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The NEW Roamer 40'

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by YachtForums, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Truth Be Told

    CC should have called their new top-of-the-line GRP (fiberglass) boats - Commanders, eh?
    Oh well, a roamin' we shall go! :cool:
  2. CaptainRoamer

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    Glass Roamers

    The 40' and 43' Roamers are the same boat. They were using the LOA when it was called the 43'.

    I watched them build a new 43'. They are incredible! Chris Craft has carried on the tradition well. From I have been told they are doing quite well. The Corsair, Launches and Roamers cannot be built fast enough. I am a fan of steel, as my Roamer is, but the new Roamers rival anything on the water.

    They have also purchased Indian Motorcycle- another American Legend.
  3. Plastic Roamer

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    Original Roamer Still Cruising

    Eric,

    Looked again at the pictures you posted of the original Roamer 39 and I still believe that's the mysterious hull number 2. I just don't believe they redid the gel coat strip from red to blue and went into very tight spaces to remove all the hardward prior to installing the teak swim platform that's on our boat. I'm surprised that none of the original crew at CC can answer the question one way or another.

    Anyway, I've attached a picture of us roaming on Lake Champlain last summer. This year we plan to cruise North and up the St Lawrence River in August.

    Bill

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  4. alloyed2sea

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    Inspector Clouseau

    Still looking B-U-tiful Bill.
    I love that "short" hardtop design - one the better looking express cruisers out there today.
    So, we found hull#2, eh?
    Well, he or she still hasn't shown up here yet, but you never know - cruising the web, they're bound to find us.
    Now you really got me thinking (danger! danger!) - and looking over my photo archives on the original Roamer 39 - check out the photos of the two "different" dinettes I found! (one has two pedestals, the other only one; plus the wood in one is cherry, and the other is ash).
    The galleys are also very different (aluminum sheathed walls between the countertop and cabinets, sink types, not to mention the wood finishes and addition of SS pole)
    Definite "proof" of hull#2 having been finished by CC, eh? (Which one is yours?)
    Also included a picture of the helm station - is this one yours (see the Crusader sticker)?
    Finally, included photos of the forward stateroom, look familiar?
    Think we're on to something here. :cool:
    In any case, thanx for checking in and hope all going well with your winter projects. :rolleyes:
    Cheers!
    Eric
    "Tin Tonic"

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  5. alloyed2sea

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    More Original Roamer 39 Photos

    For comparison sakes.

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  6. Plastic Roamer

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    The plot thickens

    Eric,

    Well, the shots with the maple? interiors all all from our boat. But are the shots from the cherry interior a different boat?

    Our boat does not have that crusader sticker on the service center but does have a corin cutting board on the sink cover but not present on this shot. Our helm chair is similar but this chair has different arms.

    The kitchen is different not only in shape(which they could have changed) but ours has a support bar going from the counter to the ceiling above the refrigerator.

    Our table has only one leg but is not built in.

    Our's is hull number one CCBRB101D001 but I think the other boat (if it was a different boat) was the boat displayed at the dealer's meeting in the summer of 2000 and ours was the boat displayed at the Annapolis boat show just prior to the bankruptsy.

    We did get an extra set of linens, pillows etc. which I think came from the original interion design. Does that make a second boat or a remake of the first?

    Confusing.
  7. alloyed2sea

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    Coming into Focus

    Doubt that CC rewooded the interior. If yours is the lighter colored interior (maple, and not ash) then, the "missing" Roamer 39 has the cherry interior with the double-pedestalled dinette table. Do you know if both boats came with Crusaders? That might clear up the origins of the helm shot.
    Confirm for me again that yours is the lighter colored interior and then I can proceed with my detective work. :cool:
    THANX!
    Eric
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    I know nothing more

    Ours is definitely the maple interior and the blue exterior gel coat trim.
    Other than that, I know nothing about a second hull.
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  10. alloyed2sea

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    Sweet. Would like to add her to the "List of Known Survivors" (email me for a copy at alloyed2sea AT yahoo.com)
    So now we need her hull#, name and any history you care to share.
    Good job buying a Roamer.
    Cheers!
    - Eric
  11. Scott Neal

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    I am looking for a 2005-2007 era Roamer to live on part time in the NW part of Michigan. These boats look to be in the 200k-225k range. Trying to narrow the search down to freshwater boats only and optimally one already in the Great Lakes region. Does anyone have insight on how many of these boats were sold from 2005-2007? Does CC publish production data?
  12. CaptainRoamer

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    There is one here in Detroit. Beautiful boat, I looked at it in March. They are asking $200k ish.
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    What were your thoughts on the overall condition of this boat? I am in the early stages of looking for a Roamer so not expecting to jump on the first one that comes along.
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    It’s in very nice condition. It’s certainly been loved. You can find it on yachtworld and craigslist (Detroit). The guy is motivated to sell it.
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    You can call CC in Sarasota. They have been very helpful with the 2004 roamer 43 I just bought. I paid $130K but needs about $35K refit. Mine also has the Yanmar 440 and they run fantastic.
  16. Windward 34

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    Hoping to get input on the 40 roamer 2004-2005 vintage from owners the good and not so good. Love the boat, and looking for any feedback.
  17. BOB WESLEY

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    Is this Roamer group still active??
    We are in the process of purchasing a 2005 Roamer 43 and would enjoy talking to other Roamer owners.
    Bob
  18. Windward 34

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    Hey Bob didn’t get anyfeedback this summer , was close to pulling trigger myself but decided to hold off. Hard to find reviews but I did run into a couple in Newport and they told me they love the boat. I did find out the coach windows are prone to leaking that’s one thing too watch. I’m not very mechanical so the clos3 to 1000 hours on the Volvo’s I was looking at was an issue but my issue not the boats. My wife and I love the boat are you looking at the one in Florida or Minnesota?
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    Thanks for the reply .
    We are looking at the one in Detroit, have a good contract on it, will survey on Tuesday and sea-trial on Wednesday.
    We looked at one this summer in Connecticut and the wife fell in love with it, but it went under contract while we were thinking about it, is this the one you were looking at?
    We are looking for a boat to do the great-loop, the size is perfect for the two of us and the dog
    Thanks for the tip on the windows, will look closely.
    Not to worried about the engines they are the 480hp Volvos, a sleeved cylinder engine good for a couple thousand hours and easily overhauled.
  20. Windward 34

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    That’s the one I meant not Minnesota, ours was in Rhode Island called Last Call I wonder if it was same boat you saw in CT it came up from down south. She seamed to be in great shape wish we pulled the trigger. It is the perfect size for a couple and has much better lines then other express’s IMHO.

    I wish you and your wife the best of luck with her, once you get settled and into next season would love to get your feedback I think we still would consider if another one came up for sale in northeast.