Keaton Boats

Keaton Inboard Utility Ski Boat
(The Bonanza 17)

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Added pictures of 1965 Utility 07/29/12
 

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 1960 Keaton Inboard currently undergoing a complete restoration
Original engine was Chrysler big block re-powered with Chevy 350ci 330hp

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1961 Keaton Inboard
Chevy 348
This boat was restored by Classic-Craft

     


 

1961 Keaton Inboard
Ford 351 re-power

 

 1961 Keaton Inboard
Ford Interceptor

 

 1962 Keaton Inboard
Chevrolet 327
(trailer had a little incident with a wheel coming off - no damage to boat)

Here are some recent pictures. Boat now has a nice custom trailer.
Boat was for sale on craigslist
   



1962 Keaton Inboard
390 Interceptor w/electronic ignition
New upholstery and carpet completed 3yrs ago, custom swim platform
Boat is for sale in the Keaton discussion forum classified


1963 Keaton Inboard
312 Ford Interceptor w/velvet drive transmission
This boat is the same boat as shown below with the blue deck next to
the one with the wood deck. It has been completely
and beautifully restored
Check out the Restoration Story in the Featured Boat Gallery

 

 1963 Keaton Inboard
389 Pontiac



1963 Keaton Inboard w/ Chevrolet 350


1963 Keaton Inboard w/312 Interceptor


 

1964 Keaton Inboard w/312 Interceptor


 

1964 Keaton Inboard 390 Interceptor

1965 Keaton Inboard "Copperhead"
390 Ford Interceptor

 


 1965 Keaton Inboard
312 Ford Interceptor


1965 Keaton Inboard
Powered with a 429 Cadillac engine

I've been told this boat was originally  purple/plum metal flake
and was shown at the Sacramento Autorama that year


1965 Keaton Inboard nicely restored
390 Ford Interceptor

 

1965 Keaton Inboard
289ci 210hp Ford Interceptor

 

1965 Keaton Inboard with 454 Chevrolet

 

1966 Keaton Inboard
390ci 260hp Ford Interceptor
Boat is for sale - The boat is listed on craigslist.com
as well the Keaton Discussion Forum Classified section

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 1966 Keaton Inboard
312ci  215hp Ford Interceptor
Boat is for sale - If interested contact information is posted
in the Keaton Discussion Forum Classified section


 1966 Keaton Inboard
(excuse the picture quality)

 

1967 Keaton Inboard
Restoration done by Custom Craft Marine, Hillsboro, OR
350 Chevrolet w/velvet drive transmission
Paint-Sikkens, Custom Upholstery, Billet by Dana Marine,
Instruments by Livorsi, new windshield, R &R Marine carpet

 

1967 Keaton Inboard 351 Windsor

 


 1968 Keaton Inboard
Olds 455

 

1968 Keaton Inboard
Has newly rebuilt 351 Ford Windsor


1968 Keaton Inboard
289ci 210hp Ford Interceptor

 


1968 Keaton Inboard
455 Oldsmobile
 

 

  1968 Keaton Inboard with Chrysler 383 rebuilt to 425hp

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 1970 Keaton Inboard with Chrysler 383

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1970 Keaton Inboard with Ford 351
See more pictures of this boat in the Featured Gallery

 

1971 Keaton Inboard with Chrysler 383

 

 

1971 Keaton Inboard with Chrysler 383

 

 1971 Keaton Inboard with Chevrolet 327

 

 1971 Keaton Inboard with Chrysler 383
(This boat is listed for sale in the Keaton Discussion forum Classified section)

 

Here are a couple of 60's era Keaton Inboards
The one on the left is the same boat as the 1963 above
prior to being restored

 

Another older inboard - not sure of year although believe it to
be a mid-1960's similar to the one above
This boat has been seen at a Yuba City storage yard

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 Believe the following boat was made from the Keaton utility mold after
the mold was sold by Keaton. The belief is that this hull/boat was not made by Keaton.
It's shown here because the belief is the hull was made from the Keaton designed mold
and the quality of workmanship the owner displayed in completing this boat.
If anyone has any info to refute this then please let me know
The engine is a 350 bored .030 over with fuelie (double-hump) heads, Glenwood exhaust,
edelbrock intake, carter afb carb

According the owner's father who purchased the hull:
"I purchased the hull in 1980 from a guy in Sacramento that said his uncle, who had work with
Jack Keaton,  had made the last two boats from the original mold. The hull had only a prop shaft
and a paint job on it when I bought it. I custom-built whatever I could and modeled most of it from
an original Keaton that a good friend of mine had here in Reno. I made up the hull # in order to register it."

 

1975 Master Craft Plastics 350 Chevrolet
This boat was purchased new from MCP in August of 1975. Boat is built off the original Keaton
Utility mold.  It was the first boat built by them with tournament style seating


1976 Master Craft Plastics 350 Chevrolet