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1950 Chris Craft 23' Holiday Project Boat

1950 Chris Craft 23' Holiday Project Boat


Northford, Connecticut

Year 32767

Make Chris Craft

Model -

Category Runabout Boats

Length 23.0

Posted Over 1 Month

For your consideration is a 1950 Chris Craft 23' Holiday project boat. First the bad:This boat will require extensive wood replacement including a new bottom, decks and some side planking. Not to mention an engine rebuild, interior and rechroming. To put it bluntly, it's rough. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Now the good:It has most of its original hardware, including the expensive stuff like windshield, large deck vents, column shift, lifting eye and cleat, and the Iva-Lite. The rub rails are all there as is the exhaust pipe (kinked but repairable), prop and shaft, rudder etc.Also included is the original Chris Craft MBL 158 hp engine. Other than it not being seized, the condition is unknown. The exhaust manifold is cracked on the lower aft edge. The monel gas tank is there too andf in good condition. I have the gauges and panel and side vents also There were only 88 of these made in the early 50s and very few have survived. This one is hull # H - 23 - 016. She would make a great family boat or cocktail cruiser ( It has a built in liquor cabinet from the factory) when completed with its high freeboard and 8 ft wide beam. The MBL engine is said to provide plenty of power and good maneuverability for a boat of this size given its relatively shallow draft. Here's your chance to own a wonderful rare boat that deserves to be saved for future generations. I just don't have the time or resources now. Trailer is NOT included The boat is also for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction at any time if it sells. Thanks for looking and feel free to ask questions since I can explain better than I can type. Evening Phone (203) 484-4896 ask for Mike