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1953 Chris Craft 18 Riviera

$42,300 USD

  • $42,300 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Antique and Classic Boats
  • 1953
  • Chris Craft
  • 18 Riviera
  • Eagle, Wisconsin, US
  • Power
  • 100376
  • 18ft / 5.49 m
  • 8ft / 2.44 m
  • Chris-craft
  • Hercules Kbl
  • Other
  • Unleaded
  • Wood
  • 1800
  • 6
  • 2016-04-24
  • 2016-04-24
  • 2231316

- Stock #100376 -


You are looking at a beautifully restored 1953 Chris-Craft Riviera. (If you are looking I think you would agree what a beauty she is!)

Here is your opportunity to own a fully restored, classic fresh water Chris Craft at less than what it would take to restore one. From new fuel tanks, cushions, chrome, and even an engine; this vessel has been gone through with a fine tooth comb and could probably take first place at several wooden boat shows of you wanted to try. This one won't last long at this price.

The beautiful name this one was given is on the back of the boat which is "RIVIERA PARADISE". Done in beautiful three color vinyl graphics; But it is not under the varnish, It is on top. That way it can be easily removed if the new owner wishes to change the name.

This Chris-craft 18 has a Chris Craft engine; they were making their own back in the 1950's. Extremely rare tri - carb set up, is original to the boat. Runs very strong.

There are white linear LED lights in the engine compartment, and Red LED lights under the front and rear seat lip controlled by a separate switch. This looks awesome at night when you want to show the boat off sitting next a pier somewhere.

Not sure if the seller wanted me to write this but I thought it shows good character of who is selling you the boat. (Ask your sales rep if you would like to see the photo)

"That's me in the front seat, and my very patient wife holding the boat. This was the first time I ever had it in the water after I did the restoration. It was the first time this baby was in the water in 25 years. I had good oil pressure, and the water pump was working perfect. It started right up, and idled beautifully. So my buddy said, how does it look, how does it feel. So I gave him a double thumbs up......[ You don't have to print this one...]"

This really is a beauty. If you would like to take a look contact your sales rep today.

This listing has now been on the market 30 days. If you are thinking of making an offer, go ahead and submit it today! Let's make a deal!

Reason for selling is had her for a long time and has decided to sell.

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every Boats we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***16 PICTURES*** of this Boats on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

ConditionSeller has kept up with this one over the years with care. This boat has been very well maintained and always stored with indoors when not in use.. It is in fantastic condition! She is turnkey and ready to go. There are no rips or tears in the seats. (Seller would not have it) The engine is mechanically sound. Services were provided when needed.

Mechanical - Bilge Pump
- Cockpit Type (Open)
- Engine Alarms
- Engine Compartment
- Engine Location (Engine Compartment)
- Fuel Tank
- Passenger Capacity (6)
- Starting Type (Turn Key)
- Steering (Cable)

Electrical Systems - Accessory Switches
- Battery
- Battery Location (Engine Compartment)
- Docking Lights
- Fuel Gauge
- Wiring

Accommodations - Flooring
- Upholstery (Great)

Deck Gear - Cockpit Seating
- Gauges
- Steering Wheel
- Teak Wood Sanded/refinish

Safety Equipment - Fire Extinguisher

For Sale By POP Yachts

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