Friday, May 7, 2010
24 Foot Long Japaneese Fiberglass Boat from 1961
The 1960s was an era of experimentation in the fiberglass boat industry. Here is an amazing boat that has left me speechless so I am sharing it here.
Last December a member of the FiberGlassics Forum bought a large lot of Mercury boat motor files dating from 1950 to 1962. Somebody saved them after Mercury threw them all out, apparently(!!!!).
This was among the collection of over 500 pictures, a 24 foot long by 12 foot wide vessel made by Yamaha in Japan. Its a tunnel hull with glass windshields, built in radio, and rear steps.
The connection this craft has to Mercury is the two 800 model outboard engines.
It is not known if this was ever mass produced or was an experiment/show boat.
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