L: 32 W: 10 H: 9 Inches
Our Chris Craft Runabout Painted model is handcrafted from beautiful wood such as mahogany, cedar along with other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method, each strip of wood are carefully joined together to form a smooth hull. This model is 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 beautifully handcrafted chrome plated brass parts such as:
front windshield frame, ring gauges, steering wheel, horns, lights, propeller and much more. This model has two rows: the front row is the operating area and the back row is the passenger seating area. Both of these areas come with detail stitched leather seats. An attached wooden stand comes standard with this model. Our model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures, and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts only the highest quality wood and metal parts. This model is carefully packed with two thick layers of Styrofoam for a damaged free shipping purpose. Our Chris Craft Runabout Painted model comes ready to be displayed.
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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.