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1957 Chris Craft Continental

Estimated price for orientation: 11 100 $

Category: Runabouts

Year: 1957 Make: Chris Craft
Hull Material: Wood Engine Make: Hercules
Model: Continental Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Length (feet): 18 Engine Model: KFL
Type: Utility Fuel Capacity: 21 - 30 Gallons
Use: Fresh Water For Sale By: Private Seller
Trailer: Included Hull ID Number: 18CL447
Engine Type: Flat head 6

Offered for sale is a 1957 Chris Craft ContinentalThis is hull number 447 of 484 Continentals built from 1955-1958.  The boat is 17ft 11 inch with a beam of 6 ft 7 inch.  We have enjoyed the boat every summer since the restoration.  I purchased this boat in 2009 as a user boat.  We quickly found out that it had some issues and decided to do a bottom up restoration.  95% of the wood planks and interior structure were either repaired or replaced.  I have detailed photos of the complete restoration.  Just email me for photos.  Restoration included restored gauges by Dale Kocian, all deck hardware was re-chromed by S&H Chrome in Nashville, TN.  Complete custom upholstery by local craftsman.  Integrated ski tow and custom swim platform.  No expense was spared in bringing this Chris Craft back to life.  The boat has a maintenance free 3M 5200 no soak bottom installed.  15 coats of hand laid varnish.  Has the original Hercules KFL engine installed which was rebuilt by the previous owner and changed over to electric ignition.The boat comes with a single axle trailer show in the photos and a custom made waterline cover.This is truly a one of a kind boat, which must be seen to appreciate the details.Inspection and survey: Survey and inspection of the boat is welcome.  The boat is currently winterized in storage in Central Kentucky.  Water test for serious buyers only.Payment: $500 deposit due within 24 hours of sale.  Payment by PayPal or check.  Remainder due at delivery of boat.  Cashier check, PayPal, or Money order.  I will accept a personal check, but there will be a 10 day hold prior to delivery of boat.Shipping: We will offer free delivery within 200 miles of Nicholaseville, KY.  Otherwise, responsibility of the buyer.  I will help with transportation arrangements (supervised loading on your carrier)Warranty: Boat is being sold as is without warranty either written or impliedPlease ask any questions you may have.  Additional photos of restoration and current photos available upon request.