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Another Fleetstar

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.






6 responses

  1. Gerry

    Finn you look at the fuel tank access lids you will see a number stamped on it. I have a Fleetstar and the number 59 is stamped on the frame lids.

    July 8, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    • jamesbowes

      I chatted via email with Finn. Turns out he doesn’t own this boat. He found the pictures on craigslist and had hoped to buy the boat, but someone else beat him to it. Finn is looking for a Hiliner to purchase. If anyone has one for sale let me know and I will pass on your info.

      July 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

  2. Mark Stafford

    Do you happen to know where I could get information or plans for the HiLiner? I have a 1960 that I want to work on this winter. By the way your boat looks great!

    July 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    • jamesbowes

      As far as I know the plans are long since gone to time. The catalogs that are scanned here on the best source of info.

      July 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

  3. Collin Lisewski

    I am currently in possesion of this boat and would like to sell it

    October 1, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    • jamesbowes

      Collin, Please send me some current pictures and whatever info you have and i will put up a post. I am the site admin.

      October 1, 2020 at 4:36 pm

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