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1967 Sportsman LDFV  L.Shuster
OMC Boats: '62 -'64
OMC Boats: '65 -'66
OMC Boats: '67 -'68
OMC Boats: '69 -'70



Last Updated:

22 December 2006


Prior to 1962, Outboard Marine Corporation, of Galesburg, IL, was best known as the maker of Evinrude, Johnson, and Gale outboard motors. 

Author, Jeffery L. Rodengen, has a few pages devoted to OMC boats, in his book, "Evinrude-Johnson and The Legend of OMC."  

OMC boats were years ahead of their time, featuring and integrated boat, power-plant, instrumentation, and trailer package. The boats were ruggedly built and well-equipped for their day and commanded a premium price. The well-trained and supported Evinrude-Johnson-OMC dealer organization sold and serviced these well documented boats. All OMC boats were manufactured in a then, state-of-the art, manufacturing plant located in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Books By:
Jeffery L. Rodengen

Photo credit: Phil Bunde, Click hyperlink to: gull-wing.net
Photos from: www.gull-wing.net

Initially, in 1962-63, OMC introduced it's first boat, the innovative 17-foot, Harry Hillman-designed, modified catamaran hull (three-point), to showcase it's first sterndrive the model OMC 480, derived from the 2-stroke, V-4, electric-shift 75-hp outboard.

This hull remained in production thru the end of 1966, in sterndrive variations. After 1963, the "17" was marketed exclusively by Johnson dealers, in the USA and Canada.

Photo credit: Phil Bunde, Click hyperlink to: gull-wing.net In 1964, a second hull, in 16-foot form, designed by Richard Cole (hull) and Brooks Stevens (deck & interior), was introduced, initially marketed as an exclusive Evinrude product, the Sweet-16 and Sport-16. Buyers could choose between sterndrive and outboard power through 1965.

In 1965, a 14-foot hull was introduced and in 1966, a 19-foot hull was added. Beginning in 1966, all outboard variations were dropped and Johnson and Evinrude models shared common hulls. OMC ceased boat manufacturing at the end of 1970. These "tri-hull" designs were referred to as: Gull-Wing (Evinrude) or Sea-Foil (Johnson).

 

Here's an OMC boat chart to help identify these classic boats by model name:
        (most popular models are highlighted in bold)

Hull Evinrude Johnson
14-ft Sport-14, Ski Lark, Playmate Caprice
16-ft Sweet-16, Sport-16, Sportsman, Explorer Reveler, SeaSport, FrontRunner
17-ft N/A SeaSport, Deluxe, Dual Deluxe, Runabout (Also marketed outside USA by OMC Boats)
19-ft Rogue, Rogue II, Rogue Sport Fisherman, Dolphin Surfer, Surfer II, TideRider, Tradewind
 
