1952 27′ Chris Craft Semi-Enclosed Cruiser

by Steve Caplan
Published: July 1, 2021 (3 months ago)
Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe CA

This classic Chris Craft boat is a 1952 27′ semi-enclosed cruiser that has 2 Chevy 350, V-8 engines, a forward V bunk, port-a-potty, partial galley (sink & fridge) and a trailer.  This boat started her life in southern CA, handily taking her owners from Newport Harbor to Catalina Island.  By the early 90’s she was in need of a new owner and some TLC.  Purchased by well known restorer, Paul Mehus, in 1992 and restored from bow to stern, she was named “Viking” and launched on Lake Tahoe in 1994.  In the late 90’s, Viking was purchased by neighbors and good friends, Steve & Cheryl Caplan.  She has been maintained metiticulously over the years as well as being stored in climate controlled facilities each winter.  Viking is smooth on the water, easy to trail, and a very fun family boat and a great cocktail boat!  She has served us well.  We’ve moved from Lake Tahoe, so it’s time for another owner!