Sweet Jane is a 1957 Hiliner Super Sport with twin outboards, owned by Brian Carey. This classic boat was purchased new in upstate NY in 1957. She was only used for 4 seasons before being stored away in a barn for over 50 years. She still sat n the original Tee Nee trailer that she was delivered on when she was discovered. Sweet Jane is the larges boat that Hiliner made in 1957.  Very few of this model were made as the most of thier production boats were the smaller models that had singer outboard engines. This boat is #10 built and the only one known to still exists. It was one of the first made with a factory glassed bottom over a double planked mahogany hull which become standard in later versions. She is equipped with the original factory 1957 twin Johnson 35hp electric start motors which were the largest outboard motors Johnson made in 1957. This Hiliner came with all the factory options which included horn, spot lights, upholstered seats, side curtain canopy which folds into dash pad, and factory mooring cover. Sweet Jane has been preserved to its original beauty using all the  original parts except for the canopy and seats, which followed the original patterns. All of the wood is original and is preserved to show the original weathering, usage and character of a boat it’s age. A true classic that displays American styling and ingenuity of the 1950’s. Having Sweet Jane at our 35th Annual Southern New England Chapter show was very welcome. 

1 Comment

  1. Hi my name is Kenneth Barton i’m a member of the southern California chapter of the acbs. It’s great to see these old original wood boats with all the factory equipment still with the. I and my wife Peggy own a 1957 15′ Trojan Sea Queen my parents purchased it new in 57 and was later fitted with steering and a electric start 1959 Evinrude golden jubilee lark 35 h.p. motor. It has been in the family all this time and kept in absolute preserved condition every thing on the boat is original. when we decided to show it at a boat show in 2016 at the international show held at Lake Tahoe it got 97 points out of possible 100 and received a platinum Trophy in it’s class. And I applaud you for keeping these old gals alive and well. Enjoy every moment as we do.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.