Gary from NH took this rescued 19′ Coast Clipper and turned it into one of the most unique Hiliner’s I have ever seen.
To This: Yes, that’s an open bow Hiliner…
Gary Rice is selling his beautifully restored and maintained Fleetstar.
He sent me the following:
For sale 1959 hiliner fleetstar 16’
The outriggers and depth finder have also been removed. Please contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
update: boat has been sold….. (
Believed to be 59-60.
length overall (LOA): 17
make / manufacturer: Hiliner
model name / number: Fleetstar
propulsion type: power
year manufactured: 1960
Vintage mahogany Hiliner for sale- Trailer fully restored, bottom paint complete, boat is sanded and ready for you to finish. Garage kept. Great project boat. Lots of original parts for this 17 foot Fleet Star model. No motor. Text to $1500.00Fred Musseman
Check out Skipper Rudy. He’s offering a variety of reproduction pennants. Including the Hiliner.
Finn S. from upstate NY sent in these pictures along with the following:
1970 Hiliner Fleetstar 16 ft
Original 1970 60 hp Evinrude outboard motor.
1970 original Tee Née trailer with new wiring, lights, tires and wheels.
Bottom has been completely fiberglassed and and painted.
Topside newly varnished.
All original interior with cushions.
Original canvas helm cover over front seat, that folds into the dashboard.
All electric works, speedometer, bow light and anchor light.
New steering cable and bilge pump.
New full-length custom fit canvas cover for travel, dock and storage. Sorry, no photos in the water yet.
This boat looks great. I’m going to check with Finn on the MFG date of his boat. To my knowledge, Hiliner Boat Co. was out of business by 1963. A number of hulls were finished off by Bunny Fernald after this date. The latest date that I had previously seen was 1965.
I received this email the other day. Pretty cool…. I have requested more pictures and details from Brian and will share as they become available.
I was finally able to clean out most of the storage building and came across a few boxes of new old stock parts.
If anyone needs any of these items i am happy to ship them out. Or if you are local to Newbury, MA you can come by and take a look. I also think there are some Bow handles somewhere, but they haven’t surfaced yet.
Cover Slider, $10 a set (slider and base x2)
Tail Trim. There are two sizes. $20 a set
Bow Shield. These are the smaller style. $20
Dash Hinges $5 a set, there are two styles in the box
Hatch Handles $5 each