1953 Chris-Craft 16 Rocket Classic For Sale

$27,300
$22,500
Stock #077072 -
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$22,500
$27,300

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Boat Details

Year:
1953
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
16 Rocket Classic
Length (LOA):
16' 6"
Beam:
6' 8"
Draft:
24"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
077072
Location:
Danielson, Connecticut
Status:
Available
Reason for Selling:
doesn't use
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1953
Brand:
--
Model:
KBL
Size:
131 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"CLASSIC CHRIS-CRAFT DUAL COCKPIT RUNABOUT FULLY RESTORED ** ELECTRIC ENGINE SETUP, ORIGINAL HERCULES ENGINE INCLUDED *TRAILER & ELECTRIC LIFT INCLUDED"

This Classic Chris-Craft has been completely restored and refitted with an electric motor (see pictures). This electric motor was manufacted by Advanced D.C. Motors, Inc. (Syracuse, NY) and installed for light cruising. The original Hercules 3-carb KBL 131HP engine is a rebuildable unit and is inclu...more

1953 Chris-Craft 16 Rocket Classic Antique in Danielson, Connecticut

Stock #077072

Although located in Canada, due to Canadian regulations, this boat is not available for sale to potential buyers in Canada.

This Classic Chris-Craft has been completely restored and refitted with an electric motor (see pictures). This electric motor was manufacted by Advanced D.C. Motors, Inc. (Syracuse, NY) and installed for light cruising. The original Hercules 3-carb KBL 131HP engine is a rebuildable unit and is included in the sale.

Because the seller knows the history of this boat and has overseen the restoration himself; this description will be mostly stated in the words of the owner.........

"The restoration started in the winter of 2012, was completed in September of 2013. The boat went into the water for about 3 hours at that point for testing, just to be sure that all of the gauges and controls were working correctly, as they had all been removed. It operated perfectly! The boat was completely stripped, re-fastened, re-plugged, and refinished to what you now see. The complete bottom, from the chines down, was professionally replaced just prior to me buying it in 2002. I might have a photo of that from the previous owner, but not sure that I can find it, but if you'd really like it, I'll try to dig it up. The boat has been sitting since right where you see it. I still have my lake house up there, and I'll be there in about three weeks to clean up the yard, etc. The boat is not registered now, and I won't put it in the water, because I'm only going there to get the lake house ready to list for sale."

Per the seller........

"Also included in the sale (for full price) will be six brand new, very expensive, deep cycle batteries (images 106, 107), and no, these are not golf cart batteries, but rather a marine quality battery that are going to cost me about $1500.00! It also includes the lake de-thaw pump, about 60 feet of underwater power cable that goes from shore power to the water-proof electrical box on the lift, the safety equipment in the boat and everything else that I have for the boat! I also have all of the original Chris Craft gauges that came out of the dash as well."

The trailer is included...in 2016 it got new tires, new wheel bearings, new lights, and complete new wiring, basically a rebuild and it has no rust.

The electric lift is also included, works perfectly and has a cover as well.


*****NOTE TO BUYERS*****

The first ten images were provided by seller.

Trailer not included.
Information On Condition

Completely restored! Very good Condition!

All ribs and planks are tight.

The double-cockpit cushions are newly reupholstered.

The floor is redone with rubber-matted non-skid.

The electric engine is easily removed and the engine compartment is big enough to accommodate several different configs.

The seller has a storage lift that is also available and negotiable. He (retired) and his son are both mechanics with their own shop and have maintained this classic well.

Approximate boat location: Danielson, Connecticut

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Basic Details
Year:
1953
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
16 Rocket Classic
Length (LOA):
16' 6"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
077072
Location:
Danielson, Connecticut
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1953
Model:
KBL
Size:
131 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Engine Location:
Midship*
Control Type:
Cable
Steering:
Cable
Passenger Capacity:
4
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
16' 6"
Beam:
6' 8"
Max. Draft:
24"
Weight:
2,850 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Spotlight:
Deck Features
Cockpit Seating:
Thru-bolted SS Cleats:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Fire Extinguisher:
ElectricalElec. Components
Horn:
Night Lighting:
Battery Switch:
Battery:
See Images 107, 108 (indicator Light)
Gauges:
Fuel, RPM
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
4
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Chris-craft
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Shape:
V
Exterior Color:
Mahogany, Teak
Interior Color:
Mahogany, Green, Black
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