Vintage Bros boat sales is proud to offer this beautiful Chris Craft Deluxe. Boat number 302 of 1880 total made this one was produced early in the production run.
At Vintage Bros we are classic boat enthusiasts first and boat brokers second. We promote and sell the boats we would love to own!
This is Hull Number R-17-302, built early in early 1947 before Chris Craft’s Engineering Change No. 1328 that moved the instruments to the center of the dashboard. In 2006 it was purchased in rough condition by the previous owner who restored much of it over the next six years, including a new 3m 5200 Bottom with white oak frames to replace old oil-soaked frames, new fir stringers, and a new aluminum gas tank with electric gauge (photos 302-19 and -20 document the new frames and bottom). At that time a model K flat-head 6 cylinder Chris Craft engine was professionally rebuilt by CDs Engine Service in Hudsonville , MI, and modified for 12 volts (pdf of invoice is attached). All original gauges were restored by Kocians and modified to 12 volt, all chrome fittings were re-chromed, and the seats were re-upholstered in red leatherette to match the original color. But due to deteriorating health by the owner, the boat was never launched.
Between 2012 and 2016 the boat was stored in a dry enclosed garage. The present owner had the restoration completed between 2016 and 2018, including installation of the rebuilt engine, with new electric fuel pump; rewiring with modern marine wire and fastenings; replacement of topsides mahogany planks where needed, refinishing topsides and deck, and installation of a new crash pad.
Miscellaneous original accessories are included, such as original fire extinguisher and flag poles.
A 2006 trailer is included. It was custom built by Phoenix Trailers to carry classic boats of this type, and contains disc brakes and a side swing tongue.
This is a stunning example of the series. For questions please call Jim at 513 678 9379.
1947 17' Chris Craft Deluxe
Vintage Bros Boat Sales always recommends that any prospective purchaser either inspect the boat themselves or hire a third-party inspector to examine the boat as a contingency of purchase. Once these things are completed to the buyer's satisfaction the sale becomes final. It is the buyers right to waive all inspections. If a buyer choose to go this route they bare full responsibility for the choice made regarding the condition of the boat.
Vintage Bros. Boat Sales is happy to help in any prospective purchaser coordinate shipping. However, shipping is ultimately the responsibility of the purchaser not only in coordination but in payment of the service.