owner of the Lifesaver Candy Company
speeding on the St. Lawrence River in his famous 33'
Baby Gar, "SNAIL." One day he told Gar
Wood that he only wanted
a small, sporty racer that would be like a water
version of the popular European sports cars. Wood's
answer was high performance sixteen footer with 2
seats aft of the engine that he called the
"Speedster." Noble fell in
love with the boat and the first dozen produced were
sent to the St. Lawrence River for Noble and his
friends. His speedster was named the "Miss
Behave" and others in the group were called "Miss
Adventure", "Miss Chief", and "Miss Conduct."
racing became a regular event on the St. Lawrence
River right to the start of World War II. The
16 foot Gar Wood speedster is, pound for pound, the
most valuable classic production speed boat in the
world. Today, the original "Miss
Behave" is in the Thousand Islands Shipyard Museum.
Miss Behave model features:
- 1:8 scale.
construction (very important).
Heartwood Honduras Mahogany. This best
mahogany type is used by real boat builders.
Deck is made of real individual thin strips of
planks, not a large piece of wood with faked lines,
NOT good looking vinyl on cheap wood below the
- Precisely duplicates the real boat's elegantly
curved hull and wealth of detailing.
Realistic gauges, switches...
Add a search light using 2 AA
batteries (switch is inside the
"Grace" model is a custom model
for a private collector and not for sale. It is exactly the same model
but with a name. We can add any name for $40.