The Dart Boat Company
...Builder of Mahogany Runabouts that was located on Summit Street in Toledo, Ohio from 1928 through 1931.  We are always looking for any information on Dart Runabouts, parts, or boats for sale.  This could include pictures of existing or no longer existing boats, literature, etc.    We hope to develope a sort of Dart Runabout Registry.  Dart Runabouts built by the Indian Lake Boat Company are included as well.  Anyone wishing to contribute please contact us at the following e-mail.  The pictures on this page  include some boats found for sale on the web and contributed photos, as well as some boats we have run across in our travels.  Greavette boats built under license based on the Dart design will be documented along with the Toledo and Indian Lake boats.  The primary focus, however is the Toledo Ohio built Dart runabouts...which in every way are worthy of comparison to Hackercraft , Garwood , Chris-Craft , and other prominent builders of the era.  Please sign the guest book and check back from time to time for updates.

Several of the boats on this page are for sale, e-mail if you are looking for a Dart!   We have a variety of Dart parts and castings available (for both Indian Lake and Toledo boats), early Lyman hardware, and can reproduce any hard to find hardware.  Pattern and reference information available as well.  Services offered include casting, machining,  plating, and full restoration.  Many hard to find parts are available in reproduction also, for both Dart and Lyman and others.  Let us know of any needs you may have for your project!
Various Dart Photo Links
22' Flush Deck Project

22' Flush Deck Project

22' Raised Deck Restoration

22' Raised Deck Restoration

Chrysler Imperial Motor
1931 Dart 22.5' Runabout for Sale
Excellent boat in every way, show winner, and ready to use!  Comes with nice trailer!  Contact us for details...  419-255-BOAT
A Toledo-Build Dart on a Postcard from Buckeye Lake
Click Here to View Original Dart Literature
Classic Boat Links

Ramsey Brothers Restorations

Clawson Classic Instruments

Classic Boat Connection

Vintage Boating Life Magazine
CLICK HERE for footage of Dart Boats on the Maumee River, and on Lake Erie during the late 1920's and 1930's. This video is courtesy of the Admiral Webb C. Hayes II Collection of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Speigel Grove, Fremont, Ohio.
Click for Photos!
Save the Date for 2009, featuring Dart Runabouts!

Hope to see you this year at the show next year!
Contact Us!
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We would love to hear your feedback and comments.
Indian Lake Dart Hull Number 255, a boat with an interesting history!
A Pair of Nice 26' Silver Darts at Mt. Dora 2006!
Two different 22 foot flush deck Darts, one in the USA, one in Sweden.
Shotwell's Checkers, Photos taken in Chicago
26' Dart with Sterling Power
18' Dart Runabout
This 18.5 foot Dart is currently for sale, e-mail if you have any questions.
Click Here to see the Hardware from the above 22.5 foot Dart.
Some Indian Lake-Built Darts
Indian Lake Dart on a Postcard
If anyone who's boat appears on this site would like to have it removed, please let us know.  If your boat is not on this site, and you would like it to be, that would be great too, just send us an e-mial. Also, if you want your name to appear with your boat, please contact us.  We have many more pictures to incorporate into this site, as well as scans of original Dart literature, so keep checking back, or e-mail if you are looking for information. The Dart Literature Links is now pretty much fully functional!  This site will also update you with Toledo Antique Boat Show information.   Last Edit: 2/2009
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