Healey 75 Sports Boat
This is a Healey 75, a 4 seater Ski boat, made by Healey at the Cape Works Warwick. The hull shape was copied from the USA made
It has a
4 cylinder mid-mounted engine covered by a hinged hatch.
owned this boat for about 15 years and it has been subject to many hours of
restoration work and research. The previous owner had also done a considerable
amount of work on it.
Hull and Deck:-
The hull is
fibreglass on the Healey 75, as opposed to earlier models which were
plywood. The deck frame is mahogany and
the deck itself is marine plywood. So you get the best of both, a waterproof
hull which does not rot, but with the nice wooden looking deck.
has been replaced and also the deck frame repaired and strengthened. Deck
striping has been done to original specification.
engine hatch has been rebuilt and re-covered in the correct marine plywood.
tank is a new stainless tank made to the original design.
These are all in place and in very good condition and have been
re-chromed. They are to the original Healey design.
Fitted with original specification Butlers searchlight and
also a bow light of original design.
The engine fitted is the Austin-Healey (BMC) B series type
engine. This one is 1800cc and is fitted with twin 1.75” S.U. carburettors.
(The original engine was 1500cc with smaller carbs). It is understood the
engine was overhauled by the previous owner and not used since. It had new
pistons, bearings, camshaft, timing chain, exhaust valves etc. Some of the
early inboard engine boats were a bit underpowered for water-skiing with a
single carburettor; I believe the 55 and 75 used in the boat names refer to the
engine horse power outputs.
Borg Warner Velvet Drive. This is an American supplied
New fibreglass dash panel to the original design with Smiths
instruments and correct switches.
Hand throttle, gear change, Standard 10 steering wheel.
Organ type original throttle pedal.
Vintage Belfast Whale bilge pump and period fire
extinguisher for show only.
During the restoration I have tried to keep the boat as
original as possible. I believe it to be now very close to the original
It has not been used
since the restoration, and I now need the space in the garage.
Comes on a 4 wheel trailer, good tyres and a spare.
This boat comes with a few extras like
old lifejackets, fenders, oars, boat hook, anchor etc.