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1938 35' Chris~Craft

Double Stateroom Enclosed 


Born Again

Year 1938
Length 35'
Make Chris Craft
Model Double Stateroom Enclosed
Hull number 3599
Draft 2' 10"
Beam 11' 2"
Dry Weight 13400 lbs
  • Engines: Model L 115HP x2 (original)
  • Transmissions: Paragon Reverse gears with 2:1 reduction (original)
  • Props: bronze three blade (original, serial numbers match prop plates)
  • Generator 3.5KW Onan marine
  • 30 amp shore service
  • 12 volt house lights and starting
  • Newmar, 2 bank charger (mains and house)
  • 2 group 31 wet cell batteries (mains and house)
  • Guest, 2 bank charger (generator)
  • 1 group 27 AGM battery (generator)
  • 12 volt service panel, 12 breaker
  • 120 volt 30 amp service panel, 6 breaker
  • Pro Safe galvanic isolator 30 amp bonding system
  • Siemens shore power/gen power selector switch
  • Standard battery selector switch
  • Fuel Capacity 120 Gallons
  • Fresh Water Capacity 25 Gallons 
  • Waste Holding 40 Gallons


  • Garmin 3210 10" chart plotter/depth recorder (expandable for radar)
  • Standard Horizon PS2000 VHF radio (hidden)
  • Fume detector


  • 12000 BTU MarineAir reverse cycle AC with digital control
  • 5000 BTU MarineAir reverse cycle AC with digital control
  • Crown masserater head
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • Braun coffee maker
  • Waeco 120/12v refrigeration remote icebox conversion
  • Microwave
  • 22" Sharp LCD monitor
  • Toshiba DVD player 
  • 20" Sharp LCD monitor with built-in DVD
This vessel has been restored throughout with careful attention to originality. She is a beautiful example of the Pre-War era with Art-Deco lines and styling. All hardware, mechanical, and instrumentation is original equipment to this vessel. The floor plan has not been modified in any way. All colors are true to what was offered in this model year. All upholstery is period styling. Foredeck and cabin top are covered in original style painted canvas.
Entering in through the cockpit:
  • All surrounding is bright worked mahogany with period linoleum floor. Below the floor is the storage lazerette where the gen-set is mounted with dampeners to prevent vibration. Original chrome trim protects the horizontal edges of the combing. The narrow stern deck is bright worked with painted seams.

  • As you enter the main salon there is a pullman style davenport couch which converts to a queen bed to starboard.  Forward of the davenport is the bosun's seat base of bright worked mahogany. The seat is no longer in place but the base serves to conceal the entertainment center and 12000 BTU AC. There are two large drawers for storage built in the base as original. (note: The bosun's seat could easily be reproduced from patterns on hand and could be placed over the door of the entertainment center temporarily for show purposes).

  • To port is a small pullman style mahogany table flanked on each side by upholstered arm chairs. Throughout the salon is period carpet of gold and black. All windows, port and starboard, are automotive type crank down. Window treatments are "lace shears with coordinating curtains and tie-backs". Forward to port is the helm station with original coach style seat and all original controls and instrumentation at the helm. On the dash forward of the helm is the original binical compass and a small access door which reveals a modern chart-plotter.

  • Continuing down the companion way is the galley to port. The counter top and sink are original stainless steel. The original leaded glass china cabinet is on the forward end with three utility drawers lining the back of the counter top. Below the counter top is the original icebox which has been improved with a modern cold plate refrigeration unit. In addition to the icebox is a storage cabinet and utility drawer to aft. 

  • To starboard in the galley area is the dinette with mahogany table and period upholstery seating. The dinette converts to a sleeping berth with room for two persons. There is ample storage beneath each dinette seat for food stores. Forward of the dinette is a large clothes locker with mahogany shelves above for storage of glass ware and "adult beverages".

  • Forward of the galley area to port is the head with porcelain corner sink and masserater head. There are two storage cabinets on the port wall and a small medicine cabinet on the forward bulkhead. All porcelain fixtures are original including all cabin lighting.

  • Moving through to the v-birth you find a spacious area with period upholstery on the sleeping surfaces and room for two persons. To port is a large clothes locker and to starboard is a small dresser type cabinetry with two drawers and two small cabinets for storage. Below and center-line of the v-birth is a 5000 BTU ac unit. Forward is the anchor road locker.

  • All exterior surfaces have been wooded and treated to original coatings in 2005.  Most of the foredeck has been replaced with proper vertical grain, white fir and sealed with 1/8th marine grade plywood for added protection. The foredeck and wheelhouse tops were covered with proper painted canvas topping in 2004. The foredeck covering boards were also replaced with bright-worked Philippine mahogany as original. All original chrome hardware was refinished in 2005. All window "J moldings" were replaced with high luster stainless trim for ease of maintenance.

  • Above the waterline her hull was seamed to prevent gaping between planks. Her bottom is very sound and receives annual inspection and paint. She was refastened with silicone/bronze below the waterline in 1997. These fasteners show no signs of fatigue on each annual inspection. All through hull fittings were replaced and bonded in 2005 for piece of mind. All through hull fittings have new sea-cock valves for safety.

  • All wiring 12 volt and 120 volt circuits have been replaced with modern marine grade tinned wire. All wiring is circuit breaker protected and secured from movement. Pro Safe galvanic isolator has been added to the conventional bonding system for added protection from corrosion.

  • Both engines exhibit good and consistent compression across all cylinders. Engines have received annual preventative maintenance while in our care and run extremely well.


  • Transmissions and reduction gears are strong and exhibit no vibration or gear chatter. Racor fuel filtration was added in 2005. Engines receive regular painting to protect from the marine environment. Marine type alternators have replaced the original low amp generators.

  • The manual fresh water pump system is still in place for aesthetics only and has been replaced by a pressure/demand system with new vinyl lines and stainless storage tank.

  • In total, this boat is in "ready to show" shape or a good weekend cruise. She has been a favorite at Keels and Wheels in Texas where she has won "Best in Class" and has been honored as "Best in Show Cruiser" and "Best Chris Craft" as well as "Peoples Choice Cruiser". Born Again has received the proper attention to maintain and discretely upgrade her amenities with total respect to originality. She is a very manageable vessel and with proper care will be the center of attention where ever she births for another seventy years. 
Chris Dorflinger