31 January 2012

35-foot 1936 Chris-Craft Aft Cabin Cruiser

Boat summary: 35-foot 1936 Chris-Craft Aft Cabin Cruiser

This rare cruiser (hull # 3612) is in excellent condition throughout. The main cabin has dual doors and roll-up windows, and the forward galley includes refrigerator, sink and propane stove. Both forward and aft cabins have sleeping berths and their own head, and the boat has the original jacquard between-cabin curtains. All interior-rolled canvas tops are in perfect condition. Engines are in excellent condition. It alsohas shore power and dc/ac inverter.

This boat was repowered with twin 1964 Ford 292 ci V-8s, providing potential top speed of 30 mph.

Sold for $65,000

Market Summary: This model boat is very rare. The 36-footcruisers of the same configuration (produced through 1939) are more common.

Currently there are four other 35-foot Aft Cabin cruisers of this configuration on the market. Pricing ranges from $29,000 to $69,000 for a like vessel fully restored with original reconditioned motors.

The current market for any wood cruiser over 30 feet is rather fickle. Larger cruisers have seen the bottom fall out of the market in the last two years. But pre-war boats in the 30- to 40-foot range that have been very well maintained and have unique styling for that specific period (this model shows a very “art deco” design), will still command strong listing price. When you consider the overall condition and the unique styling for the era, we feel this is a great deal.

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