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Wood boat

1952 Wood boat


Year: 1952

City: Norfolk, VA

Stock: 648f94

Condition: -

Make: -

Propulsion: power

Price: $7,000

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 12'

Model: -

Engine hours: -

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1952 Rowlett Custom Wood Boat with 1956 Evinrude motor and trailer
Serious inquiries only Located in Yorktown VA

Collector find 1952 Rowlett Custom Dual cockpit wooden boat kept in barn/garage since ~1960. Purchased at an estate sale from the original owners family. This boat is 11′ 6" long. I have a picture of the last time the owners last used prior to ~1960. Motor used a few times in 70s/80’s but is running and tuned-up (more info below). When found, the varnish had degraded beyond repair. Boat has been stripped and completely refinished.

Rear pulley system steering and 1956 Evinrude Fastwin 15 hp with tank (tank will need new lines if you want to use) – outboard runs great.
The motor has new plug, re-spaced points, new water pump impeller and new lower unit oil. It has FWD – Neutral – Reverse gears. Motor could use strip and paint below power head – cosmetic imperfections, lower unit repainted at some point. The tank was repainted at some point also and does not have stickers on it, but are easily obtained on ebay for that year/size tank. The tank does hold pressure.

The history on the boat: Built and sold in Richmond Virginia from Rowlett Bicycles and Canoes. Someone was building these to race and I was unable to find any more info on a name. The boat was referred to as a ‘Rowlett Custom’ and not many were built, all by hand.

I have the original anchor, all the original hardware and the registration numbers with no cracks. Odds are you will not be able to get the same old registration numbers if you want to re -register the boat unless there is a special exemptions for antiques.

Trailer goes with it and has new padded bunks but does not have a title. The stand can go with it if you want it. Bill of sale can be given but this boat does not have a title and according to the previous owner it never did. I called VDGIF and the numbers I have were not active when they computerized their records, so the information was not logged in any system (presumably). Which makes since because during that time period they were not required. This is a once in a lifetime find.

Contact via email. I do not need help selling. Cash or certified check. No holds

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