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17 Feet 1950 Chris Craft Special Runabout

This boat "Putt Putt"was purchased by me in 1990 and went through an extensive restoration at that time that included a complete new West System Epoxy encapsulated marine plywood bottom to make it lighter and non-soak so it could be trailered easily. The engine was completely rebuilt with new crankshaft, pistons, gaskets, seals, etc and modernized with the addition of a 12 volt electrical system, oil filter, oil pressure safety switch, electric fuel pump. The chrome which is complete was re-chromed professionally the same year. In addition a center mount auto bilge pump was installed. New upholstery and complete new varnish in 2021. Awesome little boat!! We used this boat approx 2-3 weeks a year until about 1995 and then was used very little for the next 26 years but was kept in our garage under cover. In 2021 my daughter wanted to use it as part of her wedding so the varnish was redone (14 coats) and the upholstery was redone and I pulled it 1100 miles to Maine for the 3 weeks we were there. It ran perfectly and is now back in our garage in NC. My estimate is that it has probably has less than 200 hours use since the 1990 restoration. It is a beautiful very functional craft that is great for family activities with the open back which makes it a great watersport boat for skiing, tubing, etc. Carries up to 5 people and I love skiing behind it. The boat came from Lake Lanier in SC originally and I used the boat on Lake Keowee in SC mostly and spent several weeks on Lake Webb in Maine 2 different times. It has always been trailered since I owned it. This boat needs nothing currently except for love and care and routine maintenance. Thank you.

21 Feet 1955 Chris Craft Cobra

This 1955 Chris-Craft 21’ Black Cobra is perhaps the first-and-only true vintage Hot Rod boat in the classic-boating hobby. This boat is believed to come about as a collaboration between Jim Street and his friend, George Barris. Prior to Street’s passing in 2017, he was known as the only original Cobra owner left, having purchased the boat new in 1955 at the age of 21. Street special-ordered Hull No. BR-21-010 custom from Chris-Craft through his local dealer. Since even the top-option Cadillac V-8 was not powerful enough for Street, he ordered the boat without an engine. This enabled him to install a Henry Meyer-built Cadillac V-8. He took delivery in February 1955. Soon after, a blower was installed to make the boat even faster. The hull modifications included painting the hull sides and iconic fin gloss black, blonde-stained covering boards, eight Buick porthole ventilators and quad exhaust tips. The Interior featured an array of added instruments, a port-side dash and a Batmobile-style twin-grip yoke steering control. This is the boat seen in the iconic "Beach Photo" staged with the Golden Sahara and was the featured attraction at the 2nd annual Bakersfield Motor and Boat Show in 1959 alongside the Golden Sahara II. In the more recent years the boat has had the bottom refastened, interior redone and a new wiring harness installed. We also had the super charger rebuilt and the engine gone through. We are trying to preserve the history Jim Street has created with this boat. Included in the sale is the trailer seen in the pictures.

28 Feet 2017 Gar Wood Streamliner

Beautiful one of a kind custom 28’ Gar Wood Streamliner powered by a Cadillac LSA Supercharged 550 HP engine with High Performance V-Drive transmission. Current owner since commissioned in 2016 and completed/delivered in August 2017 - was presented & participated in the 2017 Antique Boat Show in Clayton New York. Trophy winner of the best Contemporary Boat scoring 100 points when judged. Beautiful detailed deeply varnished Mahogany wood exterior and interior with custom leather upholstery. Seating for up to 8 or 9 people. Boat was featured in an episode of “Chasing Classic Cars” with Wayne Carini piloting. (see attached video) Always stored in climate & humidity controlled building when not in use and properly serviced at all times. Cadillac LSA Supercharged 550 HP engine with 166 hours. Holland Marine Jet Thruster system Bow & Stern system. Thrusters controlled by Toggle switches in easy reach of Captain for safe and easy maneuvering when approaching and exiting docking. Dock with extreme confidence and safety. Complete attractive VDO Gauges - Oil psi - Volts - Engine Temp - Fuel - Tachometer. USB Charging Ports in front and mid compartments. Rule High Water Alarm system to warn of high water in the bilge. Xintex Gasoline Fume Detector system to warn about Gas Fumes in the bilge. Smart battery Charger Tender to maintain Batteries when boat is not in use. Raymarine GPS Depth & MPH speedometer system. FireBoy engine compartment automatic Fire Extinguisher system. Includes Coast Guard package - Life Jackets, Anchor w/rope, Four deluxe boat Fenders, Dock lines, Flare kit, etc. Canvas Triple cockpit covers with pole & snaps. • Full custom Trailer Cover with soft padded under sock and boat name embroidered on cover and storage bag.

