How do I value and sell my father's 1950 Chris Craft Replica?

My father built an 18 foot runabout from blueprints and design of Widd Hauber back in 1950.

It is close in design to a Chris Craft runabout from what I can tell.  

It has been dismantled and garaged for approx 50 years.  

We have many of the original gauges, wood benches minus upholstery, original blueprints and supply list, etc.

The engine was removed and sold.  

He started to restore it and sand it down years ago, but never finished.

Can you provide any advice on how to sell this or value it?

We are in the Los Angeles area.

I can provide photos of it in the water in the 50's, and present

I appreciate any advice you can offer!

Karen B

Comments for How do I value and sell my father's 1950 Chris Craft Replica?

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 12, 2013
by: Karen

Found someone who wanted to restore it and sold it for a nominal price.

Knowing they will value it was more important.

Thanks for the comments.

Jun 12, 2013
your dad love it go with that
by: cal

Pay some one to put the bling back on it donate it as a tax shelter god loves boats just look what there going for theres help out there cal

Jun 13, 2012
Some more photos of “Kuu Ipo”
by: Karen

She has been garaged now for over 50 years.

Mar 23, 2012
Would love to see them to!
by: Chipper

I would love to see some photo's as well please.
Thank you.

Mar 23, 2012
1950 Chris Craft Replica
by: Mike

Hi Karen,

It might be easier to give you an answer if you could add some photos.

I can add some for you if you if you wish.

Just email them as attachments to me at I can do any resizing etc and add them to your post.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Questions and Answers.

While the original system worked quite well as a one-off post, it didn’t allow for updating or posting new photographs etc.

That is why I have introduced the new Your Pages.

This is new ‘Community’ platform is for 2018.

It is designed to put you in control of your content, make it easier to for you to tell us about your Wooden Boat, upload photos etc. and most of all post updates as and when you wish to.

There is also a forum where you can ask any questions you may have about Wooden Boats and join in the conversations.
So, please come on over and join our community of likeminded Wooden Boaters.