1954 Fully Restored Chris-Craft 18′ Riviera

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.

1954 Chris-Craft 18' Riviera
Beautifully restored classic Chris-Craft Riviera looks to be either show or water ready.
1954 Chris-Craft RivieraTrailer
Forget the boat, I want the trailer. Wide whites, period hubcaps, beautiful paint and decking completes a very nice looking rig.
1954 Chris-Craft Riviera Interior
Interior upholstery, brightwork and gauges all look to be very nicely done.

1959 Crosby Fiberglass Boat – Mercury 700 Tower of Power

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.

1959 Crosby Fiberglass Fish & Ski
The whole package, boat, motor and trailer is said to be a “field find” in Indianapolis.
1959 Crosby Fish & Ski Boat
The hardware on this boat is period and would be a great addition to any vintage boat. Are the parts worth more than the whole?
Mercury 700 Vintage Tower of Power
The Mercury 700 outboard engine, said to have good compression and turn over might be worth an offer.

1948 Offenhauser Flat 8 Powered Sudlow Hydroplane

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.

1948 Sudlow Hydroplane Cockpit
I would love to know what that flathead sounds like sitting 24 inches behind while it’s spitting gas in your face.
1948 Offenhauser Flathead 8 Cylinder Marine Engine
Fit for a museum, or simply a my living room. This vintage Offenhauser 8 cylinder flathead engine is a rare find more suited to hot rods than marine applications.
1948 Sudlow Hydroplane - Offenhauser Powered
The red & white is a re-do but seems a lot more fitting than the original black and gold. No matter what the hull wears, the Offenhauser steals the show.

1953 Chris-Craft Utility Wooden Boat

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.

1953 Chris-Craft wooden utility runabout.
1953 Chris-Craft wooden utility runabout.
1953 Chris Craft Hercules 6 Cylinder Boat Engine
1953 Chris-Craft Hercules 6 cylinder boat engine. It’s said to be a “smoker” by the current owner.
1953 Chris-Craft Utility Interior
1953 Chris-Craft utility boat interior – said to have new wiring and gauges.

2012 Custom Rascal Runabout Plywood Boat

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.

2012 Rascal Homebuilt Racing Runabout Boat
The 2012 Rascal has speedy lines and an attractive hull color. (Photo eBay)
2012 Rascal Homebuilt Racing Runabout Boat 60hp Mercury Outboard
This homebuilt racer would be far more attractive with a vintage Johnson or Evinrude outboard. (Photo eBay)
2012 Rascal Homebuilt Racing Runabout Boat Cockpit
The cockpit appears clean, functional and retro. (Photo eBay)