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Mar 22, 2014
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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Year: 1965 Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard
Make: TEXAS MAID Engine Make: Chevrolet Engine
Model: FURY Engine Model: 4 CYL - 120HP
Type: POWERBOAT Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Length (feet): 16.5 Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 11-20
Hull Material: Fiberglass For Sale By: Private Seller
Trailer: Included Hull ID Number: TX 3445BF
Use: Fresh Water

Rare antique classic 1965 Texas Maid Fury Powerboat


Very, very rare boat.  I have never seen one like it, and can’t even find photos of one like it on the internet. (Try for yourself)


This boat is completely turn key ready for the water.  There is nothing wrong with it.


Most questions are answered below, read before calling.  Please don’t call asking, “tell me about the boat.”  If you have specific questions and or want to see the boat, give me a holler. 


This is an old school antique boat that gets a lot of attention, and a lot of waves and thumbs up.  People will gather around you at docks, boat ramps, and the water to ask you about the boat.  When I wash it in my driveway, people will stop as they drive by, just to ask about the boat and to look at it.  If you want a plain and boring boat, look elsewhere.

Anyone can buy a new boat, to find a rare classic in great shape is a lot of fun.


Texas Maid boats were made in Denton TX in the late 50s and early 60s.  Most searches of Texas Maid boats will produce the aluminum, out board motor style boats.  This is obviously a fiberglass stern drive boat, (inboard-outboard).  This was the top of the line model in 1965.  I have the original owner’s manuals also.


The boat is 16.5ft long.  It has the 120hp Mercruiser 4cyl motor.  This is a one family owed boat, passed down through 3 generations.  The boat is mostly original with a few upgrades and the entire boat went through a minor restoration in the winter of and spring of 2013.  All paint is the original gel coat done in 1965.   The motor was rebuilt in the late 80s.  The motor runs very smooth and sounds great.  The outboard works flawlessly.


The following is brand new and/or was recently done in the last 8 months during the restoration:


-new battery and battery box and cable connectors

-new water pump on motor

-all new hoses on motor

-carburetor was rebuilt

-all new fuel line, fuel filters, and siphon pump

-new poly 12 gallon fuel tank, new connectors, and sending unit (Original metal tank saved but rusted)

-new fuel gauge

-new spark plugs, distributor cap, points, and coil

-new water pump in transom

-new bellows

-all fluids changed

- new leather seat covers, and interior trim kick panels. (Over $1000)


The trailer was completely redone also.  It was sandblasted, primered, and has 2 coats of “industrial strength farm implement paint” from Sherman Williams.  All the rollers were replaced with the expensive non-marring rollers.  The bunks were replaced and lengthened for

easier boat loading.  The winch strap is new.  The winch and jack are original.  The trailer has all new wiring for lights. It has a new 2” ball coupler. There are no trailer brakes, but the boat trailer combo is fairly light.  I have pulled it with a Durango, Explorer, and half ton trucks with no problems.  With the boat on the trailer, they are 20 feet long all together.  The boat is stored under a cover in an air conditioned garage.  It has never been stored outdoors.  It has never been in salt water. 


This boat has plenty of power.  I pulled skiers last week with four people in the boat with ease.  It will go as fast as you got guts.   Mostly I pleasure cruise it with the family around Lake McQueeney and Lake Dunlap in New Braunfels, TX.


Despite the boat being 48yrs old, it runs great.  It has not broke down on me, and I credit the new parts I installed and a well made boat.  It does have a patch panel underneath that was done in the late 80’s.  The boat stays completely dry and watertight.  There are some scratches and nicks, as to be expected with 48yr old paint.


After the boat is paid for, I will absolutely take out the purchaser, teach him everything I know, and go through the boat bit by bit. 


The boat comes with; a boat cover, a ski tow rope hook up, ladder for side entry, life vests, air horn, anchor, tie downs, side cushions for docking, emergency oars and 3 different props.  Everything you need to hit the lake today.


I am an old school car guy who races too, and don’t have time to take the boat out.  Between kids, work, and racing, we just don’t have time to take it out like it deserves. 



This is not a good beginner boat.  If you have never owed a boat, I’d suggest an $800 outboard boat that you can crash in docks, hit stumps, leave outdoors, burn up the motor and abuse.


There is nothing listed in any price guides for this boat.  I had a boat mechanic of 41yrs look at it in hopes of appraising it, but he just stared at it, saying he has never seen this model before.


I don’t want any trades.  I don’t do payments. Once fully paid, I can deliver the boat within Texas or nearby states for additional fees. Clear Texas title in my name.  All stickers are up to date on both trailer and boat.


 I AM FULLY AWARE OF ALL CHECK AND MONEY ORDER SCAMS, DON’T WASTE YOUT TIME ASKING IF MY "PRODUCT IS STILL FOR SALE". I wont send you cash back because you wrote a larger check. Cash is preferred. Checks will be held for 2 weeks before boat and title are released.


Any questions call or text 830-237-5216.  I won't answer emails without specific questions.

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Item Location:New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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