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**REDUCED** 1977 Chris Craft Lancer 23' - $10,000 (Bath)

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boat type: powerboat
propulsion type: power
condition: good
length overall (LOA): 23
make / manufacturer: Chris Craft
model name / number: Lancer 23
year manufactured: 1977
The time has come for me to sell my 1977 23 Lancer, "Villain." It breaks my heart to sell the boat, but I don't have the time to enjoy it the way it should be enjoyed.
I've owned the boat for a little over two seasons now. I bought it from the second owner, who'd had it for about 40 years. The boat was originally on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH as new, and was sold shortly thereafter to the owner I bought it from. He ran the boat every season. Eventually, the original motor and drive needed to be rebuilt, which he had done at Van Ness Engineering, then he mothballed the boat for about ten years, until he uncovered it in 2021, ran it for a season, and sold it to me.

A few major maintenance items taken care of just prior to my purchasing:
- New Sea Lion galvanized tandem-axle roller trailer
- Dual battery setup
- New aluminum fuel tank
- New Garmin Echomap GPS Unit
- New blower motor & hose
- Electronic ignition conversion
- Drive bellows replaced

Since taking ownership, I've poured hundreds of hours into maintenance and restoration. Some of the major items include:
- New exterior upholstery (with fabric left over for interior)
- New SeaStar hydraulic steering system
- New gauge cluster (Faria Beede)
- Rebuilt drive lift motor
- Rebuilt docking lights (LED sealed bulbs)
- New Garmin in-hull depth transducer

There have been many minor items as well, including:
- Re-stitched mooring cover
- Rebuilt carburetor
- New ignition coil
- New thermostat
- Rebuilt pressure relief valves
- New rear bulkhead
- Removed & rebedded all pertinent deck hardware with 3M 5200 and 316L stainless hardware

Some items a new owner may want to address:
- Interior headliner is missing
- Interior cockpit panels could be replaced (this is a visual thing only - these panels aren't structural in any way)
- Bimini could be reupholstered (works fine as-is, though)

The major points are, the engine fires right up, every time, and runs like a top. Oil pressure is excellent, and she always runs nice and cool. Speed-wise, the boat will run about 35mph wide open. The classic (solid-glass) deep-vee hull handles waves and chop extremely well. I'm a Naval Architect, my day job involves designing and engineering pleasurecraft hulls just like this one, and I've always been impressed with the way this boat can handle a seaway.

Powering is a Marine Power 350GLV V8 Engine (chevy block) mated to a Volvo 280 Aquadrive I/O.

The boat is currently winterized and shrinkwrapped in Bath, Maine.

Asking price includes the trailer. This boat should go to someone who can appreciate it for the classic that it is. If you keep up on simple maintenance, this boat will last for many, many years to come.

post id: 7756311278

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