SOLD!!! – 1952 24′ Chris Craft Express Cruiser

UPDATE 12/19/2011 — We are very pleased to announce that this boat has found a new owner and will be remaining on the south shore of Lake Erie!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChris Craft Express Cruiser – LOA 24′, Beam 8’
Power – Original 95 HP Hercules flathead 6-cylinder, original 6 volt system.
Hull Material – Mahogany plank over White Oak frames
Construction – Hard chine, battened seams, carvel bottom.

The 24’ 1952 Express Cruiser is considered to be most stylish of all the 24’s of any year.  This boat was purchased new in 1952 and delivered to Moes Marine Service.  The second owners purchased it 1995 and it has been stored and docked at Moes Marine the entire time.   Work done over the past 5 year’s new transom and frames, new cabin top, forward deck replaced, all bright work is fresh.  Includes camper canvas, mooring cover, VHF, and Garmin fish/depth finder.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABetween 1950 and 1954 a total 502 hulls were produced and this is hull # 197.  There are only a few 24’ 1952 Expresses that survive today.  What sets the 1952 part is her design and construction.  The deep V hull is same design as the speedy runabouts.  In 1953, the Chris Craft Express went to a different  cruiser hull.  Her top speed is 21 knots, @ 2,500 rpm – she cruises at top end with ease.  She has sodium valves and she will burn today’s fuel with out using additives and she’s easy on fuel.  The brightwork is nice and well-maintained the hardware is bright and some has been re-chromed.

The following equipment is included:

  • Life Jackets-3 adult 1 child, 2 flotation cushions
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flares, Signal flag
  • Anchor and rode
  • Dock Bumpers
  • Bell
  • Aft Mooring cover
  • Camper top and side curtains
  • Bimini Top, side curtains
  • Windshield cover
  • Aft cover
  • Camper cover/ curtains
  • Newer 6v and 12v batteries
  • Spare engine parts: Fuel pump with Diaphragm kits, Head gasket, Coil, distributor cap, condenser, points,
  • Original and copies of Owners Manual
  • Original and copies of Engine Parts List
  • 4 qt’s 30 W motor oil
  • Spare Horn
  • Fish/ depth finder (not installed)
  • VHF radio (not installed)

Click on the thumbnails below for more photos.  Please contact us if you are interested in this cruiser!

Life Jackets-3 adult 1 child, 2 flotation cushions

Fire extinguisher

Flares, Signal flag

Anchor and rode

Dock Bumpers

Bell

Aft Mooring cover

Camper top and side curtains

Bimini Top, side curtains

Windshield cover

*Aft cover,

* Camper cover/ curtains

* Newer 6v and 12v batteries

* V. nice bright work

* Nice hardware, some re-chromed

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Mike

About Mike

I pinch myself every day... I can't believe I'm back in Vermilion working at the boatyard! I grew up spending afternoons and summer days working at Moes Marine. I moved to Boston after college and met my wonderful wife, Maura, while living life in the big city and working at Boston BoatWorks. We traveled and volunteered abroad for 9 months in 2009 and then found our way back to our families in Ohio. We are now living in downtown Vermilion with our son, Owen, who visits the boatyard daily at coffee break!