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Classic '70 ChrisCraft Roamer Express Cruiser - Project w/ New Steel Bottom

1970 Chris Craft ChrisCraft

  • Make: Chris Craft
  • Model: ChrisCraft
  • Type: Roamer Express Cruiser
  • Year: 1970
  • Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States


1970 Chris Craft Roamer Express Cruiser 38' - -This is a project boat but one that now has a solid Steel foundation! We spent over $15,000 to remove and replace the majority of the hull shortly after pull out three years ago. Its now outside my warehouse and can be worked on at my location should that need to be arranged.
For sale is the former "Shooting Star" of Chattanooga. She was restored over 10 years ago and both engines rebuilt. Three years ago we decided to pull the vessel and do a complete bottom job and redo the engine compartment and above seating areas....got distracted and lost steam.
The majority of the bottom has been either replaced or replated and painted with bottom paint and ready for the finish paint that we have already purchased.
The twin 427 engines remain in good shape and are warehoused and ARE included in the sale...these are valued at no less than $3,500 by COBRA enthusiasts. Sorry, the engines will only be sold with the vessel. Also stored are many many mechanical components to include the transmissions. One of the transmissions has been professionally rebuilt at cost of $1,500; the other transmission is in good condition. Both brass props have been professionally balanced and now in excellent condition - cost was $500+
Remaining work other than putting the pieces back together would be to repaint the engine compartment, rebuild a flooring system / floor and sidewalls at the helm / sitting areas. The lower cabin areas are in good condition and was restored about 10 years ago.
Exterior paint is in good shape just sunbaked along with the mahogany; one area on forward bow needs repair from a minor impact.
She is on blocks at my property in Chattanooga, TN and can be seen with a little bit of notice. The first picture was recently taken, the last two were taken around 2015; the remaining pics are about a year old. If you have a sincere interest I will add more pictures if requested. The engine area and above flooring has been gutted to allow for the final phase of steel prep and then rebuild so don't expect it to look Rosey! I will consider allowing work on the boat on location in Chattanooga; my property has direct access to the TN River around MM 471.
Please see attached pictures for detail taken from an old survey in regard to boat specifics....below is a short summary.
ENGINES - 2ct 427's Rebuilt about 10 years ago....low miles but unknown.
Transmissions - 2ct Paragons...one good shape, other recently rebuilt
Fresh Water - 1ct approx. 100 gallons galvanized steel in good shape
Fuel Tanks: 2ct approx. 100 gallons each galvanized steel in good shape
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