The Holiday, when restored, is one of my favorite Chris-Craft models. The combination of mahogany and fiberglass make a spaceship-like marriage. This 18′ Holiday is described as though it’s had a somewhat recent restoration, although the pictures are not showing the same story. Powered by a 283 cubic inch, 185 horse Chris-Craft motor that’s said to run excellent. The price seems fair at $8,500 no matter what the condition if it’s a runner and a sweller. Find this 1963 Chris-Craft Continental on Craig’s List in Mystic Island, New Jersey.
If John Wayne had a Chris-Craft, this would be it – a twin V8, 26′ mahogany monster. Okay, well, it just so happens this 1956 Chris-Craft Continental was formerly owned by the Duke himself. Well, the paperwork to prove it is long gone, but if you slide the seller $60,000 you can carry on the tale. Only 80 of the twin engine Continentals were ever built from 1956-1959 so it is a rare boat, for sure. This one looks to need a complete restoration, so the hefty asking price is very optimistic. Especially given that it’s now powered by twin 350 V8s, whereas the original motors would most likely have been a couple of Chris-Craft M engines. You can grab this Continental on Craig’s List in Gig Harbor, Washington for $60,000 and boat off into the sunset. The John Wayne provenance looks like it will cost you about $40,000, the remainder is for the boat.
This modern Sutphen is a dandy. The three color fiberglass makes it stand out in a classy way. Powered by a 377 Mag at 320hp through a Bravo I-Drive. The boat is loaded with options and has been rack stored since new. Owner claims this 21′ Sutphen SS currently has less than 100 hours that were all spent in fresh water. The boat has a lengthy list of options and a good set of photos along with the listing on Craig’s List where you can buy it for $39,995 in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.
This classic 20′ Biesemeyer jet boat was fully restored in 2007. Originally manufactured in Phoenix, the boat received new stringers, floor, gelcoat and oak interior. Powered by a 455 Olds, a 70s era jet boat favorite, that was removed and “freshened” – whatever that means. It’s a got a brand new interior and a custom trailer that was fabricated just for this rig in 2005. You can get your hands on this classic jet for $22,000 on Craig’s List in Phoenix, Arizona.
Wisconsinites must love these Baby Bullets. The last one I saw was also in the Badger state – an unrestored 1953 model that pretty quickly sold on Craig’s List in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. These racer twins – a 1953 and 1954 model – are fully restored right down to the vintage Mercury outboards. The owner claims both boats can top out at over 40 miles per hour. You can take your pick for $5,500. Find them on Craig’s List in West Bend, Wisconsin.
The original 22′ Greavette Streamliners fetch six figures, so this reproduction example for a mere $75,000 or offer seems to be an apparent bargain. Patterned after the original Canadian design, this Greavette features a modern 5.7 litre 340 hp powerplant, West bottom and custom trailer. Offered through a New York brokerage, it’s listed for $99,000 at the website. Looks like you can save 25% or more if you’re in the market for a reproduction Streamliner by making an offer on it here via eBay.
Restored in 2000 this 22′ Chris-Craft Cadet looks nice, but very utilitarian compared to the beautiful barrel back design that would come a decade later. Powered by a 100hp Chrysler marine motor, this boat is claimed to have all its original hardware and instrumentation. It’s currently offered for sale on eBay in Lake George, New York for $21,000 with the reserve not met.
This is the second Donzi Black Hawk to pop up for sale in the past few months. The first one was located in Wisconsin and the owner was asking $34,900. This one is Canada, eh. Essentially the boats are identical 575hp 22′ monsters. The owner doesn’t identify what number hull of the only 40 Black Hawks this one is. Owner claims this one has less than 100 hours on its clock and it looks it. Other noticeably different items include red trim tabs and a black lower unit on this model vs. the previous one listed. I wouldn’t think either of those things would have varied from Donzi. If I were to wager I’d say the black lower unit was stock, but the red trim tabs are not. Make you wonder if the lower unit on the other Black Hawk is a replacement. Find it on eBay at $30,000 buy it now or offer.
Kind of treated like the poor man’s Donzi, these Four Winns U19s are one of my favorite speed boats. I prefer the graphics of this 1996 model over the 1997 model. This one looks to have great glass but the engine and interior show signs of what looks like mild salt water usage or lots of humidity to me. Owner says fresh water use only, so perhaps it’s just a bit of TLC gone missing. The 5.8 litre MerCruiser puts out 275hp good enough to push this boat at over 60 MPH. Find it on eBay at $10,975 or offer.
I’m not sure what I find attractive on this old Century Coronado Cardel – it’s kind of a cougar boat – it’s old, yet sexy and could probably teach you a thing or two. Both the description and photos would suggest the owner takes very good care of his older lady. New prop, polished teak, and sealed fiberglass. What you won’t learn is anything about the engine. Obviously a v-drive, it should be powered by a V8. Find it on Craig’s List in New Orleans, Louisiana for $16,000.