1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout For Sale

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Stock #053053 -
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1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #2
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #2

Boat Details

Year:
1957
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
17 Sportsman Runabout
Length (LOA):
17'
Beam:
6' 5"
Min. Draft:
18"
Max. Draft:
6"
Trailer:
2001 magic tilt
Stock #:
053053
Location:
Jupiter, Florida
Status:
Available
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1957
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Model:
Hercules KFL
Size:
131 hp
Hours:
20
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"Fresh Water Only Boat! Ready to Water Trial!"

This post war beauty was acquired in 1996 after the previous owner had an allergy to sawdust. The current owner's restoration would span 5 years. All the hard work shows as you walk toward her you can't help but notice the brilliant sheen of the varnished mahogany as the sunlight hits her just right...more

1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #2
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #1
1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout - #2

1957 Chris-Craft 17 Sportsman Runabout Antique in Jupiter, Florida

Stock #053053

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

This post war beauty was acquired in 1996 after the previous owner had an allergy to sawdust. The current owner's restoration would span 5 years. All the hard work shows as you walk toward her you can't help but notice the brilliant sheen of the varnished mahogany as the sunlight hits her just right. The hull is made out of solid mahogany planking which has the Chris Craft logo near the center. The details continue on the bow with a chrome light assembly and a Chris Craft flag. The stern sports old glory. The interior is highlighted by the white steering wheel and the classic controls and gauges. The sleek styling and flowing lines of this Sportsman have automotive like feel reminiscent of the times. The curved clear windshield really stands out along with the bright red cushions. Seating is offered at the stern with room for 3 and the forward seating has a space between to allow movement with seating for 2. There is ample space for storage items under the bow and along side the seating. Access to wiring and controls is also under the dash. Inside there is a mahogany boat hook and glove box like storage.
The Trailer is a Magic Tilt with the Chris-Craft logo and mahogany highlights.

Information On Condition

Overall the vessel is in excellent condition. Some of the bottom paint is peeling toward the bow. One area near the bow has a plank that is slightly uneven due to some deterioration. The remainder of the hull is smooth and fare and the varnish shines. All emblems and logos are in great shape. The Gold leaf on the stern is bright and is used on the registration numbers as well. The windshield is clear and free of any scratches. The weather stripping shows some dirt but no discoloring. The stainless trim has a screw that has backed or popped out on the stem. There is a small chip on the plastic center steering wheel cap. The white waterline stripe has a small area of peeling at the stern. The seat cushions are stored indoors and show no signs of use or wear. The engine compartment is tidy and the engine appears to be in proper order. The shaft and rudder appear to be in order as well. The engine is the original to the boat and was rebuilt by George Shen a known Chris Craft engine expert. It is a Chris Craft Hercules K model with 131HP
The gauges were rebuilt by Pat Powell. The restoration of the vessel was completed by the owner. The owner's favorite part of the boat when asked is the Sound! The boat has never been is saltwater. It has been stored and covered but seldom used since around 2006 due to the owner having some mobility difficulty.

Approximate boat location: Jupiter, Florida

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Basic Details
Year:
1957
Type:
Power
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
17 Sportsman Runabout
Length (LOA):
17'
Hours:
20
Stock #:
053053
Location:
Jupiter, Florida
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1957
Brand:
Chris-Craft
Model:
Hercules KFL
Hours:
20
Type:
Flat 6
Size:
131 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Fuel Tank:
20 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
25 mph
Maximum Speed:
30 mph
Config.:
Inboard
Carbureted:
Bilge Blower:
Fuel/water Separator:
Rudder:
Strut:
Cooling System:
Raw Water Cooled.
Exhaust:
Original Christ Craft. Manifolds Have Been Changed & Are Up To Date.
Steering:
Original Christ Craft, Cable.
Control Type:
Original Chris Craft Controls
Fuel Tank:
New Aluminum, Custom, Modeled After Original Tank. Seller Still Has Original.
Propeller Shaft:
New 1996
Engine Service:
Last Oil Change Was 2014
Impellers:
Last Done 1996
Fuel Tank Location:
In Stern
Starting Type:
Electric Start
Water Pump:
1996
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
17'
Beam:
6' 5"
Min. Draft:
18"
Max. Draft:
6"
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Navigation Lights:
Deck Features
Storage:
Removable Bolsters:
Anchor Locker:
Under Back Seat
Anchor:
Some Line.
Lines:
Some
Rub Rails:
Rubber
Glove Box:
Passanger Side.
Steering Wheel:
Original
Boat Cover:
Canvas Grey. Not For Trailering.
Windshield:
Brand New 1996, Matches Original.
Bolster Seat:
Beautiful. Seats Are Kept Off The Boat In The Air Conditioning.
Bench Seat:
2, One In Front, One In Back.
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Gasoline Vapor Detector:
Fenders:
Life Jackets:
Marine Whistle:
Throwable PFD:
Alarm:
Engines Only
Bilge Pump:
2
Fire Extinguisher:
1
ElectricalElec. Components
Tachometer:
Battery Switch:
Fuel Gauge:
Fuse Panel:
Gauges:
Horn:
Works
Battery Charger:
One Bank, Mounted On Boat. Battery Tender Trickle Charger.
Battery Location:
Mid Ship, Bilge
Alternator:
Generator Instead Of An Alternator. Mounted To The Side Of The Motor.
Battery:
1, 1996
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
2001
Make:
magic tilt
Material:
Alluminum
# Axles:
2
# Brakes:
0
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
Pass. Capacity:
5
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Shape:
V
Exterior Color:
Natural
Interior Color:
Red
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