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18 Feet 1949 Chris-Craft U-18 Sportsman

18 Feet 1949 Chris-Craft U-18 Sportsman

$25,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 42285

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Boat Summary
$25,000 (USD)
Boat ID: 42285

Purchased in November 2021 from private owner who had not used the boat for two years. It has been stored under cover since restoration, which was completed in recent years by Wykes Boatworks, Harlem, ON. Boat weighs roughly 2,000 lbs (dry). 18 ft long, 6.5 ft beam, 4” wide gunwales, 22” from top of gunwale to waterline, 28” gunwale to bottom of keel. 18” draft. Excellent condition, all wood sound. Varnish in excellent condition. She is a classic beauty, a head turner, with modern upgrades to make her a dependable runner. Several upgrades completed over the winter of 2021/2022 including: sanded off old name on the stern and put on new name - "Lady Di" - gold lettering decal, restained and varnished. 2 coats of enamel paint on bottom – maroon colour to match the upholstery, engine checked over, tuned, fresh oil and filter, new plugs and distributor cap, battery in good shape. The Volvo Penta 4 cylinder engine (circa 2003) is well known for reliability, durability and good fuel economy. Bilge cleaned. Front seat moved back by 4". Built storage area under the bow with removable mesh screen to hold stowed objects in place when underway. Replaced old cracked steering wheel with new 14” mahogany one with horn button, new horn. Replaced original floor lever gear shift and throttle control on steering wheel with new single lever side control (forward/reverse and throttle). Much easier now to operate and manoeuvre. New foam and maroon vinyl upholstery on all seats. Installed sliding tracks for bimini top (maroon colour to match upholstery) so it can be folded down, zipped into a vinyl cover and rests on stern when not in use. New detachable stainless steel 4 step swim ladder fits on port side aft. Removed upholstery on top of engine box and replaced with a hinged, varnished wood top that sits level and has storage underneath. Installed USB twin port on front dash. New stern pole. Installed new fire extinguisher. New paddle and boat hook mounted on starboard side. Note – the boat has: Hydraulic trim tabs with independent controls on the dash to help trim, balance and planing. Comes with custom-made vinyl cover (maroon colour to match upholstery) with tie down straps to the trailer so it transports without flapping or coming off. Automatic bilge pump. Trailer is a single axle Escort Capri with surge brakes, spare tire, custom made carpeted bunks to fit the boat correctly, vertical guide poles, 14” wheels and radial tires, custom made extended winch pole to crank the boat on to the trailer correctly, new LED tail lights and strip lights on the vertical guide poles (highly visible!). Weighs approximately 700 lbs. GVW 3,740 lbs. The boat comes with everything including anchor & rope, bailer and floating lifeline, manual hand pump, triangular Ontario bow flag and rear Canada flag. Will even include two new PFD’s – XL and M!

Location:
Clayton Showroom, NY
Views:
734
Boat Details
Year:
1949
Manufacturer:
Chris-Craft
Model:
U 18 - Utility Runabout
Length:
18
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
2003
Make:
Volvo Penta 3.0 GS 120 hp
Cylinders:
4
Hours:
Low
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
Unknown - 15 years old?
Manufacturer:
Escort Capri
Axles:
Single
Capacity:
3,750 GVW
Brakes:
Surge brakes
Comments:
Bought second hand winter of 2022. In good shape but need ed paint which I did (white). Added spare wheel and tire, custom made carpeted bunks to fit the boat correctly. Comes with vertical guide poles, 14” wheels and radial tires, custom made extended winch pole to crank the boat on to the trailer correctly and new LED tail lights and strip lights on the vertical guide poles (highly visible!). Weighs approximately 700 lbs. GVW 3,740 lbs.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
Yes
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
Yes
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
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