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1959 Chris Craft Constellation Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Verona

This Boat has been Sold

Overview

Price
15000.00
Type Of Boat
Make
Chris Craft
Model
Constellation
Year
1959
LOA (feet)
46
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
Deck Material
teak
Hull Material
double plank mahogany
Superstructure Material
Philippine mahogany

Location

City
Verona
Province/State
North Dakota
Country
USA

Engine

Engine Make
Twin Chris Craft
Engine Model
WB
Engine Year
Horsepower
200
Cooling
Fuel Type
Gas

General

Boat Survey
No
Survey Date
Swim Platform
Yes
Trailer
No
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
No
Winter Cover
No
Dinghy
No
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
2
Air Conditioning
No
Heater
Yes
Wet Bar (With Sink)
Yes
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Yes
Head
Manual Head
Not Specified
Electric Head
Yes
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
natural
Bridge Enclosure
Yes
Bridge Cover
Yes
Bridge Enclosure
Yes
Convertible Top
Not Specified
Side Curtains
Yes
Drop Curtain
Yes
Bimini (after)
Not Specified
Camper Back
Not Specified
Tonneau Cover
Yes
Deck Enclosure
Other
Windshield Cover
Yes
Sleeps (Number of People)
6
Holding Tanks (total number)
1
Water Tanks
1

Further Comments

(FREE SHIPPING!!!! up to 400 MILES!!!!)About 2 1/2 years ago, I purchased the Sea Lord, a 1959, 46 foot Chris Craft Constellation. The Sea Lord was launched and used every year, along with being stored and cared for contiuously under the same covered slip at Brand's Marina, Port Clinton, OH, since new. I took ownership in November 2005. My family and I have so very much enjoyed cruising with her on Lake Erie for the past 2006 and 2007 seasons. She was lifted from Lake Erie by Brand's Marina's crew in August of 2007, loaded onto my semi boat trailer and moved to our family farmstead in southeastern North Dakota. Before the move the Sea Lord was shrink wrapped and sealed for the off season while on board the trailer, where she still remains in storage at our farm near Verona, ND. The Sea Lord's interior in completely original with beautiful mahogany doors, paneling and trim. Chris Craft furnishings along with other unique pieces will remain on board at the time of sale. The salon and galley headliner was recently replaced. Both heads are in proper working order. The teak forward and aft decks are sound and in good condition structurally, but need refinishing. The deck cover boards were replaced and finished in 2004. The hand rails were also refinished at that time. The lee clothes covering the hand rails, transom, galley/sette front windows, spotlight, and removable canvas bridge enclosure are custom made and mildew free. A small amount of dry rot does exist on the port side next to the transom as well as in the middle of the bow; all above the water line. She is 100% in structure and floor plan and has never been remodeled in any way as to not compromise her originality and elegance. Twin 200 HP Chris Craft/Hercules WB engines power the Sea Lord. They are in excellent condition and run smoothly. All four of her Zenith carburators were completely rebuilt in 2006. She has a 6.5kw Onan gen set for offshore power. Also included is an additional set of props which have a different blade count and pitch to them. The Sea Lord has two 150 gallon fuel tanks, one 100 gallon fresh water tank and a 30 gallon holding tank. My family and I have made the decision to sell the Sea Lord as we are committed to the purchase of another wooden vessel that is much older and larger and will accomodate our expanding family. This decision was also made to avoid the risk of being hurt by my wife of 35 years if I don't give up one of the boats as much as I would like to own them both! Our plan was to cruise the Sea Lord on the Missippippi River hailing from Red Wing, Minnesota, launching and docking her at the Ole Miss Marina located there. We had hoped to enjoy the Mississippi, St.Croix, and Minnesota rivers for the upcoming season and longer, before further restoration would be necessary. Since the opportunity to purchase the other vessel presented itself, we then decided to sell the Sea Lord. At or soon after the time of sale, I will deliver her FREE of charge up to 400 miles in any direction from our farmstead in southeastern North Dakota. This would include the Minneapolis area which is 300 miles from my home. An additional charge of $6 per loaded mile will be added for any miles over 400. I will provide additional photos via email, to interested parties, if requested. Thank you for taking the time to read this story about our dear friend, the Sea Lord. Respectfully, Rocky Ballinger 11686 75th St SE Verona, ND 58490-9212 Phone: 701-432-5940 Cell: 701-210-0295 email: ballingertport@drtel.net or riprap@drtel.net

This Boat has been Sold