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
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 uncovered a few, never installed, Bow handles. These have the ‘HLB” letters etched into them. If anyone is looking for a new, original Hiliner Bow Handle, please let me know. I will try to get a picture up.
I also found some of the triangle sheetmetal trim pieces that go on the each side at the rear. I have two sizes, both left and right side.
Unfortunately I have not been able to find any of the Bow logo plates.
I have decided that I need to sell at least one of my three boats. I don’t have the space or time to care for all three. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them.
1960 Fleetstar – 55hp Suzuki Motor. I put a new windshield on last year. Needs some minor work. Needs a new top, but i have the hardware and the old mice chewed top. Was in the water this past year.
1961 SeaStar – I’ve had this one for 6 years. In decent shape, has a 50hp Mariner motor. My next project on this boat is to revarnish. Was in the water this past year
1961 Coast Clipper – No Motor, Barn Find. Hasn’t been in the water in close to 30 years. Side windows are intact. Would make a great project. Very Rare.
Found this picture at this link.
Not sure if its still available. But i haven’t seen very many of the 14′ boats.