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Chris Craft Cobra 18′

The Cobra was the flagship model of the famous US shipyard Chris-Craft during the 1950s.
Successor to the 19' Racing Runabout, the hull of the Cobra was designed in 1955 by the talented designer Don Mortrude with the aim of capturing the attention of an increasingly exigent clientele. In fact, the Chris-Craft Cobra is considered as one of the most flamboyant speed boats ever built.
The characteristic elements that make it unique are the original fibreglass bonnet with its iconic golden fin and the dashboard covered in alligator leather and equipped with the steering wheel used in Chrysler cars.
In addition, the hull has a distinctive bulge at the bow that looks like a bull's nose (hence the nickname 'bull nose'). This stylistic solution very complex to build increasing a lot production costs, even for a yard like Chris-Craft, which is based on mass production.
For this reason, just over a hundred hulls were produced in one year only in two versions: 18' and 21'. Today Cobra's rarity is on a par with the Ferrari 250 California spider!
The model offered for sale is one of only 52 18' models made. The boat, completely original, is in excellent general condition thanks to a faithful and impeccable restoration.
The boat is ready for the buoy and equipped with her own trailer.
More info available on request.
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Boat
Yard
Chris Craft
Model
Cobra 18'
Boat
Vintage
Category
Used
Natante
Yes
Visible to
Italy
Region
Lombardy
Price
Private negotiation
VAT
Paid
Main data
Length
5.38 mt
Beam
1.87 mt
Draft
0.45 mt
Registration year
1955
Built Year
1955
Max speed
35 kn
Cruising speed
28 kn
Flag
Italiana
GALLERY
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Material of construction
Hull
Wood
Deck
Wood
Systems
Hidraulic systems
Electrical systems
Voltage
12 V
N. batteries
1
Fuels & Engines
N. engines
1
Power HP
131 HP
Fuel
Petrol
Brand
Chris Craft
Model
Hercules KBL 6 cylinders
Transmission
Shaft line
N. tanks
1
Capacity
90 l
Material
Steel
Disposition of interiors

The interior has a special alligator pattern dashboard. A floor shifter provides access to forward, neutral, and reverse gears. The seats are gold vinyl for three or four passengers to sit in only one row (a typical solution adopted in race boats). Going after the cockpit the engine locker and the fuel tank are located under the fiberglass bonnet.

Instruments

The boat has the following instruments:

Temperature gauge; Fuel Tachometer; Oil gauge; Ammeter.

Equipment

The runabout is equipped with:

Navigation lights; Anchor light; Flagpole; Horn; Cockpit upholstery; Bilge pump; Battery; Battery switch; Fire extinguisher; Boat cover; Wooden oars; Trailer; Life jacket.

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Chris Craft Cobra 18′

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