Welcome to Old Speed Boats

Welcome to Old Speed Boats a brand new concept web site. This site is linked to its well established discussion forum OSB dedicated to classic speed boats. If a particular boat becomes of ‘high interest’ on the forum, I will dedicate an area of data on this website together with techniques of restoration and history of the boat gathered from the forum.

There is no discussion ability on this site, purely data and knowledge of enthusiasts, experts and techniques. The discussion is all done on the OSB Forum.

Classics whether boats, cars, motorcycles or unusual items are often restored and looked on as items of beauty or interest, but when finished are often unused. This website has been established in order to gather together the rare few people around the world who wish to collect, restore or simply play with Old Speed Boats.

The stern of my classic 1958 Dowty Turbojet, before restoration. These boats are the foundation of the widely used water jet units used in boats, such as Fast Cats to military and amphibious vehicles.

I would like to see, boats from the English Albatross to the famous Italian Riva and the American Chris Craft to the Russian Speed boats pronounced ‘poluglisser’. If you can find a concrete speed boat them I am interested and of course the early New Zealand racing jet boats.

Don’t forget talk about your boat on the OSB Forum to let me know what you have stored away in the garage or workshop, (log in to forum is required).

Classics of interest to me are many such as: Albatross, Almarine, Amphicar, Bluebird Marine, Bristol, Broom, Chris Craft, Delta, Donaratico, Dowty, Fairey Marine, Fenn & Wood, Fletcher, Healey, Hydroplanes, Mitcham Marine, Moonfleet, Riva, Simmonds, Searay, Swift, Wavemaker, Yarecraft and in fact any boat that is over 40 years of age.

This is a living web site and will be updated regularly

This web site is an information site only and collects no data