James Bond boat for sale
Caribbean Aero Nautical is selling a fully restored 1978 Glastron/Carlson CV23HT boat, the same model as seen in the Bond movie Moonraker.
In the movie Moonraker, Bond is being chased while driving a Glastron / Carlson CV23HT speedboat. Only 300 of these boats were ever built, and 3 of those were specially built for Eon Productions and custom painted in the silver metalflake gelcoat over gray. Only one of these three Bond boats still exists, and that one is currently owned by the Ian Fleming Foundation.
Of the other 297 regular versions of this model, only a few examples are still known to exist, one of which is now for sale by Caribbean Aero Nautical and Invision Boatworks, LLC for the asking price of $45,000 USD.
This vessel is not an exact copy, as the "Bond" gadgets make the boat user unfriendly. Some of the gadgets are available to be constructed as add-ons for an additional price.
According to Caribbean Aero Nautical the boat is absolutely turnkey and was restored from bare hull to better than factory new with all new or remanufactured items to include:
- 5.7 Vortec engine 300 hp with 4 Hours Total Time for Seatrials (GPS max 58mph, Fresh water only)
- New risers and exhaust
- Silver Metal flake & Gray Gelcoat with clear Imron by Invision Boat Works
- New custom interior and panels with all starboard construction: No rot
- New one piece fiberglass custom engineered waterproof engine hatch with gas springs: no water intrusion
- All new stringers and floor with 3â€ Seacast transom
- New gauges, wiring, steering,new Grant wheel, stereo,etc
- Refurbished Original Glastron 2 axle trailer with: new paint, new tires, bearings, bunks,wiring and lights
- Certified fuel tank and new hoses
- Mirage SS 23 prop
- Two new batteries with selector switch
- Storage compartments with aluminum bulkheads
Included with sale are numerous memorabilia from the Moonraker film, including authentic Roger Moore autographed photos, a script copy, posters etc. Seatrials available until September to qualified buyers.
More info on the official website.
See and hear the boat in action on YouTube: