Vintage Bros Boat Sales is extremely proud to introduce this beautiful 18' 1962 Chris Chart Cavalier. It is hull # 106 of a total production of 160 that year. Chris Craft's Cavalier series was a slightly less expensive alternative to there traditional mahogany planked sport boat.
The value in this boat is in the overall originally as well as the long-term ownership. This boat was purchased by the current owner in 1963 when the boat had just one season of use!
At Vintage Bros we are enthusiasts first and boat brokers second. We enjoy helping our customers buy and sell boats we would love to own ourselves!!
The hull on this boat is in great condition with no visible rot or other wood issues. The white/cream hull sides could use a coat of paint to be perfect. It would be an easy weekend project for even the most inexperienced classic boat owner. According to the current owner the blue vinyl on the gunners and below at the sheer is original to the boat. The bottom was fiberglassed numerous years ago which was a factory option when these boats were new.
The front and back seat vinyl have been replaced over the last 58 years. However they are a close match to the original factory colors. The steering wheel is in beautiful condition with no splits or cracks. The gauges are original and are clear and appear as new. The flooring is red and makes the boat 'pop'!
The engine is a reverse rotation 283 that was rebuilt a number of years ago. The seller says he thinks it has about 70 hours on it since the rebuild. The engine starts right up, runs smoothly and idles evenly. The factory rated this motor at 185 hp.
This boat is a must see for anyone who wants to get into the classic boating hobby. It is attractive and easy to maintain.
Please call Jim at 513-678-9379.
1962 Chris Craft Cavalier
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.