Here it is! The 80’s in woody boat style. The listing says it’s “the ultimate statement in good taste”. But here is the question. Styles and taste change, is the late 80’s cool yet? It may still be in the “what the hell were they thinking ” stage of design. The 70s are cool now, and possibly the early 80’s. But this is late 80’s and honestly… mmmm… kinda strange. But cool. Will it be cooler in a couple years? That’s the gamble here.
And at $150K a steep gamble. But you couldnt in a million years buy a new one like this now for that. Sure there are things from that period that are cool, really cool. OK wait, I looked for a reference, and ouch! OK, maybe the BMW 850, but OUCH. The point is, some things are iconic because they are true to themselves. Is this boat being true to itself, or trying to paste on a que from the past to make it cool? Is it any different than what Chris Craft is doing today with wood decks and details? Regardless of the debate, I bet if you saw this thing in person it would suck you in. The design is very well done and done as subtlety as any 80’s design could be done.