SwitzerCraft With A History On Ebay.

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 5.18.52 PMInto cool Jetson era stuff? Well today is your lucky day. Cause this is early Jetson before plastic massed produced it all. And this one has all the goods. A SwitzerCraft that has some history, some life in her.

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According to the seller, she was built by some of the family that owned SwitzerCraft and looks like a bit of a time capsule to boot.

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“Boat was purchased from grandson and son of the two original company founders. “

The interior is PERFECT, as is all the Jetson styling that is all there in it’s extremness. And isn’t that what these little boats are all about. Nothing boring here.

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Yes its small, but if you live on a cool small lake, this is perfect, and if you are just starting out in the culture, a perfect entry level boat. It has history, and thus a story you can exercise your jaw with at boat shows.

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Maybe the wood is holding her history after all! The perfect transition boat.

8 replies
  1. Ed F
    Ed F says:

    I must be missing something here. Is it fiberglass or is it wood? Iam guessing wood. Bob and Dave Switzer started out building wood boats in the early 50’s maybe even the late 40’s. They were racers at heart and all of their designs were built with performance in mind. I know they were still building wood Shooting Stars in the early 60’s then switched to glass. They sold the company in the mid 80’s and the new owners didn’t last long.The last I knew Bob was still involved with the Switzer Rendezvous, maybe he will weigh in on this.

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    Also look at the name on the boat”DingDong” best name ever! This thing has it all. Even if you cleaned it up and hung it in your living room its great.

  3. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    They started under a department store in McHenry where I live. Moved to Crystal Lake sometime later. Two brothers with a vision. They bent plywood to the extreme. Made light, fast and beautiful boats. It was known to park out front on the street when shopping. The workers would stick their spray guns out the window to clear them, not looking to see if any one was parked there.

    • Randy
      Randy says:

      As a kid back in ’58 I saw a new Shooting Star at a Seattle area boat dealer and fell in love with it on the spot!!! It was black/white with red pin striping — absolutely gorgeous!!!!

      Other ‘dreams’ got in the way and never owned one.

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