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18' Feet 1942 Chris Craft Deluxe Utility

18' Feet 1942 Chris Craft Deluxe Utility

$42,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 41916

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Boat Summary
$42,000 (USD)
Boat ID: 41916

This 1942 18’ Chris Craft Deluxe Utility was one of the last peacetime boats delivered; sent to Bennett Boat Company in New York six weeks before Pearl Harbor, and was registered as a 1942 model year. The 18’ Deluxe Utility ran for three model years, from 1940 to 1942 and 408 hulls were built. Less than 10% of the hulls were built with the unique wood frame windshield. I have only been able to document 5 surviving 18’ models with the wood framed windows so this example is somewhat special. This boat went through a complete restoration in 2010 by a well-known classic boat restorer that included a new, no-soak 5200 bottom, a new stainless fuel tank, electrical system changed to 12v, the gauges rebuilt, the decking was replaced, the upholstery was replaced and the interior planking stripped and finished. She is powered by her original “K” engine (95 HP) and transmission as delivered in October of 1941. The engine was rebuilt as part of the 2010 restoration. The unique feature of this model is the ventilating windshield. Most boats have solid windshields to keep you out of the wind, but occasionally it is nice to have a breeze. The front windows push open as much or as little as desired. A snap on top was added at restoration to add shade or keep you dry in a sudden rainfall. In 2019 through 2021 the boat went through a restoration update by another professional restorer in Idaho. Work included building a new transom with new matching wood, stripping and taking all side planking down to bare wood, new wood fit into plank gaps and filled with West System epoxy, all new bronze fasteners, new splash rails, re-stained and finished with 7 coats of varnish plus new bottom paint. I have the restoration documentation. This boat is in excellent condition. She won Best Utility at the 2019 Payette Lake ACBS Boat Show and in 2020 was judged Best Pre-War Chris Craft Utility in the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club virtual boat show. She is complete with a custom waterline cover built in 2021, a restored period brass fire extinguisher and a custom-built dual axel Coastline trailer. In the water on Payette Lake in McCall, ID if additional photos or test is desired. Cold start video is at: https://youtu.be/RGowW9r6qDo An end of season run video on Payette Lake is at: https://youtu.be/Xbwd0NA3Ly0

Location:
Eagle, ID
Views:
718
Boat Details
Year:
1942
Manufacturer:
Chris Craft
Model:
Deluxe Utility
Length:
18'
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1942
Make:
Chris Craft / 95
Cylinders:
6
Hours:
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
Manufacturer:
Coast Line
Axles:
2
Capacity:
Brakes:
No
Comments:
Custom built for this boat.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
Yes
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
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