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1949 Chris Craft 34

$29,900 USD

  • $29,900 USD
  • Robert Milano
  • Active
  • Used
  • Antique and Classic Boats
  • 1949
  • Chris Craft
  • 34
  • Victor, New York, US
  • Power
  • 34ft / 10.36 m
  • 10ft 3in / 3.12 m
  • Hercules
  • Ml Flat Head 6
  • Inboard
  • Unleaded
  • Wood
  • 2015-01-16
  • 2016-09-07
  • 1763646

This Classic 34' Chris Craft Express 1949 is for sale and located in Victor, NY.


I promise you will be impressed with this classic yacht that is well known in her region as the original  Cruising Yacht for the Edgewood Resort in Alexandria Bay, NY.  This yacht was built in the hay day of big cruising Chris Crafts and every other boat builder used them as the standard. If you were a water kid? you and your Mom and Dad dreamed of owning one of these yachts. Thats how special they were. Part of the true American dream.

This will appeal to anyone who seeks to acquire a yacht at a fraction of the price of buying her new glass counterpart. You will cruise in comfort. This is not a museum piece.  Shes a functional well kept yacht that you can cruise anywhere in comfort and rely on her well quality construction and elegant looks.

The entire yacht was completely restored but it was also used on a regular basis. The same owner for the last thirty years this yacht was save by an Captain who appreciated the quality, fit and finished. Along with the restoration her owner blended classic styling with new products, materials and techniques to construct a classically functional new yacht.  Lots of upgrades included new electronics, new interior, wiring and outlets, new lighting, new fuel tanks, cushions, pumps, head and lots more.

**Many more photos, complete service records and historical documentation are available to her new owner.

Watch for more specifications in the next few days.

Yacht Highlights:

* An American Classic Yacht By Americas oldest boat builder  

* Great Shape Classic Yacht

* Bow Seating Commuter Boat Styling

* Comfortable Cabin

* Large Cockpit

* Full Electronics Including Fishfinder and GPS

* Hot Water and Updated Head

* Replaced Fuel Tanks

* Custom 20,000 lb Custom Made Trailer Available

*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.

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* Dinette With Table

* New Interior Upholstery 

* Full Galley

* SS Sink

* Pressure Water System

* Electric Water Heater

* Interior Lighting

* Bow Commuter Style Seating

* Upgraded GFI Outlets

* Updated Head and Holding Tank

* Hand Held Shower


* Eagle Navigation System 

* Lowrance Depth Finder and

* Fish Finder

* GPS Navigation 

* Ship to Shore VHF Radio Communication.

* Stereo System

* Full Instrumentation

* Batteries and Shore Power

* Four Battery Bank System With Battery Switches

* Onboard Battery Charging System

* Updated Shore Power With Cord

* SAFETY: Halon Fire Extinguisher System . 



* Stainless Steel Bait well

* Two New Fuel Tanks With Sending Units

* Swim platform

* Venting Windshields

* Completely Restored Hull And Interior

* Salon Couch

* Hard Top

* Bow Lights

* Cabin Rod Racks

* Enclosed Head

* Remodeled Forward Bow Seating

* Twin Wipers

* Horn

* Ample Storage Space

Chris Craft History


The company that is now referred to as Chris-Craft, was started on Point du Chene, in Algonac, Michigan, a small town on the St. Clair River. It was here that Christopher Columbus Smith built his first boat in 1874 at age 13. These Smith-built boats were referred to as "punts" or "skiffs." With his reputation as a master boat builder on the grow, Chris joined with his brother Hank in 1881 to begin producing boats full time. As demand for their dependable hunting craft increased, the duo started building boats in rapid succession, perhaps laying the ground work for their future as builders of "standardized" runabouts.


Chris Smith built his first wooden boat in 1874 at the age of 13. Years later, he built a duck hunting boat. His friends liked the way he built them, and they asked him to build them one. This was technically the start of the Chris Craft Boat Co. He soon began to build more boats and joined his brother Hank in 1881 to begin producing boats full-time. In 1922, the brothers joined with other partners to form the Smith and Sons Boat Company. The company name was changed to Chris-Craft in 1930.

The Detroit area company became well known for their sleek racing boats in the 1910s and 1920s. Chris-Craft sold high end powerboats to wealthy patrons such as Henry Ford andWilliam Randolph Hearst. In the late 1920s, Chris-Craft extended its market into the middle class when it became one of the first mass producers of civilian pleasure boats. The company began assembly line production at their Algonac, Michigan plant, dramatically lowering production costs. Formerly, most powerboats had been hand-built.

In 1927 the company introduced the Cadet, an affordable 22' runabout. At the time, the domain of speedboats was largely confined to the wealthy. Its innovative advertising campaign promised a piece of "the good life" to the growing American middle class. The company sold its boats on the installment plan, making them among the first powerboats available to the general population.

The Great Depression robbed many Americans of discretionary income, and Chris-Craft sales suffered. The company introduced a line of low-priced powerboats to stay solvent. By 1935, a 15.5' Utility boat sold for as little as US$406. During World War II, the company produced small patrol boats and launches for the U.S. Navy.

After the war, Chris Craft introduced a new lineup of civilian pleasure boats in time for the massive American consumer expansion of the 1950s. That decade marked the height of company prestige and the brand name Chris-Craft became virtually synonymous with pleasure boating. The company offered 159 different models and was the sales leader in many categories of small civilian powerboats.

The company sold high-end boats to famous customers such as Dean Martin, Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. Their boats were often made from the finest mahogany and were considered to be among the best available. They were easy to operate, a must for their "weekend sailor" owners. In some circles, owning a Chris-Craft was considered de rigueur. Even their lower-priced boats were considered to be of high quality, often featuring such luxury items as a liberal use of mahogany, teak, and brass.

In 1957, Chris-Craft Corporation added a metal boat division, designated the Roamer Steel Boats Division (RSBD)—founded upon its purchase of the Roamer Boat Company, now known as Chris Craft Roamers.

The company continued to be independent until it was acquired by Shields & Company's NAFI Corporation in 1960 and merged with NAFI. They renamed the company Chris-Craft Industries, Incorporated in 1962.[1]

Chris Craft Yachts

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin

After 140 years, Chris-Craft continues to be the leader in product design, innovation, quality and craftsmanship in the premium boat and yacht building industry.  For generations, Chris-Craft has captivated those with an appreciation for the finer things, with exceptional style, seaworthy functionality and attention to the smallest details. We are known and respected for our unwavering dedication to what is best in boat building. 

Our Mission is to remain true to the spirit of our Chris-Craft brand which represents these attributes:  

  • Design excellence

  • Classic elegance

  • Craftsmanship and absolute quality

  • Exclusivity

  • Total reliability and seaworthiness

  • Exceptional client service

  • History and heritage

Chris-Craft:  designed, engineered and built in Sarasota, Florida, USA

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902