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1938 Chris Craft

Estimated price for orientation: 85 000 $

Category: Runabouts

Condition: Used Year: 1938
Make: Chris Craft

This rare race boat has been thoroughly and professionally restored.  The breasthook is the only original piece of wood that was safe to re-use, however use of this piece classifies this boat as a restoration.  Hull number 42100 was shipped in 1938 and was originally painted red, white and blue.  Since all the wood had to be replaced we decided to replank with mahogany so we stained and varnished.  Future  owners can easily paint it to put it back to factory original.  No detail was over looked and no expense was spared in this multi-year restoration.  Sides, decks and bottom are each double planked.  Decks and sides with epoxy to a marine plywood substrate and the bottom is done with 5200 to marine plywood. With the exception of the exterior finish, this boat has been put back together as it would have shipped from the factory in 1938.  The engine, the original Chris Craft KB was rebuilt by Van Ness.  It only has two hours on it and that was prior to installation.  In fact, this boat has zero hours on it.  It has been in storage since completion in 2016.  It has brand new upholstery, in the correct color.  All the original hardware has been replated and it currently has 12 coats of Epiphanes varnish on it. The scoop for the engine hatch is original and on the boat.  It hadn't come back from the painter when the pictures were taken. No trailer, no accessories, no cover.  Call for detailed photo's if you wish.