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29′ Chris Craft Express

Roma is in a designated boathouse in Detroit, Michigan. The seller is motivated. After a significant rebuild, the boat is in great condition and unique in the Chris Craft fleet. A 2018 survey and additional photos are available upon request. Please inquire to learn more.


Builder: Chris Craft / Algonac, MI

Year Built: 1941


LOA: 29′

Beam: 8′ 8″

Draft: 2′ 1″

Displacement: 7,500 lbs



Engines: Twin Chris Craft Hercules 130-hp marine gas engines

Port Serial Number: 82953

Model: MSO

Starboard Serial Number: 303979

Model: MX

Paragon Marine Gears:

Model #: A15-7

Port Serial # 3G9447

Starboard Serial # 3J2497

Ration: 1.5:1

Shaft Type:

Stainless steel

Size: 1.25”

Fuel System:

90 Gallon galvanized steel fuel tank, painted red, grounded with manual shutoff Algonac in-line fuel filter


Mechanical steering station at open cockpit with pegged wood wheel


Construction Details:

Hull Shape: Hard chine, modified deep V, planning hull

Hull Construction: Marine plywood

Hull Bottom Construction: West System marine plywood

Fastenings: Stainless steel and silicon bronze

Frames: White oak

Stringers: White Oak

Bulkheads: Mahogany plywood

Decks: Bright blonde mahogany and bright natural mahogany king plank

Cabins: Marine plywood and mahogany with painted canvas epoxy top

Transom: Mahogany marine plywood


Interior Appointment:


White porcelain sink with cold water


Enclosed manually operated SaniPottie head

Stainless steel head sink


2 Total in main cabin

Interior Cushions/Furnishings:

White vinyl cushions

White vinyl padded hull covering

White perforated vinyl headliner

Mahogany and oiled oak trim

Solid mahogany countertops



Aft – No signs of water, no signs of oil

Mid – No signs of water, no signs of oil

Fwd – Signs of old water, no signs of oil

Bilge Pumps:

Fwd – 12V Rule 360 GPH pump with auto/manual and float switch

Mid – 12V Lovett 1200 GPH pump with auto/manual switch


Canvas Covers/Tops:

Beige canvas Navy top, excellent condition

White vinyl cover to boot stripe

Stainless steel frame for Navy top

Enclosure panels for Navy top


Electrical Systems:

2 x 12V Group-24 wetted lead acid batteries in battery box



Raytheon Depth Sounder/Fishfinder

Model # L470

Stewart Warner dual engine instruments to include: rpm, water temperature, oil pressure and amps

Ritchie Compass with stainless steel binnacle

Seaworth AM/FM/Cassette Stereo System at galley


Exterior Decks:

Bright mahogany with natural and blonde stain

Contrasting non-skid white paint over canvas and cabin top


Exterior Hull:

Off-white Awlgrip paint


Exterior Seating Cushions:

White vinyl double helmsman and double companion seats, 2 engine box cushions and foot rest for helmsman seat


Exterior Trim:

Bright mahogany and chrome trim

Red waterline stripe

Blue arrow hull accent stripe

Copper-bronze bottom paint

Bright mahogany transom



3 Bronze below the waterline

1 Transducer


Water System:

12V pressure system by Shurflo


Safety Equipment:

Dual trumpet air horn

4 Type II USCG approved PFD’s

Stainless steel cabin top handrails

Navigation lights

Fire Protection:

1 hand held type B-I USCG approved fire extinguisher at helmsman station

Ground Tackle:

16lb Danforth anchor with 6’ chain and ½” x 100’ rode

Stored on bow pulpit anchor roller

Mooring Equipment:

4” diameter lift eye on bow and stern

4 Torpedo 6” cleats; 2 aft with guides and 2 amidships



Natural teak boarding steps

Cabin top hatch with chrome grill

Spotlight with mechanical remote

Chris Craft tread board pads

4 Cabin mounted port lights

2 Opening windshield section

2 Windshield wipers



Price $32,000
Name Roma
Type Motor
Length 29 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Chris Craft
Classification Runabout

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