1955 Chris-Craft Sportsman - Sold

Driving Miss Duffy - $18,500 - 17 ft

John Hoenig
Location: Houghton, MI
Hull Material: Wood
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LOA: 17 ft
Beam: 6.5 ft
Dry Weight: 1,600 lb


Total Power: 100 hp

Engine #1
Engine Brand: Hercules
Engine Year: 1955
Engine Model: K
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: unleaded
Propeller: 3 Blade
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 100 horsepower

Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Maximum Speed: 30 knots


Fuel Tanks: 1 - 19 gallon

Electrical Equipment

Electrical Circuit: 110 V


The classic mahogany utility was completely redone with new ribs, white oak keel, Okuma plywood substrate and mahogany planking bedded in 3M 5200 bottom. New decks, transom planks, hardware, windshield, floorboards, seats and engine box. New upholstery, bilge pumps, and gas tank.

The boat has original Chris Craft mahogany stain color covered with 13 coats of varnish.  The trailer has custom bunks covered with marine carpet. The trailer has stainless wheels with new tires and new lights. The boat has its original factory cradle with "Chris Craft 17" stenciled on it. Also, has original engine plate and dealers checklist.

Boat engine is a 100 hp Hercules and has been completely overhauled with new bearings, piston rings, connecting rods, 12-volt generator, starter, water pump, exhaust elbow and a new coat of Chris Craft blue paint. 

This is a head turner and a one of a kind offering!

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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