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1958 Chris Craft Sportsman

Estimated price for orientation: 2 550 $

Category: Runabouts

Year: 1958 Use: Fresh Water
Make: Chris Craft Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard
Model: Sportsman Engine Make: Chrysler Engine
Length (feet): 17 Engine Model: flat head 6
Hull Material: mahogany Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Trailer: Included For Sale By: Private Seller

Gorgeous 1958 Chris Craft Sportsman. If you are looking for a reliable and beautiful classic boat, you have found it! I have only owned this boat since the Spring of 2016 and have gone completely through the engine and fixed anything/everything that needed it. Paul Cundiff of Woodies Resorations has done all of the engine work. They are an award winning shop and know the boat completely. I have all receipts for the work done this year as well. Exterior- The boat had not been started or put in the water for 30 years when I bought it! It was a "show boat" and parade boat. Because of that, the body and varnish are in great condition and the majority of the boat is original. As you can see, the upholstery is dark red and looks absolutely great with the mahogany. The floor was replaced in 2014 with marine grade plywood and stained to match. The windshield in original and it also comes with the original E-Z-In ladder. It has the copper anti-fouling paint on the bottom of the boat and it works great. The wood is all mahogany and all original. It has 8 coats of varnish on all of the wood, interior included. The gas tank was redone last summer as well and the bottom is very tight. Includes original poles with light and correct flags.Engine- She is powered by a Chrysler Ace Marine engine, an inline flat head 6. These engines are not only tough, but run forever. Paul @ Woodies Restorations completely went through the engine this spring and fixed and/or replaced everything that needed to be due to it sitting for 30 years. List is just too long, but for starters the carburetor, fuel pump, generator and starter were rebuilt or replaced. Basically, he fixed everything and it is ready for the lake now and for years to come. It also has a brand new bilge pump and I have the complete listing from this summer of everything that was done to the engine so you can see what work was completed. Wishbone trailer is included that has new tires and working lights. I also had a custom made cover fitted for it that does include the support poles and has holes cut out for the front and back rings as I kept it on whips behind my houseboat. I have a copy of the original bill of sale from the Chris Craft plant in Cadillac, Michigan, and all of the engine books, wiring manuals, etc. This was all ordered from the Chris Craft Archival Collection of The Mariner's Museum. All summer this has been on the lake behind my houseboat and has just been a complete joy to use and own. The only thing you will have to get used to is people stopping the look @ your boat and ask about it. Bottom line, she is an example of a wonderful original boat that is a complete classic that is mechanically and cosmetically in great shape. This Chris Craft, despite it being 58 years old, has been the most reliable boat that I have ever owned. I am a huge fan of these great wooden boats and would be glad to answer any questions that you may have. The only reason I am selling this one is that I just bought a bigger 1957 Chris Craft this week down in Florida and will not need two of them! I look forward to hearing from you and please call with any questions. The boat has been winterized and is @ my house, so glad to show it anytime.  I have this for sale locally and reserve the right to end auction @ any time.   Jeff 502-457-41 eight three