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1965 52 (ft.) Chris-Craft 52

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Listing# 134987

St Joseph, MI, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
52 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
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General Details

Per seller-A wood boat is made up of planks. One may last 100 years and the one next to it may last 5.The best bet is to take an electric plane remove all paint and then pop in treated lumber off the shelf as need. Max cost if contracted for $20,000. The interior is new. Engines AS NEW good for another 50 years, Both septic systems and plumbing are brand new, etc. Best bet is have me give the tour, I have 5O yrs of big boat ownership. tHIS CONDO WOULD THEN BE READY TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

Hull above water line needs repairs. Interior and engines and septic etc in as new condition

The following is a history supplied by the seller;
Rehab and Upgrade of the Lion In The Sun
Vessel was purchased and berthed in Saugatuck, Michigan. At this time a survey and a plan for work required to facilitate a trouble free move via the water to Key West and beyond to the Caymans was initiated. The surveyor was a retired Navel Architect and a charter member of the national marine surveyors association. He had his boat docked at the same marina and was helpful as the rehab progressed. We also had the benefit of the local Chris Craft Classic company located a few blocks from the harbor. They used mahogany planks in their production of 40's and 50's CHRIS CRAFT CLASSIC runabouts.They had just finished one for Robert Redford using teak and mahogany hull, and 3M caulking.

Our first contact was with the Detroit Diesel factory distributor in Holland. Their rep moved aboard for a week and replaced all hoses, clamps, filters, belts,impellors, etc. A sea trial and analysis of both the engines and transmissions was also undertaken. They said the effective life left was 90% and no further service was required. The engines are perfect, and only have 2200 hrs. This translates into a useful life left of aprox. 200,000 miles @ 15 mph average. The average diesel truck engine lasts 300,000 miles.I used 250,000-33,000 to get 217,000 miles left before overhaul. I have put 100 miles on the vessel since this work was done (see below).

Our next contact was with a marine electrician out of Grand Rapids. He inspected all the wiring and installed
new Deka batteries and replaced all battery cables. In additon, he installed a new 32V charger/isolator and a new 12 V. charger. A new water cooler pump was installed on the central airconditioning system. Misc work was done to secure wiring and a new 32V alternator was installed along with new fuse blocks. The Kohlar Lite Plant was serviced and hoses,belts, and impellor were installed. Effective life of this engine was also fixed at 90%. New bilge pumps and water alarms were also installed. A remote searchlight was installed.

The teak decking had just been replaced (along with the subdeck )by the previous owner. A decision was made to
professionally seal this with epoxy and top with a Non Skid coating. With a fibreglass cabin, this step was a logical one towards getting the Lion ready for tropical conditions.The hullk was stripped and one cracked plank was replaced.

The interior was in excellant condition, but the Chris Craft brown "stain" was unattractive. Inasmuch as the entire vessel was mahogany, it was decided that stripping and varnishing this was our next project. At this time we also renovated the two heads and installed toilets, fixtures, new carpet, etc..

The Lion had never had holding tanks installed. We put in two tanks and all the plumbing. making each head independant- in keeping with the philosophy that also separates the fuel tanks, engines, transmissions, and props. Any failure in one engine or system would not interrupt a trip to the next port or beyond. She is
capable of cruising to Fla.on 1 engine(or 1 toilet),if necessary.The fresh water is even split into 2 tanks.

The pilot house/bar area was refinished,and is unmatched as an entertainment center that is elevated above the other boats in the harbor. An ice maker, brass sink, ref, and stereo/buffet were added, plus a large Dutch oil anchorlamp. We also have a set of new clear vinyl & SUNBRELLA canvas curtains for the pilot house.

With a certified passenger weight spec of 4850 lbs, these Connies make a ideal cruise ship.
As a floating condo, the extended pilot house and bar offerroom that most currently designed 52 ft yachts
do not have. Central air conditioning with individual cabin controls, along with separate heating controls, are typical of the Chris Craft engineering that is throughout the vessel. From the engine room to the Fly Bridge, the Chris Craft fit & finish is evident throughtout. All doors, drawers, etc. operate as new.
With 4 closets, a dozen drawers, full size refr/freezer, and room for a full size washer and dryer,
she offers the comfort and spaciousness of modern day million dollar yachts at a fraction of the cost-with
no annual depreciation.
To finish off the project,I purchased a new hard bottom Zodiac and a 15 hp outboard motor.

