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For the last 26 years we've tried to offer a wide variety of boats that are truly checked out and ready to use. If weather permits we will always want to take you on a water test to be certain that everything is working and safe. We've personally run most of the boats so even in winter we can vouch for their performance. We feel that this is in stark contrast to those who sell primarily on the internet and often have never even seen, let alone run some of the boats they offer. Our web site is for information only and is in no way a substitute for the personal attention you will get when you visit here and see actual boats. Wherever you end up buying, there is no substitute for travel and inspecting actual boats. If you don't really know what you're looking at, hire an expert to go with you. Buying from photos on the internet may be easy, but it is never easy to repair problems that were either unknown to or concealed by the seller.

17' 1948 CHRIS-CRAFT DELUXE RUNABOUT

 

 

This boat won the ACBS award for Most Original In Show at the 2017 Essex Boat Show, hosted by the Southern New England Chapter. It also took an ACBS 1st place (over 92 points). A fully detailed restoration. She was stored for 50-plus years and never refinished until now. Original to the extreme, 131 HP tri-carb motor was taken apart and reassembled by one of the best shops available. Fresh chrome and upholstery. Priced below restoration cost.

$29,000

 

 

 

20' 1935 GAR WOOD UTILITY

 

 

The first year of utility production for Gar Wood, with the "zig-zag" three rows of seats. This is a lovely boat with a new traditional bottom, original sides removed, sealed and reattached, and new decks. Power is her original 73hp Chrysler six cylinder which was completely rebuilt. No trailer at this time. Priced at far less than her cost of restoration.

$29,000

 

 

 

21’ Chris-Craft 1955 Cobra

   

The Cobra was quite a styling departure for Chris-Craft, and people who worked for the company report that they lost money on each one because it was a difficult boat to build. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has done a major restoration on one. As a result, Chris-Craft did not carry the Cobra on even one more year, and only 56 of the longer 21’ model were ever made. Because of their dramatic styling and low produc tion, they’ve become sort of a cult boat, with a Cobras only meet in 1995 for the 40th, and an even bigger event planned for 2005. We started our boat as a commissioned restoration for a customer whose plans have changed. She’s a major reconstruction of hull BR 21 042 with a cold molded epoxy bottom, double planked decks, and a modern fuel injected Chevy V8, new from the box. Everything else is absolutely original in appearance, with correct instruments adapted to the modern motor. This was one of the 18 boats made with the Cal Connel Cadillac as original power (9 survive) and we do have an unrebuilt Cadillac to go with this boat. I’ve run her with the fuel injected V8 and the performance is excellent. The price represents her cost as a project boat, plus the restoration cost, with no additional markup.

Rare and desirable -*SOLD*

   

22' 1950 CHRIS-CRAFT SPORTSMAN UTILITY

   

Very presentable turn-key boat with a replacement GM 307 V8. A good galvanized trailer is fitted to the boat.

*SOLD*

 

 

30’ Fay and Bowen 1925 Triple COCKPIT LAUNCH

   

This fine old boat is truly a lesson in history and we’d like to see her end up in a museum as several of our other older boats have. She is one of only two built in this style, which represented an effort by Fay and Bowen, the legendary launch builders, to include a triple style boat in their offerings. She was in the water recently and I enjoyed running her. Her last owner installed a modern V6 engine which is far from authentic, but very dependable, and running through a muffler, it’s hard to tell that she doesn’t have a vintage engine. She can be used lightly as-is, or needs work to be an all weather boat.

One of only two, museum piece -*SOLD*

     

Over the years we’ve had hundreds and hundreds of project boats that we’ve sold to other restoration shops and to do-it-yourself hobbyists. We believe that most of the easily restored boats have already been found and restored, and what we’re finding now are often those hulls that were passed over before as too much work, and indeed they are a lot of work. Unless a project boat is something really special, it is usually wiser to try to find a running or restored example of a particular model instead of undertaking a major restoration. Many of the boats we see now are huge projects that are often beyond the scope and patience of the average hobbyist, and if sent to a shop, would be far too expensive by the time the project was done properly. Consequently, we’re buying fewer and fewer project boats and this list has dropped from over 25 boats to under ten. I’ll try to describe the boats we have here, but keep in mind that I can’t identify every problem that may exist or call out every plank that needs replacement. If these boats came to us with motors they are usually sold with them. If not, the price is obviously less, and you have the option of going with vintage or modern power. Restoring a boat is a wonderful hobby and most people learn by doing, so I don’t mean to be too discouraging, but all these boats will require substantial wood work that will take many hundreds of hours. If you’re looking for a light project, several of the turn-key boats above might fit the bill.

15½' 1941 CHRIS-CRAFT DELUXE RUNABOUT

Same family for many years. 60 HP Chris-Craft Model "B" engine needs some work. No trailer. Seller wants $6k but reserves the right to screen purchasers for a person who will keep and preserve the boat similar to the way his family has.

$6,000

 

 

18' 1956 CHRIS-CRAFT CONTINENTAL

Project boat needing major woodwork and missing motor, but includes most hardware, including valuable windshield, instruments, and steering. Bottom was badly fiberglassed. No trailer. Hull # CL 18 160.

$1,000

 

 

22’ Chris-Craft 1940 SPORTsMAN UTILITY

These pre-war 22's are lovely boats, and this is exceptionally well preserved with everything original except for an almost new Crusader V6 engine. She will need a bottom, some light woodwork topsides, and all the cosmetics. Comes on a nice trailer. She has a Lake Placid, New York history. Price reduced.

*SOLD*

 

 

1946 22' CHRIS-CRAFT SPORTSMAN

Project boat but extremely original, even has the remains of original upholstery. Original KL motor is still installed. Sides may be mostly saved, but other parts need replacement.
$2,000

 

 

26' Canadian LAUNCH- Unknown Origin

Long deck style with motor ahead of the cockpit, relatively solid but with no motor. We are selling this for a customer and do not know the maker of the boat. Any information is appreciated. A storage trailer is included, and he wants offers as-is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boyd's Antique Boats :: Powder Mill Road :: Canton, CT 06019 :: Phone 860-693-4811