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TUCKER

1956 CHRIS-CRAFT CUSTOM SPORTSMAN

THE INFO

SUBMITTED BY THE EXHIBITORS

THE OWNERS

Bob & Ellen Swensen
Rancho Mirage, California

THE SPECS

Make: 1956 Chris-Craft
Model: Custom Sportsman
Length: 20′
Engine:  Chris-Craft MBL 6cyl – 158hp
Hull #: 044
Concours Catagory: Utilities

 

THE HISTORY

Tucker is a 1956 20 foot Chris-Craft Custom Sportsman utility. It has its original 158 HP MBL engine. The boat was originally shipped with several custom-ordered features including the split front seat, paneled interior, and a midship seat (missing). We added two upholstered cubes for flexible seating and storage. Tucker was brought to Tahoe from Oklahoma in 2004.

THE RESTORATION

In 2009, Tucker’s topsides, transom and deck were completely restored and refastened by Chris Ford. In 2011, its original engine was rebuilt by Aims Machine in Reno. In 2018, its bottom was replaced by Frank Casey.

THE NAME

It was named after a beloved cat. In fact, Tucker’s ashes are in the transom paint spelling out his name.

FUN FACTS

Tucker’s mid-length and open utility design makes it a fun and handy boat that’s perfect for Lake Tahoe.

Tucker was featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Classic Boating magazine.

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