Healey 75 Sprite built by Healey cars in 1958, a similar style to Riva and Chris Craft boats
The boat is fitted with its original engine the Austin-Healey 75 horse
power engine and has all its authentic original fittings
The boat is 14 foot 9 inches in length with a beam of 5 feet 6 inches.
Also included is the original trailer, also built by Healey Marine.
Only one owner from new, the boat was owned by a private owner for 59 years, only used in fresh
water on the owners private lake and stored undercover.
This mint condition model is available for sale and is a unique
opportunity to own one of only a handful left in working condition.
This classic boat in full working order with only 136 hours from new on
the clock can be viewed at Stingray Boats at Cobbs Quay Marina in Poole, Dorset.
Pleased contact me for me information
Healey fell in love with waterskiing after vacationing in the Bahamas
in 1955 with racing driver Stirling
Moss, who was also an enthusiast. Moss was one of his first customers
and also helped him with the marketing of the boats, whose attractive
lines and affordable prices made them popular for private use.
The first Healey
Ski-Master was built at Bridport in Devon before moving production of the
Healey Sports Boat to the company’s Cape Works in Warwick. It
was first shown at the fourth National Boat Show, which had just moved to Earls
Court from Olympia in 1957.
The next model was
called the Healey Sprite and a new subsidiary company Healey Marine was set up
to concentrate on larger boats with an inboard engine.
Inevitably, because of
Donald’s competitive nature, Healey boats were entering races and he and his
son Bic often drove them in events.
A chance meeting with
world speed record driver Donald Campbell led to Bic being invited to a trial
run for Campbell’s boat ‘Bluebird’ on Coniston Water. Two Healey boats were in
the support team acting as rescue craft.
pulled out of boat building as more companies started building them, and
because the company could not put the resources needed into the market.” Taken from All At Sea magazine October 2018
Current Price: £60000.00
This Original Healey 75 Sprite Classic Speed Boat Riva & Chris Craft Style boat is located in Wareham, BH20 5JH and is being sold on eBay by amandaf1.