If you are in the market for a worthy project, THIS IS ONE OF THEM! Hands down one of the dream boats, a 1937 Thunderbolt. Looks like a project stopped in the middle, new chrome, engine rebuilt, and looks like has all the parts. Which is a big deal on these.
The shipyard would be worth a trip to see for sure in Tampa. I always find it interesting when shipyards have boats like this. They are a specialty in the small world of wood boats. And based on the amount of detail needed to restore one of these, I would make sure who ever does the “Easy Restore” that every detail be known. Yes down to the correct screws, zipper manufacturer, the correct everything. There is no point of restoring such a rare boat in a “personal” way. No adlibbing.
Regardless, here is your chance to be in control of such a task. To be honest, If I didn’t have 5 boats, and it was a little less, I would have pulled the trigger after a road trip! This is a bucket list boat for sure, and would occupy at least a year worth of stories. Is $25K right for this?
YOU CAN SEE THE BOAT HERE ON eBAY