1956 17' Chris Craft Sportsman priced at $14995

(As always the description of this boat is based on information gathered from the seller in writing and in conversation.)

Vintage Bros Boat Sales is proud to offer this beautiful piece of mid- century boating history! This fully restored Sportsman is hull # CC 17 2277 which means it was hull number 277 of a production run of 514 total of the 17' Sportsman model produced in 1956.

This boat represents an incredible value in the market place and its offered for sale at a price much less than the cost of its stunning restoration.

At Vintage Bros we are classic boat enthusiasts first and boat brokers second. We love selling boats that we have dreamt of owning ourselves!


This boat retains much of its original planking. According to the seller the bottom was replaced with a no soak bottom by The Wooden Boat Shop in the early 2000's it can go in the water dry with no soar up. The hull side planking is highly figured and appears furniture-like in its gloss and luster.


The interior of this boat has been replaced from original but is beautiful and period correct. The steering wheel is mostly free of defects and the gauges are clear and easy to read. At this time the horn and the added speedometer do not work these should be an easy repair.


The engine in this boat is the infamous Chris Craft 'KLC' rated at 120hp. It is in part why this model was considered such a good all around performer for watersports of all kinds including fishing. This motor is torquey and moves this Sportsman along very well. The trailer is a dual axle unit that was powered coated and tows quite well.


You just can't beat the 17' Sportsman as a boat. It does most everything a classic boater would want; it's a good ski boat, fishing boat as well as a nice cocktail cruiser. Easy to tow and maneuver it's a boat that should be in everyone collection. Please call Jim at 513 678 9379.

1956 Chris Craft 17' Sportsman

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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 Liberty Twsp, Ohio, 45011

Tel: 513-678-9379

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