Online collection of pictures and information about vintage wood Hiliner Boats


Fleetstar for Sale in NH

Gary Rice is selling his beautifully restored and maintained Fleetstar.

He sent me the following:

For sale 1959 hiliner fleetstar 16’

Completely redone 3 years ago. All hardware re-chromed, 7 coats of varnish and new paint. Includes convertible top with detachable side curtains. Does not come with engine. Trailer included. $4500


The outriggers and depth finder have also been removed.    Please contact Gary at

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HiLiner Pennants

IMG_0214Check out Skipper Rudy.  He’s offering a variety of reproduction pennants.  Including the Hiliner.


1957 Sportstar

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.

Hi Jim,

Attached are a few pictures of my 1957 sport star with original twin 35hp Johnson motors.  I finished restoration this summer and took first place in the Antique Classic Boat Society “Mahogany Memories” boat show in Essex Ct. in the outboard class.
The boat  is as original when bought new in 1957 as I was lucky enough to get her from the original owner.  I have many more pics if you like and will be happy to elaborate on the restoration if you like, but thought your subscribers might enjoy the pics.
As far as I know, there are very few of this 18’ models around and would love to hear from anyone that has a similar model.  I have to say this boat design is excellent with plenty of room for fun and entertaining and is really a head turner.  She cruises nicely at 25mph and have gotten her up to 35mph. Oh, and yes, that is the original Tee Nee trailer that the boat was delivered on as well!


New old stock Hiliner Parts

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

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Anyone interested in bringing their Hiliner to a boat show?

The last weekend of August is the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show in Salem, MA.   I’m curious to see if any of you New England owners would be interested in bringing your boats to this show and having our own Hiliner class.

This is the website for the show.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

We have a name.

Thanks to all who sent in suggestions.   This was the simplest and available name.



This site needs a real name.

I’ve been meaning to add a real domain name to this site.   I’m looking for feedback.  Please let me know which name you like best:


These are available.  Other suggestions are welcome.