1956 16’ Philbrick Runabout
Purchased as a bare hull from Don Philbrick in 1956 this 16’ Runabout was finished by the current owner’s father and used as the family’s boat in Lake Tahoe for many years. In 1999, it was decided to have the boat completely restored. The restoration was started by Hurliman Boat & Repair in Penryn, CA and included new frames, a new Okume plywood bottom and new decking. Dana Philips of Classic Marine in Sacramento, CA finished the over $175,000 four year restoration. The boat took a third place in Class at the 2003 Concurs D' Elegance in Lake Tahoe and received a 2nd place in class at the 2009 Tahoe Concurs. In 2008, the boat was refinished again and an Edelbrock multi-port fuel injection was added to the 1963 Ford Thunderbird 390 Interceptor engine. The engine also has HEI ignition and everything is polished or plated. The boat has a Velvet drive transmission, which was rebuilt four years ago. All in all the drive train has less than 100 hours after the complete rebuild. The boat sits on a DHM tandem axle trailer with disc brakes and is currently located in the Sacramento area.