Tag Archives: Fiberglass Boats

2010 Dirty Bird Custom Yacht Tender & Sand Bar Boat

Anyone in search of a new yacht tender? I’m covered, I just bought one, but you should check out this custom 13′ sand bar beaching beauty. Finished in red over white fiberglass with a red and black interior, led lighting, stereo and custom gauges. It comes rigged with a 50hp Mercury two stroke outboard with stainless steel prop. Hand-built by Dirty Bird Custom Boats in Easton Maryland this tender doesn’t come cheap – listed on eBay at $19,000 Buy it Now with the matching custom trailer.

2010 Dirty Bird Hand-built Yacht Tender
At only 13′ long this little fiberglass beach bomber can get you to port or the sand – but it’ll cost you nearly $20 grand.
2010 Dirty Bird Boat Interior
Tastefully done, but looking a tad 90s-ish, the red and black interior has LED lighting and custom gauges.
2010 Dirty Bird Yacht Tender
The craftsmanship of this handmade boat is demonstrated through many photos, no doubt the hours that went into building it justify the price.

1999 Donzi Classic 18

This Classic 1999 Donzi model appears to be in near flawless condition with the owner only drawing attention to one small scratch in the hull.  It’s powered by the Mercruiser 350 MPI Magnum and states that it’s been in “99.9% fresh water” so not sure what that 1/10 percent represents as far as care of the unit in saltwater. No documentation or mention of the engine hours. Done up in the desirable white hull with red racing stripes it’s offered at a Buy it Now price of $22,900 in Vincetown, New Jersey. I’ve seen similar boats sell over the past year in the mid teens, so this particular Classic may be even more classic by the time it eventually sells.

1999 Donzi Classic 18
This 18′ Classic Donzi comes on a trailer with both cockpit and full covers.
1999 Donzi Classic 18 Cockpit
The cockpit, seats and gauges all appear very clean for the age. The red anodized gauges compliment the exterior and interior color combo.
1999 Donzi Classic 18 Red Racing Stripe
The red racing stripe, probably the most common color combination, is always desirable and salable… although maybe not at $20,000+.

1968 Wiley V-Drive 454 Big Block Drag Boat

Whoever dreamt this monster up was certainly a speed demon. This 1968 Wiley v-drive is powered by a 454 cubic inch big block motor and doesn’t make any mention of horsepower, but one can assume it’s adequate as the owner claims a top speed in excess of 80 MPH. It’s nice to see a boat like this set up with a prop vs. more common jet drive. The fiberglass appears nearly perfect as does the interior. With two forward facing seats and two rear, you can even bring friends. Make sure your insurance policy is up to date as arms, legs, fingers and toes will be inches away from the driveshaft and engine pulleys in the rear facing seats. Find it on eBay with a reserve in Pompano Beach, Florida with a $1,000 starting bid.

1968 Wiley Dragboat
A nice, clean, low-slung hull in yellow makes this a nice looking boat. Make sure your bilge is operational – this is certainly a lowrider on the waterline.
1968 Wiley 454 Cubic Inch Big Block Engine
Powered by a 454 cubic inch big block, getting the prop to spin on this v-drive shouldn’t be a problem.
1968 Wiley Drag Boat Chrome Trim Tabs
The chromed-out trim tabs (or plate in this case) is typical to the rest of the boat’s finish.

1970 Boston Whaler Nauset

This classic Whaler has well-documented photos and a very good description. Powered by a 115hp Mercury with a mismatched 90hp cowling this 17′ Boston Whaler should zip pretty good. The original mahogany interior looks to be in very nice condition. Find it here at $7,500 firm on Craig’s List in Minneapolis.

1970 Boston Whaler Nauset
The exterior hull was said to have been “repainted” vs. gelled but still presents well.
1970 Boston Whaler Nauset
The interior is still in it’s original blue gelcoat with cracking, chips and holes consistent with a nearly 50 year old Boston Whaler.
1970 Boston Whaler Nauset Mahonay Console
The mahogany console and benches look very nice in this classic 17′ Boston Whaler Nauset.

 

1959 Crosby Fiberglass Boat – Mercury 700 Tower of Power

This fiberglass 1959 Crosby Fish and Ski boat seems to be begging for a restoration. The engine, a classic Mercury 700 6-cylinder tower of power, is said to have compression and turn over. Hull is stated to be solid, so with a little elbow grease and an interior this would be a solid summer fiberglass cruiser. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, bidding starts at only $399 with no reserve.

1959 Crosby Fiberglass Fish & Ski
The whole package, boat, motor and trailer is said to be a “field find” in Indianapolis.
1959 Crosby Fish & Ski Boat
The hardware on this boat is period and would be a great addition to any vintage boat. Are the parts worth more than the whole?
Mercury 700 Vintage Tower of Power
The Mercury 700 outboard engine, said to have good compression and turn over might be worth an offer.