Very Cool 1956 Estate Chris – Craft Sedan On Ebay!

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Beautiful lines

Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Martin Belcher for sending us this special Chris Craft sedan cruiser on ebay. Thie was on a while back, and here she is again, with no reserve. As of right now the price is $1,525 with a nice aluminum trailer. Now with a K, even if the engine worked it could still use another K, but that’s not what its about with one of these.

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The the aft steering wheel

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Looks clean-ish and its been loved thats for sure

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And for under $2,000 bucks soak it up and leave it at your dock as dock art. Her lines are amazing, and always been a favorite looker.

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Doesnt look like any rot in the transom? But always check it out

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She will need some work and paint.  The real  test would be to see if she will soak up.


And happy header day!

20 replies
    • floyd r turbo
      floyd r turbo says:

      Its back out?? I’ve seen this boat before and wondered what the “real” story is here. Bought my ’56 CC 25′ Express Cruiser from Mayfield, NY. and was used on Great Sacandaga, NY

  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Why did you make it header day when my schedule is ridiculously full today? You’re just plain mean.

  2. Nautilus
    Nautilus says:

    That’s a nice cruiser and if it goes for anywhere less than $10K, somebody will get a bargain.

    In the header, unless the photo has been stretched, T14 is a LOT longer than 22’…more like 32′.

  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    The headers get strange because some are from years ago when the site was smaller. I think there are around 2000 headers BTW, so it could occupy a good day! Sorry. I fall victim to it myself

  4. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    This would be a great boat- have often thought I would like one of these. Is this technically a semi-enclosed? A bit too much to buy one of these without an inspection though. A bottom would be very costly, and it is hard to gauge the extent of the work needed around the bow. But, they are such a social boat that are great fun to use. If I didn’t have so many boats already, and wasn’t just emerging from the latest large project…..

  5. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    These are very nice day cruiser boats with lots of passenger room. With only a 95 HP K, it won’t be fast once loaded up with people. I know of one around where I live that had the K engine and they nicknamed it “Chugger” because that engine was working hard but not going anywhere fast. Depends on what type of boating you like.

  6. Tom F.
    Tom F. says:

    Just finished the restoration on our 1956 25′ CC Express. I would venture a guess that the hulls are identical. Ours has the original 95 K Hercules. It gets on plane…but it’s cocktail cruiser, a “Chugger” as said earlier. Great for entertaining. V berth and a Porta Potti…the wife likes that. It took 10 years…flipped it and put a 5200 bottom on it and did the restoration myself…so yes it can be done, with patience, perseverance and a very understanding wife. They’re getting hard to find…someone should snatch this up…

    • Doug in the smokey PNW
      Doug in the smokey PNW says:

      With the same layout, mine is called an RSE,- Roamer Sportsman Express.
      However mine is not a chugger, with twin K’s, the speed is 32 k, with a minimum deadrise. Plus she has a built in head, not PortaPotti. ….and with steel, much less maintenance.

    • floyd r turbo
      floyd r turbo says:

      I had that same boat but “the Tipster” said “it spoke to him” so he had to have it and bought it from me. I really liked the raked transom that helps keep exhaust fumes from rolling over the transom. Mine had an ML 145 hp, that would keep up with runabouts easily. The express cabin’s low profile is well proportioned to the hull and doesn’t cause the hull to roll port to starboard like the taller standard cabin cruiser does. Nice restoration by the way.

      • Tom F.
        Tom F. says:

        Floyd R Turbo,

        Couldn’t agree with you more. Ours only has the K engine. But she still gets on plane. I know of one here in Michigan that has an MCL. Many Thanks for the compliment…it was a long process but well worth it.

    • Alex
      Alex says:

      Gotta be Les Cheneaux, Tom F. That flora is just too familiar. (The cell tower was also a giveaway.). Don’t worry tho. I won’t blow your cover. 🙂 Btw, beautiful boat!

      • Tom F.
        Tom F. says:

        You are correct Alex…Hessel Bay, Club Cut or Snows Channel can’t recall, right after we left the show heading to Cedarville. Spent the week following the boat show at Waterlawn Cottages in Cedarville. There’s not a bad day in Les Cheneaux!

  7. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    So Tom, did you mean that these boats are getting hard to find, or that an understanding wife is getting hard to find?

    I would agree to both statements.

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