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1928 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit

1928 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit

We found this beautifully restored 26 foot triple cockpit. Originally built in 1928, MISS BEHAVEN is one of our favorite Chris Craft classics. She now has all new wood — including new bottom, new sides and new decks. Equipped with a re-powered 454 c.i. 350 hp V8 she hits a smooth 40 mph with 8 passengers.

The interior has sweet tan leather upholstery, restored instruments and re-chromed hardware. The cockpit is equipped with a heater and has an easy access walkthrough.

The boat comes with a vintage Crow top, new canvas and new tandem-axel trailer.

Miss Behaven is listed for $119K. She’s located on Lake Minnetonka but the seller will arrange delivery.

1942 Chris-Craft 19′ Barrel Back Runabout

A 1942 Chris-Craft Barrel Back Runabout

We found this sweet 1942 Chris-Craft is a 19′ double-cockpit “barrel back” runabout up for auction, so get your bid in now. Originally launched in Seattle, Washington, the OL’ GLORY has been in San Diego with the current seller since September 2001. A restoration was completed in the late 90s by Middleton Boatworks of Kelowna, British Columbia. She’s won Best Pre-War Double Cockpit and Best Chris-Craft at the 2012 Lake Arrowhead Antique & Classic Boat Show.

1942 Chris-Craft 19′ Barrel Back Runabout

An overhaul from the waterline up was performed under current ownership from 2016 to 2018. This barrel back is offered with a tandem-axle trailer, records from the seller’s ownership, a Chris-Craft Equipment Record, and clean California titles for both the boat and trailer. She’s powered by a replaced inboard 302.5ci Chris-Craft Model M inline-six driving a single prop through a forward-reverse transmission.

Hurry and get your bid in now.

Miss Behavin Chris Craft Triple Cockpit

1928 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit

We found this beautifully restored Chris-Craft triple cockpit. She has all new wood, including new bottom, new sides and new decks. Aptly named Miss Behavin, this boat is all about some classy fun. Her re-powered Crusader 454 c.i. V8, 350 HP, with heat exchanger planes her out at a cool 40 mph with 8 passengers.

The interior was also restored with tan leather upholstery, restored instruments and re-chromed hardware. And we couldn’t help but love the vintage Crow top with new canvas.

She’s being offered for $119K, including the new tandem-axle v-bunk trailer.

A 1955 Chris Craft Cobra

We found this beautifully restored 1955 21′ Chris Craft Cobra. SE FUE (he went) has been refinished to be 100% correct by Katz’s Marine. We love her iconic gold tail fin and alligator dash trim. Having a single bench configuration isn’t the most practical, but that’s part of its charm. She’s now as she was when originally delivered from the Chris Craft Factory new in 1955. SE FUE is hull no. BR-21-049 and is powered by a Cadillac Crusader 285HP 8 Cylinder Engine making her a truly fast classic.

Cobras are extremely rare. They are known for its unique huge gold fiberglass tail fin, fine varnished wood, alligator pattered cockpit trim, and exterior design that begins with a proud “bull nose” bow that tapers smoothly to its low transom.

Only 108 Cobras were ever built, and for only one year in 1955. Chris Craft produced two models, 52 18-footers and 56 21-footers. The 21 footer is the more coveted collectible as it’s bigger, faster, and seats four. 

You can own this classic for $250,000.

1940 Chris-Craft Deluxe Resorter

1940 Chris-Craft Deluxe Runabout

We found Black Box, a 1940 Deluxe Runabout fully restored by Freedom Restoration in Minnesota. She’s one of only 31 built. Virtually every stick of wood is new, powered by her original Chris-Craft six cylinder model MS engine, green leather upholstery with horsehair seat backs and kapok cushions sporting original-style Chris-Craft labels.

She’s been brought up to modern safety levels and has reliability upgrades which include fully fused 12 volt electrical system wired with vinyl-insulated cloth covered wire and fuel system meeting current ABYC standards.

You can own this beauty for $225K. The asking price includes an accompanying Sunbrella waterline mooring cover and new Loadmaster tandem axle trailer custom fitted to the boat. 


1930 Chris-Craft Convertible

1930 Chris-Craft Convertible

We found this stunning 1930 28′ Chris-Craft which is the only Convertible Sedan built by Chris-Craft. The Convertible sedan features an automotive-style hard top, reminiscent of the Convertible Peugeot, Victoria and Cabriolet’s of that era. The hard top was built separate from the boat, by the same sub-contractors who built tops for autos at the time. The top was then attached to the boat at the Chris-Craft factory.

