this gentleman’s racer…
turns every head on the lake
26-foot Gentleman’s Racer
launched in 2016
power: 502 c.i. Chevrolet engine provides 450 horsepower for some serious speed
sound: the roar will catch all ears and turn every eye
recently tuned up: annual professional maintenance
low hours: less than 30 hours operating time
For sale at $112,000
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BEautifully Finished Woodwork
Details, details, details – this boat has been meticulously crafted and diligently maintained.
About the builder
First launched in 2016, this beauty was built by the professional homebuilder G.W. Zautner, with advice and expertise provided by Fish Bros in Glens Falls, New York https://www.fishcustomboats.com/.
G.W. Zautner and sons, with more than 60 years in the business, has built over 200 custom designed homes in the Albany area. Zautner also successfully built and sold two general aviation aircraft – a Kit Fox and an RV4. Previous yacht construction includes a 2008 Hacker Craft 26-foot cruiser with a 350 c.i. engine.
Located at Lake George, New York.
Address serious inquiries to James Buley.
In 2004, Classic Boating magazine described the 1922 John Hacker-designed 26′ Miss A.P.B.A. (American Powerboat Association), designed for Gold Cup races, as one of the more enduring classic designs for new construction.
Miss A.P.B.A. was never a Hacker Craft stock production. Those wanting one had to either build it themselves or have it built for them.
In 1922, Hacker specified a four-cylinder 125 hp. Hall Scott marine motor to meet the requirement of 625 cubic inch piston displacement or less. Today, large V-8s, like 454s and 502s, are the norm. In one instance, a V-12 was tried and found to be too much.
A Chevy 502 c.i. engine was chosen for this build. https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines/big-block-502-ho
Sale price includes new trailer with felt-lined pads, with less than 25 miles on the road. Package includes custom cockpit dust cover and stern flag.
Not even at top speed, this boat roars across the lake.
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