A look into the short lived auto-inspired boats of the late '50s
Automobile Inspired Boats
During the fiberglass boom boat manufacturers were able to create wild designs, many of which were sampled from popular automobiles.
With the majority of these boats being produced from 1955 - 1959, their style is just what you'd expect from the era; big fins, bright colors, chrome trim, and other decorative ornamentation like fake jet intakes, taillights, and more.
As people spent more time on the lake, the demand for bigger boats with more passenger space and cabins grew as well, putting these small stylish boats to the wayside.