Keaton Boats

Picture Gallery Index
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Added Sac River Lunch Trip Gallery
Added Englebright Lake Trip Gallery
Added Keaton Gathering 7 Gallery
Added Grand Island Mansion Brunch Gallery


First Generation Inboard Utility Gallery   1959-1972
Direct Drive Prop
New pictures added 07/29/13


Model 18-J Gallery  1972-2000 
Berkeley Jet Drive
New pictures added 06/25/12


1980's Tournament/Barefoot Ski Boat  Gallery 
Dec.1981-1988
Direct Drive Prop


Open Bow Boat  Gallery   1975-1979
Berkeley Jet Drive
New pictures added 12/21/09


V-Drive Race Boat 1962-1965
New pictures added 07/29/13

Pictures from the First Keaton Gathering held  on Sept. 9, 2007 at Elkhorn Regional Park in West Sacramento. We had a beautiful day with around 18 Keaton boats.  The highlight of the day was getting to meet with Jack Keaton!
Pictures from the Keaton Gathering 2 held on June 29th, 2008 at Buckley Cove Marina in Stockton Pictures from  Keaton Gathering 3 held on July 20, 2008 at the Stockton Water Ski Club Island
Pictures from the  Keaton Gathering 4 held on July 18, 2009 at the Stockton Water Ski Club Island Pictures from the Keaton Camping/BBQ trip hosted by Cutty at Englebright Lake Aug. 7-9
Pictures from the Keaton Delta Tour on Sept. 16, 2009 Pictures from Keaton Gathering 5 held on July 17, 2010 at the Stockton Water Ski Club
Pictures from the Sac River Lunch trip on July 18, 2011 Pictures from the Ryde Hotel trip on July 30-31, 2011
Pictures from Moore's Riverboat outing on the Delta, Aug.11, 2011 Pictures from Keaton Gathering 6 held Sept. 10, 2011 at the Stockon Water Ski Club
Pictures from the Orwoods Lunch Delta Tour on Oct. 22, 2011 Englebright Lake July 21, 2012
Pictures from our Sac River Lunch Trip on July 18, 2012 Pictures from Keaton Gathering 7 held on Sept. 9, 2012 at the Stockton Water Ski Club
Grand Island Mansion 9-23-12 2009 Autorama Four of us showed our boats at the 2009 Autorama at CalExpo Feb. 6-8, 2009 
This gallery is pictures provided courtesy of Art Smrekar. Art was a 3x USA National Water Ski Champion, 6x Western Regional Champion and 3x USA National Record Holder. Art sold Keaton boats in the 1960's. There are lots of pictures of Keaton Utilities in this gallery   This gallery is dedicated to Bob Frost and his relationship with Keaton Boats and the Keaton V-drive "Response".  Provided by Rick Rodda
Miscellaneous Keaton pictures.  In this gallery are miscellaneous pictures that don't fit into any of the other categories This page contains pictures, articles and a story by Joe Balcao relating his association with Keaton boats, boat racing and water skiing.  Joe was an accomplished skier and boat racer who raced Keaton V-Drives (as well as Mandella and Wright).  Thanks to Joe and his son Drake for providing this interesting information and historical perspective on water skiing and boat racing.