L: 32.5 W: 9.25 H: 9 Inches
Our Chris Craft Runabout model was handcrafted from mahogany & western red cedar. The hull was constructed using plank on frame method. Each strip of exotic wood was carefully joined together. This model was completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen. You will be amazed at how real it looks. On the ship, you will find a variety of beautiful handcrafted brass fittings such as: front windshield frame, ring gauges, steering wheel, horns, lights, propeller, flag pole and many more. The leather seatings were carefully stitched like real. This model comes with a detachable wooden stand and is ready for display.
Founded by Christopher Columbus Smith around the 1920s, Chris Craft Co. still stands as a leader in producing high-powered, luxurious leisure boats. The quality of his models was tested through competitive speedboat racing, and the Christ Craft superiority rang true as the boats consistently proved victorious. During the era of prohibition, speedboat racing was embraced by gamblers, industrialists, and mobsters. These men readily financed the high-powered designs of craftsman such as Christopher Columbus Smith, John L. Hacker, and George Crouch. As Smith’s boats started to receive awards such as the coveted Gold Cup of the American Power Boat Association, the Chris Craft name started to become a star among nautical enthusiasts. He continued to thrive in the speedboat competitions and his string of victories further accelerated the explosion of his company’s success.