Welcome to Your Classic Boat, we greatly appreciate your interest! Please note that although there are a number of featured boats shown below, all of our boats are listed in the column to the right! Whether you are considering purchasing or selling – or just need some advice (!), we specialize in only the better boats , wood or fiberglass, new or old, antique or classic. Regardless of the age, make, or model, the boats we sell or locate must first pass muster with us - or we just don’t get involved! Let us find just the right one for your needs and lifestyle - or a new home for your present one. Best regards, See you on the water !
Before you view some of the finest boats available in the Country, please look at this photo of long time family friend, Chuck Mistele driving the legendary Miss America IX , the only operating Gar Wood racer of its kind in the world, two time defender of the Harmsworth Trophy in the early 1930′s as well as the very first boat to lap 100 MPH in a race! Owners Chuck & Diane Mistele continue to keep Miss America IX in magnificent condition. I had the opportunity, & great pleasure to have an unforgettable ride with Chuck and his Dad, nearly 40 years ago while I was photographing her for Sports Illustrated. She is not for sale of course, but take a look at http://www.missamericaix.com/ Enjoy!
Scroll down ( all the way!) over our featured boats below – remember that we have these and many other premium offerings in our Current Boat Inventory list located on the right of this and every page. Come back often, as our inventory is always changing! Also, before you leave our site please view our Resources, Links & Neat Stuff section. Like our boats, this page is devoted to only the best firms & info available, all personally used, reviewed & recommended by us! Whether buying, selling, or just researching I think you’ll like it!
Miss Arrowhead is perhaps the rarest & most unique Chris Craft in existence! In the nine years preceding Pearl Harbor, Chris Craft built just 62 of the 27’ Triple Cockpit Runabouts. Over those production years, the 27’ Custom got more expensive, more luxurious and what became known as the “barrel back” stern became more pronounced. This is the only existing example of the just two that were built. Fully equipped, very well documented and we have much more info & many photos available. Period correct, historically accurate and simply magnificent in every respect. Please go to our page and take a look… You will not see another like her! 1940 27’ Chris Craft Custom Runabout
Grand-Craft started in Holland, Michigan a few years after Chris Craft built its last wooden boat in 1972, with a number of ex – Chris Craft woodworkers on board. They were greatly responsible for both the resurgence and new production of hand crafted wooden boats by combining the craftsmanship of that bygone era with the latest construction technology. 2007 24’ Grand Craft
The last of the storied line of the “big” Chris Craft Sportsman were produced in 1959 & 1960 and only 149 were built. New to the market, this 1959 24 footer is a lovely example of this rare & hard to find classic. An outstanding family boat! 1959 Chris Craft Sportsman
Showroom Perfect! Exquisite example of the iconic 1941 Chris Craft Custom was built by my old friend & foremost builders of these boats in the USA – Pete Fish. 2007 Chris Craft Barrel Back
The magnificent 23’ Chris Craft Continental – Excellent restoration of this truly great model. We have a long list of improvements & there are some very special features on this one. The Continentals were the best appointed & most expensive of the Chris Craft utilities ever built. Don’t miss this one… 1957 Chris Craft Continental
Remember Hepburn and Fonda in “On Golden Pond” ? To the general public, no boat more epitomizes a “Chris-Craft” than the iconic and justly famous U-22. We just sold two and are delighted to offer our latest 22′ Sportsman, available now for the first time! 1952 Chris Craft Sportsman
Though sometimes referred to as a “Sportsman” this is a rare example of the last Pre-War 22′ Chris Craft DeLuxe Utilities produced. In 1946 it was re-named and became the iconic U-22 “Sportsman” and built through 1954. Absolutely no expense has been spared on her restoration. Truly stunning! 1941 22′ Chris Craft DeLuxe Utility
New on the market Offered for the first time is this lovely 42′ Chris Craft Double Cabin Fly Bridge. Cruise, sleep or just enjoy in classic elegance. Just a great boat, in great condition and at a great price! 1952 Chris Craft Double Cabin
