If you are looking for a rare boat that turns heads – this Chris-Craft 56 is it. NEW CARPET IN SALON
Christened “Queen of the Fleet“ as the flagship of the 1957 lineup of Chris Craft offerings, this 56ft 9in “Salon Motor Yacht” was one of only seven built (one of her sisters was reportedly once owned by Dean Martin) and she is one of the last (could be the last) of her kind still afloat.
Built in the final years of Christ Craft’s all wood construction she was designed for elegant entertaining in a spacious windowed solon (this one with a 66 key Tom Thumb piano – optional) and covered aft deck while managed by a professional crew from the forward crew quarters. She has a master state room, guest room and crew quarters with three upgraded heads and a galley redesigned (Viking stove and full size refrigerator) for her one time service as a dinner cruiser. She has numerous upgrades from her past two owners and she just had all hull concerns restored from keel to deck line (ask broker see full list of upgrades and restorations). She is powered by two replacement 240 hp Cummins 555 diesels with less than 900 hrs of service.
With her structural work recently restored she needs only cosmetics to be a prize winner at your favorite antique and classic boat show.
With potential as a charter, a floating B&B, an elegant condo or simply a prestigious historic motor cruiser for the skipper who prefers distinction in yachts.
She has been mechanically maintained weekly by Dockcall from Annapolis and has been housed in a covered shed at Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD.
Refined and tasteful this elegant Solon Yacht speaks of a bygone era of historic Chris Craft design and classic wooden craftsmanship.
This Chris has three staterooms
There are seven berths in total
Forward is the crew quarter with two bunk beds to starboard
Port side, midship aft of the engine room is the VIP stateroom
The VIP has 2x full size twin beds
The master stateroom, full width in the stern, has one double and one twin
There are three heads on board, one for each stateroom and two showers
Both the VIP and Master heads are electric Vacu flush.
Crew head is a Jabsco manual pump w/fresh water plumbing
JRC Radar 1800 color and chartplotter
Uniden UM 625c fix mount VHF
Handheld Uniden WHAMx4
Shakespeare 3200 Antenna
SS Ratchet mount
Ray L365 Fishfinder
2x Cummins Marine V-555 (Triple Nickels)
Each engine has approxiatley 900 hours running time
HP: 230 each
Both main engines have block heaters
Generator: 6KW Westerbeke
Model 6.0-614 AMPS 52/26 Volts 115/230
Battery chargers: 32 Volt Newmar - Phase three, 12 Volt Victron Centaur 12V 40 Amp
DC Main panel
AC Main panel
DC Battery switches
4x 8 volt batteries
Automatic Firebouy extinguishers installed in 2009
Additional fire extinguishers; Galley, engine room, hallway and bridge
Windlass 150 ft of 3'4 line and 12 ft of chain rode
Anchors: 75 LB Plow anchor, 60 LB Danforth
Several hundred feet of reserve anchor line in the Lazerate
USCG: Required equipment
During the summer of 2013 the bottom and hull from the keel to deck rail was replaced and/or
refastened and then repainted with five coats of paint. Structurally, the owner believes her to be as
sound as ever, she is ready for a summer of cruising. Her engines were replaced in the early 80's
and have 900 hours on them. Both engines have completed regularly scheduled maintenance.
All of the items listed below were completed and installed new since 2011.
Salon window screens
Upgraded new HVAC for the salon - Cruise Air
Added new hot water heat-exchanger off generator
Fresh water feed to Master, guest and crew head
Hose and pump to crew quarter head
Vacu flush, hoses and mascerator master and guest heads
Holding tank fill level
10 Port light screens
Audio & TV systems w/surround sound speakers
Winch dingy lift
Canvas, on windshield bow seat and bow doghouse
2x DC and 2x AC bilge pumps
Replaced both transmission/gear coolers
32 Volt batteries
32 Volt charger replaced with upgrade
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