Thundercraft powerboat with 135hp engine, trailer and accessories
As can be seen in these photos, this is an excellent example of a Thundercraft powerboat, complete and in full working order. Also in good/very good condition throughout.
This Thundercraft boat is being sold complete as boat, engine and trailer package, with several great fitted accessories.Therefore this powerboat is being sold by us to you, ready for you to go straight out on the water.
Product Page Title: Thundercraft Powerboat - Preowned
Thundercraft powerboat with 135hp engine, trailer and accessories
Thundercraft powerboat - as seen in this photos, the thundercraft powerboat has a large windscreen , with a well intergrated handrail / grabrail to allow movement around the boat when it is moving.
There is also a very good grabrail / continuous handrail around the bow- completely surrounding the front sun-deck area.
This type of Thundercraft powerboat is relatively rare in the UK and therefore, as a brand, this powerboat is not as well-known as some of its better known and direct competitors: which often came in as imports from "across the pond".
This "relative rareity" as a powerboat is simply because the brand was not properly imported into and then marketed in the UK. There are however numerous examples stiil in use elsewhere in the world.
However, in our opinion, this Thundercraft is a very well made powerboat, with a hull which has a good design record and pedigree. Overall this is one boat design which has definitely stood the test of time vey well
With a study and deep V hull, the Thundercraft is equally at home on either flat lakes or out the sea. However it is a hull design which is very good for sea use.
This example is obviously very clean and tidy, (we suspect that it has mostly / only been lightly used in the Lake District: please note that this is however not confirmed). This boat has, most recently, definitely been used on the Lake Windermere for several years; and it did have a Windermere / Lake District boat regstration. However this registration has expired. A new owner would need to re-register it on the Lake.
There is an excellent deck and seating layout on this Thundercraft powerboat, with a well located centre console. bow sundeck and rear bench seating (see below)
The seating on this Thundercraft powerboat is shown in this photo.
There are two single pilot seats, both located immediately behind the main console. These allow the boat to be helmed either standing or sitting down. Both these two seats have good weather protection from the console and winscreen: and benfit from wel-located grab-rails.
There is then a bench seat at the rear, ideal for two adults or three children (or three adults who are all members of weight-watchers....).
All of this boats upholstery is in good condition throughout: with just a little "fair wear and tear" ; but all in all in very good condition for its age (PS it is a shame the same cannot be said for the Pennine Marine salesman....!!!) There is then deck ample space around all of these seats, as the deck of the Thundercraft is a very well laid out boat - also with an excellent non-slip (dimpled) deck - to allow safe walking about when the boat is at speed (something it does very well...)
This preowned Thundercraft powerboat is fitted with a 135hp Mercury Optimax engine, which was orginally fitted to this boat when it was new..
This is the 1999 / 2000 version of the well proven Mercury Optimax engine. This outboard engine is still in excelent condition internally and externally (yes:even the black paint) - a condition which reflects the fact that this engine has had lrelatively ittle use from new and (so it appears to us) that it has been mostly used on freshwater lakes. It is steered by a hydralic steering system, all of which is well matched to the engine and the steering system is in good condition throughout
This engine has been checked and serviced by our own workshop, and is is very good mechanical condition throughout. It will need to be run again before it is sold
This photo shows the neat design of the Thundercraft console
This preowned Thundercraft powerboat comes with an excellent and very large sundeck cushion, in matching white.
These photos frankly do not do the sundeck credit !
Whilst this sundeck cushion is removeable, we suspect that most owners will keep it in place, as the boat is quite useable with this sundeck always fitted in position.
There is a good walkway behind the sundeck and right around the front of this powerboats console, which allows your "other half" to bring your drinks to you - whilst you recline and relax on the sun deck. There is even a grab-rail, so they (opps - I nearly said he - one must always be aware in these politically correct times...) can serve you - and all without without having an excuse to spill the drink !
However - for the usual boring health and safety reasons - we have to caveat this last remarks by saying that - should the waiter block the view forward from the driving seat whilst he is serving you the drinks - that this may cause an accident.
We therefore recommend that the waiter either serves you the drink from the starboard side of the sundeck OR you wait until the boat has stopped OR you buy a private lake big enough so as not to crash into anybody elses boat whilst your waiter is serving you the drinks. So there you are; there is always a completely safe solution to every "elf and safe Tea issue"
Thundercraft - view of the powerboat sat in the sunny and pleasent surroundings of Pennine Marine's yard - here in Skipton in the centre of northern England.
However there are far more pleasent places for powerboats ie out on the water
This Thundercraft powerboat is ready to leave here complete and operational......
(green forklift is not included: you will need to bring your own 4X4 or other suitable towing vehicle)
Thundercraft powerboat - the stern view
ADVISORY NOTE. For any land-lubbers who are thinking of taking up powerboating: we need to explain to you that the stern is the back of the boat. Therefore "a stern view" does not mean you have to look very serious all of the time.....
This Thundercraft Powerboat comes complete with a heavy-duty single-axle trailer,
This is a Bradley boat trailer (the local boys, based just down the road from here in Skipton : the town of Skipton being central to everywhere. Bradley also make make the trailers for the Britsh Army). Underneath this powerboat is a Bradley Rapide trailer, the same age as the boat itself. The trailer is in good condition throughout.
This Thundercraft Powerboat is being sold with some preowened accessories - the best one of which is the bimini
As seen in this photo, this Thundercraft has a very good bimini canopy, which folds up and down neatly and effectively
We always find bimini canopies are preferred on the export models - as the sun here in Yorkshire is lovely at the moment .......so why block it? ........ we here at Pennine Marine define the export models as those powerboats going to climate's which lie south of the Watford Gap......
Thundercraft Powerboat comes complete with a comprehensive set of instruments - two Lowrance plotters (one a depthsounder; with a stern mounted tarnsponder) and a marine radio
All instruments are mounted in the main console and all are easily viewed / accessible from the helming position.