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1946 Chris Craft Custom Runabout

Estimated price for orientation: 73 500 $

Category: Runabouts

Condition: Used Year: 1946
Make: Chris Craft

          The 20-foot Chris Craft Custom Runabout is one of the most beautiful and sought after classic runabouts.  Many enthusiasts agree that this model gives the best combination of stunning looks and great ride quality. With 366 built from 1946 to 1949, probably less than 70 probably still exist in ranging condition. R-20-040 is in extraordinary original and well preserved condition. Nearly all of her original planking and construction details are just like when she left the factory. The hull card indicates this engine serial is original to the hull number. The boat has been fully prepared for the 2017 boating season. She will be the center of attention at boat shows and able to entertain family and friends. We’ve decided to transfer her on to another owner due to recent changes in our family and our ability to use her frequently.  The original bottom was determined to be in very good condition, but the inner canvas layer providing the watertight barrier required a soak in period.  This reduced the freedom to immediately use the boat upon lunching, so we opted to invest in a new bottom using the enhanced original bottom (3M 5200). In our view, this provided for the best combination of original construction and long term integrity. The items recently completed by this owner are listed below.  A $2,000 deposit is required within 48 hours and the balance is due within 7 days. The boat is available for inspection with notice.·         New 3M 5200 Bottom·         New stain & varnish·         New aluminum fuel tank (Rayco)·         New chrome fittings·         New interior·         New fuel and vent lines·         New rudder and shaft packing·         New exhaust elbow·         Detailed engine and service  (runs strong)  ·         Complete service to 2008 trailer·         New laminated safety glass windows·         New Interior and vinyl, bilge blower, all electrical serviced