Finned Boats of the '50s

A look into the short lived auto-inspired boats of the late '50s

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Automobile Inspired Boats

During the fiberglass boom boat manufacturers were able to create wild designs, many of which were sampled from popular automobiles.
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Fabulous Fifties

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.
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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.
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