From Classic Boat Library
Jump to: navigation, search

Logo and History Needed. Please contact us to edit or contribute to this page.

Bundy Outboards

Bundy Marine S.p.A.

Milan, Italy

Sometime around 1960, Wendell Anderson Jr. of Bundy Tubing Company took over from the Lionel Corporation a share in an outboard motor project in development by the Innocenti Corporation of Milan, Italy (manufacturer of Lambretta scooters). The 500 C.C. 30 HP motor was designed by Tom Tjaarda in 1960(?). Bundy Marine S.p.A., was incorporated to handle the Italian operations. Bundy Marine of Mountainside (N.C.?) was formed as the US distributor. Similar to OMC products in many features, the Bundy 500 C.C. was available in electric start or manual start, short- and long-shaft versions. The motor might also have been sold in a complete boat package, known as the Bundy Gold Cup. More information is needed and will be added as it becomes available.

In Europe, Nyman Company of Uppsala, Sweden imported these motors into Sweden, selling them along with their proprietary Crescent Outboards until they could produce similar sized motors.

The Bundy motor was reported to have been styled by the famous Italian industrial designer, Karmann Ghia. (New York Times, Jan. 15, 1961).

1963 Information

Back to Main Page