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25 Feet 1949 Chris-Craft Sportsman w/ Twins

25 Feet 1949 Chris-Craft Sportsman w/ Twins

$169,999 (USD)

Boat ID: 42462

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Boat Summary
$169,999 (USD)
Boat ID: 42462

Rare one of a kind 1949 25' Sportsman with Twin KL engines. This boat has been fully restored from the bottom up. No expense was spared on this boat. All outer planks, bottom, sides, and decks were replaced. Both engines were totally rebuilt. Gauges restored by Clawson instruments, all chrome redone, interior, wiring, and much more. This boat is considered as one of the Family Boats. Six 25' hulls were constructed in the Holland, MI plant, one for each Smith brother, and one each for their attorney, lumber supplier, and one for the Ford family. Each was equipped with twin 105 hp KL's (except for one). Each of the six boats have two hull cards, one from the Holland factory, indicting the boats were "to be completed by factory at Algonac", and another from Algonac, where very special modifications and equipment were installed. Each boat received a shock-absorber dampened front seat, said to have been supplied by a friend of Bernard Smith, who manufactured them for the U.S. Army, as used in tanks. Rumor had it the seat did its' job so well, the Smith's thought owners would beat the bottoms out of their boats if they made it an option! Each boat also received the optional aft seat, with a live well under the starboard 2/3 of the seat, and a cooler under the port 1/3. Each boat had an aft steering tiller installed, and a pre-war single pane folding windshield (except for one), and a fish pole locker with locking door. For more detail on the "special six", see Woody Boater: http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2015/09/24/the-special-25-sportsman-of-1949-six-very-special-wooden-boats/

Location:
Okoboji, IA
Views:
1,691
Boat Details
Year:
1949
Manufacturer:
Chris-Craft Sportsman w/Twins
Model:
Sportsman
Length:
25
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1949
Make:
Dual KL 105
Cylinders:
6
Hours:
Low since rebuild
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
2013
Manufacturer:
Loadmaster
Axles:
Dual
Capacity:
Brakes:
Yes
Comments:
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
Yes
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
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