Anyone ever seen one of these? In all my reading about CC I've never come across it.
This boat might actually be sitting a few down from DW right now. I'll be down there in a day or so and can confirm if anyone needs me to check her out for them. Definitely an intriguing layout. Just can't be in too big a hurry to go anywhere!
Interesting. In the bow shots she sure looks bigger than a 36 but when you see the cockpit you realize why.
I got a note from Jim Wick about the boat.
"Yes, the description is correct. One of the great ideas from that time that didn't work out too well! I'm sure it was a big $$ looser."
CC went bankrupt in '89.
She sure is pretty though
I imagine Chris couldn't compete with the Asian built trawlers on price. Although some of those have turned out to be not so great in the long run.
Was on one of them 3 years ago on the Erie Canal in NY. A Canadian couple had it and they were in the process of doing the AGL. I was extremely intrigued by the vessels layout and unusual style for a CC. I then searched for sales of them(Chris Craft West India Trawler) during the next couple years. I found this one after 2 others that sold very quickly, this one being well cared for but not overly impressive with the dark blue hull. The others were fair to good condition and sold for a respectable price. I would still be interested in the purchase of one should it become available in the US and be somewhat local to me.
My need for speed has waned to say the least, for a relaxed and steady "Change of Pace"
Terry - whether it’s the boat I think is at my marina or not, it’s practically in my backyard and am happy to take an initial look for you if you like. Just shoot me a PM.
Thank You! Certainly if it is not out of the way to look at it please do(any reason to look at another boat is always a plus) if it a West India I would be interested in year price and drive train, if it is this blue hull '83 twin Perkins I am not.
Again thank you for your offer
The boat in question (in my original post) is in fact a blue 1983 CC West Indian Trawler with twin 85hp Perkins.
If I were looking for a larger (35'+) trawler, I think I'd prefer small twins over a big single for the advantage in handling and redundancy, unless it had a bow thruster. One of the most popular trawlers, the Albin 36, usually has a single Lehman 120, which can barely get the boat to 8 knots.
Yes Jim I realize it is the vessel you posted. I have spoken a broker and got other photos of said boat.
I am leaning towards a trawler and we love our 350 Catalina and Chris Crafts as a whole, so I would very much investigate any West India Trawler that comes on the market, that being said one within my ability to seriously consider, logistically and financially. Value based on the year and drivetrain and care.
I apologize for intruding.
If you pursue it, and buy it, I just might ask the broker for a finder's fee ;-)
Personally, I think it's a little overpriced, given the 1983 motors. But it does appear to be in fine shape. I think the seller is overestimating the market value of its rarity.
Do you follow the trawlerforum.com ? That's where I saw it.
Beautiful boat but... I've had to look several times to convince myself there is no lower helm. Nice side door where the lower helm might go, did others have a lower helm? Perhaps one could be added? Being on that bridge all day at 7 knots would not appeal to me, especially in weather, and I love driving from a bridge.
Is this dark blue original? It mentions a "modern, low-maintenance exterior", some kind of epoxy paint?
Seems like it is not big enough or equipped for extended cruising, and too slow for modern tastes in short cruising and day trips. It would take a rather specific buyer to want to own this beauty at that price. Not a bad price for the right person.