LORELEI is well known within the Classic Yacht Association as one of the oldest Chris-Crafts of any size in the Northwest. Delivered new in Florida, then transported west, she has cruised the Puget Sound and Canadian Gulf water with three local owners. The current owner has been in possession for twenty years, having acquired the vessel from a prominent Tacoma family after their decades of cruising. Retrofitted with a fly-bridge, and recently re-powered, everything has been done to update the functionality of this classic without compromising the classic beauty. Moored in Olympia in covered moorage, she can be viewed by Appointment.
Shown by Appointment Only, No Sunday Appointments Please.
The first impression of LORELEI is that she is elegant. Long bow deck and bright finished mahogany varnished house from an era of craftsmanship and function lost on modern designs.
Excellent for year around cruising with a flying-bridge for good weather, and a covered cockpit and inside helm for cooler wet weather, she is always comfortable. With sleeping in the bow, over under bunks in the lower salon/ galley and a sleeper sofa in the salon, you can bring friends or the whole family. Flying bridge cooler and freezer extend the possibilities. Original bronze Wilcox-Crittenden manual toilet with new leathers and spares.
Re-Powered with a new generation Mercruiser motor, she cruises comfortably @ 9 knots @ 2500 RPM and is efficient to cruise at 5 gph. A Flo-Scan helps monitor to feather consumption that varies based on load and sea conditions. VHF radios upper & lower, along with a Garmin GPS linked to computer laptop will lead toy to your next stop. The original equipment Wood Freeman Auto-Pilot (Iron Mike) is intact, but needs to be serviced, or replaced. Fire suppression system in engine space.
Electric windlass and wash-down system. 40 # Danforth with 270' 3/8" galvanized chain & 40' 3/4" nylon rode. 10' Inflatable on transom step davits with 15hp manual start OB and steering console. 2000 watt Honda generator connects to shore power inlet.
Good survey history documenting all maintenance and structural and mechanical integrity.