Chris Craft Runabout Model Boat
As luxurious as the real full size boat, this is a beautiful 100% handcrafted mahogany Chris Craft model boat. With extraordinary and beautiful details such as shiny chrome and brass fittings, dashboard and leather seats this model boat is the epitome of class. Layers of vanishes are applied after which the hull is smoothly sanded between coats to create a mirrored effect.
On this gorgeous model boat are amazing details; handcrafted chrome plated brass parts, front windshield frame, ring gauges, steering wheel, horns, lights, propeller and much more. This model has two rows, the front row is the operating area and the back row is the passenger seating area. Both of these areas come with detail stitched leather seats. The Chris Craft rests on a wood stand and will arrive fully assembled.
Dimensions: 32" length x 10" width x 9" tall
A little history:
Founded by Christopher Columbus Smith around the 1920s, Chris Craft Co. still stands as a leader in producing high-powered, luxurious leisure boats. The quality of his boats was tested through competitive speedboat racing, and the Christ Craft superiority rang true as the boats consistently proved victorious. During the era of prohibition, speedboat racing was embraced by gamblers, industrialists, and mobsters. These men readily financed the high-powered designs of craftsman such as Christopher Columbus Smith, John L. Hacker, and George Crouch. As Smith’s boats started to receive awards such as the coveted Gold Cup of the American Power Boat Association, the Chris Craft name started to become a star among nautical enthusiasts. He continued to thrive in the speedboat competitions and his string of victories further accelerated the explosion of his company’s success.