Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by bolsado, Mar 15, 2014.
What is needed to pump up interest or participation
...,, true, only 2000 or so Roamer hulls were ever made.
So actually, the amazing fact iZ we're having this conversation.
1500 - steel: half gone
500 - AL: most ok.
Sooo,.., consider the oddz, eh?
Now about your 8086 AL hull plating,...
Our Roamer is Alive and Well!
I am wondering how many of the the other 30 hulls like ours are doing, and where they are located; does anyone know? Our number is EMQ-58-0520R.
I recently purchased plans from the Mariners Museum's Chris Craft Archives; they are very interesting.
New member agrees
Yes, not much conversation. I'll get the ball rolling and post some pics of our new acquisition, a 1968 46' Roamer Riviera. Not much in the way of restoration at this point but we have done some light redecorating
Correction: she has RMQ-58-0520R as her serial number!
Blasted IPAD auto corrector!
The Nose Knows
Poking around a marina near you.
Here's the latest on 58s:
1969 FDMY RMQ-58-0501R NFI NFI
1969 FDMY RMP-58-50* "Arianna" Croatia
1969 FDMY RMP-58-507 "Bogey's Cove" Unk
1969 FDMY RMP-58-5** no name Kent Narrows, MD
1969 FDMY RMP-58-5** "Apollonia" Bailey, CO
1970 FDMY RMP-58-508R "Sea Genie"
1970 FDMY RMP-58-50* "Integrity" Boston, MA
1970 FDMY RMP-58-515 "Shooter" San Diego,CA
1970 FDMY RMQ-58-0503R "YOLO" Chattanooga, TN
1970 FDMY RMQ-58-05** "Steinway" Beaufort, NC
1970 FDMY RMQ-58-05** "Sea Genie II" NFI
1971 FDMY RMQ-58-520R "Grand Slam" Lake Huntersville YC
1971 FDMY RMQ-58-521R "Kafungulu" La Belle, FL
1971 FDMY RMQ-58-5*** "Susie Q" Cincinati, OH
So thatz 43% so far (13 out of 30):
1969-70: 8 made; 1971-2: 22 made.
Pretty sure most of these made it, 'cept of course for Evel Knievel's "Sea Genie II" - which (surprise) last time we saw it had entire cabin gutted. (stillhullwasintact).
"Sea Genie II" picture below (before resto began).
Thank you for the update for 58' Roamers
I would like to have the up-dated-file in Microsoft Excel format if possible, and I would like to see any other photos that you have in the archives for other 58' or 60' Roamers. Can you send them to my email of record, or only via this forum?
AFAIK, there is no 58 Roamer in Kent Narrows anymore. The one that was in this area is now, I believe in Colonial Beach, Va. She was there 2 years ago which was when I last saw her.
Apples & Oranges
Yeah, she was on Yachtworld.com not too long ago - she had the coolest swim platform extensions I've seen since the one on the new Stellican Roamer 39/43.
Moreover, both "extensions" appear to be fully integral hull extensions - not just attached platforms.
She was on the hill 10-11 years ago. I think pickled in Rhode Island somewhere. I was Internet shopping and dreamed about Sea Genie on & off.
At the time I was managing a modified Roamer Houseboat cruiser.
So, She's gutted now? Problems or Mods (and money ran out?)...
Code RED (for now)
Alrite, this is now classified as a serious Roamer mystery.
Seems Evel had a special affinity for large Roamers.
It appears that his "Evel Eye II" pictured below was (lost it gambling) an ultra rare DERECKTOR-designed Roamer 73 - and notice the Roamer RIV MY 58 across the canal.
More to follow,...
DEFCON 1 (or 2)
No, "Evel Eye II" (dont ask about the first one) is a really very fine aluminum Broward MY 75, now known as "Bottom Line", and still in fine fettle along the Fort Lauderdale waterways. (see photoEz below) Lost in a card game, she was originally named "Sophie B" and at one time captained by Bobby White.
STILL, pretty sure that Riviera MY across the canal is his Motorcycle-ness's 58' "Sea Genie II".
I would say that the boat across the river is bigger than a 58'. Look at the starboard aft stateroom's portholes/windows... there are three of them; the 58ft configuration had two windows there. Other than that, she looks like a 58ft Roamer.
steel hull 56 roamer
who out there knows the thickness of steel that Chris Craft used in the 56 Roamer in 1963?
Different boats. The one in the McDaniels photos is "Good Grief". I have spoken to her long-time owner. The one in Colonial Beach is or was "Pinch Me"
UUhhaaaahh, Still think that's a 57 across the canal. Stb side viewed.
Currently looking at a 1967 in Tn. I'll let you know what I find.
1963 56 Roamer
There is a very nice 56 in Michigan that the owner can't use anymore due to health.
I spoke with the broker about that 56'. He said it was out of the water all of last year. Have you been on her? Pics look good but are they recent?
I have been on her several times and the shots online where done last fall. The owner cant use her and his kids don't like boating.