1959 Chris-Craft 17 For Sale

Stock #190042 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1959
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
17
Length (LOA):
17' 6"
Beam:
--
Draft:
--
Trailer:
2005 Karavan Classic
Stock #:
190042
Location:
Plaistow, New Hampshire
(near Haverhill, MA)
Status:
Sold
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Not using enough.
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1959
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Model:
283 V8
Size:
185 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
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This 1959 Chris Craft 17 foot ski boat was the first of its kind to sport a V8 engine. It has been restored to beautiful condition using only materials called for in the original build sheets and blueprints from Chris Craft, which will be supplied to the new owner.

The restoration work was d...more

1959 Chris-Craft 17 Antique in Plaistow, New Hampshire

Stock #190042

This 1959 Chris Craft 17 foot ski boat was the first of its kind to sport a V8 engine. It has been restored to beautiful condition using only materials called for in the original build sheets and blueprints from Chris Craft, which will be supplied to the new owner.

The restoration work was documented in photos, which are part of this listing. It is difficult to find a flaw in this boat. It is a rare design and a part of boating history.

Powerful for a 1959 design, given it's Chris Craft 283 V8 engine, it cruises easily at 30MPH and has a top speed of 40 MPH.

This boat is in perfect, fully restored condition. Great care has been taken to make this a completely accurate restoration, staying true to the original build sheet and blueprint, which will be supplied to the new owner.

It won 1st place at a 2005 New England Antique Boat Show competition. It has been used 12 hours since it's restoration.

Information On Condition

Gorgeous condition is the best way to describe this boat. Everything has been restored to new condition, using great care. Even the instrumentation and fire extinguisher are perfect and true to the original.

Approximate boat location: Plaistow, New Hampshire


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Basic Details
Year:
1959
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
17
Length (LOA):
17' 6"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
190042
Location:
Plaistow, New Hampshire
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 10/1/2019)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1959
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Model:
283 V8
Size:
185 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
30 mph
Maximum Speed:
50 mph
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
17' 6"
Deck Features
Bench Seat:
Cleats - Fixed:
Cover - Full Boat:
Ski Tow Eyes:
Steering Wheel:
ElectricalElec. Components
Alternator:
Cockpit Lighting:
Fuel Gauge:
Horn:
Hour Meter:
Number Of Batteries:
1
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
2005
Brand:
Karavan
Model:
Classic
Material:
galvanized steel
# Axles:
1
# Brakes:
1
Brake Type:
surge brakes
Breakaway Hitch:
No
Our company makes no claim of road worthiness of trailer. If not maintained adequately, it may not be fit for travel. We recommend a thorough inspection prior to purchase.
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
8
# Cabins:
0
Sleep. Capacity:
0
# Berths:
0
Waste Capacity:
0 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Mahogany
Hull Shape:
V Shape
Exterior Color:
Natural Wood
Interior Color:
Natural Wood
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