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  • Rare one-of-a-kind coca-cola boat

    Found this on craigslist .. im in ny .. so doing a search for starcrafts recently turned THIS up .. friggin COOL .. wish it was a pepsi boat thou .. then it would stand a chance at me buying it ! ...

    http://nh.craigslist.org/boa/1887079523.html

    THE WORLDS ONLY COCA-COLA RUNABOUT BOAT
    In the summer of 1985, the Baseball Hall of Fame was having a regatta and boat race on Cooperstown Lake and they asked the Coca-Cola Co. to enter a boat. Since it coincided with the introduction of “new” Coke, they agreed. What they did was obtain an older 1957 14 ˝ foot Starcraft "V" bottom aluminum “runabout” and decorated it with official logos of the time “can’t beat the feeling”, “we caught the wave” and “drink Coca-Cola”. These were not stenciled, but actually painted on, as they would a truck. In addition, they painted the inside red, as well as the motor (a 40hp Evinrude) and the trailer. As far as I can find out, it was only used during the new Coke campaign around a few lakes in upper state NY. With the end of new Coke, the boat was put away. It ended up going for sale locally, and I bought it.
    This is truly a one-of-a-kind official Coca-Cola item, and besides being a great collectible..it is fun to ride. I have used it on my lake every summer and it runs great (speeds over 30MPH!!). It has a trailer (easy to tow since it is aluminum), a cover, custom made red cushions (the inside is mainly mahogany), a built-in radio, a red gas tank and a red battery as well as the red motor. There is only one of these in the world, and there will never be another!! Boat seats 5.







    Last edited by Bob_VT; August 18th, 2010, 07:24 AM. Reason: EDIT Contact information removed as per forum rules.
    Official 1977 14' Starcraft Holiday Restoration thread

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=471604

    My Original 1977 14' Starcraft Holiday "Find" thread.

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....63&pagenumber=


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    Re: Rare one-of-a-kind coca-cola boat

    that is one sweet looking one of a kinds....

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    • #3
      Re: Rare one-of-a-kind coca-cola boat

      Now thats a cool boat. Am I seeing things or are there shocks on that trailer?

      Some people say " They Can"
      Some people say " They Can't"
      They are both right.
      18' SS for fshngho
      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=417083

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      • #4
        Re: Rare one-of-a-kind coca-cola boat

        I'm sure they are shocks. That is a coil over suspension. Old school type for light boats. Without the shocks, the boat would bounce around on the trailer like a pogo stick.
        Official 1977 14' Starcraft Holiday Restoration thread

        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=471604

        My Original 1977 14' Starcraft Holiday "Find" thread.

        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....63&pagenumber=

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        • #5
          Re: Rare one-of-a-kind coca-cola boat

          surely that has to be worth more than $4k....

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