Magic

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PRE – RESTORATION

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THE RESTORATION

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JOB DONE

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MAGIC

Recently I was contacted by Phil Shaw who has completed an amazing restoration on his Healey speed boat – Magic. Like many I’m sure, I was not aware that the founder of the Austin Healy sports car marque – Donald Healey (British racing car driver and engineering guru), back in 1956 had also founded a subsidiary company – Healey Marine. The company produced approximately 1750 craft, with Phil’s 1956, 14’6″ boat, a Healey Ski-master, being the first model built.
When Phil acquired the boat she was crying out for a restoration and as you can see in the photos above, that she received 🙂
 
These days Magic is pushed along by a 50hp outboard that sees her with a top speed of 30 knots, and that woodys is very fast for a sub 15’ mahogany run-about.
 
My biggest challenge with this story was deciding which photos made the cut – Phil photo documented every step of the project, and has a wonderful photo gallery of the restoration.
 
I will let the photos tell the story. Below is a an article in the April 2002 issue of the Healey Marque Magazine.

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4 thoughts on “Magic

  1. If you wish to read more on the Healey sportsboats there is a nice article in this Mays issue of Classic Boat magazine.

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  2. That same early Europa passed me coming back from Pukekohe on Sunday night, as I rumbled along in my wooden car, nice big Healey in the posed by the Manukau picture.

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  3. Congrats on an outstanding result! She looks amazing!!
    Like the look of the little red Lotus Europa in the background of the launching photo…

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  4. top result from all that incredibly detailed / skilled / restoration work >>>>>> Cheers >> Michael

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