An industrialist with a passion for boat-making, Gar Wood's name was synonymous with speed. His boats owned just about every speed record there was at one time or another, and he was so passionate about his craft that he never cared if he turned a profit. That was a good thing, since he didn't* — the minute he retired, the company quit making boats. Up for auction via RM, this 33-foot Baby Gar was built in 1990 by the company that owns the Gar Wood trademarks, and it's even better than the original.
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Her name is Victoria, and she's got a nice rear... that happens to hold a 502-cubic-inch-displacement engine putting out 425 horsepower. It's attached to a very large propeller — they liked things big in the 1920s — to help it handle incredibly well, or at least incredibly well for a vintage boat.
She's coated in finest mahoganies and leather, so it's little surprise she resembles an old English library that's been converted into a righteous speedboat.
Underneath all the shiny veneer, though, the boat's all modern, with a hull made from a low-maintenance, cold-molded epoxy to ensure it's stronger, lighter, and faster.
*Garfield Alfred Wood was a noted industrialist that made tons of money in various fields — he just didn't turn a profit making boats.