While were on the subject of rare old boats for sale on eBay, we thought you might like to see this one. Fellow Woody Boater Jim Staib from Fine Wood Boats spotted this listing on eBay and sent it in to Woody Boater HQ. It’s a rare 1947 25′ Chris-Craft Red & White Express Cruiser.
Most of our regular viewers here at Woody Boater know by now that we have a soft spot in our hearts for these rare and unique Chris-Craft Express Cruisers and had a great time aboard Jim Frechette’s Pre-War Red & White “Old Paint” during the Sunnyland show back in March. So it’s good so see another one of these survivor’s out there being cared for.
According to the “Essential Guide” there were only 302 Post-War Red & White Express Cruiser’s built by Chris-Craft in Algonac between 1946 and 1948 and according to the seller this one is #154 of the production series (X-25-154) built in February 1947.
So if you have an extra $104,500.00 kicking around, you can bid on this beautiful old Chris-Craft and have it just in time for the summer boating season this year. In six days to be exact as that’s when the bidding closes. By the way this particular Red & White has one of those unusual “Witches’ Cap” bow lights, also rare for the Post-War series Red & White’s.
It’s always fun to see an eBay boat listing with good photography too!