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Mutineer Specifications:

  • Length: 15'
  • Beam: 6'
  • Sail area 150 sq ft
  • Main: 100 sq ft
  • Jib: 50 sq ft
  • Mast height: 21'8"
  • Crew capacity: 750 lbs
  • Back in the '60s and '70s the Chrysler Corporation had a Marine division that built sailboats and power boats. The small sailboats were designed by Rod Macalpine-Downey and Dick Gibbs. The two most popular boats that Chrysler built during that period were the Buccaneer and the Mutineer. There were close to 6000 Mutineers built out of Chrysler's Plano, TX plant. In 1980, when Chrysler re-organized under the guidance of Lee Iacocca, one of the first things to go was the Marine division. The molds for the boats were initially sold to a group that called themselves Texas Marine Industries, but they quickly sold to Wellscraft Marine. Wellscraft built the Mutineer from 1982 through 1983 and they did make some modifications to the boat. These modifications were made without approval from the designers so their license to build the boat was pulled. That was not the only reason the license was pulled, there were also royalty issues. The molds were then sold to Gloucester Yachts that built them for a year then they sold their whole business to Cardinal Yachts that owned the molds up until August of 2005 when they sold to Nickels Boatworks who is our new licensed builder who plans to brings the Mutineer and Buccaneer back into production. Nickels Boatworks is also the current builder of the Lightning, Snipe, and Rebel class sailboats.

    The modifications that Wellscraft made are still part of the current design. They were made to strenthen the area under the mast. This area is a weak spot on most of the old Chryslers. The fix to this weakness is the installation of a compression post right under the mast step area. It is a very simple repair. I have done it to mine.

    With 6000 of these babies built and sold, there are alot of them just sitting around waiting to get back on the water.

    Written by Rey Garza

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    Chrysler Index

    Chrysler Mutineer #289, Conroe, Texas, asking $1200 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    5/20/13, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Ann Arbor, Michigan, $1,650 1973 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    3/20/11, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Seabrook, Texas, $1,250 1973 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    2/26/11, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Spicewood, Texas, $800 1973 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    6/23/07, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Oxford, Michigan, $1,500 1973 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    7/25/06, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Cleburne, Texas, asking $1,100 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    6/17/06, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, San Antonio, (Boerne), Texas, $2,500 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    6/25/05, 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Clearwater, Florida, asking $1,650 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    7/11/04 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Raleigh, North Carolina, asking $1500 1973 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    1974 Chrysler Mutineer 1974 Chrysler Mutineer sailboats

    6/22/11, 1975 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Grand Rapids, Michigan, $1,400 1975 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    4/7/06, 1975 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Richardson, Texas, $1,000 1975 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    3/16/05, 1975 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Jackson, Mississippi, asking $750 1975 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    10/6/11, Chrysler C-15 Mutineer, 1976, Atlanta, Georgia, $1,100 Chrysler C-15 Mutineer, 1976 sailboat

    12/11/07, 1976 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Keller, Texas, $1,500 1976 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    7/20/04 1976 Chrysler Mutineer 15, Titusville, Florida, asking $1,000 1976 Chrysler Mutineer 15 sailboat

    7/24/12, 1977 Chrysler Mutineer, Memphis, Tennessee, $750 1977 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    12/24/10, 1977 Chrysler Mutineer, Bowie, Texas, $1,600 1977 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    5/29/10, 1977 Chrysler Mutineer, Lincoln, Nebraska, $650 1977 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    8/21/09, 1977 Chrysler Mutineer, Farmington Hills, Michigan, $950 1977 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    4/27/07, 1977 Chrysler Mutineer, Grand Rapids, Michigan, $1,000 1977 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    6/30/12, 1978 Chrysler Mutineer, Tijeras, New Mexico, $1,500 1978 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    6/5/08, 1978 Chrysler Mutineer, Memphis, Tennessee, $1,200 1978 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    8/31/04, 1978 Chrysler Mutineer, Pengilly, Minnesota (near Duluth), $800 1978 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    8/1/04 1978 Chrysler Mutineer, Birmingham, Alabama, $950 1978 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    1978 Chrysler Mutineer, Petal, Mississippi, $700 1978 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    7/7/11, 1979 Chrysler Mutineer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $800 1979 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    7/18/09, 1979 Chrysler Mutineer, Baltimore, Maryland, $1,200 1979 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    7/23/11, 1980 Chrysler Mutineer, 15', Wallingford, Connecticut, $1,099 1980 Chrysler Mutineer, 15' sailboat

    9/21/10, 1980 Chrysler Mutineer, 15', East Bloomington, Minnesota, $790 1980 Chrysler Mutineer, 15' sailboat

    7/14/05, 1980 Chrysler Mutineer, Minocqua, Wisconsin, $950 1980 Chrysler Muntieer sailboat

    3/27/07, 1981 Chrysler Mutineer, San Antonio, Texas, $700 1981 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    11/15/06, 1981 Chrysler Mutineer, Leander, central Texas, $1,600 1981 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    1981 Chrysler Mutineer, Dallas, Texas, asking $1500 1981 Chrysler Mutineer sailboat

    9/3/07, 1982 Starwind Mutineer 15, Prairie Village, Kansas, $1,250 1982 Starwind Mutineer 15 sailboat

    7/3/11, 1983 Starwind Mutineer 15, Seabrook, Texas, $1,700 1983 Starwind Mutineer 15 sailboat

    5/2/09, 1983 Wellcraft Starwind 15, Boerne, Texas, $1,900 1983 Wellcraft Starwind 15 sailboat

    1983 Wellcraft Starwind 15 (Chrysler Mutineer), Texas 1983 Wellcraft Starwind 15 sailboat

    3/15/12, 1983 Gloucester Mutineer 15' Jacksonville, North Carolina, $1,100 1983 Gloucester Mutineer 15' sailboat

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