What make of boat is this?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by V8 Grumpy, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. V8 Grumpy
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    Hi all,
    I purchased this ski boat 5 years ago. The registration papers state that it is made by "Performance Craft". There is little information on this make. I have just spotted a boat of similar design that was labelled "Nankervis". The hull has a distinctive cross member just behind the drivers seat. Can anyone shed some light on the manufactures, age and or history of these boats types?
    Thanking you in advance.
    Grumpy
     

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  2. PAR
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    What are the first 3 digits of the HIN, which is located on the top right side of the transom? These 3 letters are the manufacture's prefix and can be looked up on the USCG web site.

    I suspect yours is one of three possible manufactures (again check the HIN):
    CPA - which identifies Carrera Performance Craft
    MPR - which is the HIN for Minature Performance Craft
    SQE - or Scarab Performance Craft

    That may be a Carrera, but the HIN will tell all. Carrera is dead as far as I know. What year is given for the boat? Model?
     
  3. Typhoon
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    I think it's an old Lewis, back when their first fibreglass boats were just moulds flopped off their clinker plywood hulls.

    Regards, Andrew.
     
  4. V8 Grumpy
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    The Hull Identification Number HIN is AU-WWA007696

    Thanks for your help to date
    Cheer
     
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  6. V8 Grumpy
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    Thanks but a little bit of research of the HIN. I have only been able to identify that the HIN was attached some time after the hull was manufactured. WWA is a generic code. I am still no closer to identifying the manufacturing of this hull. SAD
     
  7. PAR
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    The WWA prefix is a state supplied HIN and indicates a home built boat.
     
  8. lewisboats
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    Or someone who bought a boat and didn't get the title...and slid it by the DNR guy.
     
  9. PAR
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    It's the same as the "Z" prefix in this country. A home built here will have the manufacture's prefix area starting with a Z then the state of first registration (the supplier of the HIN) two digit code. So, a Florida made home built would carry the ZFL manufacture's prefix, Z meaning it's home built and the FL as the state designation.
     
  10. V8 Grumpy
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    More pictures
     

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  11. Typhoon
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    WWA doesn't mean home made, it means manufacturer unknown/ no longer in business. WWA stands for Waterways Authority, as in inspected by said authority.
    I know this because I have a 13ft fibreglass Steber in the backyard with the WWA prefix:
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    As I said, the yellow skiboat is a flop off an old Lewis clinker inboard. I've seen a few of them through the years. The original plywood boats had a full width bulkhead behind the front seats, engine completely decked in, then a set of rear seats.
     
  12. V8 Grumpy
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    Hi All, i have confirmation from the 'Nankervis' team themselves. It is indeed a Nankervis. cheers
     
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  13. DogCavalry
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    Wow! That took some time. PAR passed away some time back.
     
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