1978 Sleekcraft speedboat

Over the past few years I’ve posted countless cars, some garages, a few bikes, and even a trike. I understand that cars are the main reason you check the site (and the reason that I started it), but I’m always on the look-out for different builds that gear-heads will still enjoy, so I was very pleased when Rob emailed me his retro-tastic ’78 Sleekcraft restoration. It’s got all the trademarks of a great build, the process is exactly the same, except this automobile spreads it’s wings on water, not tarmac.

If you’ve seen or own a different kind of build that you think Build-Threads readers would enjoy, hit me up!


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4 thoughts on “1978 Sleekcraft speedboat”

  1. It’s a sleekcraft aristocrat, originally produced in Santa Monica, California. I bought it in Portage, WI.

  2. I have a 1978 21 foot sleekcraft with a 175 merc outboard I’m restoring. You did a nice job on this, these boats are hard to find especially one with an outboard.

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