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Stock #13492


see customer supplied history above. The bottom of the hull needs scraped & caulked. per seller it would need $20K to be properly done 9/2014
Navigational Equipment
- Compass - Navigation Lights - Spotlight - VHF (Impulse)
- Bilge Blower - Cooling System (Closed) - Engine Alarms - Engine Location (Port & Starboard) - Fuel Tank (Steel) - Hand Rails - Starting Type (Electric) - Steering (Hydraulic)
Electrical Systems
- 110v AC Outlets - AC Electric Panel - Accessory Switches - Alternator - Battery - Battery Charger - Battery Location (Engine Compartment) - Circuit Breaker Panel - Engine Kill Switch - Gauges - Generator (Kohler 7.5) - Horn - Inverter - Ship's Power (12v DC) - Shore Power - Stereo - Storage Batteries (14) - Water Heater
- A/C - Cabins (2) - Carpet - Countertops - Curtains - Dinette - Freezer - Fridge (Frigidare) - Galley - Heads (2) - Heat - Hot Water System - Icemaker - Pressurized Water System - Shower - Sink (Brass) - Stove (Princess) - Table
- Bottom Paint - Anchor - Propeller - Tee Top (Canvas Top) - Propeller (3 Blade) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Could Use) - Propeller (Steel) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller - Radar Arch - Anchor - Anchor - Bottom Paint (New In 2012) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - SPECS Overall Length 37'6"/11.43 m Beam 12' 0" / 3.66 m Draft - Stern Drive Down 37" / 94.0 cm Draft - Stern Drive Up 27" / 68.6 cm Draft (Inboards) 32" / 81.3 cm - Dry Weight 14,600 lbs / 6,623 kg Fuel Capacity 225 gal / 851.6 L Water Capacity 45 gal / 170.3 L Holding Tank 28 gal / 106 L Deadrise 21deg / 21deg - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Propeller (2) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade Hartzell) - Cockpit Type (Front) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Arctic White) - Toe Rail (Molded Fiberglass) - Vent System (Engine Room) - Radar Mast - Material (.090 Guage Aluminum) - Pontoons (22inch Diameter) - Frame (All Aluminum) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Counterrotating) - Bottom Paint (VC-17) - Upper Helm - Lower Helm - Anchor (Danforth) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Propeller (2) - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Propeller (3 Blade) - Tower - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Lazarette - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bow Scuff Plate - Custom Exhaust - Custom Exhaust - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Hard Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Custom Graphics (SST Package) - Gel Coat - Custom Graphics (SST Package) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Twin - Nibral) - Radar Arch - Anchor - Gel Coat - Flybridge - Helm Console - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Brass) - Radar Arch - Anchor (New) - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Just Painted Mid 2013) - Anchor - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Bravo I) - Gel Coat (NICE) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Bow Scuff Plate (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (Brand New) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Stored Inside - Toe Rail - Anchor - Propeller (SS 15X27) - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Radar Arch - Gel Coat (Boat Reapainted In Last Few Years.) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Flybridge - Gel Coat (Some Crazing) - Helm Console (2- Upper 100% Lower No Wheel, But Throttles Work) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Propeller (2 Stainless, Counter Roatating) - Thru-hull Fittings - Tee Top - Anchor - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Vent System - Bottom Paint (Yes) - Gel Coat (Yes) - Keel Type (Internal) - Thru-hull Fittings (Yes) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Keel Type (Full) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (White) - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Open) - Power Engine Hatch - Transom Height: 27" (Door - Walk-thru) - Cobia Tower (W/dual Controls) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Bottom Paint (Needs To Be Re-done) - Bow Pulpit - Cockpit Type (Open) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Vent System - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (Yes) - Gel Coat (Yes) - Lazarette /garage (Yes) - Power Engine Hatch (Yes) - Radar Arch (Yes) - Thru-hull Fittings (Yes) - Ballast - Hull made of 1/4 inch Corten steel Steel masts Wood booms - Anchor - Hard Top - Helm Console - Keel Type (Lead) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint (New,blue) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Radar Arch - Tuna Tower - Gel Coat - Cockpit Type (Walk Around Bay Boat Style) - Gel Coat (Perfect Condition) - Helm Console (Custom Teak With Electric Hidden "pop Up" Console For Gps/plotter) - Polling Platform (Custom Aluminum Non Skid With Teak Trim And 2 Rod Holders) - Hard Top - Keel Type (Oak, 10' X 14') - Anchor - Bottom Paint (NEW 2012) - Vent System (Engine Blower (2)) - Anchor - Hard Top - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Binnacle W/compass - Flybridge - Gel Coat (Poor Condition) - Helm Console - BOAT IS IN NEED OF NEW OWNER WHO WANTS TO PERFORM SOME WORK GEL WORK AND OVERALL CLEAN UP , BOAT HAS POTENTIAL FOR RIGHT BUYER - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Vent System - Binnacle W/compass - Custom Exhaust (Silent Choice Exhaust) - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Anchor - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Tower (With Controls) - V hull with Deadrise 20 Degrees - Custom Exhaust (Silent Choice) - Anchor - Ballast (Stern Ctr) - Bow Pulpit - Gel Coat - Control Type - Gel Coat (Black Hullsides) - Lazarette /garage (Transom Lockers) - Anchor - Vent System - Keel Type (Flat) - Custom Exhaust - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Helm Console - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Flybridge - Radar Arch - Tee Top - Tee Top - Ballast (Lead Keel) - Bow Pulpit - Helm Console - Keel Type (Full) - Stern Pulpit - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge - Radar Arch - Helm Console - Radar Arch - Fresh epoxy coat applied to bottom in 2005 & bottom coat applied yearly - New bridge interior in 2009 & New Salon interior 2011 !!! - Radar Arch - Bow Pulpit - Cobia Tower - Flybridge - Helm Console - Tuna Tower - Flybridge
Deck Gear
- Anchor - Camper Canvas - Cockpit Carpet - Cockpit Lighting - Cockpit Seating - Eisenglass - Non-skid Deck - Storage - Sun Awning - Windshield - Windshield Wipers
Safety Equipment
- Alarm - Bilge Pump (3 Electric) - Fire Suppression System - Gas Detector - Searchlight