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Vintage Bros is proud to present this very cool project boat! Hull # R-16-748 is the 748th boat of 1040 produced in the series from 1946 to 1949.

These boats were known to be very nimble in the water. Lightweight and well-powered they were considered fast in their day. This hull is a blast in the water!

At Vintage Bros we are antique and classic boat enthusiasts first and boat brokers second.  We love putting buyers and sellers together and would love to own any one of the boats we sell.


Most of the post-war, painted-hull Chris Crafts were made of mostly Spanish Cedar (decks and transoms were almost always mahogany) due to shortages of good Philippine mahogany. This boat is a project so plan on a new bottom and possibility frames. Hull sides and decks look pretty solid.


This boat is powered by a 'K' series 95hp Hercules flathead 6 cylinder engine. This power plant was the cornerstone of the Chris Craft fleet with some 300,000 produced from 1937-1963. At this time it is unknown whether or not it has been rebuilt.


This is a fun little project! It is believed the hardware is complete except for the windshield. There are a few boxes to look through to confirm. These boats are getting harder to find in good restorable condition. Please call Jim at 513 678 9379. 

1948 16' Chris Craft Special Runabout

  • 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. 

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