1969 Chris Craft Apache 37

$20 000

1969 Chris Craft Apache 37

Name: Tomahawk
Fuel type
Hull material

Your Day on the Water just got better!

“Tomahawk” was designed to be a “gentleman’s racer”. She blends together good livability and a sea
kindly motion, with a well performing hull and rig combination that can be single or shorthanded. She
has a distinct look that turns heads and invites inquiries and compliments when she enters a harbor or
is at dock. She is extremely safe even in inclement weather.
“Tomahawk” has had three owners and resides on the cold, clean, freshwaters of Lake Michigan

Extra Bonus – Summer 2019 slip fees for Waukegan Harbor have been paid and are included

Contact Information

  • 520 S WATER ST MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
  • 262-498-2969
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: By Appt
Ed Jirsa Cpyb
Ed Jirsa

With a varnished mahogany interior with white overhead, and a teak and holly cabin sole, “Tomahawk” has the warmth and appeal of a classic yacht.

The forward cabin has a traditional vee berth with port & starboard shelves, drawers and hanging lockers.

The head is to port with a manual head & holding tank, pressure water, sink & counter top, mirror, handheld shower, fiberglass shower pan, cabinet and storage shelves, and opening port w/screen plus a Dorade vent.

The salon’s starboard and port settees slide out to make comfortable single berths with storage behind and pilot berths outboard. Good light and ventilation are provided by multiple stainless steel opening ports w/screens, Dorade vents, screened deck hatches, and the companionway. The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The U-shaped galley across the aft end of the main cabin has double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water, a 6 gallon, 110v AC/engine heated hot water heater, a large, insulated ice box that has been converted to Adler Barbour refrigeration, and a gimbaled Origo 3000 alcohol stove.

The outboard facing navigation station is to port at the base of the companionway. There are additional storage drawers under and cabinet outboard.

Autohelm 4000 auto pilot
Danforth steering compass on pedestal
SR Mariner speed (rebuilt 2018)
SR Mariner wind (rebuilt 2018)
SR Mariner depth (rebuilt 2018)
Raytheon 201 VHF marine radio
West Marine WM3000RF AM/FM/CD radio with iPOD/iPhone port and RF remote

2 Battery banks with 2 batteries in each bank
The batteries have been replaced per recommended timelines
Battery parallel switch
ProMariner (ProNautic 12-30P) 2 bank automatic battery charger
35 amp alternator
50’ 30 amp shore power cord
12 volt DC electronic panel w/battery tester
110 volt AC panel w/circuit breakers
Rig lightning grounded to the keel

25# CQR w/chain to nylon rode
Rope locker
Bow pulpit and stern rail
Double stainless steel lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates
Eight mooring cleats (2 adjustable on outboard genoa tracks)
Three Dorade vent cowls
Blue Dodger
3 Large Fenders, 3 small fenders
7 Chain and rope dock lines, 4 rope dock lines
Flares, bell, horn, 2 fire extinguishers, wood plugs
First aid kit
3 Adult offshore PFDs, 1 child offshore PFD in organizer bag
Stern rail mounted horseshoe life ring
Stern rail mounted LifeSling
2 loose throw life rings
Starboard and Port flag halyards
Nav lights – Port and starboard running lights are up on the bow. Stern light is mounted up on the top of the transom. The steaming light/deck light is on the front of the mast
Deck lights on the spreaders
Teak folding cockpit pedestal table
Teak pedestal mounted drink holders
2 Boat hooks
Boarding ladder w/teak rungs
Stainless Steel swim ladder
Teak toe rail
Brightwork has been finished with Silkens Cetol
Roll stabilizer
Mast boy (used for holding mooring pendants attached to a can)
Mooring pendant
2 10 gallon diesel containers
Full cockpit shade
Hatch sail ventilator
Screen hatch board insert for companion way
Screen for forward hatch
Bosun chair
Teak arched helmsman’s bench
Assorted spare parts

Race equipped and yet easy to single hand
Standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
Hood Sea Furl jib roller furling
Manual backstay adjuster
Manual boom vang
Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
ATN tacker to secure gennaker around furled genoa


North Sails Nordac Radian (NSP 7.3) Tri-Radial, loose footed main with 2 reefs
North Sails Nordac Radian (NSP 7.3) Tri-Radial 150% Genoa
2 Drifters/Gennakers

Sail area: 595 sq. ft.
Aluminum mast with single spreaders is keel stepped
Mainsheet traveler is at aft end of cockpit to maximize main sail trim
2 Barient #28 primary winches
2 Barient #16 secondary winches
Barient #10 halyard winch on mast
Barient #3 reel main halyard on mast
Locking & regular winch handles

Bilge blower to cool engine spaces
Manual bilge pump
Automatic bilge pump
Engine throttle, shift lever and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal
Engine emergency alarm
Engine emergency stop
Fresh water cooling
Primary and secondary fuel filters
Diesel fuel shut off valve
The Manual head discharges to a holding tank. The overboard discharge has been capped
XX” Edson stainless steel steering wheel – manual cable and quadrant steering
Emergency tiller
Partial skeg hung spade rudder
2 Blade sailprop on stainless steel shaft
Raw water strainer
VC17 bottom paint
Steel cradle
Chris Craft, Universal and other operating manuals

Upgrades & Improvements

1996/97 Major refit
New wiring and AC & DC electric panels
New teak & holly cabin sole
Rebuilt diesel engine
Replaced plumbing
New upholstery
Refurbished interior bright work
Painted cabin trunk

New Main and furling Genoa as described above

West Marine WM3000RF stereo as described above

Entire hull painted with white Awl Grip
Boot stripe, waterline, and details repainted
Engine Mount rebuilt
Shaft realigned
EZJax lazy jacks system
2 Winchmate self-adjusting self tailing winch adapters added to #28 Barient winches

7 chain and rope dock lines made
ProMariner battery charging system installed

Rebuilt SR Mariner speed, depth, and wind instruments
New life ring horseshoe as described above
New LifeSling as described above
Extra brand new LifeSling bag.

New Leather Steering Wheel cover

Maintained under Larsen Marine’s Bronze Program

As a Chris Craft Apache 37, “Tomahawk” is a classic, elegant yacht wrapped in a strong, performance hull. She has been continually upgraded and refined. She could serve you well as your family performance cruiser/summer getaway.

All personal items and tools.

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Larsen Marine’s Parts Department stocks an extensive selection of marine engine parts for Mercruiser, Yanmar, Crusader, Westerbeke, Onan, Kohler, and Universal for both gas and diesel engines. We also stock plumbing and electrical hardware, repair kits, marine grade wire, and a huge variety of stainless fasteners. Add to that marine hosess, lubricants, oil and fuel filters, batteries . . . well you get the idea.

Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at Schedule@larsenmarine.com. 

Please be advised that like many other communities, Waukegan has a requirement for face coverings. Please do not enter any building where you boat is not stored, especially our workshops and Service Departments.