Welcome to FiberGlassics®
In July 1998 this site began an attempt to recognize the style and creativity of the original fiberglass boat designs from the 50's & 60's, plus capture the spirit of a time that has since past. This site honors the pioneering minds that conceived and created these beautiful, never to be made again, classic fiberglass boats.
Within this site, you will find information on classic fiberglass boats. There are many sections. All libraries, pictures and information are FREE. Enjoy your time here.
In David Funnell’s membership profile there is a picture of a J-Craft. It’s a brand new boat with a pretty new motor, (2012 Evinrude 115) but the hull design is probably 50 years old. In the 70’s the J-Craft was the definitive Ontario water ski boat. Funnell’s is one of two made in 2017.
A 1993 brochure from the J-Craft company describes the 19′ Pro Ski model which is replicated in the current model.
J-Craft also briefly made some other models. Here are a few pictures from the manufacturing process for the current boat. John’s boat is manufactured with wood underneath, including balsa coring and some mahogany reinforcing the bow. Then the boat is finished with fiberglass.