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Starboard Yachts, Inc.

1111 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland
MI
49424
United States

Fax:  (616) 796-1214

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Chris-Craft

Chris-Craft

If you haven’t heard of Chris-Craft Boats, you probably don’t know your port from your starboard—this builder can be traced back to Christopher Columbus Smith, who began building boats in 1874 at the age of 13. Although the company has gone through many acquisitions, changes, and modifications since that time, it remains an industry powerhouse with a range of 19 boats including runabouts, cruisers, and center consoles. Today’s models feature a mix of classic styling and eye appeal with performance and ultra-modern construction techniques and design.

1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sport Express

US$49,900

Holland,MI,United States

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Gleaming hull sides
Van Dam Fiberglassed deck
Windshield, deck
Helm
Helm
Helm, port side
Engine boxes + cockpit
Engine box stb
12 volt system in place
Below; stb side
Below; stb side porta potte
Vee berth
Vee
Engines; Rebuilt by VanDam
Engine/battery switches
Engine
Cockpit, engine box
Tansom
Transom/bottom/props
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Boat Details
Fuel Gas/PetrolHull Material Wood 
Beam 9 feetDry Weight 6090 pound 
Fuel Tank 60 gallonDesigner Chris Craft design team 
Max Bridge Clearance 8.33 feetCruising Speed 16 miles per hour 
Maximum Speed 30 miles per hour    

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Detailed Specifications
Specs
Builder: Chris-Craft
Designer: Chris Craft design team

Dimensions
LOA: 25/11 ft/in
Beam: 9/00 ft/in
Maximum Draft: 2/04 ft/in
Displacement: 6090 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 8/04 ft/in

     Engines
Drive Type: Shaft
Cruising Speed: 16 mph
Maximum Speed: 30mph

Accommodations
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

For Sale by

Starboard Yachts, Inc.

1111 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland
MI
49424
United States

Fax:  (616) 796-1214

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!




Contact Eric Robinson; Starboard Yachts, Inc. 616 796 0505 or erob@starboardyachts.com



Please contact Eric Robinson at 616 796 0505

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