17' Vintage Wood Boat Project 1958 McNiel

by Greg
(Lavonia, Ga)


I have a 1958 McNiel 17' boat.

My research shows it was sold by Western Auto.

It has mahogany seats which I had begun to strip and sand.

I have all the parts, I just was not able to finish the project.

The boat will be an easy restoration, no rot anywhere.

I bought it at a yard sale about 20 years ago.

It has always been garaged.

It has a 40 hp Wizard motor.

There is a brass plate that says Scottdale, Georgia(a suburb of Atlanta) and I am guessing that is where it was manufactured.

I have not been able to find any record of McNiel Boats Manufacturers from that time.

The boat is located on Lake Hartwell.

I would love to see this boat brought back to its original glory but I am not able to do it and am willing to pass it on to someone that can finish her up.

You can email me here:artisticscreen@gmail.com

Interesting trades considered. 4 wheeler 2 wheeler 1,500 OBO

Here is a drop box link with a lot of Pics https://www.dropbox.com/sc/qae8chbk57pqkp4/AACVrt2abOllDWVZnyvAH2iva

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Sep 20, 2023
McNiel 18’
by: Fgilmer

My wife inherited a 1959 McNiel 18 .

It is in need of some restoration.

I’ll try to upload some pictures.

We would like to know the approximate value of the boat in good running condition to determine if it would be worth restoring.

Apr 07, 2023
Just Inherited the same McNiel Boat.
by: Parkerlallen

I'm happy to see someone else wondering the same things that I am.

Mr. McNiel if you see this comment I would love to get some information on this from you as I am trying to resort the one my father just gave to me.

This one has a 1958 Johnsons motor as well.

My father purchased it about 5 years ago and my wife and I fell in love with it and where just gifted it this week.

He had a friend attempt to restore it and ruined it in the process and now I have quite a bit of work to do.

Would love any info you have to share.

Mar 05, 2023
Charles McNiel
by: Anonymous

My Father in law built McNiel mahogany boats.

Sep 03, 2016
great boat
by: john murphy

greetings from Ireland you have a lovely boat there did you ever find out more about the company who made it or who designed it would love more pictures best of luck

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