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For sale my beloved 1978 Formula Interceptor 233i with twin 350CID V8's

All good things must end. It has come time to sell my beloved 233. My wife says I have too many boats and I have my eye on a sailboat in order to teach the art to my grandsons. If you are reading this, you probably know the history of the boat that began to make Don Aronow famous – the 233. This hull is one of the great designs of all time and is still being produced today in Australia. One of the greatest designs of all time, it still has a cult following. Alas, I must part with her....

History and repairs:

I purchased this in April of 1994 after a complete survey. It has always been a freshwater boat run on the Great Lakes. Immediately after purchase I had the hull reconditioned by Dave's in Marysville Michigan. Boat completely disassembled and the following services/upgrades performed:
Engines rebuilt by Mike Stauffer at Stauffer Motors. Mike is a meticulous engine builder who does work for many racers and hi performance builders in the Metro Detroit area. Engines completely disassembled and rebuilt including:
TRW .0060 over forged pistons
Crane camshaft degreed
Dart Sportsman competition cylinder heads 2.02 intake, 1.60 exhaust, 72 cc.
Edelbrock performer intakes
Crane cams #113942
9.4 to 1 compression ration
Stainless Marine 4” Exhaust
New push rods
HV oil pumps
Receipts and specifications included
Mallory electronic ignition added
These engines were rebuilt for not only performance but for reliability. They are overbuilt and I could run this boat wide open all day long and have no fear of engine failure. Boat will run an honest 60 mph all day long. No expense was spared and they were built right. Less than 400 hours on these engines.
While the engines were being rebuilt both drives were rebuilt and all necessary repairs made. Always properly maintained, winterized and fluids kept fresh.
At this time interior was stripped and the boat went into my body shop where it was repainted using automotive Imron paint.
Engines reinstalled and drives aligned and installed.
Steering and throttle cables replaced.
Gaffrig guages added.
Eddie Marine drive tie bar
Current props are Mercury Thunderbolt props which are essentially Mirage props. They were sent to Brent Anderson of B Blades for a custom grind specifically for the 233. Tuning results in better overall performance and fuel economy.
Interior was replaced in 2014, including new front seats with flip up bolsters.
Includes cockpit cover, new ½ cover and a full canvas.
Boat is never left in the water and has always been trailered.
Properly winterized every winter and stored inside.
Includes tandem axle trailer with surge brakes. Tires are good.
Boat has always been serviced by Lakeview Marine in Port Sanilac. Owner Brad Falls would be happy to tell you about it.  More pictures and info on request.

Boat is in great condition. Love for you to see it and look it over.  You can see videos here and here.

Asking $26,500 including trailer
Call or text 810-404-7801

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Still got her?
I do. I have not actively marketed her and probably won't. Although I would consider selling again I someone was interested.
My father had 1 years ago was my fav boat out of the three 233's that he had... man that thing is fast! Very hard to find one of these w/twin 350's out there... how much would you sell it for when u decide to sell her?

Oh, I don't know.  I would entertain offers if you are interested.




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