This is arguably the best ski boat ever built!Here you have a unique opportunity to own what is, to all intents & purposes, a fifty four year old one owner aluminium Delta! This boat was supplied new by Clyde Chandlers as a birthday present for a keen seventeen year old water skier. You can see from the photos she still retains their plate on her dashboard. I bought her last year from a chap who bought her at auction. He only had her a month or two. I had planned on having her restored however due to a drastic downturn in my health I am no longer able to go boating. She is boat number 967108. This means she was built in September 1967 & is the 108th Aluminium boat built by Ray Wright Ltd.Ray Wright (RIP) was a draughtsman with Albatross Marine for a decade or so. He developed a superior monocoque design however A.M. did not adopt it so he set up shop for himself just down the road from Lotus. I have an Albatross (for sale) that is four years older. Her hull is not as unblemished as this Delta.The original Ford pre-cross flow 1500cc “Kent” engine was replaced with a 1600 crossflow. I think that was around twenty years ago but it apparently has low hours. She was not used much since as her owner was getting on in years. I don’t think she’s turned a prop for much the same time. It looks as though she was painted too around that time. A marine engineer from the boatyard tells me she looks like she’d run & her rudder turns. The Delta’s enjoy the luxury of a neutral gear! She also has a much more spacious cockpit than her forerunners. Her aluminium looks great for her age & I’ve not spotted any loose rivets.I have spoken with several Classic Motor Boat Association Members. One well respected long standing member told me his crossflow engined example tops out at 47mph. I think it gets there in around 3 seconds!I have managed to acquire what I’m pretty certain is a spare prop & I can put you in touch with a man who has many original spare parts.The trailer she is sitting on is in a bad way. I think it’s the original so perhaps it’s worth restoring. The tyres don’t hold air. You’d need a car trailer to uplift her or I know a haulier based around Manchester who could deliver her within the UK. I have a nearly new bunked trailer she will fit upon which may be available by separate negotiation.She is currently lying near Helensburgh although I live several hours away.Thanks for looking!
Current Price: £4400.00
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