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1955 Wolverine Wagemaker 14

1955 Wolverine Wagemaker 14

$14,750

St Petersburg, Florida

Year 1955

Make Wolverine

Model Wagemaker 14

Category Tender Boats

Length 14'

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1955 Wolverine Wagemaker 14 This is an extremely rare antique built by the renown Grand Rapids, Michigan boat builder Wolverine, and this their classically named 'Wagemaker". To add to the one in a million quality, this runabout is outfitted with a 1946 to 1948 (cannot get more accurate) reconditioned Mercury 7.5.Whether for display or use, this wooden boat will make people stop and stare

1955 wolverine boat by wagmaker 14ft/redone no motor

1955 wolverine boat by wagmaker 14ft/redone no motor

$3,000

Waupaca, Wisconsin

Year 1955

Make Wagemaker

Model Wolverine

Category Runabout Boats

Length 14ft

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WOULD MAKE A REAL NICE EYE CATCHER,THE GIRLS WILL LOOK TWICE.

Classic 1956 Wagemaker  boat, Twin Johnson 40hps each 1963,,,Gator Trailer 1956

Classic 1956 Wagemaker boat, Twin Johnson 40hps each 1963,,,Gator Trailer 1956

$2,650

Union, Washington

Year 1956

Make Wagemaker

Model Wolverine

Category Runabout Boats

Length 17 feet

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You are looking at a very very original 1956 Wagemaker Wolverine 17-18',,,,,The front deck is stripped and has groves to make strips, mahogany, Box of chrome parts, needs windshield, window brackets provided....Steering works, keys work , electric start, clean well running motors this summer, Gas cans, shifting gears works, great upholstery , Hull is solid, and original, has not been remodeled by former owners,,,,,ORIGINAL, 40 hp twin 1963 Johnsons, the Trailer is a 1956 Gator collectable trailer , very little rust, nothing to concern buyer...I doubt it has seen salt water,,,,Hubs are good tires are great and a spare, has a 2" ball, tilt trailer,,,Have Gator fenders in Garage, Took them off so nobody would steal them.....Blue boxes that cover tires with aluminum trims.....Will help with taking boat to a shipping center. If so needed.... classic boat, Chris craft, Lyman , Thompson, antique boat,

WAGEMAKER  WOLVERINE  RUNABOUT

WAGEMAKER WOLVERINE RUNABOUT

$8,600

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

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A real classic lakes or bay boat, outboard runabout, increasing in value, ideal tender to a large vessel or used alone, seats 5 persons on 3 bench seats, fully restored, unused, always stored inside, excellent condition, watertight cold- mold hull, newly varnished inside and out, light weight (3-person lift) w/bow and stern handles, Wolverine burgee, w/staff, electric horn, bow and stern lights, fresh bottom paint, 25hp outboard Johnson, w/steering wheel, tank and roadworthy trailer included. PRICE: $8,600. Call Stu: 610.277.2121

WAGEMAKER  WOLVERINE  RUNABOUT

WAGEMAKER WOLVERINE RUNABOUT

$8,600

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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A real 1956 classic lakes or bay boat, outboard runabout, increasing in value, ideal tender to a large vessel or used alone, seats 5 persons on 3 bench seats, fully restored, unused, always stored inside, excellent condition, watertight cold- mold hull, newly varnished inside and out, light weight (3-person lift) w/bow and stern handles, Wolverine burgee, w/staff, electric horn, bow and stern lights, fresh bottom paint, 25hp outboard Johnson, w/steering wheel, tank and roadworthy trailer included. PRICE: $8,600. Call Stu: 610.277.2121

WAGEMAKER  WOLVERINE  RUNABOUT

WAGEMAKER WOLVERINE RUNABOUT

$8,600

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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A real 1956 classic lakes or bay boat, outboard runabout, increasing in value, ideal tender to a large vessel or used alone, seats 5 persons on 3 bench seats, fully restored, unused, always stored inside, excellent condition, watertight cold- mold hull, newly varnished inside and out, light weight (3-person lift) w/bow and stern handles, Wolverine burgee, w/staff, electric horn, bow and stern lights, fresh bottom paint, 25hp outboard Johnson, w/steering wheel, tank and roadworthy trailer included. PRICE: $8,600  . Call Stu: 610.277.2121

WAGEMAKER  WOLVERINE  RUNABOUT

WAGEMAKER WOLVERINE RUNABOUT

$8,600

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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A real 1956 classic lakes or bay boat, outboard runabout, increasing in value, ideal tender to a large vessel or used alone, seats 5 persons on 3 bench seats, fully restored, unused, always stored inside, excellent condition, watertight cold- mold hull, newly varnished inside and out, light weight (3-person lift) w/bow and stern handles, Wolverine burgee, w/staff, electric horn, bow and stern lights, fresh bottom paint, 25hp outboard Johnson, w/steering wheel, tank and roadworthy trailer included. PRICE: $8,600. Call Stu: 610.277.2121

