Javelin Mk II – Specifications
Designed and built by GILFLITE Boats – Chief designer David Gill
(the following information is supplied from original spec sheets & advertising circa 1970’s)
Length: 17’3″ (5.3m)
Beam: 6’7″ (2m)
Maximum Depth .77m (33”)
Seating 6 Adults
Fuel tank capacity 68 litres (15 Gals)
Engine Options¨308 c.in. Holden – 351 c.in. Ford
Drive Systems: Ski Clutch or Borg Warner Forward/Neutral/Reverse
Approximate Top Speed: 308 Holden 80 – 87 kph, – 351 Ford 95 – 100kph
Rear Engine & Centre mount option
Standard Features: Full wrap around rear seat, Upholstered side ski pockets, High strength wrap around windscreen, Leather bound stainless steering wheel, Tachometer, Volt-metre, Speedo, Temperature Gauge, Oil pressure gauge, Hour meter, Ignition switch and tell tale light, Instruments set in recessed panel, Stainless steel fuel tank, Fully adjustable heavy anodised aluminium cavitation plate, Stainless steel exhaust pipes, Exhaust outlet flaps, Ski pole, Single lever clutch control, bow eye, Bow & Stern Grab handles, Glove box, Padded dash panel top.
Rear Engine Options: For the enthusiast who wants maximum manoeuvrability and speed the rear engine Javelin Mk II has a sleek rear engine hatch that complements the interior with the same advanced features of the mid-engine arrangements. The front passenger seat swivels to face rear for observing skiers. The drivers seat has 5 positions for individual adjustment. Two stainless steel fuel tanks alongside the engine can hold 90 litres (20 gals)
Comments: Bred from an unequalled background of race winning and high performance hulls the GILFLITE Javelin Mk II offers all that could be desired in a distinctively styled superior handling ski boat, thoroughly tested on the tough proving ground of the race circuit.