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For Sale - 1959 Healey 75 Sports Boat

Registration Number: 2014 HULL NUMBER [VEHICLE CHECK]
Location: United Kingdom, Pershore
Date Updated: Sun, 19th June 2022
Asking Price: £11,950


 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 ‘Correct’ Craft.  It has a 4 cylinder mid-mounted engine covered by a hinged hatch.

I have 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.

The deck has been replaced and also the deck frame repaired and strengthened. Deck striping has been done to original specification. The engine hatch has been rebuilt and re-covered in the correct marine plywood. The fuel tank is a new stainless tank made to the original design.

Deck fittings:- 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.

Engine:- 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.

Transmission:- Borg Warner Velvet Drive. This is an American supplied forward/reverse gearbox

Controls:- 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 specification. 

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.

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