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1959 Bell Boy

Estimated price for orientation: 5 900 $

Category: Runabouts

Year: 1959 Engine Make: Mercury Engine
Make: Bell Boy Engine Model: 1959 Mark 55
Length (feet): 16 Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Trailer: Included Fuel Capacity: 6 - 10 Gallons
Use: Fresh Water For Sale By: Private Seller
Engine Type: Single Outboard

1959 Finned Luxury Runabout The BellBoy Banshee was / is the most fabulous design in boating of the 1950’s. Resembling the finned era cars of the period and the luxury features of the high end conveyances of the day. Featuring padded interior covering, custom designed fins with lights (fin tail lights operate either as running lights or trailer lights.) The hull has also specially designed runabout features and compartments, as well as very stout and strong hull.  “Bell Boy Boats Div., Bellingham Shipyards Co, line of colorful outboard cruisers garnered a reputation for seaworthiness and ease of maintenance.” (re:HUNN: Tail Fins and Two-Tones, Classic American Fiberglass) Such a luxury runabout requires the pinnacle of outboard Power and Performance, The Kiekhaefer, Mercury Mark55, Thunderbolt Four outboard engine. With remote forward storage compartment for fuel tanks and starboard mounted steering and motor controls. All items meticulously restored and upgraded. All this, with a Premium, freshly power-coated, Tilting launch trailer. Also upgraded high end roller bedding, a strap fitted winch, new larger wheels and waterproof hubs. One axle stub needs to be replaced to be roadworthy. What else can I say? Except while I was typing this, I had thoughts of keeping it myself. Starting the auction with a low entry bid and a reasonable Buy it Now. Immediate payment of deposit of $200 and a balance by personal check. Along with necessary information for Bill of Sale and title transfer. Time to prepare documents and clearing of check may vary and delivery or pickup should be after all is prepared. Shipping may be available to western states including Nevada and Arizona; for a fee to be determined by location. For other or any locations, transport is available on commercial transport by quote from them. We would be glad to provide you with a selection of carries. We will help in any way and storage is available for a time to arrange transport or pick-up.