1934 Hutchinson 28' Triple Cockpit Gentleman's Runabout


Treated to a 2,500 hour restoration with the help of expert boat restorer, Doug Nichols, of Nichols Marina & Restoration in Branchport, NY.  In December of 2013, was a full rebuild of the 318ci engine. Water tested and run in May 2019, as seen in the video provided. No safety deficiencies and the boat is ready for immediate use. We are very excited to present “SAVING GRACE”, a fully restored 1934 Hutchinson 28′ Triple Cockpit Gentleman's Runabout that was the recipient of a Society of American Marine Surveyors (SAMS) survey in mid-May of 2013 while stored in New York. In the spirit of the original, it is powered by a recently rebuilt 318ci Chrysler V8 gasoline engine (dated 1984) producing 235 horsepower! The motor has less than an hour of run time. All of the three cockpits are finished in an attractive nautical scheme of green vinyl with wood floors. The main cockpit has a triple windshield that gives the captain an outstanding view ahead! Other options include a banjo steering wheel, machine turned dash, electric horn, lots of storage compartments, fire extinguisher, polished stainless steel trim, rear grab handles, copper exhaust tips, Sawyer oar, buoys, small anchor, plenty of rope, and a boat cover! In the opinion of the surveyor, this translates into above average condition with a replacement cost of $125,000. In conclusion, the summary reads like this: “The vessel, “SAVING GRACE”, is a well-appointed and well powered vessel with sharp lines and profile. It is the surveyor's opinion that the vessel is suitable for its intended use as a recreation vessel.” Offered at: $89,900, this beautifully sculpted example was carefully treated to a 2,500 hour restoration and has been used regularly in a number of shows that include the Niagra Boat Show (3rd Place award) and Antique Wooden Boat Show in Old Forge, NY (two 1st Place awards). It was also photographed for a book- Antique & Classic Boats. A truly fantastic example! Contact Jon Faust today for more information.

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St. Louis Car Museum
Overland, MO 63114
United States