I just got this boat from my grandfather and I was wanting to restore it to as close to original as possible; however, I do not know what style of Duracraft that this boat is. Any and all information about this boat will be helpful, Thank You!
The ID number on the bottom left of the Duracraft plate is 19389. I would also like to apologize for the sideways pictures, I don't know how to turn them right side up.
CONGRADS on receiving such a NICE gift. = Your ski-boat is PROBABLY either a 1956 or 1957 model DURAFLITE.
When I was in college in Arkansas in the mid-late 1960s, there were LOTS of those on Arkansas lakes powered with a pair of 30 or 35 HP OMC outboards. - As they are so light, those ski-boats would SCOOT with 60-70 horses!!!!
Since it has a 19XXX serial#, your Duracraft, is likely at LEAST newer then 1957, mine IS a 1957 as best I can tell, has a lower serial# and has a much wider gunwale at the transom, that flares down a little so it almost resembles a fin: