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  • uniflite boats bellingham, washington

    i'm not sure i have the right name for this company. i do know the location is right though.
    the boat is a 31' hard top sedan bridge style and i was told this company all so made river boats for the navy.
    this boat is made out of fire proof fiber glass and stoped a marina fire that burned 3 sliped boats and stoped when it got to the slip this boat was in. this makes me believe the military connection is true
    i has twin 454 crusader's now, but came out in 1969 and had 440 Chrysler's. V D transmissions but no sea water pumps. cooling water comes to motors direct from thru hull clam shells.

    i'm sure some one out there knows these boats and any help you can offer me in finding out more will be appreciated
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  • #2
    Re: ideal craft boats bellingham, washington

    I would suspect that the boat you refer to was made by Uniflite and they have been out of business for quite a few years. I am now familiar with the exact boat but they made all the river boats for Vietnam conflict.

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    • #3
      Re: uniflite boats bellingham, washington

      i'm sure your right. uniflite sounds like what i remember reading on it.
      i have no idea how i turned that into ideal craft.
      will edit thread

      the boat i'm looking at reminds me a lot of the tolly craft boats that i have seen.
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      • #4
        Re: uniflite boats bellingham, washington

        with gss's help was able to find this
        The Navy recognized Uniflite's exceptional abilities to build with fiberglass, as the following photo indicates. At the left is a 31 foot Uniflite cruiser, one the most popular models. The Navy, in desperate need of a fleet of craft to patrol rivers in Vietnam scoured the country for a suitable hull. It selected the Uniflite 31 and gave the company a contract to construct several hundred river patrol craft. The following picture is taken in Bellingham Bay very near the Uniflite site.


        this is a pic of the boat i'm looking at.
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        • #5
          Re: uniflite boats bellingham, washington

          It was a really big fire when all the building burnt and destroyed all the building. The site was rebuilt and another builder came and went, then ACB (?) came in they are now building military craft in several designs w/aluminum chambers along with pleasure boats which are very expensive.

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          • #6
            Re: uniflite boats bellingham, washington

            there might be a club or another forum out there for those boats, I know they are very well thought of.
            1973 30' Tollycraft Express "Bad Idea" powered by twin 1996 Mercruiser 350's

            1973 26' Tollycraft sedan, powered by a 1995 Mercruiser 5.7 inboard

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