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1938 CHRIS CRAFT BARREL BACK SPEED BOAT
An enduring Classic!
The Barrel Back is only available with
maroon seats, and bottom paint.
22 1/2" L x 7 1/8" W x 6 1/4"H WEIGHT: 2 1/2
PRESENTED is a an oversize model of a 1938 -1941 Chris Craft 19 foot Barrel Back.
When introduced by Chris Craft in 1938, the design quickly became the most sought after runabout in the market. It lead the
field in styling, quality and price until discontinued by the onset of WW II.
The model is built from the original
Chris Craft Barrel Back 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 seats are covered in real 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 windshield bracket at considerable expense.
The model features a beautifully
shaped hull with barrel back stern, plumb bow, glistening decks, plush upholstery and spade rudder. Her bottom glistens with
a white boot top, and maroon bottom paint. Everything about this model is exceptional. This is a
near museum quality model, at an unrealistically moderate price.
Mounted on a varnished wood stand
she makes an incomparable model. A perfect addition to your home, den or office
In addition to the Chris Craft Barrel Back we offer a complete line of classic and vintage sailboat and motorboat designs. To view them all on one page, go:
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 passengers 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 Smith 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 that 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.
NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt
in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization
from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer if an error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but should 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, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand,
Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
Buy this very special vintage Chris Craft Barrel Back
model Now! What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most noteworthy.
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