1960 Red Fish Shark 15’ Pleasure Boat

  • Sold For: $10,900
  • Stock Number: 180445
  • Make: Redfish
  • Model: Boat
  • Title: Clear

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1960 Red Fish Shark 15’ Pleasure Boat 

  • Fully restored and usable big fin American made boat
  • 15-foot length, 66-inch beam, weighs 410 pounds empty and has a 900-pound load capacity
  • Red over white fiberglass body with balsa wood core
  • Period-correct 40 hp Evinrude Lark engine
  • Seating for up to four people
  • Life vests and a set of period-correct water skis included
  • Original two-wheel red trailer

Does spending more time on the open water interest you more than spending time on the open road? MotoeXotica Classic Cars may have the perfect summertime vehicle for you! We are pleased to offer this 1960 Red Fish Shark 15-foot pleasure boat.  It has had the same caring Rockaway Beach Missouri family for the last 9 years!

The Red Fish Boat Company was founded in 1957 by H.A. Walters and his brother Herman Walters in the little community of Clarksville, Texas, which is about 60 miles west of Texarcana. The Walters’ began their boating enterprise by building and selling molded and paneled plywood boats, brought in an expert in fiberglass production that would get this fledgling boat works modernized with this new plastic material, and they were selling. They featured a balsa core hull that was extremely rigid for 1958 production, and in late 1958 Redfish discontinued wood boat production in favor of the better selling fiberglass boats

This fully restored example, with its red over white fiberglass body and balsa wood core, seats up to four people and it is powered by a period-correct 40 horsepower Evinrude Lark motor. Twin aft-mounted Evinrude fuel tanks are present.

The body is in great overall shape, with just some slight blemishes and crazing visible upon close inspection. It comes complete with rear fins that were so popular on cars during that era. The plexiglass windscreen in in satisfactory order. The boat’s bodywork is straight and solid, there is plenty of space for four people and some gear. Accessories include a spotlight and a horn.

Inside, the red and white theme continues and adds silver accents. The red and white molded bench seats are in satisfactory order, the two-spoke white steering wheel looks great and is mounted on the starboard side of the craft. The minimal instrument panel looks great, adorned with a speedometer that goes to 45 mph or 39.1 knots. The starboard mounted speed control falls easily to the driver’s right hand and there’s Craig citizens’ band radio mounted under the port side of the instrument panel for use in case of emergencies.

Four life vests and a set of period-correct water skis accompany the boat and it is mounted to its original, two-wheel red trailer, and comes with a spare trailer wheel and tire, size 4.80-8.

Iola Molded Plastics produced boats for the Red Fish Boat Company of Clarksville, Texas for a short span during the late 1950s and early 1960s. When Red Fish declared bankruptcy, Iola bought the molds and began producing boats under their own name.  It is understood to run, but has not been tested or on the water by us.

If you are interested in vintage pleasure boats, this model would be a great introduction or a great addition to your collection as big fin boats from the late 1950’s are becoming increasingly collectible. Visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars and see that it’s ship-shape before someone else does.

This boat and trailer are currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.  There is a title for the boat and the trailer separately.  GET OUT AND BOAT!!!

VIN: 15A457

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Specifications Jump to top

Asking Price: $10,900 Miles: VIN:
Year: 1960 Make: Redfish Model: Boat
Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used
Options: Engine: Evinrude 40 HP Transmission:
Body: Boat Doors: Stock Number: 180445
Lot Number: Exterior: Red over white Interior: Red and white with silver trim
Call Motoexotica: 636-600-4600 Ebay Listing: View on Ebay Sold to:

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