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25 Feet 1949 Chris-Craft Sportsman w/ Twins

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/

26 Feet 1936 Custom Commuter

1936 26’ Custom Commuter found in a boat house on a canal between Ashland St and Gray Haven Island in Detroit bordering Gross Pointe. It was across the canal from DYC Commodore Gar Wood’s mansion. Both properties are across the Detroit River from the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. Plenty of boating history in this location. We have the Coast Guard Hull card and the builder’s Coast Guard picture ID. The hull was laid in 1936. Gar Wood made a 1936 26’ Hull in 1935-1936. The hull is very similar to a Gar Wood Hull but the definitive plans were lost. All the bottom, sides and roof structure are original wood including the original the beautiful transom. It is all old growth mahogany. It swells perfectly in 24 hours yearly. The motor is original to the boat and the flat head 8 cylinder runs and powers the boat through the water perfectly. All the inside mahogany is new, the upholstery is new, the cabin top and Headliner is new, all the trim is custom stainless and period fittings are re chromed. 2 new automatic bilge pumps and blower are new for safety. Depth finder and inverter have also been added. All the dash gauges and switches are new and the shifter for the drive is attached to a Velvet Drive for smooth linkage fee operation. A hidden depth finder, stereo and power inverter were added for convenience and enjoyment. The canopy is new sunbrella. This is a one off boat and totally custom. The history of finding the boat and launching it are must reads from articles in the Brass Bell. They will detail the story completely. Under my ownership the boat was always in the water in a covered boathouse on Torch Lake , Michigan and stored on the custom bunk trailer fabricated for maximum hull support in the winters in a new insulated Pole Barn with no supplemental heat. It has been stripped of hardware and varnished every 3 years and professionally winterized with spring service on tune up, fluids and water test trial each year. I own multiple collectible rare boats and this one is the show stopper. Contact with the experienced restorer is available.

13.5 feet Feet 1937 Thompson Bro's Boat Mfg. Co., Peshtigo, WI

This original vintage 1937 Thompson Bro's wooden cedar strip row boat was fully restored by our late father Robert (Bob) Kraemer in May 1986. It is in excellent condition (hardwood oak seats) and ready for the water! The boat comes with a trailer and 1949-1952 (Serial #350385 so it is that year range based on our research) vintage Mercury KF5 Super5 5HP outboard motor. It also comes with fully restored wooden oars, carpet pad for the bottom, classic vintage anchor, and battery operated bow and stern lights. Our father Bob was an avid duck and goose hunter (as well as whitetail and mule deer, turkey, bear, elk hunter and fisherman) and who was a life-long conservationist with an eye and love of the outdoors, which he passed these traditions on to his 4 sons and grandchildren. He was a life-long supporter of Ducks Unlimited and was the editor and publisher of the DU Webfoot News for over 25 years. Our dad was born in 1937 and DU was also first established in 1937 so he purchased this 1937 Thompson Bro's wooden cedar-strip boat as a way to commemorate the year DU was established and year of his birth. He completely restored it by himself in May 1986 (see plate of restoration date with his name and month/year stamped in the rear hull of the boat). The boat has been kept in storage and is in excellent condition (just like it was in May 1986 when he restored it), and is ready for another collector to add this age-old beauty to their collection or continue to use for duck hunting, fishing, or just for enjoying the serenity of a local lake. This Thompson Bro's wooden cedar strip boat and vintage Mercury outboard have many more years to go!

23' Feet 1948 Chris Craft Express Cruiser

I am selling my rare, 1948 Chris Craft Express Cruiser with a like new custom made BP Performance trailer due to health reasons. The Cruiser has been in the process of restoration and is almost ready for launch. I've owned this Cruiser for over 20 years and have had a lot of professional work done to her. The 125 hp Chrysler Marine engine ran strong and was professionally pickled. The hull is very sold with fresh calk/paint and the bottom is tight with copper paint. Included with the boat is a snap-on bimini top with side curtains. Extras include back vents, chromed Chris Craft emblems, and a refinished swim deck with braces, anchors and hanging bumpers. The cowling pad and back seat are brand new. Inside the cabin there is is room for two to sleep on new, unused, custom-made cushions. There is also a cabinet sink with a fresh-water holding tank, fuse box, and additional storage space. The draft is 2 feet, which lets you sit up high while driving for better views on the waterways. The following restorations are still needed: Back vents and back light to be attached Refinished swim deck with braces to be attached Needs some calking under chine Original Chris Craft Emblems to be attached Needs fresh deck floor paint Helm could use varnishing 1 foot curved section of front of keel needs copper paint and as shown Hose needed from bilge pump to inside exit fixture Fresh Battery This is a great boat for cruising the lakes and for overnight camping. There's lots of room for others to sit comfortably on the boat to enjoy day trips and seeing the views. Lots of fun to be had with this boat. Serious inquires only please.

