Baby Bootlegger is perhaps the most beautiful wooden boat ever built. She was designed by George Crouch and built by the Henry B. Nevins yard in City Island, NY for Wall Street bachelor, Caleb Bragg. Caleb Bragg was an ultimate sportsman, as the 70th licensed pilot in America, he pioneered speed records in the air and on land before turning to the water. After coming in second place overall, Baby Bootlegger won the 1924 Gold Cup race on a technicality, however, took home all the wins at the 1925 races on Long Island. Her Hispano Suiza aircraft engine was state of the art. She is the epitome of all speedboats.
The Corsaro, based on the AR Sport motorboat designed by Carlo Riva in 1946, entered production in 1950. Although only forty were built, it set the scene for later Riva models with its elegant lines and tapering stern. Ranging in length from 4.8 to 5.65 metres, the two-seat boat was fitted with a range of different engines over its lifetime. Only one is known to survive
Conceived as a yacht to appeal to yachtsmen of many tastes, the Sunseeker Predator 80 has sleek lines and an aggressive stance give the Predator power to draw the eye, but the details may be enough to keep it there. The standard layout will accommodate eight guests in four staterooms (plus a crew cabin in the stern that could easily be used for guests). The twin 16V 2000 M14 MTUs give the Predator a top speed of 45 knots.