Add luxurious touch to your home decor with the Chris Craft Runabout from Everything Nautical. 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 craftsmen 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.
Crafted by the experts, this is a beautiful 100% handcrafted mahogany and western red cedar Chris Craft model. Realistically detailed, the hull was constructed using plank on frame method where each strip of exotic wood was carefully joined together. 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, leather seats and many more. This model also comes with a detachable wooden stand and is ready for display. Use it to round out your home decor, or to add interest to a desk or table.
- Western red cedar and mahogany
- Realistically detailed
- Ready for display
- Dimensions: 32.5" L x 9.25" W x 9" H
Pick up the Chris Craft Runabout today from Everything Nautical, a U.S. based family business offering quality nautical decor and old fashioned personal service since 1998.