1954 Wood Boat 16' Wagemaker Wolverine 25 Hp Johnson Motor Tee Nee Trailer

1954 Wood Boat 16' Wagemaker Wolverine 25 Hp Johnson Motor Tee Nee Trailer

$2,500

Glenview, Illinois

Year 1954

Make Wagemaker Wolverine

Model Twin Cockpit

Category Runabout Boats

Length 16'

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This item is for a 16' 1954 wood boat (Wagemaker Wolverine) molded Mahogany Plywood. It comes with a 1955 25 HP Johnson Sea Horse Motor. The motor has strong spark and the compression is approx 85 lb. I have not run the motor as the gas tank would need new hoses. The TEE NEE trailer has the tear drop fenders , 2 fair tires and a spare tire , all hold air. The hitch is for a 2" ball. I inspected the boat and it has no DRY ROT as it has been stored in a dry garage for many years . One seat is cracked and a lot of dings. Its all there and should restore well. I bought the boat from Russ Lenard boats in Chicago, IL on Western ave at Wellington, in 1954 , I was 14 years old . Thanks for looking any Questions please e-mail me thru Ebay.

1956 14.5' wolverine runabout

1956 14.5' wolverine runabout

$1,400

Wales, Massachusetts

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14.5'wolverine runabout made by Wagemaker. Molded Mahogany hull. Includes a 1957 Johnson twin HP 35 electric start motor with two tanks. Master craft trailer with new tires and rims.This ia an easy project. Requires bright work to be redone. Motor will need to be freed up.

1956 Wolverine 14.5' runabout

1956 Wolverine 14.5' runabout

$1,200

Wales, Massachusetts

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1956 Wolverine mahogany molded hull made by Wagemaker. On a Mastercraft trailer. Comes with 1956 Johnson 35HP outboard Motor and two fuel tanks. A very solid easy restoration project.

