Chris Craft Rocket Runabout Boats for sale
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Category Runabout Boats
Posted Over 1 Month
For your consideration for the next seven days is a 1947 Chris Craft Special Runabout. Hull # R -16 -796 . This boat has undergone a complete restoration over the past several years and has won Best In Show awards at both shows it attended. First, the hull: She has a new 5200 style bottom with the best quality Bruynzeel Okume marine plywood available for inner layer and clear white cedar outer planking. The bottom framing was replaced using white oak as was original. All fastenings are new USA made silicon bronze. Side planking is also all new clear white cedar, and the decks are all new Philippine mahogany. There are approximately 12 coats of Epifanes varnish on the brightwork and 6 coats of Petit Easypoxy on sides and bottom. Now hardware:The hardware is all original to this boat and has been rechromed. All rubrails have all been straightened and polished. Fasteners are new, chromed brass, Frearson head screws on the chrome hardware and stainless Frearson, yes stainless Frearson ( I had them made) on the stainless rubrails, cutwater and flat trim. Engine: The engine is the original one to the boat. It's a Chris Craft Model K, 95 hp, 6 cylinder, based on the Hercules QXD series. It has been rebuilt with new piston rings, and rod and main bearings. All sizes are standard, meaning the crank didn't need to be ground and the cylinders didn't need to be bored. The original pistons were cleaned and reused. If it ain't broke..... Valves and seats were ground and reused. Valve guides were replaced. Carburetor was rebuilt too. No, this was not an all-inclusive $9k rebuild with new everything. There was no need for it. This engine runs great with great oil pressure and starts every time. And it's 6 volt! Upholstery:All new upholstery using top quality marine vinyl to correct factory dimensions. Original style Kapok filling in cushionsNew correct style linoleum flooring for originality. Electrical:All new cloth covered wire matched to the factory original colors and sizes. Original gauges all function properly as does the original horn. New bilge pump. It's 12 volt but will do fine on 6. Boat doesn't leak anyway. Generator charges as it should. Trailer:Also included with the boat is a 2013 aluminum Vantage trailer complete with all legal paperwork. Propeller has been trued and balancedNew Aquamet stainless prop shaftNew custom fit Sunbrella cover included too. In short, this little boat has been restored to very high standards befitting a boat of much higher value. The father / son restoration team has over 50 years of combined boatbuilding and restoration experience on boats of all price ranges and sizes. If someone was to pay to have a similar boat restored, the cost would be at least double the asking price here today. In 2014 this boat won the Best In Show awards at both the Southern New England and Baystate Woodies shows, scoring in the mid 90 point range both times. Thanks for looking and please feel free to ask any questions. Mike (203) 484-4896 or Bill (203) 484-9358 and check out our other auctions.
Marine City, Michigan
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A great "Barn Find"! Here is a 1948 16' Chris-Craft Runabout Special "Rocket" that has been stored in a barn since 1996. The Special Runabout was not a runabout at all but a deluxe utility with a wide center deck that created a separate forward cockpit. Called the "Rocket" by Chris-Craft, these boats were nearly identical to the pre-war 16' Deluxe Runabouts which in turn were lengthened versions of the 1938 15-1/2' Deluxe Runabouts. The Rocket was offered varnished or painted, with choices of white, black, red and blue sides. The painted hull allowed Chris-Craft to use more readily available cedar. The boat is powered with a Chris-Craft "K" Serial Number 24768 6 cyl. engine. 1,040 were built from late 1945 through 1948. The trailer and cradle are included in the sale. See all photos for condition and contents. This boat may be seen Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:30PM, by appointment. Local Pick-up Only. Buyer must make all arrangements for Pick-up / Transportation / Delivery All returns must be made within 14 days of delivery (Electrical items are NON-REFUNDABLE). Items MUST be returned in the same condition as when they were purchased. Items not returned in the same condition will not be accepted. A 10% restocking fee will be applied to all returns. Returned Items, Shipping Charges, Insurance and Tracking Information are the buyer’s responsibility until returned item has been received by Great Lakes Army Surplus (GLASI). Buyer has 48 hours upon delivery to notify GLASI if they have received defective, damaged, incorrect or incomplete items. All items returned to GLASI require a return authorization code from a GLASI customer service agent. For a return authorization number contact us through eBay.
Miami Beach, Florida
2003 Chris-Craft Corsair 25, 2003 CC 25 Corsair, 5.7 Volvo Penta, Full Teak Package, White bottom paint,I ordered the 2014 trailer from Rocket, less than 100 miles on it.400 hours on boat. Dual battery with switch, Halon Fire Suppression,Refrigerator, Camode never used. 2nd owner, all manuals, paper work, I've owned it 4 years. Clarion stereo, no windlass and no captains call. 280 hpbullet proof motor, Just annualled, new fuel pump, new starter. Well cared for and mainted. Stern/summer cover, CC ropes, flags, fenders, Life vest.Sunbrella tucked under motor cover. Survey comes with boat. Call or text786-238-4800 No trades, Clear title in my name. $31500