1980 Rebel Mariner Flyer

This rare 1980 advertisement is from Rebel Industries, Inc., the company that bought the Mariner molds from O'Day when they discontinued production in 1979.  Rebel, initially enthusiastic about the prospect of building the Mariner under their Spindrift One Designs label, built only a handful of them before dropping it in 1983 in favor of a recently acquired 22' trailerable sailboat with "tremendous potential".  Enter Stuart Marine shortly thereafter.

The most noticeable change between O'Day and Spindrift Mariners is the addition of a portlight on either side of the cabin; otherwise, the one-design aspect remained very much the same.  #2253 is once again featured as it had been in the early 1970's.