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The History of Tollycraft

Founded in 1952,  Tollycraft earned a strong reputation for building good quality boats.  In 1978, Tollycraft introduced the 48 Cockpit model, it's largest boat at that time.  Tollefson retired in 1987 and sold the company to an investor group.  In 1993 the company filed for bankruptcy and production stopped.  It restarted soon thereafter under new management but closed again in the fall of 1997.  The largest boat in the Tollycraft line was the 65' Cockpit MY which was built between the years of 1992 and 1997

I was 5 years old the first time I laid eyes on a "cabin cruiser".  It was the summer of 1966 and the boat was a 1961 Tollycraft 31' Sedan Cruiser named "Damn Yankee II" owned by a close friend of our family, Harold Zielke... who passed away in 1998. It was kept in a boat house on Shuswap Lake in Sicamous, British Columbia.

On that particular day in 1966, Mr. Zielke brought his boat over to the beach where our family was summer vacationing and took us for a cruise around the lake.  It was the biggest, fanciest boat we had ever seen.  My father happened to have his 8mm camera in hand and captured that moment which can be viewed by clicking on the following photograph.  It remains one of my fondest childhood memories.

Mr. Zielke was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, and a personality to match.  One of those people who pass through our lives and we never forget.

Click on the image below to view a video clip filmed in 1965  (Cable or DSL connection recommended

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“Dam Yankee” Pictured in 1961

Same boat (2003)

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Click the image above to view VIDEO from 1965