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1963 Chris Craft 17 Custom Ski

$12,995 USD

  • $12,995 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Antique and Classic Boats
  • 1963
  • Chris Craft
  • 17 Custom Ski
  • Napa County, California, US
  • Power
  • 086590
  • 17ft / 5.18 m
  • 7ft / 2.13 m
  • Chris-craft
  • K 283 Cid
  • Other
  • Unleaded
  • Wood
  • 2000
  • 2016-04-11
  • 2016-04-11
  • 1892147

- 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"
Draft: 19"
Forward: 27"
Aft: 20"
Height: 5'-0"
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
Upholstery: Red

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ConditionThe boat is estimated to be about 75% fully restored -Remaining work is mostly chrome accessories, some vinyl/upholstery, trailer and just shining up the woodwork.

"My family had a home for over 30 years on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, California, just north of Homewood, across from the old Kaiser estate. My father, William Praul, Jr. bought the Chris in 1964 with 43 hours on it from Jake O'Bexer Sr. My father's name was Will growing up and since he was always towing us on water skis, we named the boat Whip-r-Will. We were known to have up to four skiers in tow along the shores of Homewood. It remained on the Lake every summer wintering in Napa and used on Lake Berryessa quite often."

"All the mahogany was restored approximately 3 years ago also both the vinyl decks. Most of the red and white upholstery has been replaced. The engine has been newly painted with new electrical, carburetor, exhaust manifolds and bilge pumps. Left to redo: some vinyl, gages, trailer need painting and winch installed, two cracked boards, a couple pieces of stainless metal trim around transom, new steering wheel, new ladder wood steps, new flags, running lights repaired, re-fiberglass motor hatch top. I have spent about $17,000 to date on the restoration.

A Concours d'Elegance winner and professional wood boat restorer, Roy Domke owner of Runabout reflections in Healdsburg, CA. initiated the restoration. Roy retired early in the process and turned the business over to Rick Thomson who completed the restoration about three years ago. Local marine mechanic Steve Finnegan of Napa Valley Marina installed a new Edelbrock 1409 carburetor and new exhaust manifolds earlier this year. The white upholstery motor hatch sides were replaced this year. Original carburetor is available as well as high and low altitude propellers, three original Maharaja and O'Brien wood slalom skis as well as fiberglass newer Maha's.

Owners are selling her because they simply just don't have the time to use her these days. Title in hand.

ALL reasonable offers will be considered.

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