Laser

GILFLITE®  Laser

A.W.S.A. Tournament Ski Boat
Official tow boat of the 1984 – 1985 – 1986
National Ski Tittles

In 1985 The GILFLITE Laser was tested as a Tournament ski boat and met every requirement as set down by the Australian Water Ski Association and the World Water Ski Union and was endorsed as an Australian Tournament Ski Boat.

In 1986 it was used while setting Australian and World Ski Jump records and endorsed as an official tow boat to the Australian Barefoot Water Ski Club.

The GILFLITE Laser was the official Tow Boat of the 1984 – 85 – 86 NATIONAL SKI TITLES.

GILFLITE Laser

(the following information is derived from original advertising and print media)

LASER L.T.S.

  • ENDORSED BY AUSTRALIAN WATER SKI ASSOCIATION, TOURNAMENT DIVISION.
  • OFFICIAL TOW BOATS ’83. ’84, ’85, ’86 AUSTRALIAN TITTLES.
  • ENDORSED BY AUSTRALIAN BAREFOOT WATER SKI CLUB.
  • OFFICIAL TOW BOATS PERTH ’86 AUSTRALIAN TITLES – MEN’S WORLD JUMP RECORD, 213 METRES (pending at time of print).
  • FOUR AUSTRALIAN JUMP RECORDS.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Released: 1982
  • Length Overall: 5.3 Metres  (17’-6”)
  • Beam Overall:    2. 0 Metres  (6’-7”
  • Seating:                6 ADULTS
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: (info not included)
  • Engine Options: See options chart
  • Drive Systems: See options chart
  • Rear Engine and Centre mount options

MODEL OBJECTIVES:

  • Purpose – Family ski boat with tournament performance
  • Styling – Fresh, purposeful, rakish and completely individual
  • Driving position – Adjustable with absolute comfort and visibility
  • Cockpit – Drive oriented, functional and stylish with ample equipment storage
  • Interiors – Plush, inviting, long-lasting and with minimum maintenance
  • Seating – Increased comfort, support and hard wearing
  • Technology – Soft ride and smooth wake
  • Power plant – Centre and rear engine application
  • Quality & finish – To be superlative
  • Model life – Our flagship for the 80’s

THE RESULT:

We present to you a new Australian concept in family ski boats, a style that looks so good it may just belie some of its performance capabilities. The lines of this boat have been carefully formed to impart an air of speed and grace, yet still maintain a rugged solidarity that cannot fail to inspire confidence in any owner.

The new cockpit and dash with a glare-reducing instrument binnacle sits behind a daringly raked but extremely functional windshield with aluminium support for strength should you rightly desire to use it for a handhold at any time.

The interior and seats in new trim patterns and co-ordinated colour schemes will invite you to use this boat – often.

Our hard-earned knowledge of ski tournament and racing boat technology has also been used to its utmost on the hull configuration of LSER. We have engineered a soft riding Vee bottom that leaves a very smooth wake that can only increase the capabilities of learner and advanced skier alike.

Finally, once again, our pride of workmanship comes to the fore in the magnificent quality and finish of this craft – still the ripple-free, mirror-like surfaces that are synonymous with a product from Gilflite Australia.

Sophistication, Performance and Style – LASER says it all.

END RESULT:

  • ENDORSED BY AUSTRALIAN WATER SKI ASSOCIATION, TOURNAMENT DIVISION.
  • OFFICIAL TOW BOATS ’83. ’84, ’85, ’86 AUSTRALIAN TITTLES.
  • ENDORSED BY AUSTRALIAN BAREFOOT WATER SKI CLUB.
  • OFFICIAL TOW BOATS PERTH ’86 AUSTRALIAN TITLES – MENS WORLD JUMP RECORD, 213 METRES (PENDING) FOUR AUSTRALIAN JUMP RECORDS.

STAGE II CENTRE MOUNT:  

Solid Gelcoat two-tone colour scheme – Carpet – Adjustable driver’s seat – Reversible twin observers seat – Wraparound rear seat – Trimmed ski pockets – Padded side combings – Tinted windscreen – Sports steering wheel – Adjustable cavitation plate doubling as boarding platform – Ski-pole – Bow eye-bolt – Bow handle – Baffled aluminium fuel tank and filter neck – Fin – Skegg – Rudder – Drilled prop-shaft hole & shaft log – All holes for gauges, exhaust, etc.

STAGE II REAR ENGINE:

As above with: Twin fuel tanks – Cockpit-controlled full width cavitation plate – Padded rear engine hatch.

INSTALLED ENGINE UP TO STAGE III:

Includes: Soft clutch – Tachometer – Speedometer – Voltmeter – Oil pressure gauge – Temperature gauge – Ignition switch and teltale light – Battery & wiring – Hour meter and fuel gauge – Custom finish to engine – Thermostatic water temperature system –  Accelerator system with sprung pedal – Balanced exhaust system wit flapped outlets – Remote shaft log greaser – Quality and performance reliability test on water by independent specialist.

ENGINE OPTIONS:

350 CHEV. Rebuilt with new engine warranty.

400 CHEV. Rebuilt with new engine warranty.

260 MERCRUISER inboard (Standard with Borg Warner drive).

DRIVE OPTIONS: (centre and rear installation).

Borg Warner: Forward, Neutral and Reverse.

Ski Auto: Forward, Neutral and Reverse

Dog Clutch.

DO-IT-YOURSELF MARINISATION AND INSTALLATION KITS:

We can supply new un-marinised engines complete with fitting out kit as per our installed engine to Stage III specifications, etc. to complete your Stage II boat at considerable savings.  All necessary holes for engine mounts, gauges, water pick-ups and exhaust outlets are jig drilled. (Battery and wiring not included in kit).

FIT-OUT KITS TO SUIT:

350 CHEV. – 400 CHEV. – 351 FORD – 308 HOLDEN.

TRAILER OPTIONS:

Single or tandem axle, galvanised easy-tow.

Single or tandem, customised, painted

Do-it-yourself trailer kits with or without wheels. Includes plans.

SEE SEPARATE LIST FOR ALL OTHER OPTIONS -(NOT INCLUDED HERE)

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This album showcases the GILFLITE Laser – all photographs are originals from the 1980’s (taken around time of production)….

GILFLITE a style of Life!