This Late Classic 1977 Glastron 16 ft with a Mercury “tower of power” 115 is now at home in Michigan.

Crush is owned by Shannon and Scott Knight who are members of the Michigan Chapter of ACBS.  The featured picture on this post is taken on Lake Dora with friend Karen Harrison at the helm.  The story of how Crush became a Michigan boat is below:  

We purchased this boat during the 2016 Sunnyland Chapter boat show in Tavares, FL.  It was being auctioned to support the SCAMPY youth program that is run by the Sunnyland Chapter.  The boat was purchased about 2 years prior by a Sunnyland chapter member who rebuilt the engine and then donated the boat to the program. The trailer and engine are all part of the original package, and the boat seems to be in 100% original excellent condition.  We intend to use the boat on our small inland lake in Michigan and show it as a late classic, drawing interest of potential new members and to the wonderful SCAMPY program.

Glastrons seem to attract friends which lead to a party.

The Knights are members of the Michigan Chapter of ACBS and also the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes Chapter.   

A boat built in 1977 is officially classified as a Late Classic.  The Late Classic age designation applies to boats manufactured beginning in 1976 through the year 25 years prior to the current year.  That means that in 2017, the Late Classic age range begins in 1976 and continues through 1992. All of the ACBS age classifications are listed under the About tab on this website.

According to Wikipedia, Glastron is a boat manufacturing company and was one of the first manufacturers of fiberglass boats. Bob Hammond, Bill Gaston, Bob Shoop, and Guy Woodard founded this company on October 14, 1956 in Austin, Texas. It was sold to Genmar Holdings in the 1990s and manufacturing was moved to Minnesota.

Is there an organization for Glastron Boat Owners out there?  We’d love to share more about these eye catching boats.

8 Comments

  1. Thanks again for the nice feature! Photo credit for the transom shot goes to Chad Davis who took that at the Algonac boat show and posted it to his Instagram.

    We have found the Classic Glastron Owners Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/classicglastron/) to be the most active and helpful source of information about these boats. In fact, we met 2 of the three guys in the shot of our four boats together through that group. Those same two guys are helping us along with our floor / keel / transom replacement project this winter! No boat is immune to rot, even fiberglass. 😉

    Kerry did that 235 have 235 hp? I can’t imagine this boat’s transom handling that power. Was it a larger model?

    Thanks again!

  2. I owned this same boat…..same color as this Orange Crush. Bought it in 1982 from the original owner with an estimated 3 hours on the Mercury 115. Owner broke his leg in 1982 and never recovered to skiing condition. Mint condition….always garaged and covered. It was a great slalom boat, very little wake. Just beautiful…..always got admiring comments.

    • We have recently initiated our 1974 Glastron Carlson CV-16 with a maiden voyage to Lake Havasu AZ. The boat has an Evinrude 115, and needed a little work after my purchase from a marine at Camp Pendleton. We have been members of the ACBS SoCal chapter for about ten years, and you can’t find a nicer bunch of people! Our 1950 Chris Craft 14 ft. kit boat always gets a lot of attention.

      • We have two CVX 18 glastrons for sale, 1988 IO and a 1977 IO.
        We live on Cass lake Michigan, I have videos,,, Can you help us.
        Connie Blaser

      • I have a 16 ft Glastron that has been on a trailer in storage for 30 years. Unfortunately mice and squirrels ruined the interior. 90 hp mercury long shaft galvanized tilt trailer. Any interest? Looking for paper work but believe it’s in 1977-78 range.

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