This "Schuco Nautico" thing looks awfully familiar...

Schuco-Nautico-Rennboot-3001

Does anybody know the story behind these things? I saw one on Ebay, and went to look them up, but didn't find much information.

 

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It reminds me of the later plastic battery powered outboads of the 50s or 60s. I think Lionel may have dabbled in that market too. The outboard was tunable, removable, and moveable from boat to boat if I recall.

It's also a famous design type for a Criscraft runabout/racer. It "should be" mahogany decking

Adriatic posted:

It reminds me of the later plastic battery powered outboads of the 50s or 60s. I think Lionel may have dabbled in that market too. The outboard was tunable, removable, and moveable from boat to boat if I recall.

It's also a famous design type for a Criscraft runabout/racer. It "should be" mahogany decking

 

I was referring to it being a blatant copy of Lionel's prewar runabout.

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I thought Lionel had tin boat, lol.  Sarcasm isn't always easy for me to detect believe it or not. (an aspie, I use sarcasm to be "in practice" with it. Use it or lose it)  Those battery op, boats were very cool too; it would take a good playing with to trump those in my memories

These Nautico 3001 Clockwork boats are indeed a replica of the Lionel speedboat , they even said as much in their marketing and company info ( no doubt with a payment to Lionel in the process)

However they are I believe a high quality modern replica ( as opposed to Schylling etc) with regard to Lionel licensing ... they were made in 1999 as a kind of "We're Back!!! " enterprise when Schuco was bought out by the Simba-Dickies Group and revitalised into todays company ( the original Schuco went broke in 1976 and was revived and lost a couple of times before the 1999 to current ownership )

Interestingly these boats fetch just a little less than a real Lionel speed boat secondhand.

I dont have either however I wish I did ( they are on "The List" )

"Schuco Nautico Rennboot 3001 Blechspielzeug - Blechmodell Top-Rarität - sehr selten! Neuheit: 1999"

Absolut rares Boot-Sammlermodell mit Federwerkantrieb - äußerst selten als NEU zu bekommen - Top-Rarität!

- Echtes, funktionsfähiges, mechanisches Blechspielzeug / Blechmodell in Schuco Spitzenqualität.

  • Limitierte Auflage 2000 Limited Edition
  • Neuentwicklung von Schuco in den 1990er Jahren - sehr selten - damals kaum mehr eigene neu entwickelte Neuheiten!
  • Vorbild Lionel Speedboat von 1933 aus den USA
  • Deutschland
  • komplett aus Blech / Metall
  • robuster und lang laufender Federwerkantrieb (Torsionsfeder)
  • automatische Lenkung und zahlreiche Funktionen
  • mit Figuren
  • schwere, stabile Ausführung
  • höchste Verarbeitungsqualität
  • sehr detailgetreu in Lithographie und Ausstattung 
  • im edlen Schuco-Sammlerkarton in Retro-Outfit
  • mit Schuco-Zertifikat
  • geeignet zum Spielen für Kinder ab 14 Jahren 

Or through the marvel of Google translate

"Schuco Nautico racing boat 3001 tin toy - tin model top rarity - very rare! Novelty: 1999"

Absolutely rare boat collector's model with spring mechanism drive - extremely rare to get as NEW - top rarity!

- Real, functional, mechanical tin toy / tin model in Schuco top quality.

     Limited edition 2000 Limited Edition
     New development from Schuco in the 1990s - very rare - at that time hardly any newly developed innovations!
     Role model Lionel Speedboat from 1933 from the USA
     Germany
     made entirely of sheet metal / metal
     robust and long running spring mechanism drive (torsion spring)
     automatic steering and numerous functions
     with figures
     heavy, stable design
     highest processing quality
     very detailed in lithography and equipment
     in a noble Schuco collector's box in a retro outfit
     with Schuco certificate
     suitable for play for children from 14 years

 

Fatman posted:

Role model Lionel Speedboat from 1933 from the USA

 

That's what I wanted to know, if it was referenced or licensed.

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