Boat Serial Numbers

by David Smith
(Tuscaloosa Alabama)

I just purchased a 1957 Chris Craft Holiday and can't find any plates with serial numbers.

Is there any stamped in the hull that I may be overlooking?

Can you tell me where the plates should be?

Also, the seller says it has a Chevy 400 motor in it.

I am presuming that was not original equipment?

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Nov 30, 2012
hull numbers /serial numbers
by: Anonymous

On my 18 foot Holiday I am missing the hull number plates but have noticed a series of numbers behind the rear seat stamped into the wood. "18-11-236"

Can anyone tell me what this might mean on a 1957 Chris Craft Holiday?

Thank you all for your previous comments.


Nov 29, 2012
We have a 1958 Connie
by: Dawn McCloud Stone

We have a 1958 Connie.....

Look under hatches in deck.... along the support.

Brian said it will be on the engine stringer too


Nov 21, 2012
Boat Length
by: Anonymous

The boat is 18'.

Thank you for your response.

Nov 21, 2012
CC Holiday
by: Anonymous

What length is your CC Holiday?

I will look at my CC Book tomorrow, but it lists every boat Chris Craft built by length, so it will help to know that.

Also, Chevrolet didn't build a 400 (I'm assuming it's a small block in 1957.

I imagine it originally had a 265 or 293cid engine.

I believe the 400 small block was released in the late 60s, but don't quote me on that.

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