here’s another odd sailboat that was produced for a while by Alcort, in addition to their Sailfish and Sunfish lines. it looks like the date shown on this first picture is 1965. that is about how old I figure my green Sunfish is, so there’s a good chance that someone has one of these in their garage or at a cottage on a lake and might even still be using it.
Wayne (he’s since passed away) posted about this little sailboat on the Sunfish Forum:
Pre-dates the production HobieCat. Designed by George W. Patterson, built and sold by Alcort, Inc. from about 1964 to 1969 at which time Alcort sold its whole sailboat business to AMF. AMF dropped the Catfish in favor of the more Hobie-like Trac Cat (Windrush) licensed from an Austrailian builder.
thanks again to blackbelair for sharing these vintage ads with me.
I also previously posted these vintage ads: