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Fleetstar at 2014 ACBS Show in NH

Randy from Amesbury, MA sent over this link to a video of him and his 58 Fleetstar at the 2014 ACBS show in Meredith,NH.   Randy appears at the 21:51 mark in the video.   He has a great story of how he came to own his boat.

5 responses


    Thank so much Jim. Really inspirational.

    Best regards, Chuck

    January 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm


    It is a great story. I still have my 1961 Fleetstar (owned since new) and restoration to original specs is almost done. I will post some pictures. I will make a short video to share with everyone as well. I really cannot tell you how much I appreciate what you have done getting the website up and continuing the HiLiner story which is very dear to me. Gerry Murray Brick NJ Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:42:39 +0000 To:

    January 9, 2015 at 12:17 am

    • jamesbowes


      Thanks for the note. Please email me your pictures when you can. I haven’t figured out how to allow other users to post pictures on this site.

      Side note: I grew up in Sayreville, NJ, and spent quite a bit of my misspent youth playing hockey in Brick.



      January 9, 2015 at 12:40 am

  3. Ted McManus

    Beautiful…I have the same boat featured in this video. Mine is a 1959 ,HiLiner Fleetstar. My grandfather bought it new in 1959… I restored it myself to its original beauty and is now my sunset cruiser on Lake Chargoggagoggmanchoggagoggchubunagungamaug in Webster Mass. It is powered by a 1958 Evinrude Lark ll 40hp. What a head turner when pulling up to the lakefront restaurants.

    I truly enjoyed watching all these boats and their owners dedication and passion for the same love I have.

    Calm seas to all,
    Ted McManus

    January 9, 2015 at 4:01 am

    • jamesbowes


      Please email me some pictures of your boat. I’d love to put it up on the site.

      January 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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