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ELLA

1986 STAUDACHER

THE INFO

SUBMITTED BY THE EXHIBITORS

THE OWNERS

Steve Sanderson & Regina Delost
Foresthill, California

THE SPECS

Make: 1986 Staudacher
Model: Double Cockpit Runabout
Length: 23′
Engine:  Chrysler 8cyl – 140hp
Hull #: PNZ0045C686
Concours Catagory: Post-War Runabouts

 

THE HISTORY

ELLA – 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.

THE NAME

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.

 

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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

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