We got this from fellow Woody Boater Remi from Montreal Canada. He acquired this and now is wondering if this is a prototype? After some interneting, I did find him trying to reach out on web forums and so on. Can we solve it? We sure love this model boat from Aena Craft. Here is the note from Remi unedited.
Hi ! my name is Rémi and im from montreal in canada. Im in possession of the original dan arena first barracuda prototype boat the one known by the nick name ( the dream boat ) from 1954 ads ! it was also is personal boat ! for many year,s it was hand built from the ads design it also receive some modification over the years to use as test for new production arenacraft design
That boat structure is all wood and plywood cover with fiberglass was use as prototype for full fiberglass 1955 to 59 barracuda boat we know today,s that was also his last wood boat structure he built ! it,s a v drive
Im looking to find any info and contact to complete the history of that boat !
Thats the note. Warms my hart!
That pink is one of my faves. This is a banner with the Barracuda logo.
So is this the first one?
Or is or was it a customized one? Like the Black Cobra. And then the question is? Is the customized version of a Barracuda that is not the prototype the cooler craft? Vintage custom is it’s own cool, and worthy of preserving when done right. N’est-ce pas? Thats a French thing.. See I tried to bring it all back? No? Maybe? Maybe a little early for bilingual humor? N’est-ce pas?