The good folks at Marine Services Unlimited of course went all the way on today’s featured insane 1962 Buehler Turbo Craft for fellow Woody Boater Rick S. There is something magical about any boat that’s beautifully restored, especially when its a very rare and cool boat. It’s even better when you have the chops to go all the way on the restoration, and Rick and the Unlimited gang floored it. If you are not familier with Buehlers Boats. You are not alone. Yes James Bonds gal pal Domino had a cool black one. We saw the boat in a story we did back in the summer from up in Algonac, which featured Classic plastic this year. The Buehler won big! So not only is the boat a bad ass, it’s also a big winner.
Here is the note that fellow Woody Boater Tim Lukasavitz regarding some history on the boat.
The Turbo Craft was originally purchased by Mr. Sheldon Sayles of White Bear Lake, Minnesota back in 1963. Attached is the Bill of Sales for your reference.
In 1967 it was sold to Mr. Dale Montgomery. At some point between the first and second owners some damaged had happened to both the Bow and the Engine. The second owner (Mr. Dale Montgomery) had the repairs completed and used the boat to take his 8 kids skiing throughout the summers. One of the daughters of Mr. Montgomery (Donna) recalls her Dad and Mom taking them on the St. Croix once per year (it was her ”favorite day of the summer”, according to her). She said….”I used to sit on the bow with my legs dangling over the bow and only the running lights stopping me from falling over the front. It was probably dangerous when dad increased his speed, but I loved going over the bumps and looking down at the water.” She also stated…”I also remember waterskiing behind the WALL of a wake that it threw compared to our previous boat…..”. “Everyone was so impressed by the fact that it didn’t have a prop, and I remember when Randy (her brother) took it through shallow water on the St. Croix where a bunch of people were stuck!”.
If you want to see more CLICK here to the Unlimited Marine Website.. Lots of pictures of the restoration and a bunch of great guys.
If you want to read more about Buehler Turbo Crafts, there is of course a website.. CLICK HERE
And last but not least, some cool pictures of James Bond and Domino with there Turbo Craft.. Yes, there is a site for that as well. CLICK HERE