GILFLITE Javelin

GILFLITE Javelin Mk I, Mk II, Mk III

The following link will take you to the history of GILFLITE Boats – Javelin Album

GILFLITE Javelin

Javelin Mk II

Javelin Spitfire add

BELOW: Javelin complete rebuild by GILFLITE (completed in 2017)

GILFLITE Javelin Mk III (before shot)

GILFLITE Javelin Mk III (after shot – GILFLITE maintenance & upgrade work completed)

GILFLITE Javelin Mk III

GILFLITE Javelin Mk III
GILFLITE Javelin Mk III
GILFLITE Javelin Mk III

BEFORE shot JAVELIN MK III

 

GILFLITE a style of life

 

Hustler

‘HUSTLER’ – the first GILFLITE built in 1969, (not including race boats).

Hustler is the first speed boat built out of the original GILFLITE factory. In fact, the bloke who asked David & Kevin to build him this boat had just returned from the  boat races and wanted them to build him a boat  like Vulture. Hustler remained in the same family for around 40 years until the original owner passed away.

The boat is now back at GILFLITE as our mascot.

Looks Good!  Sounds Good!  Goes Good!

 

Racing Boats

RACING BOATS

VULTURE

Manipulating the laws of physics …

1971 – E.C. GRIFFITH CUP – Australian Motorboat Championship Unlimited.
The Worlds most spectacular sport.
“It began way back in 1910, unlimited powerboat racing was in those days a sport for the wealthy or apparently wealthy few, and their mighty motors thundered a chorus that could be heard for miles as the message was bellowed out that the greatest single event in Australian motor sport was here. They were real racing men in those days and boats were not treated with kid gloves. To race your boat back in the Golden Years of the Griffith Cup you had to drive it to and from the race meeting. Often the only navigation lights were the flames from the red hot open exhausts, but they were the pioneers of power-boat racing; they laid a foundation for the coming generations.”

Easter Sunday – 11th April 1971
Event No. 4: Boat Name: Miss-Chif, Driver: WallyCooper, Hull: David Gill, Club: VSBC
Main Race: Boat Name: Vulture, Driver: John Lewis, Hull: David Gill, Club: VSBC


These were the early days of what was to become GILFLITE!

The EC Griffith Cup is thought to be the world’s second oldest motor sport trophy still being contested…..