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1957 Chris Craft Constellation Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Coltons Point, MD Featured

Overview

Price
20000.00
Type Of Boat
Power
Make
Chris Craft
Model
Constellation
Year
1957
LOA (feet)
35
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
2.3
Beam (ft)
11
Deck Material
Teak / Membrane
Hull Material
Mahogany - single / double plank
Superstructure Material
Mahogany, white oak, spruce

Location

City
Coltons Point, MD
Province/State
Maryland
Country
United States
Contact Number
2029973025

Engine

Engine Make
Chris Craft - Hercules MCLR
Engine Model
MCLR
Engine Year
1957
Horsepower
175
Cooling
Seawater Cooling (Raw Lake)
Fuel Type
Gas

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
November 2013
Swim Platform
No
Trailer
No
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
Winter Cover
Dinghy
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
2
Air Conditioning
Yes
Heater
Yes
Wet Bar (With Sink)
Yes
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Head
One
Manual Head
Yes
Electric Head
No
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
Off white
Bridge Enclosure
Yes
Bridge Cover
Yes
Bridge Enclosure
Yes
Convertible Top
Yes
Side Curtains
Yes
Drop Curtain
No
Bimini (after)
Yes
Camper Back
Yes
Tonneau Cover
Deck Enclosure
yes
Windshield Cover
Sleeps (Number of People)
6
Holding Tanks (total number)
Yes
Water Tanks
No

Further Comments

A rare, largely original, 35 ft 'bull nose' Constellation. The "Woody" lived the first 55 years of her life on clear cold water very close to her Algonac, MI origin.  She has a lovely 'cocktails on the water' aft deck design. The instrument console is stunning.  The interior is fitted out with these build options : 6 (small people) berths from the combination of the fore berth, lounge convertible to bunk beds, dinette area convertible to twin sleeping; many built in drawers and closets; private head with wet sink; and kitchenette with wet sink and operating vintage refrigerator.

The new owner needs to have an appreciation for vintage wooden boats, and the gleam in the eye necessary to be Captain of the Tremendous Woody.

A quick run down of useful information about the boat:

Chris Craft original Hull Number: X-34-523 (image of the original build sheet and bill of sale is available)

Has the original pair of MCLR 175 HP Chris Craft Hercules engines and transmissions. Drive shafts were replaced in 1995 with 1.375 inch diameter stainless steel.  Two 75 gallon gasoline tanks.

The Woody was hauled in 2013, and shipwrights at Sarles Marina, Annapolis, replaced the transom, and replaced or reattached all hull planks and frames as needed to give the boat years of additional life. Materials and techniques used were true to the original construction of the boat (details of the work completed, photos, invoices available. Note, the swim deck was removed; available if desired).

The deck seating, captains chairs, interior dining, lounge couch / bunk bed, and forward berth upholstery were renovated in 2012 by a vintage boat / auto upholstery restoration company - with new marine plywood foundations, marine foam, modern / durable marine leatherette and cloth materials: all done sympathetically to original construction and finishes.

In 1995, the respected Mayea Boat and Aircraft works renovated the interior wood work, replaced the electrical systems, installed holding tanks, re-chromed all metal work, pulled and fully restored both engines and drive trains. A heater / AC system was installed (AC not operable - may simply need charging).  Note: the radar system was removed in 2012. A non functioning / decommissioned Onan generator on board. 

Many more pictures are available upon request (through a shared Google drive folder).  

Will accept up to $10,000 of the sale payment as a cash donation to the charity "Washington English Center" (allowing purchaser to realize a charitable tax deduction on that portion of the purchase price). 

Price will be reduced for reasonable costs of transportation incurred by purchaser.

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