Classic 1959 Cruisers Inc. 16ft runabout – Lee’s Summit, MO

Seller offering a 1959 Cruisers Inc. wooden runabout with a 1964 Mercury 650 65 hp engine for $4,250.  The largest boat on the lake doesn’t always have the most style.   Seller discloses that an electrical issue is causing the engine to momentarily lose power while running and then resume.  Otherwise, the boat is in good condition.  Mercury engine just had entire fuel system renewed with rebuilt carburetors, fuel pump, and fuel lines.  Newer white interior – snap on cushions that are easily removed for cleaning, fire extinguisher, bumpers, and full cover.  Trailer is also in good condition with new tires and wheels (including spare), new strap winch, coupler, safety chains, and lighting.   Fresh varnish on top of deck and recently painted bottom – this boat looks great and with some electrical know how you can beat the heat on the lake for the rest of the summer.

Cruisers Inc. began making boats in the early 1950’s and specialized in lapstrake construction.  In 1959 and 1960 Cruisers Inc produced 3,000 boats per year.   Shortly after, the market for wooden boats collapsed but Cruisers Inc. was slow to adopt the new fiberglass technology believing well constructed wood boats were superior quality.  It wasn’t until 1965 that Cruisers Inc. phased out wooden construction entirely.   This 16′ Cruisers Inc. runabout is for sale in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Check out seller’s listing on Craigslist for more details and contact information.

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