1970 Boston Whaler 16 Sakonnet
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / Gas/Petrol
- Located In:
- Pickwick Lake, TN, MS
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 13,500
CHECK OUT THIS CLASSIC 1970 BOSTON WHALER 16 SAKONNET - SHE'S IN GREAT SHAPE!!
On January 7, 1961, the first "16-foot" hull was produced by Boston Whaler with a 16-foot 7-inch length-overall and a 6-foot 2-inch beam. The hull weighed approximately 500 pounds and was similar in its lines to the original 13-foot hull. Forward, there were two distinct and sharp sponsons or runners, set nearly the full width of the hull, and a moderately vee-ed center. At the stern, the runners diminished to a gently rounded shape and flowed into a slightly rounded center section which provided a broad, flat area for planing.
These larger hulls used larger outboard motors, ones too big to be steered by the attached tiller-throttle handle. In the process of developing and testing the prototype hulls, a removable console was built which was placed in the middle of the boat's cockpit and permitted remote control of the engine steering and throttle while standing. Although tradition held that a boat should be steered from a seated helm position on the starboard side, the designers found their test boats' "center console" was a terrific way to operate a small boat. The mid-line location permitted excellent access to all areas of the boat for fishing or maneuvering. The great stability of the hull permitted its occupants to stand while underway, and the standing position enabled rough water to be tolerated better than while sitting. Thus, while working on an innovative hull design, Boston Whaler also pioneered the center console small boat!!
When the hull development was finished, the test center console was refined as well and moved into production. Three early models, the Nauset, Eastport, and Sakonnet featured elaborate Philippine mahogany center consoles with wood-framed windshields. These boats were the first manifestation of the center console fishing boat so common today. The Nauset had a fixed pilot seat. The Eastport added a rear seat. The Sakonnet offered a forward raised platform, and the interior was constructed with beautiful varnished mahogany components.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 16 ft 7 in
Beam: 6 ft 2 in
Minimum Draft: 0 ft 9 in
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine Brand: Evinrude
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: E75 TRL CSA
Engine Type: Outboard 2S
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Power: 75 HP
Fuel Tanks: (12 Gallons)
- 1970 Boston Whaler 16 Sakonnet
Production Years: 1963 - 1975 (1976 = "17" Sakonnet)
- 1980 Evinrude 75HP 2-Stroke Outboard
- 12-Gallon Fuel Tank
- Single Battery
- Steel Trailer (needs work)
- White Hull / Blue Interior
- Philippine Mahogany Center Console
- Framed Wood Windshield
- Raised Wood Platform Forward
- Custom Bimini Top
- Bottom Paint
Dimensions & Additional Information
- Length - 16'7"
- Beam - 6'2"
- Draft - 9" (with engine tilted clear of water)
- Weight - 500# (bare hull - no engine)
- Maximum HP - 100
- Minimum HP - 35
- Transom Height - 20"
- Capacity - 7
- Swamped Capacity - 2000#
- Color - White Hull / Blue Interior
- 1970 Serial Numbers - 3A1301 thru 3A4100 (this boat 3A2478)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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