Rare opportunity to acquire an Anchorage Sportsman classic wooden speedboat believed to be from around 1968. The Sportsman was built by Anchorage boatbuilders on Lake Windermere in the 50s and 60s and I understand this is the later and final model of the Sportsman. Reluctant sale of a gorgeous rare boat with beautiful lines. Fitted with the original and famously robust Volvo B20 twin carb engine giving 130hp through the matching Volvo outdrive. We had her out in the summer and she performed flawlessly.The hull is in exceptional condition having been professionally restored around 10 years ago. If the topsides are afforded the same level of attention she will be truly stunning. Many original period fittings such as the stylish navigation light on the bow that also incorporates a small flagstaff (not pictured) to carry the original Sportsman pennant. The steering wheel, central instrument panel, lever control, ventilators, cleats and fairleads are all believed to be original. A period chrome searchlight is fitted on the bow, also possibly original. The original combined bilge pump/blower is fitted. The leg is lifted by electro-hydraulic control from the driver’s position. All systems are fully working.The rear seat cover is original although in need of restoration. The front seats are not original but were fitted as a stop-gap measure to get her on the water. In 15 years I’ve encountered fewer than half a dozen of these boats, most of which were in poor condition and none of which had the original front seats fitted. I suspect the front seats were hand built in the factory but poorly designed and all succumbed, however, they are likely to have been of the same style as the back seat. I have seen earlier examples of the Sportsman with similar front and rear seats. It was my intention to build such a front seat but time moves on.Could be used as she stands, but it would be a travesty for the remaining relatively minor jobs not to be done to make her a true showpiece and this is reflected in the price.Comes with a spare windscreen frame and one or two other bits and pieces.The boat comes with a very good trailer fitted with new tyres and wheel bearings.Payment by cash, cleared bank transfer or cleared cheque.Call James on 07855 930051 or message through Ebay.
Current Price: £7500.00
This Anchorage Sportsman Classic Wooden Speedboat 1960s boat is located in Wakefield, and is being sold on eBay by swampyjames.