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1958 Crestliner Voyager 15 with 1964 50hp Mercury


1958 Crestliner Voyager 15  / 1964 50HP Mercury /Tee Nee Trailer

Engine runs great  fun boat  I have the aluminum frame for the top but no canva.s  I don't have the time to restore it like it should be. Located in St Michael, MN
I am asking $1500.00 or best offer. Contact


For Sale - 1960 16' Crestliner Flying Crest with 1962 Mercury Merc100.

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Selling my Baby. Up for sale is a 1960 16’ Crestliner Flyingcrest with a 1962 Mercury Merc100. Both have been meticulously restored. $6500

The Boat… The Hull is all aluminum and if great condition. I removed all hardware and stripped the deck and interior completely down to bare aluminum. The outside of the hull was then sanded smooth and prepped for paint. The floor was coated with a gallon of gluvit to make sure the boat would never leak. All new foam was installed under the floor and then all new floor wood was installed. Above the floor line I sprayed a black speckled paint to match the original then coated with a clear to seal it well. The deck and exterior was shot with Interlux self etching primer then epoxy primer then three coats of white Interlux Briteside. The Windshield was polished like new and installed.(There is a small crack by one of the mounting bolts but it has been there for years and has not spread). The horn and rear cleats were rechromed. The Spotlight, front cleats and bow handle were found NOS. And the bow light is original and in great shape with a custom crestliner pennant flag. The seats are all new wood and custom upholstery. The boat has a bilge pump with manual switch and a float switch. It has a four speaker stereo system with amp that runs off of a phone or mp3 player. It has NOS airguide Compass, speedometer and tach (Although the tach has to be hooked up correctly). Then out back I installed new inner transom wood with one inch white oak and ½ inch ply painted to match on the outside. Also all steering cable and hardware are new.

The trailer.. The sportsman trailer has also been restored and painted with the same paint as the boat. Powder coated rims and baby moons. Also has new bunks and bearings, hubs, tires and lights. It’s a very sweet addition.

The Motor… The motor is a 1962 Merc1000. This was the first black Merc and the first production 100 hp outboard. It has been completely restored including professional paint by The block is also painted. All brackets were removed and soda blasted then painted. Points and condenser replaced. Rotor and cap replaced. Top and bottom seals and bearings replaced. Plugs and wire replaced. Lower unit resealed and vacuum tested. Water pump replaced. All aluminum and stainless professionally polished. New choke solenoid. All carbs rebuilt and tuned. NOS controls with new control cables installed. Motor alone is worth $3000. And it runs perfect!!!! Video of it running at Tomahawk last summer

The boat has been shown extensively including the boat and RV show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

If you’re looking for one of the best restored Crestliners around and would like a boat you could just show off or use every weekend with the family this is your boat.

Joe Vitas



Wanted: I am looking for the following parts for a 1961 Crestliner Explorer.

1. Original Steering Wheel and associated steering parts.
2. Transom Corners both the left and right side. This is the aluminum piece that ties the upper deck to the transom.
Contact: George at


FOR SALE: Classic restored Crestliner fishing boat - $1500 (Minnetonka)


Circa 1950's - one of the first aluminum boats made right here in Little Falls Minnesota. All new seats, gunnels, and transom. Includes 9.9 horsepower Evinrude motor and trailer. 
- Easy to get in and out
- Includes trolling motor
- Fish finder too!

Sadly selling due to overseas move.

contact Dan at:

or contact by Craiglist ad:

Crestliner Windshield FOR SALE - 8/2012

Do you still need a windshield? I have one from a 1961 14' Crestliner Commodore Speedster Mod. 810.
It has the gasket (white), 4 SS mounting bolts w/washers & wing nuts,
and aluminum around the top and down the side.
It is 58" wide & 21" high. It is Plexiglas and NO major scratches. Could be polished out!
I will throw in the alum brackets that attach the sides to the boat.

This will ship from Bandon, Or. 97411.
I don't know what a fair price would be. Call me and we can talk!

Jim Mertens 602-320-6979 anytime.

For Sale - 1959 Crestliner Jetstreak 14ft with 1963 Sea King 40hp on a Tee Nee Trailer

1959 Crestliner Jetstreak 14ft with 1963 Sea King 40hp on a Tee Nee Trailer located in Charleston, SC.
Asking $4,750. The boat and motor was restored by John Monahan's company on 2009. The trailer was restored the same year by Del Emmerik.

The boat has been used some since then so it's not showroom perfect, but it is really nice and never fails to turn heads and start conversations.
Just let me know if you have any questions. I can provide additional pictures or video as needed.

Contact: John Cook -



Wanted: 1963 Crestliner Flying Crest 16
My family's first boat was a 1963 Flying Crest 16: a 16 foot, aluminum, Flat-bottomed, Crestliner.
It was powered with a 1961 Johnson 75hp. I am interested in finding another and restoring it. (Since I am having trouble finding the original.)
Please contact me at:



Wanted: windshield for my 57 crestliner jetstreak.
Will pay and pay to have shipped or will pick up near northern wisconsin.
Contact Don at


For Sale: 1957 crestliner 12ft speedster w/trailer exellent condition $3500 o/b linda 651-337-1058


For Sale: 1956 Crestliner 18' hardtop boat
with a 55hp Evinrude outboard motor.


The boat is in very nice condition; the motor also appears to be in nice condition but not original. (I have not tried starting it since I purchased it in 2008, however previous owner said motor ran fine.) Asking price $4,000.00 OBO. For more information call 701.360.3243


1958 Flying Crest 16' Crestliner for Sale - $500

1958 Crestliner Flyingcrest 16' long I started this project as a toy changed focus to motorcycles. I have all of the factory fittings Crome is pitted. A sell at $500 gets the sheet of aluminum for the floor and the what I was told the last factory decals as well as some of the needed wood for the interior. Not a buy and go play boat but if you want a clasic boat that the termites can't eat this is it

I have a legal OK title for this.Also the boat has no leaks or dents hull is in great shape for any age, some how this 54 year old boat has not met with any bad things.I also have the top for it (will need new canvas) Comes with trailer



Wanted ~ 12' Commander Center Decked Speedster in any condition

WANTED TO PURCHASE: 12' Commander Center Decked Speedster(model 520) in any condition.
Phone (218) 491-0974 or Email



1959 Crestliner 15' for Sale w/ trailer, 75 hp Evinrude motor

1959 Crestliner 15 foot in great shape, trailer and all with a 1960 75 hp Evinrude that was running 2 years ago. Not sure how boat and trailer are currently registered. Hasn't been in the water in years.

Please call Cameron at 925-337-5181
calls preferred, not so active on computers, but email is

For Sale - $2,500.0


For Sale - RETIRED MUSEUM READY 12 ft. 1950 Larson fishing boat

1950 Larson boat for sale

1950 Larson boat for sale
FOR SALE- RETIRED MUSEUM READY 12 ft 1950 Larson fishing boat for sale. Wife says I must sell it before I can buy another. REDUCED from 2,000 to 1,200 BUCKS.

Better than new. All new wood, paint and over 150 stainless steel screws, washers, and bolts.

This is truly a classic show boat. REDUCED FROM $2,000.00 TO $1,200.00

Joe Banken
4744 Bald Eagle Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
phone: 651-429-2985



For Sale - RETIRED Museum ready 12 ft. 1950 Larson fishing boat

RETIRED Museum ready 12 ft 1950 Larson fishing boat for sale.

Better than new. All new wood, paint and over 150 stainless steel screws, washers, and bolts.

This is truly a classic show boat. $2,000.00

Joe Banken
4744 Bald Eagle Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
phone: 651-429-2985