Type Classic / Antique
Make / Model Custom Built / Yellow Jacket Runabout
Year / Condition 1956 / Used
Length / Width 16' / 5'
Engine Single
Engine Description 40hp Mercury
Fuel Type Gas
Hull Material Wood
Stock # 111578
Boat Location Waitsfield, VT
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Boat is located in Waitsfield, Vermont.

For Sale Dad’s Project – A 16’ Yellowjacket Runabout The history of the Yellowjackets, designed by Richard Cole and consists of 5 layers of cold molded mahogany plywood.

More details about Yellowjackets and this boat can be found in the Summer 2007 ACBS Rudder Volume 17 Number 1 edition.

My Dad bought the unfinished hull in 1956.

He installed the transom and spray rails and then because our home was destroyed by a tornado the boat sat in the garage of his new home until the fall of 1962 when I became the owner.

I contacted Brian Lawson, Classic Boat Works, who finished building the boat which was launched in the Hudson River near Albany in 2007, 52 years after the project was started.

In 2010 “Dad’s Project” won “Best in Class” for Outboards at the Lake Champlain ACBS show.

Since then the boat has seen occasional use and it is time for me to sell.

The boat comes with a 40hp Mercury outboard and a trailer.

Pictures are available.

Russ Bowen 488 Farm Rd.

Fayston, VT 05673 802-498-4663S sk8nski@madriver.com
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