Hacker-Craft is the name given to boats built by The Hacker Boat Co., the oldest builder of wooden motorboats in the world. It is an American company, founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1908 by John Ludwig Hacker (known as John L. Hacker or just “John L.”)
The motor yacht SUNGLIDER is a 36 m 120 (foot) good sized composite boat which was created at Isa (International Shipyards Ancona) and devised by Isa Yachts and Andrea Vallicelli. Sleeping 10 passengers and 5 qualified crew, motor yacht SUNGLIDER was formerly 120.3 which was her project name or actual name. Launched by 2006 the recent internal styling demonstrates the seasoned experience in the designing of Cristiano Gatto Design Team.
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.
The boat, Typhoon, was designed back in 1929 by George Crouch. The Typhoon’s origin began with Edsel Ford, who was an avid raceboat enthusiast. Knowing the background, and seeing the famous Teaser speedboat in action, Edsel Ford wanted a new fast boat just like it. He contacted the yard that built the Teaser and had an exact copy built, naming it the Typhoon. The Typhoon was a large brute, measuring in at 40′ in length with a 2000 cu. in. Wright Typhoon engine, she was made for racing. Edsel Ford never used it as a pure racer, however. His primary use for the boat was as a commuter speedboat between the Ford factory and his home in Lake St. Claire. In 1941, Ford sold it to Howard Hughes who kept it running during the war years, but soon sold it after the war. The Typhoon then went through a series of owners over the next few years ending up in Kentucky. Then in the late sixties, her current owners had her shipped from Kentucky to Seattle Washington. In the late 1960’s, at Bryants Marina in Washington, the boat that was docked next to the Typhoon caught fire. The fire raged out of control, and soon engulfed the Typhoon. The Typhoon was a total loss