18 Feet 1993 Packard Gentleman's Racer

One of only three “Gentleman's Racers” commissioned by the Packard Boat Company to be hand built by upstate NY boat builder John Ford as well as Gary Scherb of Old Time Boats in Florida. The three boats were personally ordered by Bud Finkl, president of the Packard Boat Company and are based off of lengthened plans of the Hacker Speedster 16'. Of the three boats built, this was the president's own personal boat that he kept from new until his passing. This boat is powered by a Chevrolet V6 by specially built by Flagship Marine Engines in Punta Gorda, Florida. The transmission is said to be have been built by the Chevrolet Corvette racing team and was told the running gear was $30,000 the time. Boat is capable of speeds of 40-45 mph and uses hydraulic steering for easy controls. Wood is Honduras mahogany and coated with epoxy sealer with 12-14 coats of varnish and has a beautiful, deep finish. Packard Boat Company of Sarasota, Florida designed and custom built retro-styled powerboats from 1988 to 2002 in very limited numbers and were known for their very high quality and great handling based off of 1920's-30's designs. The Packard Boat Company President, Bud Finkl was a retired engineer, boat racer and a 3rd generation steel worker and his family originally made parts for the Packard Automobile and Boat engines. Per Boats.com “For Bud Finkl, the president and CEO of Packard Boats, classic "gentlemen's runabouts" are something he remembers from his childhood not only because his family had several, but because his father's General Marine Corp. built more than 2000 mahogany runabouts between 1939 and WWII.” Bud Finkl wanted an all wood racer of his youth resulting in this specially commissioned boat with a “2 person seated pilot area in the rear with a forward 2 passenger seat just forward of the midships.” Titled a “1918 Packard,” it was completed in 1993. Bud Finkl showed this boat from NY to Florida and the family said it was only used in fresh water, which is evident by it's excellent condition. After Bud's death, the family kept the boat in their collection for another 13 years. The previous owner acquired directly from the Finkl's family. Boat measures at 18' with a beam of 5', the boat has always been garage kept and never used in salt. The second sister boat, “Pub Decisions” is in Oklahoma while the third boats whereabouts are unknown. Boat includes photos of Bud Finkl personally driving this boat.

17 ft Feet 1870 Custom built

Glory A Fancy Boston Whitehall GLORY is a replica of The Bailey Boat that is on display in the Mystic Seaport Museum. The design dates back to the 1870's. This boat was referred to as a Fancy Whitehall as her scantlings are reduced to an absolute minimum and her hull lines are drawn extra lean and fine. Whitehalls were known for their breathtaking speed as well as being very seaworthy. This one has three rowing positions for 3 oarsmen or can be rowed using the single sliding seat rig mounted in the middle of the boat. A few years back she was used in the movie "Cannibals" which aired on the History Channel. In that movie, they jury rigged a makeshift sail and had 4 actors in the boat. Some of the photos are taken in calm waters in Oyster Bay L.I. The ones with the jury rig sail are taken off Lloyds Neck on the Long Island Sound with a nice breeze. The boat is built with West system epoxy, 2 layers of fiberglass cloth on the outside 1 layer of 6 oz. cloth on the inside. She has some very special details outlined in a separate list. The hull is all solid red cedar with fluted ash rails and spruce cove strip. Transom & bow seats are spruce to save weight in the ends, the center seats are ash frames with cane centers to save more weight. ( See list for other details ) I worked on this boat for a little over one year as I wanted every detail to be perfect. This is the st boat I've built and it's not easy to part with her. If you're looking for something very speciat, that turns heads, can hold 4 people or just go real fast in any weather this is the boat

24 Feet 1956 Chris Craft Semi-Enclosed

We are selling our 1956 Chris Craft 24' Semi-enclosed model (SE-24-007) with original bottom and original Chris Craft flathead 6 cylinder KL engine (105 HP @3200 RPM). • The engine was completely overhauled in 2021 by Van Ness Engineering with new pistons, rings, bearings, valves, replaced exhaust manifold, rebuilt carb, rebuilt waterpump and rebuilt fuel pump (21 hours and counting on engine since overhaul). Complete 12 volt conversion including rebuilt distributer with 12 volt Pertronix ignition, rebuilt starter and rebuilt generator. New spin on oil filter added. New tachometer cable installed this year. Added a raw water suction strainer. • New USCG approved 40 gallon gas tank installed in 2020 (Rayco Tanks). • Deck equipment includes all mooring lines, Danforth anchor with chain and rode mounted on the forward deck. Mini deadlight installed in forepeak. Portable toilet in forepeak. Removable boarding pole added to port side. Engine access built into port side of main deck (absolutely needed with a KL engine in this model!). Mahogany fold down steps on both port and starboard sides. Fenders with quick mounts on port side. All original chrome plated brass deck hardware including aft cleats, forward cleat, mooring line fairleads forward and aft, engine intake vents and bilge vents aft. New stainless steel midship cleats added. Expandable boat hook. • Replaced entire wiring system with USCG approved marine cable, fuse panel, resettable circuit breaker and battery shutoff switch. Water temperature gauge replaced with 12 volt gauge (mechanical gauge capillary tube failed, still have the gauge). Original Chris Craft navigation lights, cabin light and gauge lights all converted to 12 volt. Added a 12 volt auxiliary port with two USB charging ports. New 12 volt marine battery in May 2022 installed in a USCG approved battery box. Small 12 volt AGM battery installed in a USCG approved battery box for back up or house lighting. Original Chris Craft 12 volt horn. One line wiring schematic of the new 12 volt system included. • Replaced the 6 volt automatic Lovett bilge pump with a 12 volt Lovett bilge pump. Added a Jabsco water puppy bilge pump with auto/manual switch and a bilge manifold to pump either forward or aft bilges. Also added an emergency bilge suction to the main engine pump with a bilge strainer. • Main deck was replaced by previous owner with 3/4" marine plywood. Deck covering is outdoor carpet. Engine box overhauled this winter new marine sound/vibration/fire insulation. Two additional passenger chairs added in 2018. Under deck tool and gear storage. 120 volt plug added to connect to shore power for two battery maintainer/chargers. Shore power cord and 30 amp plug included. All new paint inside and out with varnish maintained annually. New bottom paint every year. • Boat is currently in use out of Cape May, NJ offshore up to 3 miles and is kept in the water at a marina (salt water). Have the hull card and all information from the Mariner’s Museum. Engine and operating manual included.

