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Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-14-2005, 4:13 PM Reply   
im tempted to buy an 89 centurian.....but i think this was one of the first years made, anyone know of any problems to be aware of with this boat?
Old     (brian_huels)      Join Date: Jan 2002       05-14-2005, 7:44 PM Reply   
Centurion has been building boats for a long time. . . 1962 is the year in my head but I am probably wrong . . . anyone with an official ruling on this one?
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-14-2005, 8:21 PM Reply   
Looks like 1964. Got this off the web some place...

Rick Lee has been building boats about as long as he can remember. He and his father built his first, an eight-footer with a 10-hp outboard, in 1959, when he was 9 years old. He went on to set a world record, win a national championship and put himself through college racing speed boats.

Lee graduated as a P.E. teacher, but someone told him he should follow what he loved to do. Naturally, he found his way into the boat business. He started selling boats and after a couple of years went out on a limb and opened a boat company. He began building high-performance jet boats, day cruisers and race boats and in 1976 he acquired the trade name Centurion from a Salt Lake City company with a heritage dating back to 1964. He grew the company building high-performance ski boats. Back then, nobody knew what an inboard was west of Tennessee. They were ugly, so no one wanted to know what they were. I got interested in them because I discovered that PCM had sold 1,500 motors in 78 or 79. Lee investigated how they could be selling so many engines and consequently discovered the significance of the tournament boat market. In 1979, he built a 2.5-acre factory in Merced, California, and turned the company's high-performance, high-tech boat- building skills toward making ski boats. He built the first Ski Centurion, and it was the first significant direct-drive ski boat produced on the West Coast. This boat brought the high-performance styling of the California speed boats to the water ski market."
Old     (aspenshayn)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-14-2005, 9:05 PM Reply   
I loved my 89 centurion. the engine was all chromed out and light blue. had the sky pole pylon. if we would have put a tower on it it would have been . all in all, great boat


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