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Span America Boat Co.
Fort Dodge, Iowa
History Thanks to Lee Wangstead
The Span America Boat Co. was founded by Oral and Willard Musick, former owners of Glass Craft Boats. To fulfill an order for Montgomery Wards' Sea King Boats, the company once partnered with the Fort Dodge Boat Company. Span America built decks and Fort Dodge built hulls as neither could spare the production capacity to complete the order alone.
After the end of Span America Boat Co. in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1962, Span Boats arose in late 1963, early 1964 as being made by Rice Lake Boat Co. in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
Brochures thanks to Andreas Jordahl Rhude
1960 Brochure & Ad
1960-1961 Dealer Newsletter
1963 Span Le-Sabre V-16 MerCruiser 110 sterndrive test
1964 Span LeSabre V-16 MerCruiser 150 sterndrive test
1964 Span Rebel Mercury 500E outboard test
1964 Span Rebel Mercury 650E outboard test