Engine g
Engine
351 V8
Paint g
Exterior
Cream
Interior g
Interior
Brown
Wheel g
VIN
CTC04019068-3-83BR
Key g
Stock #
277

Description

1983 Correct Craft Ski Boat

Boat History

Correct Craft is a line of water ski tow boats used in professional water ski tournaments and by pleasure boat owners and skiers.

This 1983 Correct Craft boat we have here at Adventure Classics is categorized as a “Late Classic” in the boat qualifications established by the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS).

This is a true performance ...

1983 Correct Craft Ski Boat

Boat History

Correct Craft is a line of water ski tow boats used in professional water ski tournaments and by pleasure boat owners and skiers.

This 1983 Correct Craft boat we have here at Adventure Classics is categorized as a “Late Classic” in the boat qualifications established by the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS).

This is a true performance craft designed to deliver the best experience available in a 20-foot boat (with less than an eight-foot beam) used for cruising or watersports.

The history of Correct Craft reaches back to 1925, when the Florida Variety Boat company was started. They built sailboats, powerboats, and race boats. Owner Walter C. Meloon changed the company's name in 1936 to Correct Craft and focused on building powerboats.

Leo Bentz, an innovative designer, worked with Correct Craft to introduce the Nautique ski boat to the broad retail marketplace in 1961. This fiberglass boat revolutionized the ski boat business and Correct Craft.

Engine & Drivetrain

The boat is powered by a PCM Ford Windsor 351 cubic inch engine Commander with 240 horsepower fed thru a Holley Marine Performance carb and has been rebuilt and is painted in the correct shade of blue on the block, intake, and heads, has Commander Performance marine exhaust headers, and a chrome open element air cleaner.

From the late 1960s through the early to mid-1990s, the 351 Windsor had a long history of being marinized by Correct Craft inboard competition ski boats.

This boat has a Ford V-8 running through a shaft drive. Just touch the throttle and she responds to the driver's wishes. The throttle/shift allows selection of F-N-R gears. The command center gives the driver a greater sense of control over the boat, its direction, and what is immediately around it.

Interior

The interior is all fresh too with a new tan plush set of Captain's chairs and matching rear seating, custom engine housing cover, fore seating area also, and new carpet.

The dash has been restored to a better than new look with all working gauges and compass, factory controls and throttle, and a sport steering wheel.

Exterior

Overall the boat is in excellent shape and has been meticulously maintained after the restoration. The engine runs as strong as it ever has and always fires right up. The transmission shifts smoothly and does not slip. Floor and stringers are solid.

She is heavy enough that small chop is pushed aside by her vee-shaped bow. Cruiser wakes have to be respected by watching angles off the bow, speed, and bow height. She's ruggedly built to take endless use on the waterways yet beautifully finished in fiberglass, and metal trim.

Conclusion

Today Correct Craft is still the oldest family-owned and operated boat manufacturer in the world and this 1983 Correct Craft Southwind boat we have here at Adventure Classics will fulfill all your expectations. It also comes on a single axle trailer.

Call or email us at:

AdventureClassics@gmail.com

(727) 580-9919 or (727) 688-1148

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