New to the market! One of just two in existence and the only one currently available, “Serendipity” is a 25’ Gar Wood Streamliner custom built by our long time friends, the Turcotte brothers at Gar Wood Custom Boats. Cruise in safety & elegance with the whole family – and friends! Best of Show quality in every way. 1996 25’ Gar Wood Streamliner
The legendary Jersey Speed Skiff – One of just 3 hulls known to exist today that were built by National Champion Fred Zbranak of Linden, New Jersey. “Orange Crate” is in Bristol condition and ready to go! Jersey Speed Skiff
Titanic Restored! Okay, she’s not the White Star liner but she is indeed restored! Owned by the same family since purchased used in the early 1960’s, this lovely 13’ cedar lapstrake double ended skiff has a 2 HP air cooled Lausen engine. 1956 13′ Lapstrake Skiff
One of a kind - Van Dam Custom Boats designed and built this 31′ custom trunk cruiser to handle the rough waters of the Great Lakes in elegance, comfort and safety. Her beautifully appointed cabin offers a full galley with microwave, refrigerator, enclosed head, and abundant storage. Exquisite! 2013 Van Dam Trunk Cabin Cruiser
Very few boats enjoy the reputation and loyal following of the storied Commanders from Chris Craft. Just 43 of the magnificent 55 footers were built from 1970-1977 and this is far and away the nicest one around! 1972 Chris Craft Commander Fly Bridge
One of my personal favorites – Not too long before his death in 1961 at the age of 84, legendary naval architect John L. Hacker designed and tested a 22’ and 26’ runabout for the Gage family at Gage Marine on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Partnering with Gage, these were the last boats Hacker designed! 1965 22′ Gage-Hacker
This 2008 custom built Hackercraft 26′ triple cockpit combines the unequaled styling of John L. Hacker from the 1930′s with today’s state of the art finishes, power and construction technology. Boathouse kept, fresh water only and under 150 hrs. 2008 26′ HackerCraft
Built for J.P.Morgan, Jr. and owned by a long time family friend, Grand Dame is now available for the first time in over 50 years. A rare & unique boat in magnificent condition with custom tri axle trailer. This is one of the few 25′ “Roll Decks” remaining. Proudly offered to the discriminating buyer. 1936 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit
We are absolutely delighted to offer this custom ordered 1949 Chris Craft Express! Lovingly restored, meticulously maintained with sweet running ML engines & a long list of upgrades – enjoyed for many years by a large active family! 1949 34′ Chris Craft Express Cruiser
I have been involved with classic wooden boats for over 40 years& I have only seen 2 of this particular model , the 1941 Gar Wood American. In excellent user condition, she has a new 5200 bottom done in 2004 & this boat is equally at home in fresh or salt water – no worries! The other one I know of is not for sale for love or money! Check her out at 1941 24′ Gar Wood American
Proudly offered -the best of the best - Without question, this is the finest example of this model in existence and may well be quite the finest Fay & Bowen of any vintage available anywhere. “Keego” is a multi show & award winner; sleek, elegant, all mahogany, and an absolute heartstopper! 1927 27′ Fay & Bowen Long Deck Launch
Streblow Custom Boats has been family owned and operated for three generations. Having designed, hand crafted and produced over 500 boats, they remain highly prized by collectors and loyal long time Streblow owners! Please go to our page for some more photos & information- she’s a beauty! 1981 23′ Streblow
Aida II – First time offered She may well be the most famous, but at the very least, certainly the most recognizable Fay & Bowen in the Country is Aida II! At 105 years old she is without question something quite special & I have had the pleasure to ride in and pilot this boat on more than a few occasions. 1907 26′ Fay & Bowen Aida II
Skiff Craft was started in 1904 in Canada by Victor and Stanley Henry as the Henry Boat Company. Building hand crafted boats ever since, they relocated to Ohio in 1959, renaming the firm as Skiff Craft and continues to build outstanding boats to this very day! She has been very well cared for and was completely refinished. 1981 24′ Skiff Craft
Looking for a new home - One of our two 1927 27′ Fay & Bowen Long Decks, this one features the traditional painted hull and mahogany decks. One of the nicest I have seen, priced right and as good as they get! Covers and a sturdy triple axle trailer are included. This is a real beauty, folks! 1927 27′ Fay & Bowen
