1. Ito Dragon boat. Very rare from 1940s-50s. Eyes on Dragon light up!
2. Ito Dragon boat. View from top.
3. Ito Dragon boat. View of stern.
4. Ito King. This is a very rare 1947 Ito
King because it's the only known King boat to have the name "Lady
Norma" on it.
5. Ito King (Inside the boat. Notice
the three engines.)
6. Ito King (rear view).
7. Lionel I-44 wind up race boat.
Yes, this is a Lionel Train company boat called Lionel Craft. It's all
metal, made in 1935 and a windup motor. This particular boat is a
reproduction from 1989.
8. Lionel I-44 racing boat (top view).
9. Lionel runabout. This is an
original Lionel Runabout from 1935. All metal, windup in original
10. Orkin Craft Speedboat. 1920s all metal
11. Orkin Craft Speedboat. (top view).
12. Chris Craft
Cobra. Dumas kit built by
Mark Fitch. Radio Controlled with lights.
13. Chris Craft Cobra. (rear view).
14. Ferrari Racing Hydroplane. Amati kit
built by Mark Fitch. Radio Controlled.
Aquarama. Amati kit built by Mark
Fitch. Radio Controlled with lights.
16. Riva Aquarama. (Interior)
17. Riva Aquarama. (rear view).
18. Riva Aquarama. (R/C layout).
Orkin Craft Cabin Cruiser. This all metal windup boat was available in
the late 1920s and early 1930s and is huge. It's got a huge wind up
motor qthat's wound up with a large key though the deck. Very collectable
boat. This one was restored by Bill Arick.
2nd- A close-up of the cockpit
Orkin Craft Water Taxi. This was offered in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
This boat has an all wooden hull with a metal cabin. It has a huge windup
motor. This boat was expertly restored by Bill Arick. I wish I had
a before picture to show you. I found this boat in a flea market and it
was a wreck! It had the wooden hull and cabin but all of the trim pieces
and motor were missing. At least 50 percent of the paint was missing.
I almost threw it out but figured I'd give Bill a crack at it. I still
can't believe it's the same boat! Man, Bill can really restore a boat!
2nd- Close-up of the cabin.
Dumas Dauntless model boat. This huge model boat kit was expertly
assembled by Mark Fitch. It is completely remote controlled with twin
engines, has working lights everywhere including running lights and inside the
cabin, and a rotating radar antenna! Mark did an unbelievable job with
this boat! The detail work is phenomenal! He is truly a master
2nd- Close-up of the cockpit. Notice the incredible detail that was
added like the chart on the seat. Great job Mark!
22. My Basement Wall
23. Rocket Boat.
This is the one
boat I would LOVE to own. It's been very illusive for me to get.
They are very rare but I've seen several over the past few years. This
is the Inboard version. They also made an outboard version. This
one has a single engine running two props. The little lights on the front of
the sponsons light up! One of the best looking toy boats of all time! I