1957 Chris-Craft 17 Ski Boat For Sale

Stock #084227 -
Sold

Boat Details

Year:
1957
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
17 Ski Boat
Length (LOA):
17'
Beam:
8'
Draft:
--
Trailer:
1957
Stock #:
084227
Location:
Fortville, Indiana
(near Fishers)
Status:
Sold
Reason for Selling:
Restores for resale
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
--
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Model:
283
Size:
240 hp
Hours:
20
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Recently Sold — Bound for Reno, NV

Beautifully restored classic Chris Craft ski boat.

Original 283 engine was recently rebuilt and still has plenty of power for water sports. New starter, water pump, transfer case and four barrel Carter carburetor.

A 95 point restoration - all planks removed and refastened with stai...more

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We are proud to label this boat sold. Bound for Reno, NV!



Just within the past few days I closed my purchase of a 17' Chris Craft Mahogany Ski Boat. An antique classic, but one that skims beneath the radar, because the Chris Crafts that I skied behind back in the 50ies had Gray marine 6 cylinders. Large wakes, but not so much for speed. This one came with a Chevy 283 from the factory. Oh Yeah! Some thing that one can really work with. What I thought I knew about wood boats (plywood) does not apply to Mahogany wood as I soon found out when I met Loren Eslinger, Sales Representative for POP Yachts. Listing agent for boats,that I was investigating. Mahogany is a wood unto its self. Open grain. What I learned from Loren and making requests about different boats in different parts of the country. I learned that POP Yachts has a massive coordinated system of obtaining the information that the buyer needs without leaving your computer. They bring it to you via their agents in close up pictures, in my case, that told the story that was important to me. There are three agents involved in putting my mahogany dream together that deserve a shout out,and they are Loren Eslinger, Area Rep, Randy Harrell, Local Rep. and Rusty Kline, Closing Agent. All very professional. Very smooth operation all around. THANKS GUYS!!
Tom S. Reno, NV Found 6.4 mos ago on TrustPilot.com   View on website .

1957 Chris-Craft 17 Ski Boat Antique in Fortville, Indiana

Stock #084227

Beautifully restored classic Chris Craft ski boat.

Original 283 engine was recently rebuilt and still has plenty of power for water sports. New starter, water pump, transfer case and four barrel Carter carburetor.

A 95 point restoration - all planks removed and refastened with stainless steel screws. All battens, beams and planks refastened. New plumbing and wires throughout.

Upholstery has been redone true to the original colors and interior pattern. Seats and engine cover have been reupholstered.

New Transom and West Marine bottom.

Originally owned by Cypress Gardens in Florida and used in ski shows. A true classic, ready to pull your pyramid today!!

Information On Condition

Second owner boat and current owner purchased from a relative.

Professionally redone by seller who restores woods boats.

Used on in freshwater in Michigan's lakes.

Complete and ready to ski. Hit it!

Approximate boat location: Fortville, Indiana

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Basic Details
Year:
1957
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
17 Ski Boat
Length (LOA):
17'
Hours:
20
(on rebuild)
Stock #:
084227
Location:
Fortville, Indiana
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Model:
283
Hours:
20
(on rebuild)
Size:
240 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Fuel Tank:
20 gals
Config.:
Inboard/Outboard
Carbureted:
Engine Compartment:
Engine Cylinders:
Cockpit Type:
Runabout
Engine Location:
Midship
Engine Displacement:
283 CI
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
17'
Beam:
8'
Deck Features
Gauges:
Tach , Temp, Amps, Battery
ElectricalElec. Components
Battery:
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
1957
Material:
steel
# Axles:
1
Spare Tire:
Yes
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
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Chris Craft
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Shape:
Modified V
Exterior Color:
Mahogany
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