Category: Main Post WW-II Wood Boats 21-Feet and Over
1957 35' Chris Craft Constellation Listing No.

Ad Details

Seller: ptisdale
Ad started: November 27, 2017
Location: Coltons Point, MD 20626
Price: $ 19,000 USD
Length: 35'
Year: 1957
Make: Chris Craft
Model: Constellation
Condition: 6/10


A rare, largely original, 35 ft 'bull nose' Constellation. The "Woody" lived the first 55 years of her life on clear cold water very close to her Algonac, MI origin. She has a lovely 'cocktails on the water' aft deck design. The instrument console is stunning. The interior is fitted out with the high end build options: 6 (small people) berths (combination of the fore berth, lounge convertible to bunk beds, dinette area convertible to twin sleeping); many built in drawers and closets; private head with wet sink; and kitchenette with wet sink and operating vintage refrigerator.

A quick run down of useful information about the boat: Chris Craft original Hull Number: X-34-523. Has the original pair of MCLR 175 HP Chris Craft Hercules engines and transmissions. Drive shafts were replaced in 1995 with 1.375 inch diameter stainless steel. Two 75 gallon gasoline tanks. The Woody was hauled in 2013, and shipwrights at Sarles Marina, Annapolis, replaced the transom, and replaced or reattached all hull planks and frames as needed to give the boat decades of additional life. Materials and techniques used were true to the original construction of the boat (details of the work completed, photos, invoices available. Note, the swim deck was removed; available if desired). The deck seating, captains chairs, interior dining, lounge couch / bunk bed, and forward berth upholstery were replaced in 2012 by a vintage boat / auto upholstery restoration company - with new marine plywood foundations, marine foam, modern / durable marine leatherette and cloth materials, but done sympathetically to original construction and finishes. In 1995, the respected Mayea Boat and Aircraft works renovated the interior wood work, replaced the electrical systems, installed holding tanks, re-chromed all metal work, pulled and fully restored both engines and drive trains. A heater / AC system was installed (AC needs recharging). Note: the radar system was removed in 2012.

The new owner needs to have an appreciation for vintage wooden boats, and the gleam in the eye necessary to be Captain of the Tremendous Woody. Many more pictures, image of the original build sheet and bill of sale are available upon request (through a shared Google drive folder). Willing to offset reasonable transportation costs from price of boat.