The Australian Financial Review article

23rd September 1975

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The Fred Williams Deluxe Special

Mark 2 deck Front trucktruck design

This stringer designed board is very rare indeed. I have only ever seen one of these, and this is it (May 2012). It belonged to a collector who held it for 12 years.

I contacted Leo as soon as I saw it on Ebay and this is what he said.

"This was an early model, built prior to printing the Surfa Sam logo on the boards." "We contacted Fred Williams surf ski/water ski company who sold us the materials to produce this board."

This would have been considered a delux model back in the day and would have cost a considerable amount to produce (circa 1965). It had a limited production run which makes it very collectable. Sold for $385.00