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Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts => Vintage Savage boats on ebay => Topic started by: True blue on April 22, 2020, 12:10:01 AM



Title: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on April 22, 2020, 12:10:01 AM
Vic, Skipton. 1968. $200 on Gumtree.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on April 22, 2020, 12:13:37 AM
Another picture


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on December 28, 2020, 07:50:07 PM
1960's Savage Javelin


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on December 28, 2020, 08:04:07 PM
Early model Savage Javelin with large "S" from Western Australia.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: slowpoke on December 28, 2020, 10:08:05 PM
I really like this series Jav, nice proportions, graceful flare in the bow, nice 'old school' tumblehome at the rear. It is a 'pretty' boat, yet with a manly rugged appearance and a roomy cockpit.
Some serious thought went into the design and assembly of this boat, using a clever marriage of top to hull so as to produce the shape with the complex curves joined as they do, the large S is necessary but breaks the free-flowing transition along the sides from flare to tumble.

The longitudinal air tunnels underneath doubled as stringers and the floor is simply mounted to the tops of these inverted U-channels.  In the late 50s-early 60s it was considered to be advantageous to trap or induce air under pressure to the planing area (to help lift the hull and release water tension I suppose). A couple of US performance boatbuilders (Switzer was one) even had an air-vent designed into the foredeck which, at speed, ducted pressurised air down to under the hull.  I haven't seen any boat makers using this technique in the last 50+ years so I expect it did not give any advantage in non-stepped hulls

This Javelin was an innovative design in its day and still looks great now.
Ken.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on January 02, 2021, 12:11:58 AM
White & blue Javelin


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on January 12, 2021, 11:36:58 PM
1965 Savage javelin
$1,200


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on January 12, 2021, 11:37:37 PM
Pic 2


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on January 12, 2021, 11:38:16 PM
Pic 3


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 01, 2021, 12:12:30 AM
1964 savage javelin. Owner says that it has been in the family since new and is in original excellent condition. Great looking boat. Love the original features such as the instruments, steering wheel and seats etc. The bar on the back of the trailer used to keep some of the weight of the engine off the transom is also interesting. Nice Holden too.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 01, 2021, 12:13:59 AM
photo 2


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 01, 2021, 12:14:39 AM
photo 3


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 06, 2021, 12:22:08 AM
A bit of a sad looking Javelin, out in the garden surrounded by pot plants. It's a bit sad to see a classic boat in this condition. It could do with a good wash to see how it looks under all the dirt & grime. It might scrub up well.
It was advertised on Marketplace as a "Savage javelin on Brooker trailer. 16 foot. No motor boat needs work" for $1,500.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 06, 2021, 12:28:40 AM
I just love the classic lines of the Javelin, especially the rear sides. There were only a couple of photos of this boat, which was a shame. I would have liked to have seen if it still had some of it's original interior.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 06, 2021, 12:30:37 AM
Just a photo showing the brand of trailer. Seems in reasonable condition.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 08, 2021, 11:36:54 PM
Nice photo of a boat whose owner looks to be a keen fisher.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 13, 2021, 10:45:46 PM
Found these pictures on an American boating site.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 15, 2021, 11:00:28 PM
Well presented boat.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on February 15, 2021, 11:02:43 PM
Another shot


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on May 10, 2022, 12:53:44 AM
Up for sale again in 2022.


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on May 10, 2022, 01:04:30 AM
Advertised on a Facebook page with the following description: 

"1973 Savage Javelin 14ft speedboat, with 1996 Yamaha 50hp 2 stroke outboard, on Sales trailer. All in excellent condition, motor recently serviced with new throttle cables and fuel line.
Bimini top with complete spare, ski tube, skis, ropes, life jackets, rod holders, boat has USB ports, recent battery, electrics rewired, fish finder.
Motor started every 3 months when not in use. Regretful sale but with the weather and Covid, not used enough in the last 2 years.
Located in Maroubra Sydney
$4700"


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: MERCMAN on May 12, 2022, 01:11:54 PM
Julian, I note the transom has been built up from 15" to accommodate the 20" Yammie.

Judging by the pics, the rig appears to be a professional resto'?

MERCMAN. 


Title: Re: Savage Javelin
Post by: True blue on May 15, 2022, 12:27:00 AM
It's certainly a good looking boat and trailer.