Boat Cadillac Marine 1958 Runabout excellent condition

Boat Cadillac Marine 1958 Runabout excellent condition

$4,900

Havertown, Pennsylvania

Year 1958

Make Cadillac Marine

Model 554

Category -

Length 14.0

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For Sale is my 1958 Cadillac Marine 14 ft. Mahogany boat. Includes 15 Hp Johnson engine and trailer. Engine was fully serviced and in perfect running condition. This boat has no leaks and is ready to go in the water. I have used in in several lakes in Pa and also used it once in Ocean City NJ at Night in Venice in which it won in the Classic Boat category. This boat is a real head turner when you are out. Its lots of fun to drive. Holds 4 adults easily. Comes with fish/depth finder and radio. Looking for a perfect home. Cadillac Boat Company [II] Cadillac Boat Company was a firm of boat builders located in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, established in 1953. The company was located at 110 7th Street in Cadillac. In 1955, John Bushnell served as manager, secretary, sales manager and purchasing agent. The company employed 27 men and 3 women in 1955. By 1957, employment shot upward to 164 males and 3 females. The company appears to have been renamed Cadillac Marine and Boat Company after 1957. Cadillac Marine and Boat Company Cadillac Marine & Boat Company was a boat building firm located in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan between 1958 and 1960, and a continuation of Cadillac Boat Company under the ownership of Wagemaker Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1958 models were advertised in the 1958 brochure of Wagemaker Wolverine Boats. The company was located at 110 7th St., P.O. Box 65, in Cadillac. Gaylord Gill was the Manager of the firm in 1960. The company was established in 1953. In 1960 the company employed 281 males and 3 females. Sources: Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record. The Directory of Michigan Manufacturers, 1955 (Detroit, MI: Manufacturer Publishing Co., 1954.) p. 365--classified products section. p. 48-geographic section. Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record. The Directory of Michigan Manufacturers, 1957 (Detroit, MI: Manufacturer Publishing Co., 1956.) p. 389--classified products section. Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record. The Directory of Michigan Manufacturers, 1959 (Detroit, MI: Manufacturer Publishing Co., 1958.) p. 401--classified products section. Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record. The Directory of Michigan Manufacturers, 1960 (Detroit, MI: Manufacturer Publishing Co., 1960.) p. 410--classified products section. p. 52-geographic section. CADILLAC BOAT HISTORY By Andreas Jordahl Rhude thompsonboat@msn.com 22 July 2010 Cadillac Marine & Boat Company of Cadillac, Michigan started in September 1953 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Wagemaker Company. Boat builder Wagemaker of Grand Rapids, Michigan also owned U.S. Molded Shapes, Inc. and Mr. Raymond O. Wagemaker was president of all three firms. The Cadillac Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in luring the boat firm to the city. Across town was a branch plant of Chris-Craft that opened up in 1941. Cadillac made aluminum fishing boats and runabouts. U.S. Molded Shapes made molded veneer boat hulls for Wagemaker which finished them and marketed the boats as Wagemaker Wolverine. Cadillac also made wooden boats with hulls from U.S. Molded Shapes. Between December 1953 and August 1955 Cadillac made 5,300 boats. A production of 7,000 boats annually was not uncommon in subsequent years. A January 1955 full page ad by Cadillac appeared in The Boating Industry trade magazine. They were promoting aluminum, molded wood, and strip-built boats. A photo of their large 100,000 square foot modern plant was prominent in the ad. Wagemaker Company started Empire Boats, Inc. of Frankfort, New York in 1955 to make aluminum, molded veneer, and fiberglass pleasure boats. They were attempting to cover all bases by having wood, aluminum, and fiberglass watercraft in their product mix. 185 Cadillac workers were on strike in July 1956. Two of the strikers were arrested and held in jail on August seventh with charges of malicious destruction of property on the plant grounds. They were accused of turning on fire suppression sprinklers which damaged office files and plant equipment to the tune of $10,000. A $750,000 fire wiped out the Wagemaker plant at Grand Rapids in February 1957. One thousand five hundred hulls were destroyed in addition to production space and equipment. A great deal of production of wooden boats was shifted to Cadillac Marine and Boat Co. To cover all markets, Cadillac added fiberglass boats to their product line in 1959. Probably one of the wildest boats ever conceived was the sixteen-foot Sea Lark. Industrial design Brooks Stevens was on retainer with Evinrude Motors for many years. He was commissioned to design an annual feature boat on which Evinrude could hang their newest motor. It was displayed with great fan fair at the annual Chicago and New York international boat shows. The boat was not necessarily intended to be built for public consumption. It was a means for Evinrude to gain great publicity for their outboard motors. In 1957 Brooks came up with the Sea Lark to promote the new 35 horse power Lark outboard motor. The boat had a molded wood hull with fiberglass deck and aluminum trim. It was a marriage of the three boat building operations owned by Ray Wagemaker. The sporty two seat speedster had massive fins and featured twin bubble windshields. As far as can be determined, Cadillac made two of these boats. One has been discovered and is the coveted possession of a classic boat collector today. The boat firm first filed for trademark protection of “Cadillac” on October 28, 1955 and it was published in the Official U.S. Patent Register in March 1956. A month later General Motors filed an opposition with the Patent and Trademark Office. Going a step further, General Motors filed a lawsuit against Cadillac Marine & Boat Co. in February 1957 claiming the auto maker had rights to the name "Cadillac" and they wanted the boat builder to cease and desist using the name. In 1964 a federal court slapped the automaker's hands and said they did not have a monopoly on the name Cadillac. GM was ordered to pay $41,000 to the boat maker for legal fees and loss of reputation. Cadillac Boat had a full page ad in The Boating Industry in May 1958. They pictured and describe aluminum, combination of aluminum and fiberglass, and molded wood boats. They were promoted as the “sweetest boat afloat.” Wagemaker also had a full page ad and [US Molded Shapes|U.S. Molded Shapes]] had half a page of advertising space in the issue. Thirty workers were back on the job in March 1960 after the plant being closed for one month. On April 15, 1960 Ray Wagemaker sold all his boat operations to three men: Walter E. Schott, Jr.; Charles J. Schott; and Harrison O. Ash. The Schott's also owned Lyman Boat Works of Sandusky, Ohio through their Curtis Manufacturing business. Operations of Wagemaker Wolverine and U.S. Molded Shapes were shifted to Cadillac Marine & Boat Co. after a $250,000 fire hit the U.S. Molded Shapes plant about April 23, 1960, just days after the sale. The former B.F. Goodrich plant at Cadillac was secured for production space. Harrison Ash gained complete control of Wagemaker, Cadillac, and U.S. Molded Shapes in April 1961. He changed the business names to Ash-Craft Company at that time. U.S. Molded Shapes, Inc. at Cadillac, Michigan was on the auction block on Tuesday 10 October 10, 1961. The machinery and brand name and good will were purchased by Chicago businessmen Frank Zale and Jerry Fencl. Fencl was head of Delta Boat and Marine Sales of Oaklawn, a builder of wooden boats. They had been obtaining their hulls from the Cadillac operation. Fencl’s brother Milo operated MiloCraft Boats of Chicago, another builder of molded veneer boats. Only a few months later, in January 1962, U.S. Molded Shapes was sold to Kenneth Zick of Charlotte, Michigan. Eighteen workers were on the payroll at the time. U.S. Molded Shapes of Cadillac was advertising in the January 1962 issue of The Boating Industry. Ash-Craft, makers of Wolverine and Cadillac Boats, had a four page, full color brochure inserted in the magazine. Ash was attempting to move all the boat production to West Virginia under another one of his firm umbrellas, New-Kanawha Industrial Corp. in 1961. On November 2, 1962 all the firms owned by Ash filed for bankruptcy. It cannot determine if boats were ever built in West Virginia. It is not know when boats were no longer being built by Cadillac in Michigan. When the federal court awarded "Cadillac Marine and Boat Co." the $41,000 in 1964 in the failed suit brought by General Motors, it is unknown who got that money. Was it Mr. Ash or was there a corporate shell of Cadillac Marine still around or did it go to the bankruptcy referee or trustee?