The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Chris-Craft 34 Tri-Cabin Enclosed Bridge Classic Cruiser

Possible Liveaboard
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  277557
  • Length  ·  10.36m
  • Year  ·  1951
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 260hp, Crusader 350 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Dave Carleson

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Chris Craft
Builder Chris Craft
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 409.1 ltr (90.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 159.1 ltr (35.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/09/2014

Mechanical

Engine 1 x gasoline 260hp
Engine make and model Crusader 350 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1= 56
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze 16 x 18 RH
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots

The engine was rebuilt in 2013 according to the owner. In September 2014 a mechanical survey found it to have good compression in all cylinders.

Batteries:
- Engine Starting Bank: (2) 12V Group 27 in a covered polyethylene battery box.
- House Bank: (4) Trojan 6V golf cart batteries located in a covered plywood battery box.

Fuel consumption and speed data shown is approximate and derived from industry information for this engine and boat model.

Dimensions

Length 10.36m
LOD 10.36m
LWL 9.14m
Beam 3.20m
Draft Max 0.91m
Displacement 9,072kg (20,003.4lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish

This classic Chris Craft is built using mahogany and silicon bronze wood screws in the manner of other high quality boats from this company.

Construction is hard chine, batten seam construction above the chine and double planking below. Framing is white oak with 1" x 3" main frames and 1" x 1 1/4" intermediate frames. Floor timbers are 1 1/2" x 3" white oak. Chine logs are 3" x 2 3/4" white oak. The keel is white oak, 2" x 4" in dimension with 3/8" bronze keel bolts. Longitudinal framing is 1 3/4" fir. The cabin sides are beautiful varnished mahogany planks. Cabin tops are marine plywood and covered by traditional painted canvas or fiberglass overlay. The decking includes: fir planking over plywood in the cockpit; varnished mahogany side decking; and fiberglass over plywood on the foredeck.

Fuel tanks are Monel alloy.
Water tank is Monel alloy.
Holding tank is polyethylene.

The quality of materials used by skilled craftsmen is one of the reasons these Chris Craft vessels are long lived. This boat has been kept in a boathouse in fresh water which has protected the hull and exterior substantially over the years.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Forward Cabin (galley and head): An upholstered bench seat and pantry/storage area separates the chain locker from the galley. The galley is divided into port and starboard sections by centerline passageway/sole. Deep, varnished Honduras mahogany cabinets and pantry lockers with bright finished wood counters are located port and starboard. The starboard counter has an under-mount double stainless steel sink and routed grooves for draining dishes. Aft beneath the starboard counter is an electric refrigerator. To port is a two-burner alcohol cooktop. Furthest aft to port is the vessel’s single head with manual marine toilet, varnished Honduras mahogany vanity with raised marble sink. The head sole serves as a watertight shower pan for the hand held shower. There is a round escape hatch on centerline in overhead.

Pilothouse/Salon: Up and aft of the forward cabin is the main cabin containing the vessel’s single helm station and salon area. The helm station with original console is located to starboard with a wooden ships wheel, navigation equipment, engine instruments and controls. The helm seat is an upholstered bench which can seat two. The pilothouse paneling and trim are bright finished mahogany. There are two (2) large opening windows forward with original hardware. The port and starboard sides of the house are fitted with five (5) windows. One (1) window being installed in each of the two (2) cabin side entry doors. Two (2) windows per side are sliders. There are two (2) fixed, narrow windows across the aft end of the cabin. To port opposite the helm station the console top is continued. Aft to port is a large custom built “L” shaped settee with swinging, high – low drop leaf Honduras mahogany table. The settee and table can be converted to a large double berth. The convertible settee is fitted with upholstered cushions. The sole is carpeted and is fitted with two (2) sound insulated hatches for engine compartment access. Two (2) hinged wooden steps provide access to the side decks through the entry doors (P&S). The side entries are fitted with screen doors. Steps located in the aft starboard corner lead down to the aft cabin.

Engine Compartment and Forward Tank Space: Located forward beneath the main cabin/salon sole is the forward tank space which contains the hot water tank, pressurized water system components, MSD system holding tank and “Y” valve along with some ballast (starboard side). Aft of this space is the engine compartment which contains the single propulsion engine with reduction gear, house and start batteries, battery switches, battery charger and trim tab power panel. There is very good access for maintenance and repairs. Engine room ventilation is provided by natural draft intake through cowl vents at the cabin sides (P&S) and a 12V blower.

Aft (master) Stateroom: The aft cabin is laid out with a large queen-size berth to port. The removable bottom of the berth provides access to the aft half of the engine compartment. Built-in cabinetry and a hanging locker provide ample storage amidships. Steps in the starboard aft corner of the space lead up to a sliding varnished mahogany door and the aft cockpit. A hatch in the sole between the berths provides access to the propulsion shaft packing gland. Surfaces in the space are painted an off-white/cream color, including the exposed overhead. Some trim is varnished mahogany. The sole has been recently renewed with a dark tropical hardwood laminate over plywood. Large windows fitted with adjustable blinds are located port and starboard. Half of each window is a slider.

