Length: 30 ft.
Beam: 6 ft
Weight: 2500 lb.
Power: GM 350 cu. in. 275 hp.
Babyface Nelson is a replica of the George Crouch designed
gold cup racer. The lines were drawn in 1923 and Baby Bootlegger
was constructed by Nivens of New York in 1924. She won the Gold Cup in
1924 and 1925.
This replica was cold molded with the bottom constructed of one
layer of 1/9-inch mahogany plywood, two layers of 1/8-inch western red
cedar (all at a 45° angle to the keel and a 90° angle to each layer)
and a final layer of 1/8-inch African mahogany horizontally planked.
The topsides and deck were three layers of western red cedar and one
layer of mahogany.
The boat performs well and takes one back in time to the days of
the roaring 20’s. This classic design was way ahead of its time.
The boat is a multiple show winner.
Babyface Nelson was featured in "Waterline Magazine",Volume 14 Issue 4,
published by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.
She was also featured in the September/October 2003 issue of "Classic Boating".
You can also see Babyface Nelson along with many beautiful classic and replica boats
and antique cars at the 2003 Bay Harbor Concours D'Elegance.