1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser For Sale

$156,000
$67,500
Stock #035084 -
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$67,500
$156,000

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Boat Details

Year:
1948
Type:
Power
Brand:
Higgins
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
Deluxe Sedan Cruiser
Length (LOA):
26'
Beam:
9' 6"
Draft:
18"
Trailer:
2006 Yacht Club B-2660-TB
Stock #:
035084
Location:
Monrovia, Indiana
Status:
Available
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1948
Brand:
Chrysler
Model:
Crown 135
Size:
135 hp
Hours:
30
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"PRICE REDUCED! MOTIVATED SELLER!! 2014 International Show at ACBS Skaneateles Winner!"

This 1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser,The Andrew J is an award winning completely restored classic.

Purchased from Daniel Schmitt in the fall of 2005 in Kinta, Oklahoma. The Original owner before the Schmitt Family was the Anderson's from Lake Coeur de lane, Iowa.

Boat was origina...more

1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser - #1
1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser - #1
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1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser Antique in Monrovia, Indiana

Stock #035084

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

This 1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser,The Andrew J is an award winning completely restored classic.

Purchased from Daniel Schmitt in the fall of 2005 in Kinta, Oklahoma. The Original owner before the Schmitt Family was the Anderson's from Lake Coeur de lane, Iowa.

Boat was originally sold by Touristville Boats in Clear Lake, Iowa

You are viewing the only Higgins 1948 26 Deluxe Sedan Cruiser known to exist. The number produced of this year and model is obscure because a hurricane wiped out most those records back in 1947 in New Orleans and Katrina struck the final blow.

The Andrew J. was found in a barn in Oklahoma back in 2005. Contact was made with award-winning restorer Dan Nelson of Nelson Boatworks to appraise this fine craft and the determination was made to begin restoration in 2006.

A custom made trailer is included. She rides easily at 60 mph over the road.

This is a rare classic vessel that's sure to turn heads anywhere it goes.

2014 International Show at ACBS Skaneateles Winner!

It has been Awarded Best Preserved Cruiser 2012 by ACBS at the International Antique and Classic Boat Show in Table Rock, MO

Extremely Rare. She is the only one known to exist of this year and model. Restoration to Original Specifications by Dan Nelson of Nelson Boatworks

Higgins Model NOH 26 B 5 Serial #10147

Original Engine - Chrysler Crown 135 HP Serial #18479 Restored by Van Ness



A potted history of Higgins and The Andrew J:

Higgins Inc. was founded in New Orleans by Jackson Higgins. After WW2 the company flourished from the mid 1940's through the early 1960's. They specialized building painted plywood pleasure and work boats that were enhanced with mahogany transoms and interiors.

Higgins industries is especially famous for their WW2 and Korean war efforts in producing military craft for the Marines, Coast Guard and US Navy. Their most notable wartime craft were the PT Boats (PT 109) and LCVP Landing Craft as used in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" during the D Day landings at Normandy.

The Andrew J's name was sanctioned by Dawn Higgins Murphy, Andrew Jackson Higgins daughter. Dawn still lives down by New Orleans to this day with her husband Bob. There are only about 200 Higgins pleasure boats remaining and only a handful of military craft.

Information On Condition

Complete professional restoration to better than new condition with only 30 hours on the engine since rebuild, Immaculate.

The Andrew J received Best of Show and Peoples Choice at the Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show and the grand finale was receiving BEST PRESERVED CRUISER in Table Rock, MO at the Annual International Show hosted by The Antique and Classic Boat Society - ACBS the Grand-Daddy of the Wooden and Classic boat shows.

These awards are only given to boats at the pinnacle of the condition ladder. Therefore, condition speaks for itself.

POP Yachts has not yet been on this particular vessel. All information in this listing is believed to be accurate and correct but at present time has not been personally verified. We encourage all inquiries and questions relating to the boat, it's present condition, accuracy of details including but not limited to it's location, engine hours, service history, listing status and features.

Approximate boat location: Monrovia, Indiana

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Basic Details
Year:
1948
Type:
Power
Brand:
Higgins
Category:
Antique and Classic/Antique
Model:
Deluxe Sedan Cruiser
Length (LOA):
26'
Hours:
30
(since rebuild)
Stock #:
035084
Location:
Monrovia, Indiana
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1948
Brand:
Chrysler
Model:
Crown 135
Hours:
30
(since rebuild)
Size:
135 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Config.:
Inboard
Bottom Paint:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
26'
Beam:
9' 6"
Max. Draft:
18"
Weight:
6,000 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Anchor Light:
Navigation Lights:
Deck Features
Boat Cover:
Chrome Cleats:
Mooring Lines:
2
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Fire Extinguisher:
Life Ring:
Life Float
Fenders:
3
Life Jackets:
2
ElectricalElec. Components
Alternator:
Battery:
Fuel Gauge:
Horn:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Water Temperature Gauge:
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
2006
Make:
Yacht Club
Model:
B-2660-TB
Material:
Steel
# Axles:
2
# Brakes:
2
Brake Type:
Electric
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
# Cabins:
1
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Cabin Lighting:
Carpet:
Sink:
Ice Box:
Under Sink
Berth:
2
ConstructionConst. Features
Anchor:
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