Two 1949 Century Sea Maids.

by Matt Kaylor
(Wisconsin)

Need to sell 1949 century sea maids. Is it worth it to restore one before selling?


My father has owned two 1949 century sea maids that have been in storage for quite some time and we now need to sell them.

Everything on both boats is completely original.

One has a fireball 165 and one has a fireball 135.

They need lots of work.

We have stripped the varnish off one and need to replace a board.

Both need to be restained and re-varnished.

Both need the interior redone and both need the engines rebuilt.

I was hoping someone might be able to help us out with the value of restoration sea maids such as these.

I would have time this summer to restore one but

I am wondering if it would be worth.

Thanks for any help.

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Sep 23, 2014
Sold
by: Anonymous

Understand that you have sold the Century Sea Maid with the Gray Fireball engine.

Is that correct?

Do you know the buyer's plans?

Does he intend to restore it? Or, resell?





Apr 06, 2013
Sea Maid restoration
by: Dix

I am having a 1948 Sea Maid restored.

It is almost a total rebuild.

The chrome was $4000+.

The engine was $6000.

The engine peripherals were ~$1600.

The instrument cluster and steering wheel was $2000.

The interior will be $2200.

We haven't even mentioned the hull yet.

Since you're not paying for the boats, you might not go underwater restoring one.

How much do you want for the '49 with the bigger engine?

Are they 17.5 or 19 feet?

Dix Wolcott




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