SOLD!!! – 1956 26′ Chris Craft Sedan with Flybridge “Our Reverie”

UPDATE 4/1/2013 – “Our Reverie” has been renamed “Abbey View” and will be seen gracing the waters of Lake Gaston in North Carolina!

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This 1956 26′ Chris Craft Sedan with Flybridge was one of 720 built by Chris Craft between 1954 and 1957.  The production data indicates a weight of 4543 lbs, beam of 8′ 1″ and a draft of 24″.

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“Our Reverie” spent most of its life in a boathouse in Michigan.  A local customer found the boat in Michigan after it had been unused for several years in an estate and brought it Vermilion in 2003.   The boat was (and still is) in excellent structural condition and there was no rot to be found.  It needed cosmetic refinishing.   We started the project with the owner but the boat passed along to a new owner in 2005 and the refinishing was completed in 2006.  In addition to the cosmetic work, the owner requested a significant upgrade to the onboard systems and electronics:

  • change from 6V to 12V system with alternator and modern breaker panel
  • separate house and engine start battery banks
  • 12V refrigerator
  • 110V shore power system with Xantrex battery charger and monitor and modern breaker panel
  • pressure water system
  • GPS and VHF

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The boat was delivered new in 1956 with the base engine, a 105HP Chris Craft Model KL.  There were other options with the largest single engine configuration the 175HP Chris Craft Model MCL (a twin engine option with KL’s was also offered).    In 2007, “Our Reverie” was repowered with the MCL provided by Van Ness Engineering of Ridgewood, New Jersey.  In perusing the listings of the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s directory, we could not find another 26′ Sedan with Flybridge  listed with the MCL.

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The interior is simple but extremely functional.  The head is a traditional flush toilet with holding tank.

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The canvas top was designed and built here in Vermilion by Liszak’s Canvas.  The owner specified fabric with the highest UV resistance.

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Please contact us if you are interested in “Our Reverie”.  This boat has been meticulously maintained here at Moes Marine with regular coats of varnish to the brightwork (click here for photos of the latest projects).  Click on the thumbnails below for additional photos of this boat.

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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!