Ya gotta hand it to Mitch LaPointe. He pulls out the most amazing boats from.. well.. the wood work! We were going to do another story today and then this sucker popped up and the emails started flying. So. Its the topic of the day. Amazing. As many of you know, or not. The 25 Sportsman is one of our top 10 drool boats. They have it all, cool runabout styling, with functional utility usability. God I think I actually spelled all those multi syllable words right! I think. Anyway.. This one has Alex Watson written all over it. Since Alex cant stop himself from owning not one but two.. Come on Alex. make it a trend. 3 is always a complete package!
This will no doubt wind up with a collector or someone that wants to win every show they go to. It must have an amazing history considering this would have been a healthy purchase right after the war. Man I love these boats. Dang, look at the lines on that windshield. Dammmm
Would make a killer photo boat for Woody Boater.You can drool all over your key board if you click here and go to the listing. We will find out more on the boat as the day progresses 1946 25′ Chris-Craft Sportsman Rare 25′ Sportsman in project condition. Factory installed wood windshield. Roomy 9-passenger layout with 3/4 middle seat. Original Scripps 208 engine. Call Mitch for information on restoration options.
And if you want to drool over some more 25 sportsman. There are some others out there at The Antique Boat Center,and Antique Boat America.
http://www.antiqueboat.com/boatdetails/fish25u.aspx This one is a new Fish Bros one.
http://www.antiqueboatamerica.com/ab_list_boatNew.asp?Left=&Type=ViewBoat&BoatId=30448 Twin engines make this very rare and easy to drive
http://www.antiqueboatamerica.com/ab_list_boatNew.asp?Left=ForSale&Type=ViewBoat&BoatId=30642Right in Sparta NJ.. Very close to us here. Dang, I might need to go see this one