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1972 Jet Boat for Sale

1972 Jet Boat for Sale


Year: 1972

City: Reno, CA

Stock: 164c42

Condition: good

Make: Jet Stream

Propulsion: power

Price: $7,600

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 17'

Model: 70's Era Jet/Ski Boat

Engine hours: -

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1972 Jet Boat for sale. This boat is loads of fun! I will be upgrading to a larger boat and do not have the space to keep this. This has been mine for the past 14 years. It’s bitter sweet to let it go but it’s time to let someone else enjoy it.

The Specs:
Classic 70’s era flat bottom jet boat (no prop) that can float in water as shallow as 18". If you can find a lake/river that you can drive into, you can launch this boat anywhere. I’ve had this in lakes and rivers all over California and up in the Sierra Nevada’s.
Engine: 455 Oldsmobile Big Block
Carb: Rebuilt Holly 670 Single Pump Dual Feed
Electrical System: Completely re-wired
Battery: Optima Blue Top
Paint: Gloss Black on sides with four skull graphics – Flat Black with fading skull and flame graphics on top of the bow.
Wood Underneath Seats: Rebuilt and Re-epoxied. Trap door storage under passenger seat.
Custom designed and fabricated gas pedal made to fit under the bow better.
New throttle cable from pedal to carb.
20 Gallon Gas Tank with new float level sensor.
Blue Tooth – AM/FM Stereo with two 6" Three Way Pioneer Speakers in a custom enclosure in the front of the bow positioned to turn the boat hull into an amplifier.
1200 Watt Pioneer Amp. Speakers sound amazing.
Trailer – Gloss black paint job. Completely rewired. Upgraded LED lights. New tires. New bearings. New jack.

The motor runs great. The paintjob has a nice patina. Seats were reupholstered years ago but now show their age. I’ve debated many times reupholstering and painting this boat, but this is a rat rod of boats and gets a million compliments wherever you go. This boat is fast, fun, and you won’t be worried about anyone climbing all over it and scratching the paint.

Despite what it looks like, it is in great shape. I’ve always focused on the functionality of making this a solid boat rather than doing anything cosmetic. I change the oil and maintain it every season. Fires up super easy even after not running throughout the winter. Drop it in the water, load up some friends, fire it up and smash the throttle. The front end of the boat will pick up at first, and then the whole boat will almost lift out of the water. Frequent screaming and laughter of friends is common as the engine roars and the boat gets up to about 55-65 mph (depending on how smooth the water is and how much weight you have in it). Oh, it’s also super maneuverable and will turn on a dime. It handles and feels like something in between a large wakeboard boat and a small jet ski.

Yes it will pull a ski, wakeboard or tube.
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