20'6" Feet 2016 Conklin Craft Torpedo Runabout

The Building of the boat started in 2006 and was completed it in 2016. The construction is 1/2" mahogany fastened to white oak frames with silicon bronze screws. All wood members including the bottom are sealed with Smiths CPES and assembled with 3M 5200. Don Danenberg's method was used,. all wiring is new with a fuse panel installed. There is a small extinguisher up front and a 10 lb one mounted in the engine compartment with a remote cable. It has a bilge blower and bilge pump and all USCG required safety equipment. The shift lever is mounted on the steering column for easier operation. Both the deck and topside planking is book matched and no corners were cut. This was not a kit but a one off along the lines of the early Chris Crafts. The boat runs a dry bilge and the packing's are drip free. Despite the torpedo hull, maintenance is fairly easy. For example to winterize there are no plugs to pull in order to drain the engine block. There is a installed valving at the seacock to allow the engine to be run on the trailer by means of a hose set up drawing water from a large trash can with a plastic bag liner. when its time to winterize You simply move the hose from the water source to a bucket of 3 gallons of Environmentally safe antifreeze. When it starts coming out the exhaust blue - shut the engine off. Over $40,000 invested in materials alone for boat , not including labor.

19 Feet 1938 Chris Craft

Flyin’ By is a 1938 Chris Craft Double Cockpit Forward Custom Runabout powered by her original Chris-Craft Model LC (146 HP) flathead 6 engine with twin Zenith carburetors. (Her original block was replaced at some point along the way as well a matching exhaust manifold). Her hull number is 48264. She was delivered to her first owners in Detroit, MI on August 12 1937 and then subsequently sold to a family in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 1960 where she was enjoyed on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair until 2016 when she was purchased and brought to Lake Champlain in VT for her preservation and numerous upgrades noted below. Flyin’ By is a very unique boat and she is mostly original other than the typical safety and convenience upgrades to keep her and her crew safe. Upgrades are as follow: automatic bilge pump, original 6v electrical system was upgraded to 12v, Fireboy Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing system and a Fireboy M-1 Gasoline Fume Detector (installed 2017), new water intake pump (2019), True 3M 5200 bottom (completed 2019), transmission rebuilt by Robert Henkel (July 2019), leather seats reupholstered (1980 and July 2021). She comes with a custom fit Sea Lion tandem axel trailer with 6 bunks and brakes (spare tire) and a custom fit canvas mooring cover suitable for trailering. She’s ready to go with her original "Chris Craft" flag mounted on her bow and an American flag mounted aft of the engine compartment as well as dock lines and 3 custom embroidered fenders for docking.

16 Feet 1947 Chris-Craft Rocket

This model is also known in the Chris-Craft record books as a “Special Runabout.” The boat was bought in northern Michigan in the summer of 2016 and was in need of restoration. A complete restoration was conducted over the next three years from 2017-2019. This Rocket is wearing its atomic blue hull paint replicated from the original color. Due to the wood shortages following WWII, as well as the increase in demand of power boats in order for Chris Craft to fill orders, some boats were made from white cedar not mahogany. This model being the only Chris Craft boat made completely out of white cedar, varnishing does not have a similar appearance to mahogany. Leaving a few examples of this model to be painted in the only paint available in the Chris Craft Factory, “atomic blue,” or Chris Craft engine paint. Estimated to be one of 40 hulls originally painted in this color “atomic blue.” This Chris Craft is currently in heated winter storage and available for viewing and testing (weather permitting). Restoration details include: ~New Keel, Port Stringer, Frames 2017-2018 ~Refastened Chines ~Refastened Hull Sides ~New “No Soak” 5200 Bottom ~New Rayco Fuel Tank ~Painted Hull and Deck in Period Correct Chris Craft Blue ~Chrome Replated ~Stainless Trim Polished ~New Upholstery ~New Windshield Glass ~Complete Rewire Rebuilt 1947 Chrysler Ace Marine Engine 92hp 2020 -Estimated 25 hrs. on rebuild -Bored .030 over -New Pistons -Rebuilt Transmission -Rebuilt Carburetor -Rebuilt Fuel Pump -New points, plugs, condenser and coil -New Battery Multiple Les Cheneaux Islands Boat Show Award Winner/ Ready to Show More information available upon request. Located in Dayton Ohio

18 Feet 1993 Simon Fletcher Runabout

Fletcher Boats capture the romance of the speed liner era of the 1940’s and 50’s. Built in 1993, Encore is a rare gem and a real head turner. Located in the Seattle area and offered at $36,500 with trailer and boat covers. For photos and further information please visit our website www.seasensations.com or email us info@seasensations.com. Fletcher Boats are known for the classic lines of speed liners of the 1940’s & 50’s with an appreciation of modern technology. Built by long time classic speedboat craftsman, Simon Fletcher of Port Angeles, Encore is solid Honduras mahogany planks laminated over African multi-ply on Honduras frames, on white oak chines and keel. All fastenings are stainless and silicon bronze. Traditional white cocked deck seams with accent king plank & covering board. The finish is twelve coats of Epifane. Encore is fresh water cooled so she can play both in the Sound and lakes. She has run with the tall ships in Elliot Bay, to Blake Island and Seattle for picnics and dinners, enjoyed NW lakes, cruises to Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Bremerton and toured around Bainbridge Island numerous times. Encore has a new in-water boat cover, fresh batteries, water pump and recent oil change. We replaced her aluminum rub rail with solid stainless, insulated her engine compartment and accessed additional storage area forward. She is a real head turner, beautifully built with classic lines.

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