In response to your request for some pictures of
Kettenburg boats, here are some pictures of my sixteen foot power boat made by
Kettenburg Boat Works in 1959 and named the Sweet Sixteen by Kettenburg. I'm the
second owner of the boat and purchased it in 1984. Shortly after purchasing my
boat, I called Kettenburg Boat Works in San Diego and was put in touch with Tom
Kettenburg. Mr. Kettenburg and myself had a long conversation about boats
including quite a bit of information about the Sweet Sixteen.
Mr. Kettenburg told me that the Sweet Sixteen was produced for about 4 years; 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959. He told me that approximately 1000 Sweet Sixteens and Saucy Fourteens(14 ft. version) were made during those 4 years. About 400 stayed in the United States(mine is #368) and somehow the rest wound up in Sweden, where I hear there are quite a few just lying around dying.
Here are some pictures of my boat. The trim piece that joins the hull to the deck and all the other trim are polished aluminum. All of the wood is either solid mahogany or mahogany marine ply. The color on the boat is all original gel coat from the factory. The engine and all controls(steering, throttle, etc.) are all original. The engine is a 1959 50 horse Johnson. The two pictures of the boat under construction are not my boat, their in Sweden.
If I can be of any more help, please feel free to contact me.