1959 Cutter Jet de Ville Fiberglassic Back on Lake Champlain

Cutter Jet de VilleSOLD

Her preservation complete, this superb example of a Fiberglassic, is now for sale. Please contact us for pricing and terms. Come by the shop and see her in person!

Cutter Boats, Inc. of Tell City, Indiana was the Owens brothers’ (Charles, Norman, John and William) short-lived foray into the rapidly growing late 1950’s fiberglass sporting boat market before they focused on growing the Owens Yacht Company, Inc. of Baltimore, MD.

This 1959 Cutter Jet de Ville resting on her original, well-rusted trailer. But her original Mercury Mark 55 Thunderbolt Four engine and all of her original Vollrath stainless steel hardware, her steering wheel and her speedo were intact when I found her in the woods off a dirt road in Milton in November 2011.

Most unusual is her left-hand drive, which indicates that she was originally sold for racing on the left-turn-only oval circuit.

Snake Mountain Boatworks subsequently completed a comprehensive restoration that included saving the rusting trailer, restoring the engine to fine running condition, installing new upholstery and restoring the hull to her original Merc sunset orange over snow white colors.

Watch her leaving the shop, being launched and roaring across Lake Champlain.

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