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Vintage Bros. Boat Sales is proud to offer this gorgeous 1953 17’ Chris Craft
Sportsman for sale. From 1953 – 1955 Chris craft made 1031 of these. A
Sportsman in this condition is highly desirable and a true value at the price
offered. As you can see from the photos it looks great on the water!


This boat is priced to sell and is an excellent opportunity to own a 50’s Chris Craft
at an unbeatable value! From 1953 – 1955 Chris craft made 1031 of these. This
boat is hull number CC17349. It is an early boat in the production run.


At Vintage Bros. we are enthusiasts first and boat brokers second. We are
selective about our inventory and enjoy selling boats we would also love to own.


The hull


According to the seller the boat has a 5200 bottom. The hull sides appear tight
with no seam separation. The color appears deep with highlights of the grain of
the wood apparent. She is a user boat that has been well cared for with regular
maintenance. There are a few ’pits’ in the chrome and a crack in the windshield.
Like I said she’s a user.


The interior


The red interior is beautiful. Its plush, supple and comfortable. The vinyl shows
clean and well fitted with no abnormal wear or tear. The gauges are clear and




This boat features a 95hp K series Hercules flat heat 6 cylinder engine. With a
proper tune, a good running power plant of this kind can push this hull to 28-32




These hulls are very fun in the water! With a little elbow grease this boat could be
the star of any dock or boat ramp. They are good for skiing, and fishing or just a
simple evening cruise. This particular boat represents a great value on an early
production 17’ Sportsman. Please call Jim at 513 678 9379.

1953 17' Chris Craft Sportsman

  • 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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