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1953 40 (ft.) Chris-Craft 40 venetian water taxi

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General Information

Listing# 130332

Bellingham, WA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Chris Craft And Owner
40 venetian water taxi
40 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material

General Details

This is a chance to own a truly special and unique vessel that is USCG licensed passenger for hire 28 plus 2. The owner and builder of this one-of-a-kind craft rescued a Chris Craft Connie hull from near destruction, stripped it clean and meticulously rebuilt it into a water taxi after the Venetian style. All restoration was completed professionally at Glen Cove Boat Works. The boat is such a fine piece of workmanship that Christopher Columbus Smith III (3rd gen. Chris Craft), commented after riding in it, that he wished the company had made such a beautiful boat.

From her 24kt gold plating on her fixtures, to the exotic woods used throughout the interior, she is truly unique. She has roses etched into the single-run, tinted safety glass windows. Her interior varnish gleams with that richness only achieved through hours of careful sanding and finishing. Her transom name is in gold leaf. Screws for the cabin are gold plated. Even the display anchor and her hatch covers are gold plated. Pernambuco, iron wood and mahogany adorn the cabin interior.

The owner, who has built engines for race boats, rebuilt the twin 3208 cats from the ground up, balancing them to perfection. With less than 200 hours following the rebuild they purr at 2800 rpm. The boat has full electronics with Furuno GP7000 GPS color Plotter, Furuno 1623 radar and icom VHS.

This owner is looking for someone willing to treat her like the lady she is. He has already installed new canvas. Please call for an appointment to see a truly unique work of art. She will serve wonderfully as a cruise or tour boat in any canal or lake region around the world. She might also serve a discerning owner as a place to entertain guests in fine fashion.

She is Coast Guard rated for 27 passengers and 2 crew. THIS IS A RARE FIND!

New - 9-2014
New-Full Sun& Rain Cover made from wite Sunbrella material!
New Radar
New- Sound System AM/FM/CD/Flashdrive
New-12 Speaker PA System

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel 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 ***91 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

Stock #36496


Top notch, New canvas over the after deck allows the boat to be completely enclosed. PLEASE BRING REASONABLE OFFERS!
Navigational Equipment
- Radar (Furuno 1623)
- Bilge Blower - Engine Alarms - Engine Cylinders (Twin 3208 Cats (balanced)) - Fuel Tank (Coastline Alum.) - Fuel Tank Location (Behind Engines) - Gearbox (Twin Disc 1.5:1) - GPS (Furuno GP7000F) - Holding Tanks - Passenger Capacity (27 + 2 Crew) - Radar Arch/mast - Steering (Twin)
Electrical Systems
- 110v AC Outlets - AC Electric Panel - Engine Kill Switch
- Berth (V Berth) - Cabin Appointments (Varnished Wood) - Cabin Lighting - Cabinets - Cabins (3) - Countertops - Flooring (Burnham Bucha, Ironwood) - Galley - Handbasin - Head
Deck Gear
- Anchor - Bow Dodger - Canvas (New For Aft Deck)
Safety Equipment
- Life Jackets - Liferaft