It’s almost like each engine is taunting me. This is one of the most amazing big Sportsman out there, and yet, no one has got it yet so I can sleep at night. Please. someone buy this twin K pre war masterbeast. PLEASE. Thankfully I do not have the funds, but I sure got the drool cup. Northwind has it all. And yes I have been drooling all over her for years. I think I fist had a heart beat skip back on Torch Lake.

On Torch lake with MC numbers

Back in 2018 I started dreaming.

It is an older restoration, but she hasnt been used all that much and when that is, its in perfect fresh water. It’s a 1937, Stinky is a 1937.. A theme. Maybe they knew each other at the plant? Maybe they share some of the same lumber. Lumber Sisters?

Already on a trailer to be towed home to papa!

Why do these twin engines get me? I like the idea of over doing it, and maneuvering is amazingly easy. And if one goes out, you can limp home on the other.

Oh hell ya

Its that little bow lettering that really gets me. I am a sucker for graphics. And that swoosh is perfect.

The Swoosh!

I wonder if the interior is the original color, I would love a crazy apple green one with a yellow hull. But thats an easy fix.

BINGO! But with twins!

Lots of seating

Please someone.. PAAAAAAAAAALLLLEEEEEEAAAASSSSSEEEE buy it for the sake of whats left of my sanity

Maybe this will have to do now.


13 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Dave Bortner brought her to Algonac a few years ago and cruised over to Bryson’s island on her. Beautiful and rare Chris Craft model that got a lot of drools at the show.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Cool boat!!!

    $225K? A bit aggressive for me, besides I would probably not buy it because it has too much Smith drool all over it. I am in love with Baby Chick. Probably be $350K before I was done with that one.

    Wait, is that a knot in the transom. or just rot?

  3. Dave Bortner
    Dave Bortner says:

    The transom shot in the story is 10+ years old, here’s a current one.
    I think the coolest thing about this boat is the two fold-up seat backs, so it feels like a triple with both seat backs up, but still has the utility of, well, a utility.

  4. Dave Bortner
    Dave Bortner says:

    Here’s a current transom photo, the one in the story is old.
    The two fold-up seat backs are a cool feature of this boat, folded up, it has the feel of a triple.

    • Art
      Art says:

      Molly-O has the Sportsmen front seat configuration with the center fold up seat back, but it only looks like a single. 😉

  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Late to the party today. I have been out enjoying the water on this beautiful U P day! All I can say is buy it Matt, you can swing it, make him an offer he can’t refuse. They say when you get old you only regret the things you didn’t do.

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