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26 Feet 1956 Chris-Craft Continental

26 Feet 1956 Chris-Craft Continental

$169,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 42675

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Boat Summary
$169,000 (USD)
Boat ID: 42675

"Twin Spin" is hull #3 out of the 48 26-foot Continentals made by Chris-Craft in 1956 and only 82 of these big utilities ever made by Chris-Craft between 1956 and 1959. "Twin Spin" was originally called "Allegro" by its initial purchaser, Dr. Clayton Stubbs; who was one of the wealthiest residents in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and could afford to purchase one of the first three Chris-Craft Continentals made with many special order items from the factory. The price he paid in 1955 was around $9,000, which equates to the price of an average house, or four new Chevrolet Bel Airs at that time. The boat is mostly original as per the original hull card. Some of the special order items from the factory which make this boat a standout are its full length instrument panel from port to starboard, with glove compartment and door, throttles together on port side of the steering wheel, hatch in the forward deck, amongst a number of other special order items as per the original equipment record from Chris-Craft. They are all are still on the boat today. "Twin Spin" was completely restored in Holland, Michigan around 2006, where the bottom was encased with a West Bottom system along with all the other bright work, engines, etc., being brought up to show standard. The work was commissioned and finished by Grand Craft in Holland, Michigan, one of the leading boat builders of mahogany boats in the USA with a reputation second to none. Since that time the boat has done less than 200 hours and has been kept and cared for as part of my collection. Making this boat even rarer and more sought after are its powerful twin MCL 175hp engines, which make cruising at 30 knots a breeze and achieving 40+ knots with ease as the engines purr in synchronization. The twin engines make docking and maneuvering easy in tight spots - along with making the skipper look like a true professional! "Twin Spin" makes Riva owners envious and is now looking for a new home and custodian to take it into the future.

Location:
Melbourne, Victoria, XX
Views:
3,144
Boat Details
Year:
1956
Manufacturer:
Chris-Craft
Model:
Continental
Length:
26
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1956
Make:
Hercules (2) MCL 175HP
Cylinders:
6 each
Hours:
Less than 200 each
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
1986
Manufacturer:
Shorelander
Axles:
Twin
Capacity:
6,000 lbs.
Brakes:
Hydraulic/Shunt
Comments:
Refurbished and customized to perfectly fit the boat. Guide poles front and back to center on trailer. Hot dip galvanized underneath with black powder coat finish. Fulton folding draw arm to help minimize storage space requirements.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
Comes with original canvas folding top and a custom-made removable swim ladder as per photo 2.
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