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1958 Century Resorter 16


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Description

 

Century Boats were first built in the late 1920's.

The factory was established in Manistee, Michigan and throughout the 50's and 60's produced some of the most beautiful boats of the era.

In competition with brands such as Chris Craft and Hacker, Garwood and Dodge, Century Boats became renowned for their high build quality and powerful engines earning Century Boats the title, The Thoroughbred of Boats.

The 50's and 60's were boom in the United States and it was a time when boat the automobile industry and the boat industry reached the pinnacle of design. America was at the top of its game and these boats clearly reflect that. Just like the cars of the day, these boats were not built to last forever but today thousands of them have survived because of the love people have for them.

ABOUT THIS BOAT

  • This is Hull Number HD-58560
  • Build of Mahagony, Avadore and White Oak
  • Engine is the original Ford Interceptor V8 150hp running on gasoline
  • Top speed - 40MPH - will easily pull two skiers
  • US Registration OR 897 RJ - sold new in Portland, Oregon to a member of the Wrigley family of Wrigley's Chewing Gum fame. It had two more owners in the USA after that. In the late 90's boat ended up in Melbourne, Australia where it had one owner there. In 2006, boat was sold to previous owner in New Zealand.
  • Comes with Brand new beautifully designed trailer.
  • Boat's name is 'Principessa' and was used in Wellington Harbour for the summer of 2007 and 2008.
  • This is a beautifully restored boat with absolutely nothing to be done on it.

Resorters were made in large numbers beginning in 1947 through 1968 and they came in a range of lengths from 16 foot up to 21 feet. Century, like Chris Craft bought their engines from the auto manufacturers and in 1958, Resorters came with a wide choice of engine options.

So well equipped were these boats that from 1957 to 1965, Century Resorter 16's were the officially sanctioned US Ski boats for the rapidly growing sport of competition and water skiing.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.