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1930 GAR WOOD 28′ Triple Cockpit Runabout
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Kiss Me Kate
Triple Cockpit Runabout
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History of the Vessel
Gar Wood Boats, built in Marysville, Michigan, are regarded as some of the finest production luxury boats built before WWII.
The 28 foot triple cockpit model was the flagship of the fleet and featured two forward cockpits, followed by an aft cockpit, often named the "mother in law seat". "Kiss Me Kate" was purchased from her original owner back in 1998 from Louisville, Kentucky as a well preserved, original example.
She was comprehensively and professionally restored between 1998 and 2001, and the original Scripps 202 engine was balanced, blueprinted, and rebuilt at that time. All original hardware, instrumentation, numbers-matching seat frames, bow and stern poles, etc. Seat leather has been dyed to match the original option. She is in very nice condition and is a true collectors piece
Purchased from the original owner in Louisville, KY in 1998. Engine and boat was completely refastened and restored from 1998 through to 2001.
A new varnish applied in 2012. The bottom is excellent and watertight. Restoration by the best, engine done by George Shinn, balanced and blueprinted. All original hardware, instrumentation, engine, seat springs, seat frames, bow and stern poles, running lights and lenses.
Marine seat leather dyed to the original color specification of the boat. All wood framing has matching serial numbers. The engine has added a steering wheel choke. The boat is in overall excellent condition and was in the water in summer of 2015.