1958 17 Ft. Cayuga Runabout (project)

by Chris Lorence
(Carthage, NY)

Cayuga Boat Company from Cheektowaga, NY.

Pretty decent shape.

Just looking for someone who wants to take the time to restore her.

Lapstrake-Lyman look alike.

Make an Offer.

Like new Trailer not Included, unless purchased for and additional $500.

Comments for 1958 17 Ft. Cayuga Runabout (project)

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Still available for purchase?
by: Anonymous

Is this still available?

I have a 16 ft. Cayuga
by: Anonymous

I am the second owner of a 1960 16 ft.

Cayuga with a 20 HP McCulloch outboard.

Sal Cerrone

History of the Cayuga Boat Company.
by: Mike Walczak

The company was established in 1950 on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.

My dad was the founder.

The "Fisherman" was the first model, she was a 14' open deck outboard with the classic lapstrake plywood hull.

After the success of the "Fisherman" Dad was convinced that larger hulls would be a market favorite.

He built the "Capri", a 16'classic with a full mahogany deck, windshield and remote controls for the motor, typically an Evinrude outboard.

Next was the 17' "Cavalier".

Similar construction to the "Capri",she was Dad's best seller.

Last of the line and the largest of the fleet was the "Clipper", a 19' beauty that as a child was our family boat which was moored at the Small Boat Harbor in Buffalo, NY.

17' Cayuga runabout
by: DJS

About 30yrs ago I(rescued) one of these (same model) from the bone yard boat, motor, trailer.

The hull was full of "Bondo" and rot below the waterline and the '58, 50hp Evinrude was toast.

I had purchased new parts from AAA Marine and re-built the powerhead (~$850.).

I replaced the entire transom and well assy, steering assy, dash, decks, a few planks and interior woodwork ($400.).

The trailer was fairly new.

The boat pulled 2 skiers well and was lots of fun.

I will recommend only skilled determined buyer for this boat since Lapstrakes like this are not easy to re-build.

The boat and motor weighs ~ 1600lbs.
The trailer shown here appears undersized for the boat/motor combination.


1958 boat
by: Anonymous

Hello is your boat still for sale? Thanks boat-miller@comcast.net

What is the history of Cauga Boat Company?
by: Rick Herman

I have a 1963 runabout with a 1964 25th Annivesary 50hp Merc and want to know more about the Cayuga Boat Company.

I called the Cheecktoaga Chamber and Historical Museum and no information yet.

Anything is helpful just to know some history.

Any history on this boat?
by: Anonymous

Do you know anything about the history of this boat?

Specifically was the deck ever covered in vinyl?

Any appearance of a patch along the rear interior lapstreaks?


Still for sale?
by: Anonymous

Do you still have this for sale?

by: twinterson@gmail.com

Is this boat still for sale have similar in process of rebuilding.price and location would be nice

1960 Cayuga 16 ft boat for sale
by: Sal

Still for sale.....
I did call your phone number.

1960 Cayuga 16 ft boat for sale
by: Anonymous

I have 1960 16 ft. Cayuga boat with a 28 H.P. McCullough outboard with tilt bed Holsclaw trailer.

Excellent condition...

Looking for a good home.

(716) 824-2368

Bernie Walczak was the best
by: george diehl

If this boat is the same quality as its builder (Bernie Walczak)it must be a winner.I never knew such a fine person as Bernie Walczak.He was also the smartest man I ever knew.

Cayuga Boat
by: Susan

My dad, Bernie Walczak, was the owner and founder of the Cayuga Boat Company in Buffalo N.Y..

This 17 footer was one of the best selling boats in the custom line for use on Lake Erie and the fingerlakes.

They are very seaworthy and this one just needs some TLC to restore it to it's original beauty.

by: Mike

I have the same boat...purchased in 1969 and cared for throughout.

1960 Johnson 75 hp still on it and working.

Love it.

by: Anonymous

Still for sale? bryanlacasse18@gmail.com let me know

contact info
by: lonnie

Okay that's two boats would like more info on, now if I only knew how to contact you.....

56 18' thompson great lakes cruiser
by: Anonymous

it looks just like my thompson....(whitch is also for sale with alot of extras.

still for sale?
by: lonnie

is the cayuga still available? crowell1@hughes.net

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