21.5 Feet 1936 Greavette Custom Runabout

A spectacular example of the craftsmanship by Greavette Boatworks of Muskoka, Ontario; this "Special" 21.5 ' Runabout was built for Col. Moody, Vice President of Greavette Boats in 1936. She was one of only 6 hulls produced in this length. The uniqueness of this particular boat was that it was the only example with covered decks from the rear seat aft and was given "fancy upgrade" consisting of a custom windshield, steering wheel, instrument cluster and hardware. This rendition was named a "Custom", whereas all of the others were "Utility" hulls with an open rear cockpit and a motor box and standard hardware, basic instrument gauges and steering wheel. The boat was originally named "Rob Roy" after the Moody's two sons, Rob and Roy. Mr. Bruce Wilson, subsequent owner of Greavette Boats, acquired Rob Roy in the 1960's, replaced the original bottom and re-powered the boat with the current Chevrolet "327"cu.in. V8 engine. Rob Roy was purchased by Mr. R.E. McDermott, Port Carling ,ON , where it was boat housed at his summer cottage near Mortimer's Point, ON. The boat has been under the stewardship of her current owner since July of 1978. She was comprehensively restored in 1982-1983 with new decks, engine hatches, interior, dash, upholstery, floors, wiring, gauges, complete varnish and re-chrome and the boat was re-named "AliCat" after his daughter "Ali" and wife "Cathy". During the Fall of 2016 the "AliCat" underwent a refresh where she received a complete new transom and re-varnish of the decks and sides. Fully detailed and enjoyed during the 2021 season, then laid up for storage. She is in exceptional condition today and perfect example of a collectable, Canadian built classic! Ready to go!

26' 8" Feet 1962 Chris Craft

This is a 1962 Chris Craft Sea Skiff Sportsman, Hull Identification Number SUC 27-0125; length 26’ 8”; beam 8’ 10”; draft 25”; seating capacity 7. According to the Chris Craft hull card it has its original engine, a Chris Craft 283-SE 185 hp V8, serial number 823662. The boat presently is used on a fresh-water lake in central PA and was pulled to take the accompanying photos. Its last major restoration was in 2015-16, including: 1) new transom; 2) 15 new steam-bent white oak ribs; 3) new forward white oak rub-rails; and 4) new mahogany marine plywood gunnel coverboards. The topsides were stripped, sanded, CPES sealed, and painted with two coats of two-part Epifanes polyurethane, the bottom received Pettit’s hard racing copper bronze, and the interior received two coasts of Sandusky Chris Craft gray bilge paint. All interior brightwork was stripped, sanded, CPES sealed, and varnished with Interlux schooner marine varnish and the floorboards were stripped, CPES sealed, and covered with Nautolex Decko Dot flooring. The engine was completely and professionally rebuilt to burn unleaded gas (~$6000) and equipped with a PerTronix electronic distributor, new Holly 4-barrel electric choke carburetor, new 2 ½” ID water/exhaust hoses and new engine cooling hoses, new Holly electric fuel pump, line, and gas filter, and a resealed gas tank. All the boat’s electricals and wiring were replaced with new EzAcDc marine fuses, wiring, Blue Sea Systems starting isolation/dual sensing automatic charging relay, and restored engine gauges by Kocian Instruments. New Kidde fire extinguishers were installed along with a Xintex M-1 Fa fume detector. The original steering wheel was mounted on a new Teleflex Steering Helm and Cable. All hardware was re-chromed by Liorandi’s. Total cost of restoration not including labor >$20,000. Also included are a swimming ladder, custom-made bimini and boat cover, a Garmin Echomap CHIRP 42dv with a bronze thru-hull mounted transducer, and marine radio, chrome trumpet air horn, period-correct dash-controlled spotlight, and numerous spare parts.

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