3 Donzi on Craig’s List in Grand Rapids, Michigan for $5,500.
According to seller, this 1964 Crestliner Skibird is as rare as a baby pterodactyl. More amazing is thing is still in original condition and looks great. Not like lip injection and botox great, but aged well, great. Said to have come from a private collection of an “elderly gentleman to cover final expenses” – eesh. TMI. The original 75hp evinrude hangs off the back and it’s sitting on the trailer waiting for you to come get it off Craig’s List in Rochester, Minnesota for $10,000.
Oooooo, barracuda! Hat tip to Heart for the lead in on this one. The Hydro Cycle Barracuda was the forefather of the Bombardier PWC. Only instead of a jet drive safely pushing water out the rear, this one ran a 35hp Chrysler outboard motor with a prop waiting to chew your leg off when you tumble in the drink flipping wake turns. The seller states he found this one in unused condition in a barn in 1979. The only thing I ever find in barns is cow shit. This Hydro Cycle looks clean as a prop-severed arm, so I’d be willing to risk a limb on it. Find the Hydro Cycle Barracuda on Craig’s List for $5,000 buy it now in Palm Harbor, Florida.
I would love to give you a long, eloquent description of this fantastic 1958 Sea Fury, but the owner has elected to do so instead – “I am the Second owner the condition is very good. it run nice and lots of fun” – out of fear of losing something in translation I did not omit or add one space, period or capitalization. Verbatim, folks, verbatim. Here’s what I can figure out from pictures and listing specs: 35hp Johnson outboard, 14′, trailer, small scratches. Pony up $9,000 on eBay to the Casselberry, Florida owner and the Sea Fury will be all yours.
I never even knew this boat existed, quite frankly that’s probably a good thing. It’s a 550hp Cadillac CTS-V powered Supra SA550 ski boat. Yep, it’s a CTS-V tuned 6.2 litre supercharged V8… in a boat. Outfitted with all of the modern wakeboard accoutrements I feel this boat is a bit of a bargain given it’s powerplant and the price of similarly equipped new boats. This Supra model has been discontinued, so if you want the 550 ponies, this is the only way to get them. A quick national search shows no others for sale. I’d guess this SA550 was pushing over $100,000 new, but you can scoop it up on Craig’s List in Fremont, Wisconsin for $69,995.