Category: MainClassic Fiberglass Boats20-Feet and Under
1956 AristoCraft Typhoon Listing No.

Ad Details

Seller: bauer96
Ad started: May 28, 2017
Location: NC 28117
Price: $ 111,111 USD
Length: 12'
Year: 1956
Make: AristoCraft
Model: Typhoon
Condition: 10/10


This is a 12’ single cockpit boat with a Wizard Super 25 four cylinder. The motor is a Wizard with the electric start and band from a Mercury Mark 30E. I simply did not have the stomach to put a “mucus green” motor (Wizard standard color) on this boat.
Motor was a “new old stock” when I got it and ran perfect for me on a smaller “B” Hydro before the restoration. Motor was completely disassembled, bead blasted, primed with Zinc Chromate, sanded and primed with Dupont epoxy primer and then painted with IMRON. I was in the Auto Body Industry and so it is all correct.
The boat was not what was unfortunately not what I expected when I purchased it. Although there was only a little “spongy wood” (replaced)I completely stripped the entire hull (inside and out), sanded it with 80 grit paper, completely soaked the sanded portions with Smith’s penetrating epoxy and then brushed at least 3 coats of West System over the whole boat. Yes, I washed each coat and sanded in between coats. The finish is remarkable and has been mistaken on several occasions as gelcoat on a fiberglass boat. All surfaces were primed with Interlux epoxy primer prior to the top coat.
Many improvements were made on the boat involving extra reinforcements. One picture clearly shows extra transom braces that were filleted in with West System and filling compounds.
The gauges are for now completely for show. The interior has obviously been completely re-done. All hard ware has been sanded and polished and the windshield is Lexan. Pretty clear here that no expense or time was spared.
The boat was featured in the lobby of the Charlotte Boat Show a few years back as one of the most unique antique boats ever built. I was offered 15K for it then and looking back foolishly did not sell it. I had built it for my wife Ginny, hence the name. The boat has been strictly a “trailer queen” as we did not have the heart to chance scratching it. The name on the back is a “tape” so removal will not compromise the paint when removed.
If there is a nicer one out there I have not seen it. It will be hard to let it go BUT I am moving and so certain sacrifices have to be made.
Oh, lest I forget the galvanized trailer has about 500 miles on it and was new when I got the boat done. If I have to I will break up the package if it makes sense. I have an offer on the motor and controls now as these are very rare and this is completely restored.

Please call Frank at 704-880-6044