1963 26' Gage-Hacker Twin Cockpit Forward Special Runabout

MBBW completed a total restoration of this rare Gage-Hacker 26' Runabout, one of four that were built and perhaps the only surviving example.  The boat was designed by famed boat architect John Hacker and was built by Gage Marine of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, thus the name Gage-Hacker.  MBBW's restoration was extensive including replaced hull planks, refastened hull sides, all new deck frames and planking, new transom, custom birdís eye maple, mahogany and stainless dash, custom restored gauges, new interior with MBBW premium marine leather in green and yellow, rebuilt 8.2 liter Cadillac Eldorado engine marine conversion, new stain and show varnish, custom rechromed hardware.  This boat performs great and is fast!
The boat had it's maiden launching at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin at the 2005 Wooden Boat Show where its owner saw the boat in its completed state for the first time.  The boat went on a two hour tour of the lake including a visit to Gage Marine where Bill Gage Jr. and the wife of the late Bill Gage Sr. examined the boat and were very pleased. 

***For more information to see how we can help you with your restoration project, please contact Jon Reus at:

Macatawa Bay Boat Works
297 S. Maple Street  Saugatuck, Michigan 49453

Phone:  (269) 857-4556  Fax: (269) 857-4218
E-Mail:  sales@mbbw.com

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