CLASSIC CHRIS CRAFT 1934 TRIPLE COCKPIT SPEED BOAT
DIMENSIONS: 28" L x 7 3/8" W x 6 1/8"H WEIGHT 3 1/2 lb
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Collection, All Rights Reserved
PRESENTED is an oversize model of a 1934 Chris Craft
28 foot Triple Cockpit speedboat that originally sold for what was then a very high price of $4975.00. In the 1930's, Chris Craft had developed a hull design that was able to come on plane
quicker and offer a smoother ride. Their Triple Cockpit epitomized the "Level Ride Principal", and in its day was the epitome
of a classy water borne "go fast". Its 250 HP eight cylinder engine allowed it to achieve speeds of 45 MPH. This made it the
fastest boat in the Chris Craft Fleet at the time.
Like all our models, it is built from the original builder's plans
using the much desired plank on bulkhead method one plank at a time, and then finished in bright varnish over her hull and
deck with maroon bottom paint, just like the original. The deck is detailed in hand laid planking with alternating colored
hardwoods to look like teak and holly. The forward Chris Craft pennant and the American Ensign are printed on both sides and
read correctly. The hatch over the engine compartment lifts off, and the seats are covered in pebbled leatherette. All the
deck fittings are custom cast in metal, not plastic, and exactly duplicate what was used on the real boats of that era. Special
pains were taken with the windshields at considerable expense.
- 1:1 scale
- Scratch-built from official plans.
- Plank-on-frame construction.
- Mahogany planking.
- Hand laid deck in individual planking, not with scratched lines.
- 8 layers of paint and varnish.
- Accurately replicates the real boat's elegant hull with attention to details
- Realistic gages, switches
- Flags imprinted on both sides
- Detailed metal fittings
- And more!
on a varnished wood stand she makes an incomparable model. A perfect addition to your home, den or office
HISTORY: The legend of Chris-Craft began in 1884, when Christopher Columbus Smith began the Smith Boat House on the
St Clair River in Algonac, Michigan, to manufacture small duck boats and power launches. Later, the company was extended to
Chris Smith and Sons Boat Co. Many of his larger runabouts were used as taxis; transporting guess on the river front to resorts,
or to various sightseeing attractions. In the twenty's, mostly runabouts were produced, but with the introduction of his speed
boats, Chris Smith's fame took off.
Chris-Craft was the
largest producer of mahogany boats in the country. In one year alone, one million feet of mahogany was delivered. Truck load
after truck of Philippine Mahogany would arrive at the factory daily. No wood was ever wasted either. First, the lumber was
air dried; then various hull parts were laid out using templates and patterns, were cut into plugs to be cemented into the
counter sunk holes of the screws. All scraps were burned in the furnace for fuel.
The decade of the thirties showed
a tremendous growth in the company despites the market crash of 1929. However, in 1939, Chris Smith succumbed to an illness
which had begun to affect him years before. The death of Chris-Craft did not deter the growth of the company. During the Forties,
especially the war years of '42 to '45, Chris Craft produced over 12,000 LCPR (Landing Craft Personnel Raft) for the Army.
98 other pleasure craft were also produced. During this time, the "Barrel-Back" style was introduced. With its pointed bow,
and curved transom, created a sleek look took the market by storm. The post-war economic boom at Chris-Craft was felt in increasing
sales and the new product lines.
Even with a management change
that took place in the early eighties, Chris-Craft bounced back with sleeker designs and a greater market share. Chris Smith
would have been proud.
Buy this exceptional classic speedboat Now!
What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual. The
stand makes it ideal for display or as a presentation!
UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within
three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required
is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging
welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic
Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia,
Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain,
St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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