1929 CHRIS CRAFT EXPRESS COMMUTER MODEL
It comes mounted on a Mahogany wood stand which displays this model as a work of maritime
DIMENSIONS: 27 1/2" LOA x Beam 5 1/5" x Height 12 1/4“ Shipping Weight 7 lbs
SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO 48 STATES: $18.00
is the beautiful 1929 Chris Craft Express Commuter, our first model offering in this romantic yacht class
of Express Commuter yachts developed at the turn of the 20th century. This model replicates the Chris Craft Model 276, a mahogany
38 foot commuter with a cruising speed of 30 miles per hour. They were designed with sleeping accommodations for 4 and room
to carry 20 passengers with a luxuriously appointed main salon, galley and full lavatory, bridge and rear and forward cockpits,
and they arrived at your berth fully equipped from bedding to the silverware. We are pleased to add this superb plank on frame,
excellently detailed model to our Chris Craft group. All the woodwork is put in place using the exact
same materials and methods of construction as a real vessel.
Cockpit and bridge deck. Note scale wheel and instruments
OF SEAGOING COMMUTERS: During the last half of the 19th century and first of the 20th, as wealthy
industrialists and Wall street Financiers moved their families further afield from the metropolitan chaos of Manhattan, up
the Hudson and around Long island Sound, they developed a waterborne luxury transportation system referred to as Commuter
Yachts. These Commuters were fast engine driven hulls with cabins, very Spartan to begin with but later the technology of
propulsion, hydrodynamics and interior design improved so much that they became sophisticated passenger yachts. For seven
months a year, these seaborne limousines allowed their owners to board in their dressing gowns, dress and breakfast on their
way to work, many enjoying the competition of seeing who would arrive first, especially as the results were recorded regularly
at the New York Yacht Club.
By the turn of the century, an enormous fleet of Commuters had established itself, not
only in New York,
but Boston, Detroit and Philadelphia.
A number of different manufacturers were involved in constructing these yachts, and in the latte 1920's, Chris Craft developed
their Model 276 Express Commuter.
Original Chris Craft Express Cruiser Specifications:
Designer: Chris Smith
Builder: Chris Craft Boat Company
Dimensions: 38' 0" LOA x 9'9" Beam x 2'7" Draft
Displacement: 12,000 pounds
Engine: 8.2 liter, V 8 gasoline
Length overall 27 1/2" Beam 5 1/5" Height 12 1/4“
Shipping Weight 7 lbs
Buy as a work of art. It is truly
a masterpiece, and makes a beautiful display.
In addition to the newly introduced Chris
Craft Commuter we offer their Chris Craft Barrel Back and Utility, Double and triple cockpit runabouts. Our contemporary
line of model of classic designs also includes the Crosby cat, the Marshall 18, and Beetle cats, two different sizes of the
Schooner Bluenose, the Gertrude L. Thebaud, a Friendship sloop, Schooners Adventuress, America, Amistad, the much admired
Herreshoff's 12.5 "S" boats, and New York 30, the J Class Rainbow, Endeavour, Shamrock, each as full models or half hulls,
and also the Sparkman & Stephen's ocean racer Dorade, and yawl Odyssey. In motor vessels we offer the Garwood Speedster,
a classic 1920 motor yacht, a 1926 raised deck cabin cruiser, the Dreamboat, and a New England Lobster Boat in two sizes.
These models are regularly offered by Land And Sea Collection.
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.
GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days
of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization by us
for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless due
to our error within the continental United States.
Buy this very special scratch built model of a highly desirable Chris
Craft. Buy Now! What a great find for that special collection.
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