Sperctra's are back in action. Spectra owner's are going to love this. Probably one of the coolest nostalgic boat's of the 70's and 80's was the Spectra. Spectra's came in the 18, 19, 20, 24, and 32 foot. All were hot boat's, but the most rare boat is the 32. They only made 50 32's. And ther are less than half still around. Spectra's are in my opinion the hotest nostalgic boat around. The unique lines and structure. The basic construction of the boat make's it a bullet proof hull. With fiber glass wrap, and beautiful gell coat it is a bitchin boat to own. But these beautie's are not ment to sit in a garage and collect dust. No, get out there and run the boat like it was meant to be run and have a blast! Happy boating and be safe.
- waY fasT whiteY
P.S. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, burger in one hand, beer in the other, body thoroughly used up and worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!
Spectra Marine was founded in Burbank, California in the early 1970's by Ed Delong and chief designer Bud Bailey. Bud Bailey helped design boats for Campbell Boats in the 1960's and Hallett Boats in the 1980's.
Spectra Marine made 5 hulls 18, 19, 20, 24, and 32. All hulls were used in racing applications from river enduros to Offshore racing.
The Spectra 18 was the first jet to finish and win the jet division of The Parker Enduro. In 1973 the U.S. Coast Guard used the 18, 20, and 24 to patrol the water ways from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean.
The Spectra 20 was considered the most splashed boat of the 1970's. The Spectra 32 was one of the first true offshore boats built on the west coast.
Spectra Marine ceased production in 1981, and even 20 years after making their last boat, Spectra boats are among the most coveted lake boats on the water today.
I don't know what it is that drives us carzy folk. I gess it's just the feeling of knowing you going 100 mph, an half and inch of the water with no brakes. Huh, go figure. So why would anyone wan't to do it? Sure we may be called crazy, or that we have a death wish, but when you expierence going 100 mph on the water you can't explain the feeling in words, or why you love it so much. You just have to hold on tight and hope the rubber band stay's wond up. Remember, the winner insn't the one with the fastest boat, he's just the one who refuses to lose.
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