Power Owners

Hull# ? Boat Name ST. ANTHONY
Owner David Swinney Type Trawler
Address 261 Pamela Drive Length 38'
  Mountain View, CA 94040 Launch Date 1945
Phone (650) 967-0598 Berthed Richardson Bay
Sausilito, CA

Hull# 138 Boat Name PASSING FANCY
Owner Type fiberglass
Address Length 15' 11"
  Launch Date 1956
Phone Berthed
History: Sold April 2002.

Hull# Boat Name PATIENCE
Owner Catherine Jarvis Type wood
Address 1840 Elaine St. Length 40'
  Pomona, CA 91767 Launch Date 1946
Phone 909-626-2837 Berthed Los Alamitos Marina
Long Beach, CA
History: Would like info
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History: Original condition, powered by Mercury Mark 75

Hull# unknown Boat Name unknown
Owner Brendon Reaksecker Type Power
Address 620 E. 7th Ave Length 15' 6"
  Escondido, CA 92025 Launch Date 1956
Phone (760) 432-9559 Berthed  
Email Brendon
History: 70hp Evinrude 1972

Hull# unknown Boat Name MARLIN
Owner David Cassie Type wood
Address   Length 30'
    Launch Date 1938
History: For details please read the ad found in the Brokerage section of the webpage. This boat is delightful in its simplicity. Currently under renovation.


Hull# unknown Boat Name SWEET SIXTEEN
Owner Brian M Marcus Type Power
Address Length 16'
  Launch Date> 1957
Phone Berthed Currently in Northern California. Cruising Almanor, Antelope, Davis and Frenchman Lakes
Email Brian
History: Purchased at Lucky Peak Marina outside of Boise, Idaho in 1958. My uncle picked it out. This boat spent most of its time on Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. I grew up with this boat. Last spring I bought it from my father and brought it down to California where I now live. I've taken the finish to bare wood and my wife and I have applied seven coats of spar varnish to the deck so far. I would appreciate any information on this dear old Kettenberg.
History:  "112" 1956-57 fiberglass runabouts were built by the boat works "100" outboard "12" inboard. Built by the sons of Paul apparently because they wanted to "hotrod" (not my words).  Fiberglass was just really comming out at that time and the combination was too irresistable. A fiberglass hull with a beautiful wood deck paired with the top outboards it was the quickest production boat at the time. The
(inboard) boats were a 55+ mph boat, inboards came with a crysler marine strait six with an updraft carb.  The hull of the boats are most likely most beautiful hull I have ever seen
on a boat, to this day I haven't found its equal. Blessed with a carolina type hull with a kind of rounded chine the boat plains immediately and leans agressively foreward limiting bow drag. The design of the bow lets it take on bay waves and wind easily as it must of been designed to do. It handles
vary large lake waves easily without all the spray. Cornering quicker then a jet ski for its size, it was known you hold on tight sitting on the back seat or you would be ejected on a very tight turn.

Apparently being too fast and light (corvette of their time) they were too much boat for the average boater to handle. Considering an accident or two by unskilled drivers and picking what projects Kettenburg wanted to stick too at the time they decided it too much trouble and did not make any more.  There was very nice lit. produced for the outboard utilities. The (12) inboards were for the most part sold to those special customers also looking for a high performance boat and not really advertised at all (no lit). Some were lightly customized for the customer. The only sweet sixteen I knew of was a friends that loved the boat (as I) but sadly it was lost with his home in a tornado. Apparently he met with
Paul when he lived in CA and got some info and lit. into its history.  I'm not sure why anyone with a large PC wouldn't love to have one of these tied off as a little bay boat to be a grocery getter ect.....
Hope some of the info helps and is correct,

Hull# unknown Boat Name SWEET SIXTEEN
Owner Sten Hansson Type Power
Address stala tegneby 585 Length 4.80
  orust nösund 474 96 Launch Date 1957
Phone   Berthed Marieholms Bruk SWEDEN
Email Sten
History: Bought 2004 in the summer as a wreck. Now under restoaration. Probably an early model because of the left hand steering and the smooth hull. Looking for info about this model.

Hull# unknown Boat Name SWEET SIXTEEN
Owner Matthew Henderson Type Power
Address 215 Buena Tierra Dr. Length 16'
  Woodland, CA 95695 Launch Date 1957
Phone   Berthed Dixon, CA
Email Matthew

Hull# ? Boat Name SWEET SIXTEEN
Owner Robert Willeford Type Power
Address 8067 Alma Mesa Way Length 16'
  Citrus Heights, CA 95610 Launch Date 1950's?
Phone (916) 729-7894 Berthed Sacramento, CA
Email Robert
History: Restored with a 1959 Royal Scott 35hrs. motor runs good and all original

Hull# 368 (?) Boat Name SWEET SIXTEEN
Owner Phil Littman Type Power
Address   Length 15' 9"
  Dinuba, CA 93618 Launch Date 1959
Phone (559) 591-1108 Berthed Dinuba, Ca.
Email Phil
History: Originaly launched at Lake Tahoe in 1959 and named Merrimac by original owner, rescued from an orange grove in Orange Cove Ca in 1984. Powered by 50hp Johnson O/B, restored 1984, used since for major enjoyment.

Hull# ? Boat Name SWEET SIXTEEN
Owner Lawrence Bautch Type Power
Address P.O. Box 68 Length 16'
  Alexandria, MN 56308 Launch Date
Phone (320) 834-2023 Berthed
History: 1956 Sweet Sixteen
waiting for restoration, powered by 1960 Johnson 4cyl 75hp OB

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