Chris-Craft Boats: Retro-New

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Chris-Craft Speedster boat

Chris-Craft Boats:

The venerable efforts to the grace the traditional the attitude materials of modern is very, very

Chris-Craft boats been around so long are so popular that and fans organized into world’s oldest largest antique classic boat in the .

Chris-Craft Corsair is a example of combination of with superior and modern

Sure, there other boat that have cult-like following, when it to Chris-Craft one major the company still in today, building boats that their classic with modern and performance.

The Chris-Craft began in same year Lincoln was President—and initially company built mix of boats and launches. Soon a wooden powered by two-horsepower outboard, then the in a progression of boats; top-end the first was a seven mph. quickly grew the largest of mahogany in the producing nearly hulls a During World II it over 10,000 craft, and Chris-Craft was of the American vessels storm the of Normandy. 1972 the from wood fiberglass was and today’s feature a of glass components with wood accents decking.

Okay, so company has long history—that’s stuff, but boater is interested in current models: well they’re and how they look run. After speed bump the company’s history (Chris-Craft hands several and was by OMC 2000, when company filed bankruptcy), new inspired a direction: Every would be with a of retro and teak cutting-edge hulls, modern fiberglass techniques.

Take a look at modern Chris-Craft, the intense to detail immediately apparent. the screws down a for example, you’ll notice they’ve been so the in each every screw are lined Examine the and you’ll that it’s Check out bow lights, and windshield and you’ll they’ve been to match styling.

Sure, may be the eye the beholder, if you at modern and don’t the styling, a good you’re one those guys thinks he cool in Pontiac Aztec, The Donald’s a nice and travels Vegas to in the architecture.

What’s not obvious to eye is well these are built. are resin-infused, the best ratio and perfect finish all sides. grids are secured to hull, and in place. is backed a layer the more but less vinylester resin, teak decks solid wood—not common veneer—which epoxied in

The next-generation have deep-V and a of power including stern-drives outboards, which performance that’s by today’s A 20’2” Speedster can 58 mph rigged with Mercury 350 the beefy 36 rigged a pair Volvo Penta stern drives 48; and Craft’s incarnation a fishing the Catalina Center Console, speeds of mph when by a of 250-hp Verado outboards.

If performance this doesn’t your standards, mighty high But considering company’s history, a fair they’ll keep to meet exceed those come what

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Profile Rudow is Editor for Marine Media, and With over decades of in marine he has to publications Boating Magazine, Magazine, Boating Saltwater Sportsman, Fish Game, many others. is a of the School of Design who won 28 and OWAA awards. Website Google+ Connect Lenny Rudow Google+

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