Rare Feathercraft Meteor
Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Rob Schantz for making us aware of this little aluminum jewel on ebay. I am not sure if its Robs boat or who is selling it. But clearly the seller is a feller that loves old boats. Now at first quick glance, you think, WHAAAAAAAT? 15K for a feathercraft? WTP? Thats What The Price!
WAIT AGAIN.. Where is the outboard
But keep looking? Oh! Wait? Keep looking, you can actually feel your brain starting to shift. Thinking, mmmmm???? Ya know, the price might be kinda fair. Hydro fair?
OH! An inboard?
A Paragon conversion! OH HELL YA
I mean the more I look, my drool machine is starting to act up. I have no control.. My bid finger is twitching. I mean I wouldnt change a thing. Just park it like it is. AHHHHHHHH. Wait? What?
So, is it crazy priced? Even the seller agree’s btw. Read the desription. Who ever is selling this, I like this guy. He is right up front with it.
1948 Feathercraft / Paragon Meteor
While my intentions were to have this restored, which still may happen, I’ve been tempted with a prewar Chris Craft and looking at possibly selling this gem. The Meteor is the rarest of all Feathercraft Boats as they were initially prototypes with an inboard engine. There were 12 built, Paragon of Chicago making the conversion from outboard to inboard. This one is powered by an Atomic Four 25HP. Two others reside in New Jersey. I found this one in a barn near White Lake, Michigan where it was used by a wealthy dentist from Chicago. Now it’s in my shop in Grand Rapids. Price to own is set at $15K, expensive yes, but its rarity and completeness is something you just don’t see. If I don’t find a new home for it by June, it’ll get restored. Just throwing it out there.