The aft section of this particular hard top folds forward like a convertible top to expose the aft seat of the forward cockpit to the fresh air, which is what makes it unique from the other Deluxe Cabin hard top boats built by Chris-Craft.

1930 Chris-Craft Convertible

Uncas is equipped with its original Chris-Craft 900 cubic inch Model A-120 V-8 engine, which produces 250 hp. Making boats go fast in the 1920’s and 1930’s was more a function of torque than horsepower, as witnessed by the massive 19″ X 24″ three-blade propeller. The A-70 and A-120 V-8 engines were the only engines Chris-Craft ever built themselves, as they usually “marinized” commercially available engine blocks.

Note the hard top is covered in original-style Haartz cloth, an early waterproof material, and the interior is finished in mohair with green leather upholstery, just like the finest automobiles of the era.

1930 Chris-Craft Convertible

She sports her original Loraine spotlight mounted through the windshield frame, and has original-style cigar lighters in both the forward and aft cockpits.

She won Best of Show, Algonac, MI 2015 and was 97 point ACBS award winner at Woods and Water, September 2015 in Minnesota.

Uncas is listed for $350K including tandem axle road trailer and she resides in Minnesota.


1937 Chris-Craft Utility Hardtop

A 1937 Chris-Craft Utility Hardtop

We found this beautifully restored 21′ Chris-Craft Utility Deluxe. NIBS II is #94 of 333 built over three years of production. Her ventilated hardtop cabin makes her even more unique and enjoyable on the lake. She underwent a 2 year restoration that was completed in the spring of 2014. As you will see the restoration was meticulous and spared no expense.

She’s for sale and located in Wisconsin.

1954 Chris-Craft Holiday

1954 Chris-Craft Holiday

We found this very rare 1954 24′ Chris Craft holiday in Wisconsin.  Blood, Sweat and Beers is one of only 90 built and was a factory custom order.   According to Jerry Conrad at The Mariner’s Museum, this boat was factory ordered as a walleye fishing boat for Lake Erie – complete with live-wells and plumbing, teak flooring and without the “blonde” accents on the decks.

She’s had a full restoration by the owner of Norton Boat Works in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  She’s featuring a new bottom; replaced teak and holly flooring; re-powered with 5.7L Mercruiser 325hp engine; fully rewired with new instruments and stereo; and custom red leather upholstery.

She’s listed for sale by Norton Boatworks.  You’re in good hands.  The Norton family has been building boats since the late 1800s!

 

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G-68, A 1973 Custom Lancer

Here’s a custom 23′ Chris Craft Lancer.  The fiberglass hull has been cut down and a mahogany double cockpit deck installed.  This configuration makes for a very sociable, comfortable and fast boat.

According to the NY Times, Chris – Craft turned to Jim Wynne to design the Lancer’s hull.  Wynne was a designer and winning powerboat racer whose, “engineering developments in creating and perfecting deep-V hulls proved a boon to millions of pleasure and military craft worldwide.”  In addition to the Chris-Craft Lancer, he and his team also created the Formula 233 and the Donzi 16, 28 and others.  They also conceived the boats that became the Magnum 35, Maritime’s aluminum 32-footer, and the wooden racer, Ghost Rider.

Due to Chris-Craft’s limited experience with fiberglass, they turned to freelancer Wynne to design the hull.  It was a decision necessitated by the cost- and demand-driven shift from wood to fiberglass in the boating industry.  Wynne conceived and fine-tuned the Lancer’s ride.  The result being that she rides well in a rough chop, an integral part of the boat’s practical nature.

This Lancer is available for $89,900 at the Antique Boat Center.

 

 

 

1948 Chris-Craft Sportsman Sedan

We found this sweet 1948 refurbished 25′ classic sedan.  She has lots of head, leg and elbow room, unlike other shorter models.  We love the ventilating windshield and real glass sliding side windows.  But the combo of mahogany wood, green seats and white steering wheel simply seals the deal.  The second seat up front is great for conversation and there is room in the back for 2 or 3 deck chairs to accommodate a party of  7-8.

The refurbishing includes new green upholstery, new linoleum flooring, new bottom, new decks and refastened sides. The Waterline cover and custom trailer are included in the asking price.  She’s powered by a rebuilt 160 h.p. Chris-Craft “W” 6-cylinder engine.

You can pick her up here for $85K.