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This is a very original boat that has been nicely restored.
She has seen very little use since restoration and is in nice overall condition.
She was shown at a few antique and classic boat shows and did quite well in her class.
We would have done better if we had a more complete history of her.
But this is a working solid vintage boat that includes 80's galvanized trailer.
Shes been kept inside storage, winterized every fall and launched every spring.
Finally their huge cast iron engines weighing 600 lbs could produce only 55HP with glutinous fuel consumption.
Chris Craft only made 671 Deluxe Runabout and Sportsman models in the 15.5 foot length between 19.
The Deluxe model offered the model BA engine as well as a rear seat, as equipped in this boat.
Propulsion comes from a modern 4 cylinder 3.0L that puts out 135HP with excellent economy.
Finally, its 16 length and folding tongue trailer will allow it to fit in most suburban garages with no need to rent a boat slip.