1956 HEALEY SKI-MASTER 15 RUNABOUT BOAT - 71836 Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #12.2 1956 HEALEY SKI-MASTER 15 RUNABOUT BOAT https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/71836/71836_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #12.2

1956 HEALEY SKI-MASTER 15 RUNABOUT BOAT

Auction Scottsdale 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 12.2
Year 1956
Make HEALEY
Model SKI-MASTER
Style 15' RUNABOUT BOAT
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 157
Exterior Color WHITE & RED
Interior Color BLUE
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 55
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #12.2 - This is an extremely rare 1956 Healey "Ski-Master" boat produced by Healey Marine Ltd., a company formed in the mid-1950's by the same Donald Healey who created the Austin-Healey and other sporting cars in the post-World War II era. During about six years, Healey Marine produced some 1750 boats of all models. This period, the mid-1950's to the early 1960's, represents the transition from wood to fiberglass in small boat construction, and this boat is one of the earliest made by the company still using all-wood construction. This Ski-Master is equipped with a Mercury Thunderbolt Four, Mark 55E electric start motor, which is very likely the motor that was on the boat when it was originally sold. Today there are only two known examples of the Ski-Master in the USA, the other one having been imported from a museum in England just several years ago. Therefore, this boat may be the last remaining example of those sold new in the USA. Length is 14' 6", beam is 5' 9", weight is 260 lbs (less motor), top speed is about 40 MPH. African Mahogany stem assembly, hog, keel, deck beams, trim and frame blocks, Douglas Fir stringers, and Oak rubbing moldings. Trailer sold on Bill of Sale.
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