Not to lead the witness, but fellow Woody Boater David Burry from Canada sent us in this boat trying to see if we could do a WHATIZ IT story. We looked at it, and to be honest it feels like an Aristocraft. Its got all the hardware off one, and the over the top design is perfect. Very original and no kit boat home made stuff here. This FEELS like an Aristocraft to me, but as the boatress often lets me know. I am mostly wrong about things. Here is the note David sent in with the pictures.
“There are no numbers, stamps, plates or any markers anywhere on the boat. The only name I found was probably put there by a wood worker when it was being assembled, Erich Sattler. The metal work is brass, chromed. Aluminum strapping bright work and as the rear end trim. There was no seating in it and no holes or wear to indicate what could have been there. The interior is panelled in mahogany and there are floor grate inserts Like I said before there are many things that mae me think it may have been an Aristo craft. For example the fins and their shape.
The sedan roof. The left side driver position. The chrome pieces and their shapes. The recessed engine area. The fact that its plywood and has american screws. In Canada we use socket type screws called Robertsons.”The boat was purchased at Innisfil Beach. Ontario. The seller told me it had spent its life on Lake Simcoe.”
Thanks David, I hope you all can chime in and let David know where to start on his restoration. For those of you interested in Aristocrafts, they are cool as all get out and still making boats today. Here is there website! Great folks by the way and will be down in Florida.