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Cruising In Style

HOW-TO / DIY

This little ‘low rider’ bowrider may not float, but it will certainly turn heads and draws a crowd wherevers it goes.

Lisa Almeida, owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida, saw a marketing opportunity and seized on it. “The owner who built it was a boater and an auto body guy. He took an old 1994 Nissan Sentra and the hull of a 21-foot bow rider, and built a boat-car. He even hung the shell of an old Mercury outboard on the transom,” she says. “My friend sent me a photo and I freaked out because it’s the coolest thing ever. I called the guy, made an offer, and bought it within an hour.”

Almeida named the vehicle Freedom Sea’dan, had it wrapped, and now touts her business at local parades. “Street legal, it has a registration, and we can drive it wherever we want to,” she says. “Whenever we drive it around, people stop to take videos and pictures. It’s awesome!”

See Freedom Sea’dan in motion in this video.

Rich Armstrong

Senior Editor, BoatUS Magazine