1964 Switzer Playmate
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Back in the 1970's, in my eyes, the hot boats seemed to be Hydrostream, Allison, Switzer, Baja, and Checkmate.  I spent a lot of time during the summers on a Canadian lake and Hydrostream and Switzer were the two that really caught my eye.  Like Hydrostreams, Switzer has a distinctive shape all its own that you can immediately identify from far away.

I recently came across a very rare Switzer which is pictured here.  Not easily identified, this one does not have the typical Switzer shape.  I don't know how accurate this information is, but I was told that it is a '64 Switzer Playmate which is supposedly a Switzer Shooting Star deck mated to a Switzer Holiday hull.  This boat is significant in that it was the first year that Switzer used fiberglass construction.

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