The boat that inspired the TV Series Batboat
From the personal collection of the Switzer family. Fully restored.
The boat that inspired the TV Series BatboatThe Switzer Craft boat manufacturer is one of the most amazing and respected manufacturers of boats of its time. Handcrafted with pride in McHenry IL. They were championship boats setting world speed records. Imagine doing 104 MPH in this boat!
This boat was completely restored about 10 years ago by the Swtizer family, it was restored by the same individuals who hand crafted it when it was new! Finishing touches including paint, chrome and hardware was preformed by Classic Auto Restoration who are known for their high caliber automotive restorations. Amazingly, this boat with all its curves and tall fins is built from wood. It took an artist of wood working to build these boats. The design was so sleek and ahead of its time that it was used as the inspiration of the TV series Batboat with its high fins and twin canopy windshield. This one is powered by a fully rebuilt Mercury Mark 55 E. Since the restoration the boat has only been in the water once for test purposes. It has been in displayed indoors since.
We purchased this boat for our new Boat Exhibit in our museum but unfortunately, it doesn't fit into the space allowed and we regrettably are going to have to let it go. This would look great in any car collection or being towed behind your collector car for a unique display at any car show.
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