I know a while back we talked about the pre war 25 sportsman, and they are cool for sure, but my ultimate dream boat of all time is a 25 Chris Craft post war sportsman. Only 208 post-war 25 SP-25s built by Chris-Craft between 1946-50. Green leather, red leather offered in 1949. According to Brian Robinson – Chris-Craft started using red leather (rather than green) on the SP-25 in mid-1948 with Hull #147. Other minor changes from that hull number forward.
Of the 208 post-war SP-25s built, 48 were built as Sportsman Sedan,which are cool, but my dream is sans top, I like the openness of a day on the water.
So today, we’ll drool over topless 25 Sportsmans. Now. there is no way I can afford one, especially a cheap one. Those will hurt, considering a restoration on one is a huge commitment. But with only around 70 or so known to still exist, it may be your only option. Of course there are some for sale which is what triggered this dream story.
Mitch Lapointe just got a nice one in and priced at $89K is actually a fair price since it has a new bottom. We don’t know all the details.And of course this low cost one on Ebay.. Above.
But the dream boat for me, is more like Alex Watson’s user that has a new 454 in it. The M seems to would be a bit of a slug fest. Ya ya, I know, its a rare boat.
A very very rare rare twin engine 25 Sportsman we featured a while back
But getting one of the rarest of rare Scripps aint gonna ever happen on my budget. I like to really use our boats and the 25 ft is great for big water, and looks like a runabout with the usefulness of a utility. I still like the entire series of 18, 22 sizes. But the 25 is the mother!
Here is a list of links to some that are for sale from our trusty sponsors.
At The Antique Boat Center. This one was bought at the Warner Auction and needs restoration.
And this one at Sierra Boat Co on Lake Tahoe. Its a stunner and ready to go. Click Here
And of course there is Miss Effie at Gordys on Geneva Lake. Simply amazing and used all summer long. There is a great link to some factoids on there site. Like the fact that a 25 Sportsman was more than the average house cost of the day!
And this one from Alex Watson of a soft top. I wonder if the zipper is correct?
And one more of Majestic, witha killer Apple Green leather interior. I love it.
Just two days til Algonac! Wooohooo!