From 1929 until 1935, the Dwight Lumber Company of Detroit built the ” Dee Wite” line of boats. Mostly runabouts, barrel backs & torpedo sterns, they were some of the most stylish and advanced boats of the day! I am pretty impressed with this one. 1931 19′ Dee Wite
Just Listed! We have two beautiful examples of the 1927 22’ Chris Craft Cadet. Both are wonderful examples of the “Gatsby Age”. More photos and history are available. Take a close look at them – they’re favorites of mine and offers are encouraged. 1927 22′ Chris Craft Cadet #1 1927 22′ Chris Craft Cadet # 2
“The Greatest Little Motor Boat Afloat” That’s how it was originally advertised & “Chelsea Rose” is definitely one of the very nicest models currently available. Please go to our offering page and take a good look. Some very interesting info & history here. How cool is this boat? She’s not for everyone. but for the right person, a great acquisition! 1953 Greveatte Dispro
I have owned three Lymans and sold dozens over many years. Getting harder & harder to find, I believe Lymans are the best value in classic boating. The justly famous Lyman soft ride has never been equaled! Here are some more beauties! 1963 25′ Lyman Sleeper 1962 21′ Lyman Utility 1963 25′ Lyman Hardtop
Late Model Chris Crafts – we scour the Country for these exquisite “new classics” and sell more each year than anyone. As always, we only offer the best! Tell us about yours! Best Priced, Best Equipped Available 2012 Chris Craft Catalina 23 Limited Edition 2008 Chris Craft Lancer 20 Rare Forest Green 2004 Chris Craft Launch 22 Please look at our “Recently Sold” column to the right for our recent late model Chris Craft sales. I have many, many hours in these in both fresh water as well as way offshore. From the 20′ Lancer up to the 45′ Roamer, I just love ‘em & have sold & piloted them all! Check back often – we add more regularly – but they won’t last!
Chris Craft’s Sea Skiff Division was launched in 1954 and continued with enormous success for the next 15 years. Lapstrake or “Clinker Built” construction has been used since the Vikings – over 1000 years ago – and remains particularly well suited for rougher water. A number of smaller American builders produced some very fine ones for many, many decades but Chris Craft got quite tired of losing sales to them – especially to Lyman! 1965 28’ Chris Craft Sea Skiff 1966 28’ Chris Craft Seahawk
We have sold three 17’ Chris Craft DuLuxe Runabouts in the last 12 months! Here are two more we are offering for the first time! 1947 17′ Chris Craft DeLuxe Runabout 1948 17′ Chris Craft DeLuxe Runabout
Queen of the Fleet - the magnificent 25′ Chris Craft Sportsman, the most expensive and prestigious Chris-Craft built after WWII. We are offering two of the finest! We had a 1947 25′ Sportsman back in the mid ’70′s & have regretted selling her ever since! By the way our 1947 is in the foreground of the photo above. 1947 25′ Chris Craft Sportsman 1948 25′ Chris Craft Sportsman
Rare & Elegant - The lovely 42′ Matthews Martinique. Of only seven manufactured in 1956 and 1957, just two are known to exist today – and the only other one is definitely not for sale! 1956 42′ Matthews Martinique
Owner reducing his collection of absolute world class classic boats. Likely the finest example in existence of an already rare model, the 26′ Chris Craft “Flat Deck”. A truly remarkable restoration with extensive history and documentation available. 1928 26′ Chris Craft Triple Cockpit
The 5th and final 28’ Diesel Center Console hand built by Richie Sutphen is now available for purchase! Few people in the industry have a pedigree that even approaches my friend, Richie. She tops out over 50 MPH, just sips fuel and has a range of over 400 miles. Do yourself a favor & get in touch with me. 2014 28′ Sutphen Center Console
Selling my buddy’s 23′ Jet Boat! New to the market with very low hours, loaded with accessories, seats up to 12. The boat & trailer have been beautifully maintained and there is no better one available anywhere ! 2008 SeaDoo Challenger Century started building quality pleasure craft, racers & a few custom cruisers in 1929, turning to all fiberglass in 1969. This is an excellent example of the mid ‘80’s classic Century Coronado. A great all around family boat at a great price – and super for all water sports! 1986 21′ Century Coronado
The featured boats above are just some of our boats. Please look at our “Current Boat Inventory” list on the top/right of any page for our complete selection. Check back often as our stock ( and the “featured” boats shown on this page ) change often!