1958 Loy Craft 13' Runabout.

by Brian
(Fountain Inn, SC, USA )

I have a boat available that I would like to sell and one of your club members may be interested.

The boat is a 1958 Loy Craft 13' Runabout.

The boat has no interior, and for all intents and purposes no motor either.

There is no title for either the boat or the motor but I will include the motor as well because it is a complete early 60's 18 horse Evinrude outboard that would make a good parts motor at very least.

The boat is in incredible condition for with no holes or large cracks in the hull.

The trailer that its on comes with it and I have just put new wheels and tires on it, as the old ones weren't trustworthy.

I hope that you may know someone who would be interested in this project, I just do not have the time or the proper facilities to restore this boat and would rather it be enjoyed by someone and not just be sitting around.


If you are interested in acquiring this superb project you can contact Brian either by commenting below or via the contact form at DIY Wood Boat.com.

Comments for 1958 Loy Craft 13' Runabout.

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 24, 2015
1956? Loy Craft.
by: ken Gurganus

I also have a 1956? 14 ft. Loy Craft with a newer 40 hp. purchased used in 1965.

Still in fair condition stored under a shed.

Looks sad under that tarp.

Hope to give it a refurbushing in the near future.

Great little runabout.

Did a lot of sking when I was younger.

These need to be preserved as they are becoming scarce.

Ken G.

Dec 04, 2011
by: Shane

Would love to see any pictures of this boat that you may have.

My grandfather ( Jim Loy) owned Loy-Craft Boats which was located in Sumter, South Carolina.

I have been surfing the internet for years in search of one of his boats.

Have wondered if any of them had survived.

I have a brochure with the different models options, and pricing.

I could run a copy off and send it to you if you want one.

Please contact me at shaneb77872@yahoo.com

Jul 28, 2011
Where manufactured?
by: Bob

I have this same model & year boat that will end it's life as a backyard ornament at my daughter's home on the Ashley River in Charleston.

As a dealer, I purchased it through a distributor in late 1957, but can't recall where it was built.

Great boat!

Bob in Seneca

Jan 03, 2011
1958 Runabout
by: Anonymous

Do you have any pics of your boat and where is it located?


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to The Boats and Bits Exchange.

If you wish to add more photos (or videos) to your post or if you have any problems loading photos use the link below (there is no need to resize or adjust your photos).

All photographs posted here go into the same central receiving account.

I do occasionally receive stray photos.

So, before selecting your photo please use the 'Message Box' to indicate to which post the photos belong.

Click Here to securely send your photos,

I am perfectly aware that the majority of Wooden Boat aficionados are sensible folk.
However, I need to point out that I am an amateur wooden boat enthusiast simply writing in order to try to help other amateur wooden boat enthusiasts.
And while I take every care to ensure that the information in DIY Wood Boat.com is correct, anyone acting on the information on this website does so at their own risk.