31' Excalibur 31 CC
â€¢Current Price US$ 7,900
â€¢Located in St. Petersburg, FL
â€¢Hull Material Fiberglass
â€¢EngineFuel Type Single Other
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
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OWN A PIECE OF BOATING HISTORY
In the early 1970's a Ferrari racer named Jean-Claude Simon from France moved to Miami and bought Cary. The Cary Boat Company ( Don Aronow ) had 26, 27, 29, and 31' molds.
Around 1980 Bill Farmer owned Excalibur Boats and negotiated with Jean Claude to use the 31' mold.
Meanwhile Dick Genth of Chris Craft was looking to expand Chris Craft's line and negotiated with Bill Farmer to buy the 31' mold Jean Claude designed.
From this the 312 and 390 X Chris Craft Stingers were born.(remember Miami Vice) Meanwhile Reggie Fountain apparently also used the 31' Excaliber Mold as the basis for what became the Fountain Executioner.
Wellcraft then bought Excalibur Boats in 1985.
For his aforementioned R&D program with Mercury, in 1978 Fountain contracted with Bill Farmer of Excalibur Boats in Sarasota, Florida to use one of Farmer's 31' V-bottoms. As the testing program progressed,
Fountain couldn't resist the temptation to tinker with the boat. A little sandpaper on the running surface netted a speed increase. Handcrafted putty strakes improved handling and further modifications on the stern drive height improved acceleration.
Before long, Reggie had made so many changes the boat no longer resembled the original. The forerunner to the first Fountain was born.
A rich history.