Another boat owner who doesn’t share much information, but judging by the photos this 1954 Chris-Craft Riviera looks to need nothing. Description states the wooden classic is powered by a KBL inline 6 cylinder with no mention of originality or rebuilding. If the quality of the rest of the boat is an example, the driveline should be solid as well. If I were closer to Orange, California I’d surely be bidding on this boat where it currently sits at $30,000 with the reserve not met.
This fiberglass 1959 Crosby Fish and Ski boat seems to be begging for a restoration. The engine, a classic Mercury 700 6-cylinder tower of power, is said to have compression and turn over. Hull is stated to be solid, so with a little elbow grease and an interior this would be a solid summer fiberglass cruiser. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, bidding starts at only $399 with no reserve.
I would buy this boat just to make that Offenhauser flathead 8 into my coffee table. The manifold and heads are a work of art. The listing provides very few details other than it was manufactured in Indiana in 1948 and has had at least one hull cover up. Head to Waunakee, Wisconsin and pick this beauty up with an $11,900 buy it now or make offer.
This 1953 Chris-Craft could be a decent restoration candidate or starter boat for a first-time wooden buyer. In need of a little attention, the seller describes some problems that might need more TLC than noted. Looks to have the original flathead 6 cylinder Hercules engine that has a little “crankcase smoke” per the seller. Pictures show it on a trailer and this boat is currently at $9,300 with the reserve not met on eBay in Thomson, Georgia.
The Rascal is a 15.5-foot homebuilt runabout with sporty-sweet lines in need of a powerplant with just as much style as the hull. The Mercury 60 horsepower 2-stroke wouldn’t be missed if replaced with a reliable vintage powerplant of comparable horsepower. Can you say Mercury tower of power? With a plywood hull the boat claims to need little maintenance and is in near-perfect condition. This boat was featured on eBay over the past week where it failed to sell and was offered with a $24,500 Buy it Now in Guilford, Connecticut.