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1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sport Express

$48,000 Holland, Michigan
Make Chris-Craft
Model 26' Sport Express
Year 1957
Condition Used
Price US$48,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Power
Class Antique and Classic (Power)
Length 26 ft
Fuel Type Gas
Hull Material Wood
Location Holland, Michigan
LOA 25 ft 11 in
Beam 9 ft
Max Draft 2 ft 4 in
Displacement 6090 lb
Max Bridge Clearance 8 ft 4 in
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Chris Craft
Engine Model MCL (2X)
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Year 1957
Power 175 hp
Drive Type Direct Drive
Engine Location Port
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Propeller Material Bronze
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Chris Craft
Engine Model MCL (2X)
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Year 1957
Power 175 hp
Drive Type Direct Drive
Engine Location Starboard
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Propeller Material Bronze
Designer Chris Craft design team
Builder Chris-Craft
Cabins 1
Twin Berths 1
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 1 x 60 gal (UK)
Fresh Water Tanks 1
Holding Tanks 1

Description

As close to "one of a kind" as possible. This fresh water 26'Chris Craft Sports Express is one of Forty Eight built (48). Try to account for the others!
Ours is exceptionally well kept, clean and completely reconditioned. Don't expect complete originality, it has been updated & restored to be usable as an everyday vessel.
Gorgeous to look at from her "Bull Nose" to natural mahogany transom "Cantankerous" is a delight! Fire her off and she sounds.....well.....cantankerous!
Let us show you a vintage, rare Chris that is an everyday user!

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Engines

Chris Craft Engines: Twin MCL-175 hp inline six cylinder counter-rotating engines; Port engine # 90039 Starboard Engine # 90037


Cruising Speed: 16 kts est
Max Speed: 30 knts

Both engines re-built by Van Dam Wood Craft, Boyne City, Michigan March 2002.

 

 

Accommodations

Freeboard: Forward 51"
Aft 36"
Hull Material: Mahogany
Bottom color: Copper Bronze
Waterline color: Red
Hull side color: White
Deck color: White
Upolstery: Tango Red
Interior color; Antique White, Tango Red

Large cockpit with two padded engine boxes for seating. There is a fold down Helm seat and fold down passenger seat.
The Vee berth has a small hanging locker on the port side and head on the starboard side.

This from the original CHRIS CRAFT brochure:

Step out in style-STYLE  only CHRIS-CRAFT can bring you-and thrill to unequaled performance that's your s only in  a new CHRIS CRAFT 26' Sports Express. Cabin has comfortable berths wardrobe adn concealed toilet. Overhead hatch and portlights provide light and ventilation. Cockpit is large and upholstered engine boxes provide additional lounging space.

 

Original CHRIS CRAFT Specifications:

Sleeping Capacity........................2

Beam...........................................9'0"

Draft.............................................28"

Freeboard forward.......................51 1/4"

Freeboard aft...............................35 1/2"

Bottom, double planked Philippine Mahogany...............11/16"

Hullsides, Batten seamed Philippine Mahogany.............1/2"

Battens, Philippine Mahogany........................................5/8"X1-1/2"

Frames...........................................................................7/8"X3"

Cockpit floor.............................................Fir Varnished

Forward side &aft decks........canvas, covered painted, replace in 2002 w/fiberglass

King Plank...........Philippine Mahogany-stained & varnished

Fuel capacity, in gallons...............60

Fastenings....................................Brass or bronze

Engine compartment............................Sound insulated

Engine mounts...................rubber

Exhaust Pipe......................Copper

Fender Rail........................Stainless Steel capped

Fuel lines..........................Copper tubing

Hardware.........................Brass or bronze, chromium plated

Rudders........................Maganese bronze

Shafts, Propellers.......................Bronze-turned, gound and polished

Shaft logs........................Bronze, self aligning

Steering.......................Worm & pinion type, rod to rudder

Struts...........................Maganese Bronze

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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