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Title: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 15, 2021, 11:58:56 AM
Hi everyone,

I have a pretty rare 1973 built Caribbean Galaxy 67 and want to find out any history on this boat or model.

It has a AQ110/ 100 Volvo Penta inboard engine and leg built in 1973 model is 168 .3

Does anyone know how many they built? Specs or any brochures or information on this model.

Any help would be amazing thank you.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: True blue on February 15, 2021, 10:33:52 PM
Hi, I'd like to welcome you to the Board.

Would you be able to upload some photos of your boat?

Jules


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 16, 2021, 12:22:24 AM
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Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 16, 2021, 12:28:46 AM
Sorry Iím having trouble posting more images as it keeps on breaking and wonít let me upload


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Excess on February 16, 2021, 06:40:38 AM
Nice, looks immaculate.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 16, 2021, 07:00:33 AM
more images


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 16, 2021, 07:06:10 AM
More shots, main questions if anyone knows is how many of these were built and any history or information would be amazing.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 16, 2021, 07:10:26 AM
last shot


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 16, 2021, 07:28:24 AM
This is a classic boat; it is a 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67í that has been well looked after and kept almost new to its former glory. The entire boat including the motor and trailer has been maintained in an amazing original condition. In its original colours, all the jewellery is in amazing condition. It has new carpet original trimmed seats in immaculate condition, new battery and 80-litre fuel tank.

The motor is a 1973 Volvo Penta AQ110/ 100 Sterndrive, and all are serviced, the twin Stromberg CD150 carburettors have been fully serviced as well as the leg and prop balanced. It's all running so smooth and strong.  Itís an inboard 110HP four-cylinder power which has little use since being rebuilt, it has even compression across all four cylinders and has been serviced with a new water pump and plugs.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: darrcoll on February 16, 2021, 08:26:15 PM
NICE..


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 17, 2021, 02:07:55 PM
Thanks


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: slowpoke on February 17, 2021, 10:53:26 PM
Lovely boat in excellent & well kept condition.  I am sure you get many questions or comments at the launching ramp or jetty.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 18, 2021, 05:33:45 AM
Thanks slowpoke,
Every time a lot of people love it.

Is there anyone who knows any information on this boat as Iím trying to build up a history folder on it.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: darrcoll on February 20, 2021, 12:35:21 PM
This might be stating the obvious, but have you contacted carribean boats

https://www.caribbeanboats.com

They're still operating in ferntree gully. Worth a call. I'm sure they'll be interested to see the boat.



Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on February 20, 2021, 03:22:37 PM
Sure did, unfortunately they have been radio silent since I sent an email disappointing.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: darrcoll on February 21, 2021, 02:54:38 PM
Givethem a call, pester them a bit.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Spritely on February 25, 2021, 09:02:31 AM
G'day Jdutton,

So glad to see another Galaxy on the Board. Wow yours look great.
I once had a friend who worked at Caribbean Boats and he was able to research my boat SN 17644 as being sent to a dealer on 22/03/1967 These boats were only released in 1966 and 1967. So with your number 18283 I can assume built later 1967. These hulls were used on many other boats however the upper deck defined the Galaxy. I have never seen in Inboard version, mine originally had the Merc SS95 same as in the brochure attached.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Spritely on February 25, 2021, 09:15:07 AM
These are images of the original Bimini and Dash panel (excluding the fish finder) i am missing the Caribbean badge from the dash


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Spritely on February 25, 2021, 09:25:56 AM
This is the interior i restored a few years ago, luckily I had the assistance from an ex Caribbean boats trimmer for the Back to Backs. 

These days I live on the Sunshine coast so you will need to look for us on the Noosa or Maroochydore rivers. Yes we always turn lots of heads when old boaties see us at the boat ramps. Best of luck and enjoyment from your boat. Cheers Spritely


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: MERCMAN on February 27, 2021, 08:06:50 PM
Hi Spritely,
Have you repowered your boat?
What happened to your I6? Am I loosing my marbles?

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Spritely on February 28, 2021, 09:56:23 AM
G'day Mercman,

I had the original SS 95 that the boat would have had on it however I never used it. When I picked this boat up it had a 115 Blue band on it. I rebuilt this 3 times and gave up.
i have had years of reliable boating with the 150 V6 and it's great fun. Cheers Spritely


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on November 25, 2021, 08:12:20 AM
Hi all,

It's live up for sale fully reconditioned and ready for summer https://shannons.nextlot.com/public/sales/95769/lots/19822046


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: Jdutton on November 25, 2021, 08:13:01 AM
Hi All,

My baby is up for sale https://shannons.nextlot.com/public/sales/95769/lots/19822046


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: MERCMAN on November 30, 2021, 06:23:13 PM
Only one hour before the bidding closes and 53 bids have already pushed it to $14,500

Interesting..

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: 1973 Caribbean Galaxy 67 Inboard information needed
Post by: MERCMAN on December 02, 2021, 11:51:15 AM
It appears she was sold for $22,000. Someone has ended up with a lovely vintage boat.

MERCMAN.