So very cool!

What a cool boat, looks like a stall tactic to market to returning service folks and people to wait until this is made thing. The molded plywood hull design is very cool as well, and I wonder if this is a similar method used on Whirlwinds and other smaller boats? Those have held up extremely well, if taken care of. But, maybe not. Read on!

Okay! I’m in!

Robert Bingman design – Robert also was part of the Raymond Loewy design team, and was part of the Studebaker team and Packard’s.

Haskelite Molded construction.

HERE IS A LINK ON HASKELITE – Looks like cocktail trays! mmmm?

okay?

Would that make this a Cocktail “Tray “Cruiser?

Okay, sorry about that. Now back to the boat!

LOVE THE TORPEDO STERN!

And hopefully you are out on the water this weekend. The wind finally died down and we able to go for a nice slow sunset cruise.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RICHARDSON BOAT CO. THERE IS A OWNERS GROUP. HERE

Photo – Richardson Owner Asc

And of course Here is one and the back story on how well the Wood Bottom held up… It doesn’t end well, which of course is why these are so hard to find…. above water.

 

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5 Responses to “1945 Richardson Boat Catalog Opens Up All Kinds Of Coolness Of Design.”
  1. Ollon

    Its 630 on the west coast and I’m the first comment?? You guys must reakky have gotten out there. Happy Boating

      • Bilge Rat

        A Ouija board tray? Like opening up the portal to the other side while on the boat would be helpful.

  2. JimF

    I owned one of these for a while. When I began restoration I quickly realized that the two layers of plywood that made up the hull had totally delaminated. I considered a few options of how to proceed but finally gave up and gave the boat away. Very cool design though.