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Kit Boat Sailboat Value

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:52 pm
by Dutch Van Putten
The Holland Museum in Holland, Michigan has received a complete 1951 8-foot Chris-Craft kit sailboat in very good condition. I have offered to help the donor, the original owner, to find a price she can use for her taxes. Any thoughts on a ball park figure that I can tell her?

Looking forward to your reply.

Re: Kit Boat Sailboat Value

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:21 am
by jfrprops
nice boat...but not worth enough to risk an audit!!

John in Va.

Re: Kit Boat Sailboat Value

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:31 am
by Bilge Rat
Kit boat values are tough, they were the least expensive boat that Chris Craft produced and the real determining factor is the skill level of the builder. They also had no hull numbers or factory records. As these were designed for amateur builders, the build quality varied widely. I'm no surveyor or insurance claim adjuster, but I cannot believe it would sell for more than $1,000.00 on a good day.

"That's just my opinion I could be wrong". Dennis Miller