Elco is known for their craftsmanship quality of classic motor yachts. When we had the opportunity to take on the restoration of this 1922 Elco 37ft Sedan Runabout we jumped on it. The 1922 Elco was in such disrepair that a lot of the frame needed to be replace. The challenge with this Elco restoration was that we had no blueprint or records of the construction of the boat.
Fortunately the owner found an original pencil drawing of the Elco. Prior to starting the restoration, we spent the first month meticulously converting measurements, curvatures and angles from a 24 in drawing to the 36ft 10in boat.
In the end, this boat took home 14 trophies at the annual Lake Tahoe Wood Boat Show