Chris Craft 1930

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Classic Mahogany runabout Triple Cockpit belonging to the era of the Gold Cup Race.

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$1,495.00

In January of 1930 the Smiths introduced their most ambitious offerings to date, twenty-four models of boats ranging, their largest production craft yet.

 It was a clear signal to both consumers and the marine industry that Chris-Craft was not affected by widespreadrumors of impending disaster as a result of the crumbling American economy.

Size66 cm L x 20 cm Hgh
Year1930

In January of 1930 the Smiths introduced their most ambitious offerings to date, twenty-four models of boats ranging, their largest production craft yet.

 It was a clear signal to both consumers and the marine industry that Chris-Craft was not affected by widespreadrumors of impending disaster as a result of the crumbling American economy. "Here they come", an article begins, "A long line of 24 new Chris-Craft - the largest and most complete motor boat spectacle ever presented". Indeed, no other manufacturer in the world could offer such diversity and value.

The review of the 1930 Chris-Craft fleet in Motor Boating reveals the increased emphasis on the higher end of their fleet market.This beautiful 1930- 28' Runabout was one of first quality pleasure power boats that was affordable.

But the truth was to be known...these boats flourished during Prohibition with the demand for speed in water transportation. The remote areas along waterways on the Great lakes, upstate New-York and the Eastern shore were havens for gin mills.

Both bootleggers and the Law required fast efficient transportation to travel to out-of-the way areas.

First built in 1881, Chris' boats were first referred to as 'punts' or 'skiffs'. Over time his boats became known as dependable hunting crafts. Official website: www.chriscraft.com