Year Length Brand Model No Model Name Description
1962 17 OMC 975000 S
1962 17 OMC 975001 S
1962 17 OMC 975020 S
1962 17 OMC 975101 S
1963 17 OMC 975400 R 17 Seasport
1963 17 OMC 975402 R 17 Dual Deluxe
1963 17 OMC 975404 R OMC-17
1963 17 OMC 975406 R 17 Deluxe
1963 17 OMC 975408 R 17 Custom
1964 16.2 Evinrude 202401 E Sweet 16 Gray Outboard
1964 16.2 Evinrude 202501 E Sweet 16 Blue Outboard
1964 16.2 Evinrude 204401 E Sport 16 Gray Outboard
1964 16.2 Evinrude 204501 E Sport 16 Blue Outboard
1964 16.2 Evinrude 212401 E Sweet 16 Gray 88 I/O
1964 16.2 Evinrude 212501 E Sweet 16 Blue 88 I/O
1964 16.2 Evinrude 214401 E Sport 16 Gray 88 I/O
1964 16.2 Evinrude 214501 E Sport 16 Blue 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 101101 E Runabout Outboard
1964 17 Johnson 101201 E Runabout Outboard
1964 17 Johnson 101301 E Runabout Outboard
1964 17 Johnson 111101 T Runabout 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 111201 T Runabout 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 111301 T Runabout 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 112101 T Deluxe Runabout 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 112201 T Deluxe Runabout 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 114101 T SeaSport 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 114201 T SeaSport 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 114301 T SeaSport 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 115301 T Variant(?) 88 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 121101 E Runabout 150 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 121201 E Runabout 150 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 121301 E Runabout 150 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 124101 E SeaSport 150 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 124201 E SeaSport 150 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 124301 E SeaSport 150 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 131101 E Runabout 110 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 131201 E Runabout 110 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 131301 E Runabout 110 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 134101 E SeaSport 110 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 134201 T SeaSport 110 I/O
1964 17 Johnson 134301 T SeaSport 110 I/O
1965 14.9 Evinrude 302402 L Ski Lark 14 Gray Outboard
1965 14.9 Evinrude 302502 L Ski Lark 14 Blue Outboard
1965 14.9 Evinrude 303602 L Sport 14 White Outboard
1965 14.9 Evinrude 312402 L Playmate 90 I/O
1965 16.2 Evinrude 202402 L Sweet 16 Gray Outboard
1965 16.2 Evinrude 202502 L Sweet 16 Blue Outboard
1965 16.2 Evinrude 204402 L Sport 16 Gray Outboard
1965 16.2 Evinrude 204502 L Sport 16 Blue Outboard
1965 16.2 Evinrude 212402 L Sweet 16 Gray 90 I/O
1965 16.2 Evinrude 212502 L Sweet 16 Blue 90 I/O
1965 16.2 Evinrude 214402 L Sport 16 Gray 90 I/O
1965 16.2 Evinrude 214502 L Sport 16 Blue 90 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 101202 L Runabout Outboard
1965 17 Johnson 101302 L Runabout Outboard
1965 17 Johnson 111202 L Runabout 88 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 111301 L Runabout 88 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 111302 L Runabout 88 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 114202 L SeaSport 88 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 114302 L SeaSport 88 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 121202 L Runabout 150 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 121302 L Runabout 150 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 124202 L SeaSport 150 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 124302 L SeaSport 150 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 131202 L Deluxe 120 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 131302 L Deluxe 120 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 134202 L SeaSport 120 I/O
1965 17 Johnson 134302 L SeaSport 120 I/O
1966 14.9 Evinrude 312403 R Playmate 90 I/O
1966 16.2 Evinrude 214503 R Sportsman 90 I/O Blue
1966 16.2 Evinrude 224503 R Sportsman 150 I/O Blue
1966 16.2 Evinrude 234503 R Sportsman 120 I/O Blue
1966 19.1 Evinrude 422403 R Rogue 150 I/O
1966 19.1 Evinrude 442403 R Rogue 200 I/O
1966 14.9 Johnson 312703 R Caprice 90 I/O
1966 16.2 Johnson 222803 R Reveler 120 I/O
1966 16.2 Johnson 232803 R Reveler 150 I/O
1966 19.1 Johnson 424203 R Surfer 150 I/O
1966 19.1 Johnson 444203 R Surfer 200 I/O
1967 14.9 Evinrude 312604 E Playmate 90 I/O
1967 16.2 Evinrude 214504 E Sportsman 90 I/O Blue
1967 16.2 Evinrude 224504 E Sportsman 155 I/O Blue
1967 16.2 Evinrude 234504 E Sportsman 120 I/O Blue
1967 19.1 Evinrude 442604 E Rogue 200 I/O
1967 14.9 Johnson 312704 E Caprice 90 I/O
1967 16.2 Johnson 222804 E Reveler 120 I/O
1967 16.2 Johnson 232804 E Reveler 155 I/O
1967 19.1 Johnson 444204 E Surfer 200 I/O
1967 19.1 Johnson 444204 T Surfer 200 I/O
1968 14.9 Evinrude 312605 S Playmate 90 I/O
1968 16.2 Evinrude 221605 S Sportsman 155 I/O
1968 16.2 Evinrude 224605 S Sportsman 155 I/O
1968 16.2 Evinrude 231605 S Sportsman 120 I/O
1968 16.2 Evinrude 234605 S Sportsman 120 I/O
1968 19.1 Evinrude 441605 S Rogue II 210 I/O
1968 19.1 Evinrude 442605 S Rogue II 200 I/O Gray
1968 14.9 Johnson 312205 S Caprice 90 I/O
1968 16.2 Johnson 222805 S Reveler 155 I/O
1968 16.2 Johnson 224205 S SeaSport 120 I/O
1968 16.2 Johnson 232805 S Reveler 120 I/O
1968 16.2 Johnson 234205 S SeaSport 120 I/O
1968 19.1 Johnson 433205 S 191(II) Open Economy 120 I/O
1968 19.1 Johnson 434204 E 191(II) Variant 120 I/O
1968 19.1 Johnson 444205 L Surfer II 210 I/O
1968 19.1 Johnson 444205 S Surfer II 210 I/O
1969 16.2 Evinrude 223506 A Explorer (II) 155 I/O
1969 16.2 Evinrude 224506 A Sportsman (II) 155 I/O
1969 16.2 Evinrude 234506 A Sportsman (II) 120 I/O
1969 19.1 Evinrude 433506 A Rogue (II) Sport Fisherman
1969 19.1 Evinrude 441506 A Rogue II 210 I/O
1969 16.2 Johnson 222206 A Reveler (II)155 I/O
1969 16.2 Johnson 223206 A Variant ? (II) 155 I/O
1969 16.2 Johnson 224206 A SeaSport (II) 155 I/O
1969 16.2 Johnson 233806 A Variant(?)(II) 120 I/O
1969 16.2 Johnson 234206 A SeaSport II 120 I/O
1969 19.1 Johnson 433206 A Surfer II 120 I/O
1969 19.1 Johnson 433506 A Surfer II 120 I/O
1969 19.1 Johnson 444206 A Surfer II 210 I/O
1970 16.2 Evinrude 27010 Sportsman (II) 155 I/O
1970 16.2 Evinrude 37010 Explorer (II) 155 I/O
1970 16.2 Evinrude Explorer (II) 120 I/O
1970 16.2 Evinrude Sportsman (II) 120 I/O
1970 19.1 Evinrude 47010 Rogue (II) Sport Fisherman
1970 19.1 Evinrude 57010 Dolphin (II) 210 I/O
1970 19.1 Evinrude 67010 Rogue II 210 I/O
1970 16.2 Johnson 457010 Reveler (II) 120 I/O
1970 16.2 Johnson 477010 SeaSport (II) 120 I/O
1970 16.2 Johnson 478010 FrontRunner (II) 120 I/O
1970 16.2 Johnson 457010 Reveler (II) 155 I/O
1970 16.2 Johnson 477010 SeaSport (II) 155 I/O
1970 16.2 Johnson 478010 FrontRunner (II) 155 I/O
1970 19.1 Johnson 497010 TideRider (II)
1970 19.1 Johnson 507010 Surfer II
1970 19.1 Johnson 517010 Tradewind (II)