- 4.6 m
- 2.3 m
- Tax Status
- Tax Paid
- Draft Min
- 0.5 m
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- RB Ref
- United Kingdom
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About this 15ft GLASTRON GT 1500 SPORTS BOAT
Overall Length: 15ft Waterline: 11ft Beam: 7ft 7ins Draught: 18" plus engine Displacement: n/a Engine: Evinrude Berths: n/a Sail: n/a Designer: Bob Hammond Builder: Glastron, USA Year Built: Circa 1974 Location: Lincolnshire
Glastron was founded in Austin, Texas by Bob Hammond, Bill Gaston, Bob Shoop, and Guy Woodard on October 14, 1956. The marketing and sales experience of Bill Gaston, Bob Shoop, and Guy Woodward combined with Bob Hammond’s fibre-glass design and production experience led the company in its rapid expansion and development. The company’s production increased from an initial 24 units in year one to 4,000 units in year three and saw the expanding company outgrow three different production facilities during its first four years in business.
Glastron had risen to number one in its industry by 1966 and also became a public traded company in the 1960s. In addition to its sales success, Glastron achieved success in the boat racing sport after the creation of a factory racing program. They manufactured the Batboat for the 1966 Batman movie, which later was used in the TV series. In 1984, Glastron moved its manufacturing operations to New Braunfels, Texas and in 1987 the company was acquired by Genmar Industries and eventually relocated to Little Falls, Minnesota in the 1990s. In 2006 Glastron held a 50th Anniversary celebration that saw the gathering of nearly 500 people. Glastron continues to manufacture boats to the present day. Glastron is well known for its hull design innovations, including the Aqualift and “SSV” hull configurations, the latter of which is still in use today.
Glastron’s “Glastonbury” boats were featured in the James Bond film Live And Let Die the boat chase filmed in Louisiana. Twenty-six boats were built by Glastron for the film, of which seventeen were destroyed during rehearsals. The speedboat jump scene over the bayou, filmed with the assistance of a specially-constructed ramp, unintentionally set a world record at the time with 110 feet (34 m) cleared.
This example, built in 1973 is believed to have been in the same family ownership since new and has been barn stored some 20 years. A remarkably original 1970s sports boat with all original fittings, upholstery and an original Evinrude engine, plus spare engine and box-frame road trailer.
115hp EVINRUDE V4 Two-Stroke OUTBOARD MOTOR (required re-build)
125hp EVINRUDE V4 OUTBOARD MOTOR
Battery box (no battery)
Set old Skis and ski lines
Spare trailer wheel
Engine spares, manuals, old propellers, various parts
A remarkably original barn find, having been in storage for some forty years. A rare sports boat in the UK and a design icon of the 1970s, immortalised in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. Early viewing recommended.
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