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Old 12-09-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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These boats from the mid 70's seem to have an almost cult like following. People rave about their quality and ruggedness. Are'nt they really just Bayliners before Bayliner? Are they good boats? Experiences?
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First boat was a 18'3" Fibreform, 1976 model. Got it about 4yrs old. Would'nt even consider ever owning another one!

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They were built up in Washington State and then towards the end back east as well. They were a major player in the late 60's and through the 70's. Side by side with Bayliner in models available. Towards the end they expanded from the max of 28' up to 34'. They called that line Fiberform "Executive Yachts". They were heavily built, but like most of the other brands of their time, they eventually suffered from rotten stringers, floors and transoms. There are quite a few always for sale on BoatTrader. Bayliner ultimately bought them out in the early 80's and then disposed of all the molds and shut them down. End of that competition! We had a 1973 Fiberform tri-hull that we bought during the oil crunch. Great deal at the time. It came with a six cylinder MerCruiser. We sold it off in the late 70's for a profit .
There are quite a few websites representing the Fiberforms. Owners clubs and all.

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