Dual Cockpit Classic Wood Boat Gentleman’s Racer Packard Boat Company
Packard “Gentleman’s Racer”

One of Three Built

This boat is one of three specially commissioned by the President of the Packard Boat Company in 1993 and hand built by famed upstate NY boat builder John Ford and finished out by Gary Scherb of “Old Time Boats” in Florida. A total of 3 boats were custom made and this was the president’s own personal boat he used for pleasure and for boat shows to promote his Packard Boat Company. He owned it from new until his passing. The hull is based off of modified Hacker Speedster plans, is powered by a modern Chevrolet V6 specially built by Flagship Marine Engines in Punta Gorda, Florida and runs beautifully with a deep, throaty rumble. The boat is capable of speeds of 55-60 mph and uses hydraulic steering for easy controls.

Per conversations with both Flagship Marine and Gary Scherb, the wood is said to be Honduras mahogany and coated with epoxy sealer with 12-14coats of varnish and still has a beautiful finish as it was always garaged when not in use. Boat measures 18′ with a 5′ beam and engine is said to produce approx. 250 hp. While being a good pleasure cruiser, it is designed and built to be very fast if desired. Woodis in beautiful condition, no cracks in varnish as boat was always kept inside when not in use and out of the sun. No prior damage as boat has been pampered since new.

Titled a “1918 Packard,” it was shown and enjoyed at various shows from NY to Florida and was only used in fresh water. Trailer is included and new tires were just installed on as well as repacking the bearings. Boat trailer title and boat title are free and clear. Very period correct steering wheel, classic looking gauges, hardware, etc. while being all modern running gear. Boat is designed to look very old while being reliable and easy to maintain. Running/Nav lights, bilge pump, engine compartment blower all in working order. Stainless is beautiful. Boat was just professionally serviced.

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Cell 828-553-3217

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Price: $29,900

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Location: Brevard, North Carolina, United States