48 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
1948 CHRIS-CRAFT SEDAN DELUXE
SUBMITTED BY THE EXHIBITORS
Sean & Heather Manchester
Model: Sedan Deluxe
Engine: Mercury 8cyl – 200hp
Hull #: 328
Concours Catagory: Commuters & Cruisers
Long story long… I’m an avid sailor and was searching craigslist for a sailboat.
For whatever reason, Valhalla showed up in my search parameters (likely due to a keyword placed in the ad).
I fell in love with her immediately and scheduled a time to check her out.
Valhalla’s previous owner was ill and simply wanted to get rid of her. She was in decent shape but needed considerable hull work all brightwork, and some love on the interior. The owner wouldn’t let me haul Valhalla out for the survey so I had to make the purchased based on an “in the water” inspection. My wife and I have done a fair amount of work but the boat is mostly original.
There is some speculation that my Valhalla is somehow connected to the Sausalito restaurant and Inn of the same name and owned by the famous Madame “Sally Stanford”.