We promised an update on this project, and we are delivering the final chapter with it now all finished. Although there is more to do, the owner is taking it from here, with all the back-breaking sanding, painting done and main components installed, all that’s left is the fitting up of deck gear, lights and other incidentals. A good marine mechanic is also lined up for finishing the engine installations and instrumentation. Since our last post on this project we had the hull almost ready for painting and had done some custom modifications including a new design of the helm console and floor area in the cabin. The original windscreen frames were restored and re-painted in a gloss black. All nonskid areas were repainted in a cream colour and all lockers and bilges were re flowcoated. The owner was very specific on the hull topside colour which was chosen in a Navy blue with a white boot topping stripe. Once the windscreen frame and cabintop was re-installed, the original black gunnel strip was re-fitted with all colours working well together. The last thing to do was to re-install the twin outboard engines which completed the look. The owner was ecstatic to have his beloved Boston Whaler back again, and had this to say about the experience:
“Many thanks to Craig and the team at Boatique for the restoration job on my 1986 Boston Whaler 25’ Frontier. A massive job turning a beaten up working boat into an immaculate day cruiser. Craig was so helpful advising on the rebuild and fabrication of modern additions. The workmanship was first rate and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
I now have a one of a kind boat to treasure the rest of my life.”