1963 Chris Craft 17 Custom Ski
- Stock #086590 -
CLASSIC - 1963 Chris-Craft 17 Custom Ski --- ALL Reasonable Offers Will Be Considered!
Only 270 of these Chris-Craft 17's made back in 63'.
Chris Craft 17" Custom Ski Boat. Gas fueled. 270 originals made. Second owner purchased 1964 with 43 hours on Lake Tahoe, CA.
Powered by a 283 CID Chevy Marine Engine -
The boat is estimated to be about 75% fully restored - Mostly just shining up the woodwork.
17-foot Ski Boat - came out in 1961 -- model specs details below:
"The 1963 Ski Boat was a 17-foot mahogany, Plank on Frame boat manufactured by the Chris-Craft Division. The design of 1963 Ski Boat was pretty traditional with planked sides, and planked mahogany decks. The decks were finished in typical 50s and 60s fashion with two-tone dark mahogany planks and a blonde kingplank. The decks featured traditional white caulked seams. The hull sides sported styling details, such as a white painted "mock fin" on the upper stern hull sides, and canted chrome trim.
The interior of the 1963 Ski Boat was beautifully detailed, clearly inspired by early 60s automotive styling trends. Traditional mahogany stained and varnished ceiling planks were replaced by a "space age" metallic gold, engine turned composite panels. The dashboard repeated the engine turned detailing. The upholstery as elaborately detailed as any Chris-Craft boat in history with horizontally pleated, metallic gold seating areas, surrounded by broad white accent panels, in turn surrounded by metallic green vinyl. This created a beautiful tri-tone look, a great compliment to the deep red mahogany."
Hull no. series: CUD-17-0062
Upholstery Red with White vinyl fore and aft deck; center or aft ski-tow posts.
No. of hulls built: 270
Length: 17' 0"
Engines offered: Chris-Craft K, 283; Engine # 826819; original manual
Beam: 6' 8"
Weight: 2183-2243 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 20 gals.
Hull material: Mahogany
Bottom color: Copper-bronze
Waterline color: White
Hull side color: Natural
Deck color: White vinyl
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