1953 Chris-Craft 20 Sportsman Special

  • 20
  • Chris-Craft
  • West Chester, PA, US

Yacht price :

$38,500
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Gallery
  • Descriptions

Overview

 

1954 Chris Craft 20’ Special Sportsman.  Build completed on 12/14/1953.  Hull Number SS-20-121.  Motor #MBL-83717, 158HP (Original), 30 kts top end. Documented by the Mariners’ Museum Chris Craft Newport News, VA (all documents included).  Utility version of Sportsman and used as a ski vessel in its early life in Georgia.  This vessel was restored in the name of the Owner’s grandfather (Chubby – D) with no expense spared.  The restoration was started in 2002 and was completed in 2010.  The original plan was to do a waterline up restoration, but the owner decided to send the boat to a Chris Craft Restoration company and have the boat completely taken apart and rebuilt. Upon return to Owner, a 6-year process finished the detail work. Hull, Top-sides, Mechanical and operational restoration includes:

 

  • Motor and interior removal and boat braced and rolled for bottom work
  • Motor stripped and reworked (Pictures show results)
  • Removal of all planking below waterline and built back with No Soak Bottom.  5200 bonding agent and Epoxy seal of all structural and planking.
  • Ribs replaced where deemed necessary. Approximately 8 new
  • Transom structure and planking new, to include decking and transom.
  • Foredeck rebuilt and 50% new deck.
  • Numerous topside plans replaced.
  • Chris Craft stain of all topsides
  • 15 coats of Captains Varnish final two coats with UV stabilized
  • Wet surfaces with copper Petit bottom paint
  • Fuel Tank removed boiled and renewed
  • Fuel system upgraded with Filters
  • Motor refit (Compression strong, so head remained intact). Generator, Starter and all systems re-built or new.
  • New wiring harness
  • Motor has new Fresh water Manifold, custom built.  Original available to new owner.
  • New interior and seats
  • New interior decking and covering
  • Very Unique 7-Guage Dash (Eng. Time, Fuel, Speed (Pitot Tube), Tack, Eng. Temp, Oil Pressure, Amps) – Gauges sent to Chicago for rebuild.
  • Others…. Too much to list.

 

 

 

Owner spent over $60K in rebuild and built the boat as a weekend user.  Boat is garage kept and comes with a mooring cover.  Easy Roller Aluminum Bunk trailer included.  Less than 1000 miles on trailer. Since time of restoration, family has moved and interest are elsewhere.  This is an excellent example of a vintage Chris Craft that is ready for many years of service.

 

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Chris-Craft
Model:
20 Sportsman Special
Year:
1953
Category:
Power
Condition:
Used
Location:
West Chester, PA, US
Vessel Name:
P 5969 JB
Boat Type:
Runabouts
Hull Material:
Wood
Designer:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
20 ft - 6.1 meter
LOA:
19 ft 2 in - 5.84 meter
Beam:
7 ft - 2.13 meter
Draft - max:
- meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:

Engine

Make:
Chris-Craft
Model:
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
Cruise Speed:
Range:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Unleaded
Horsepower:
158 (Individual), 158 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
31 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
Gallon(s) - tank(s)
Holding Tank:
Gallon(s)

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
-
Total Heads:

Gallery

Descriptions

Default
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Presented by :

Jim Burns

View Profile
24 Listing(s)
Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)