Hello-

Up for sale is my first go at a boat. Title in hand. I used it exclusively for fishing and pleasure cruising with my family. Bluefin produced many similar models in the 80's and the production facility was in northern Indiana. The style is competitive and similar to Starcraft and SmokerCraft, both Indiana companies and popular at the time. The Bluefin brand was eventually sold over to another company called Spectrum, which is based in Australia.

There is a thread on here of things that I have done: First boat!

Cloud Watercraft Boat Sky Naval architecture

The attached image is when I purchased it.

This Pic is when I took it up to Leech Lake, MN.
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16' Aluminum Bluefin Sportsman comes with:
  • 5" Humminbird Helix Sonar with maps for Minnesota and Indiana (https://humminbird.johnsonoutdoors.com/fish-finders/discontinued/helix-5-si-gps)
  • Rod Holders (Monster and others)
  • (2) 6 gallon fuel tanks
  • 24 size (newer) deep cycle battery
  • Battery charger
  • (2) Anchors with 150' and 100' ropes
  • New bilge pump
  • Replaced bow navigation light
  • New bulbs for other lighting
  • Short shade bimini top
  • Rain cover
  • USCG throw life preserver
  • Dock lines
Trailer:
  • New lights
  • Replaced rollers and brackets
  • New Galvanized Axle with grease-able hubs
  • New Galvanized wheels/tires
  • New winch with winch strap
  • Newer aft trailer brackets
Engine:
  • 1981 Evinrude 70 ELCIM 2-Stroke
  • 3 cylinder with stock propeller
  • Fresh oil in lower gear box
  • New water impeller
  • Runs awesome; 30MPH full throttle
  • I have the service manual/parts manual
Items to consider before purchase:
  • The boat is 41 years old; not brand new
  • Hull paint is in okay condition. Cosmetic issues don't affect the fun factor!
  • The hull has some scrapes and dings from 40 years but its solid and does not leak.
  • The carbs will probably need to be cleaned from 1 yr of storage.
  • Vent screen on aft fuel compartment is loose.
  • Vinyl on driver seat is worn
  • Manual tilt/trim
Payment: Zelle, cashier's check, money order, or cash. No joyrides/test rides. Boat is "AS IS".

Serious inquiries only. I think the price is fair, so please don't low-ball. It's a 1981 boat, but it's still a boat in great condition for the age.

Catfish1 forum members get first dibs before I list it on other sites, $100 off the asking price, and my (3) Medium Spinning Rippin' Lips catfish rigs.

If you have any questions please contact me on the forum or at [email protected]. I'd be happy to sell it to you.