Our clients, Dave and Tammy, came all the way from ONTARIO CANADA to have their 1987 Ski Nautique 2001 restored to factory condition
by the team at LandCraft. The description and photos of the transformation are included below!
The photos of our Ski Nautique refit begin with the process where we removed old decals and striping, removed old upholstery and carpet, removed the old stereo and 2 speakers, and dismantled the entire vessel. Upon interior removal, we saw that the seat frames were rotted and needed to be rebuilt, and sections of the floor and stringers were also rotted and needed to be rebuilt. We immediately got to work on reconstructing the rotted seats and flooring before the boat was sent out for an engine overhaul and powder-coating. After the engine service was completed we got to work on the gelcoat refinishing, interior teak and teak swim platform refinishing, windshield frame refinishing, dashboard finish rejuvenation, installation of new rope in the rub rail, and more. In a refit like this, many details are addressed.
In the after pictures you will see the fresh gelcoat finish shine with a trailer painted to match, new decals and striping have been applied, new upholstered seating has been installed, plush new carpeting is ready for bare feet, and a high-end JL Marine stereo system has been installed too! The original radio with 2 speakers has been drastically upgraded to a new Clarion Marine stereo/bluetooth head unit with (2) 6.5" JL marine speakers, (2) 7.7" JL marine speakers (in custom sidewall enclosures), and a 10" JL marine subwoofer powered by a JL Marine 5-channel marine amplifier, extra battery and upgraded alternator! The boat is going to stay safe from the elements with the new canvas mooring cover. It's a beautiful ski boat that has been fully restored to last for many years to come.
We love restoring these quality ski boats, and we are honored
that our clients came all the way from Ontario to have us perform this service.
Some Extra Information About Ski Nautique/Correct Craft
For over 92 years, Correct Craft Inc. has dedicated itself to building boats of unsurpassed quality and performance. As a result, the name "Nautique" is synonymous with core competitive waterskiing and wakeboarding.
The Correct Craft Legacy, 1925-2017...
Correct Craft was the largest supplier of boats to the U.S. Navy in World War II. In 1960 the company purchased the first fiberglass inboard from Leo Bentz, which eventually became today's Ski Nautique. In 1990 the Ski Nautique deck was changed and featured a sloping transom and the widest beam of any tournament inboard in history. Correct Craft has been the premier name in competitive water skiing; Today, their Ski Nautique remains the benchmark by which other inboard tow boats are measured.