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1955 WAGEMAKER WOLVERINE DELUXE W-14
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1955 Wagemaker Wolverine Deluxe W-14
Wood Boat Post-war to 1965
I have been boating in Indian Lake in NW Ohio since I was an infant. When I was ten weeks old my parents took me in our 1968 Larson. I slept in a Kirby Sweeper box in the front of the boat. In 2005, a fellow member of the Indian Lake ACBS Chapter, Steve Hale, offered to sell me his late father’s 1955 Wolverine 14′ Deluxe with the original Evinrude 25 Big Twin Electric engine. The Wolverine had been stored inside for many years, but was still in excellent shape. My dad and I sanded the hull and applied three coats of Captain’s Varnish, changed the spark plugs, and took it to Indian Lake where it started right up. The boat is kept on a covered lift and is used every weekend. During the thirteen years I have owned “Brian’s Weigh”, I have shown it at antique/classic boat shows where it has won top awards including Hessel, Michigan, Traverse City, Michigan, Akron, Ohio Portage Lakes and most recently Boat the Blue at Port Huron, Michigan where it earned a Platinum Award. At the age of 49, I am a member of the younger generation whom ACBS wants to attract. I currently serve as vice-president of the Indian Lake ACBS Chapter, webmaster of the chapter website (www.indianlakeacbs.com), and single-handedly developed an extensive website for Wagemaker Boats (www.wagemakerwolverineboats.com) which is a marque club in the ACBS Directory. I feel it is so important to preserve the history of such an iconic name in boating dating back to 1931. I encourage anyone who has questions or needs information on Wagemaker Boats to contact me on my website. I have made so many friends through the site.
No.5 Super Deluxe Specifications Hull Thickness is 5/16″ 5-16 Deck Length is 54″ Beam is 60″ Depth Center is 26″ Stern Width is 52″ Seats is 2 Approx. Weight is 275 1955 Price is $474 Original 1955 Evinrude big twin 25 Original, except for revarnishing.
I have shown it at antique/classic boat shows where it has won top awards including Hessel, Michigan, Traverse City, Michigan, Akron, Ohio Portage Lakes and most recently Boat the Blue at Port Huron, Michigan where it earned a Platinum Award in 2018.
Indian Lake Chapter and Water Wonderland Chapter