“Sunny II” is a 25-foot Chris Craft Cavalier Custom cruiser owner by John and Susan Richardson of Manotick. Built in 1960, she was delivered to Crate and Son Ltd. in Keswick, Ontario and purchased by Max Silverman, the previous owner of Manotick Marina. Max and his wife Sunny, after whom the boat is named, used “Sunny II” for their own pleasure until she was placed into extended covered storage in the 1980’s.
With only just under 200 hours logged when Don Segall took possession, “Sunny II” is a very original boat and in pristine condition. After several weeks of intense sanding, painting and varnishing to return “Sunny II” to near showroom condition, Don spent the season discovering the benefits of owning a cruiser.
More recently, Don sold “Sunny II” to John and Susan Richardson of Manotick who continue to enjoy her.
“Sunny II” is 25 feet in length and has a beam of 9 feet. She is powered by a 185 HP 283 cubic inch Chevy V8 that, according to the manufacturer, delivered a top speed of 33 MPH when the boat was new.