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ELLA

1986 STAUDACHER

THE INFO

SUBMITTED BY THE EXHIBITORS

MAKE/MODEL

1986 Staudacher Split Cockpit Runabout

 

ENTRY CLASS

Wood Boat Post 1965

 

HOME PORT

Lake Tahoe

 

THE OWNERS

Steve Sanderson & Regina DeLost

THE HISTORY

23′ 1986 Staudacher (Chrysler marine power) was built by Jon Staudacher in Bay City Michigan; 1 of 5 he built. (Son of Les Staudacher who was 1st to design, build and drive a jet boat; 1st and only!) Jon also built many racing boats and moved on to build the famed Staudacher 300F acrobatic aircraft.

Named by and after our granddaughter; “ELLA” has been traveling Lake Tahoe since at least 1993. We purchased our boat in 2011. We dis-assembled, refinished, added new custom upholstery (as original) and re-assembled in 2012. It has been a Tahoe only boat.

We hope you enjoy the design, beauty and sound of this unique boat as much as we do!

Please share any history you may have on our “ELLA” with us at japanwest@yahoo.com

UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS

1 of 5 built; cold molded process

 

THE AWARDS

1993 Tahoe Yacht Club Concours d’Elegance Trophy

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