Two burner Origo 4100 non-pressurized alcohol stove;
Sunbeam Microwave oven;
Cuisinart Convection/toaster oven;
Waeco AC/DC refrigerator;
Double stainless steel sink;
AC electric space heaters;
Force 10 120 volt hot water heater, 11 gallons, with engine driven heating

2 burner spirit Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Refrigerator
Carpet
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Microwave

Forward Cabin (galley and head): An upholstered bench seat and pantry/storage area separates the chain locker from the galley. The galley is divided into port and starboard sections by centerline passageway/sole. Deep, varnished Honduras mahogany cabinets and pantry lockers with bright finished wood counters are located port and starboard. The starboard counter has an under-mount double stainless steel sink and routed grooves for draining dishes. Aft beneath the starboard counter is an electric refrigerator. To port is a two-burner alcohol cooktop. Furthest aft to port is the vessel’s single head with manual marine toilet, varnished Honduras mahogany vanity with raised marble sink. The head sole serves as a watertight shower pan for the hand held shower. There is a round escape hatch on centerline in overhead.

Pilothouse/Salon: Up and aft of the forward cabin is the main cabin containing the vessel’s single helm station and salon area. The helm station with original console is located to starboard with a wooden ships wheel, navigation equipment, engine instruments and controls. The helm seat is an upholstered bench which can seat two. The pilothouse paneling and trim are bright finished mahogany. There are two (2) large opening windows forward with original hardware. The port and starboard sides of the house are fitted with five (5) windows. One (1) window being installed in each of the two (2) cabin side entry doors. Two (2) windows per side are sliders. There are two (2) fixed, narrow windows across the aft end of the cabin. To port opposite the helm station the console top is continued. Aft to port is a large custom built “L” shaped settee with swinging, high – low drop leaf Honduras mahogany table. The settee and table can be converted to a large double berth. The convertible settee is fitted with upholstered cushions. The sole is carpeted and is fitted with two (2) sound insulated hatches for engine compartment access. Two (2) hinged wooden steps provide access to the side decks through the entry doors (P&S). The side entries are fitted with screen doors. Steps located in the aft starboard corner lead down to the aft cabin.

Engine Compartment and Forward Tank Space: Located forward beneath the main cabin/salon sole is the forward tank space which contains the hot water tank, pressurized water system components, MSD system holding tank and “Y” valve along with some ballast (starboard side). Aft of this space is the engine compartment which contains the single propulsion engine with reduction gear, house and start batteries, battery switches, battery charger and trim tab power panel. There is very good access for maintenance and repairs. Engine room ventilation is provided by natural draft intake through cowl vents at the cabin sides (P&S) and a 12V blower.

Aft (master) Stateroom: The aft cabin is laid out with a large queen-size berth to port. The removable bottom of the berth provides access to the aft half of the engine compartment. Built-in cabinetry and a hanging locker provide ample storage amidships. Steps in the starboard aft corner of the space lead up to a sliding varnished mahogany door and the aft cockpit. A hatch in the sole between the berths provides access to the propulsion shaft packing gland. Surfaces in the space are painted an off-white/cream color, including the exposed overhead. Some trim is varnished mahogany. The sole has been recently renewed with a dark tropical hardwood laminate over plywood. Large windows fitted with adjustable blinds are located port and starboard. Half of each window is a slider.

Two burner Origo 4100 non-pressurized alcohol stove;
Sunbeam Microwave oven;
Cuisinart Convection/toaster oven;
Waeco AC/DC refrigerator;
Double stainless steel sink;
AC electric space heaters;
Force 10 120 volt hot water heater, 11 gallons, with engine driven heating

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Electric Ideal vertical type windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth 12 LB primary; Danforth 12 LB secondary)
Anchor chain - 5/16" (primary) length unknown;
Anchor rode - 1/2" (secondary) length unknown;
Bennet hydraulic SS trim tabs

Nav Equipment

Compass
VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Fish Finder

Original John E. Hand compass, 4" card;
Suunto compass, 2" card;
Horizon Intrepid VHS DSC;
Garmin Fishfinder 240;
Manual mechanical steering with 21" mahogany ships wheel

Safety Equipment

Gasolene Detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Horn

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

At this price I do not expect this boat to be on the market very long. Here is a chance to own a very versatile craft that lends itself to a variety of uses.

The style of the era shows in the classic lines of this motoryacht. High quality woods, fasteners, and materials have ensured the long life of this boat. The layout is great for entertaining friends aboard with the bright large salon, simple yet well equipped galley, and pleasant cockpit aft. It provides a nice flow between private spaces throughout the boat.

The updated engine shows few hours of use and is in excellent condition. This single engine design allows for extensive space below deck for maintenance, access to equipment, and storage compared to twin engine versions of the model. Fuel economy, of course, is improved as well. This is a cruising boat that can operate on a plane if desired, but performs most economically below 10 knots.

The most recent surveyor commented: "It has received a much higher than average level of care and maintenance. Cabinetry and joinerwork updates were skillfully done... and showed numerous updates that did not compromise the vessel’s original design and character."

The current owner and his wife lived aboard for several years. It is suitable for long distance local cruising or spontaneous tours around the lake... and all of the activities of the Classic Yacht Association. It has been reported that this boat was delivered new to Seattle and has been in the area in fresh water all of its life. Here is a chance to own a working piece of legendary history from the prestigious builder, Chris Craft.

I urge the reader to not hesitate to schedule a showing.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Chris-Craft 34 Tri-Cabin Enclosed Bridge Classic Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 0

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at davecarleson@boatshedseattle.com Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Be the first to leave a comment or ask a question...
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Login or register for free