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Chris-Craft - Riviera 18
Gweek Classic Boatyard
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Chris-Craft - Riviera 18 for sale

Cornwall, South West
ad ref. BU1306C04
Motor BoatsClassic Motor Boats
Riviera 18United Kingdom
Gweek HelstonCurrency GBP
19485.49 m/18 ft
1.83 m/6 ft0.46 m/2 ft
very goodUsed
On behalf of customerInboard
Hydraulic wheel controlMarineK
No. of engines 1HP 95

**Reduced To Sell**

MITI was built in 1949 by Chris Craft, USA to their 18ft Riviera design and shipped to Italy where in the 1950s it is believed to have been used by film star Sophia Loren as she was owned by Carlo Ponti, her husband.

The Riviera model was available in 16ft, 18ft and 20ft sizes and was a iconic launch during the 1950s with an estimated 288 Riviera’s produced by Chris Craft overall from 1948 to 1952. Chris Craft was first established in 1881 by Chris Smith in Michigan and was particularly famous in the period from the 1920s to 1950s for their mahogany hulled power boats of which 159 models were available. Elvis, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn and Sophia Loren were associated with these stylish and desirable boats.

MITI was originally restored in 2001 and again professionally restored in 2021 by master shipwrights in Cornwall. Re-finished double skin, Philippine and Honduras mahogany hull and interior on oak frames, red upholstered seating for five and re-finished original fittings.

95hp KERMATH MARINE-K SIX CYLINDER PETROL ENGINE – Updraft single carburetor. Engine restored and recently serviced.

Swim ladder
Integrated bilge pump
Automatic Fire extinguisher in engine bay Fenders Original life jackets unopened.

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CategoryMotor Boats
Sales statusavailable
ModelRiviera 18
Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
Cover Type
Cockpit Cover
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