New Reduced Price: $2,999

 

About this Boat

This is the Diablo designed by Phil Bolger. She is easy to handle with dimensions measuring 15 feet long and 5 feet wide. Even when loaded her draft is only 6-1/4 inches deep. For her size, the Diablo is quite seaworthy and capable. She is also fast and fuel efficient. Using GPS, I have observed speeds over 30 mph at elevations far above sea level and gas mileage is 16 mpg with my Evinrude Etec 30 outboard motor. She easily pulls a tube loaded with kids or a skier all over the lake. She is prettier than the typical plastic ski boats around here. I have received many compliments on her colors and design from folks passing by on new, expensive factory boats.

You can learn more about the Diablo and Phil Bolger at these websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Bolger

http://www.instantboats.com/diablostory.htm

This particular Diablo was built by Jon Kolb in Colorado. Jon is an aerospace engineer that has built many quality boats in his free time. He documented building this very boat on his "Adventures in Boat Building" website:

http://www.kolbsadventures.com/diablo_1.htm

I purchased this Diablo from Jon and then made some small modifications myself, including reinforcing and raising the transom to fit my 30 hp Evinrude long shaft motor. I also repainted the boat in bright colors selected by a graphic designer friend. The design on the forward deck represents the western sunset (as it does in the Arizona flag), but my boys call it the glowing mango. 

The trailer is custom designed to fit the Diablo like a glove. I have a machinist’s certificate and fitted the pieces myself. I wanted the welding to be perfect so I had it done by a welding instructor at a local college. I had the steel members hot dipped galvanized, and also painted the fenders to match the boat. The trailer rides quite smoothly as it is sprung to match the light weight of the Diablo. It pulls easily behind my Ford Taurus.

I am selling the boat because I want something just a bit bigger. I am quite fond of the Diablo and will miss her greatly. I have really enjoyed taking my boys on camping trips with her to Strawberry Reservoir and Lake Powell.

Asking price is $2,999 for boat, trailer, and cover (motor and dog not included). The boat is currently registered and has clean title. Boat is currently located in Midway, Utah 84049. My name is Kevin. If you are interested, contact me at kevinutah@msn.com or call 801-604-5565.