Following the acclaimed Hinckley Yachts, this volume--officially published with Chris-Craft--celebrates the most iconic American boats of all time. Chris-Craft has carved out a permanent place in history and made its way into the hearts of boat lovers worldwide--including 50,000 registered wooden boat owners in the United States alone. Chris-Craft Boats: An American Classic will appeal to yachting and design aficionados or anyone that dreams of days on the water in one of these iconic boats.
Celebrate all that is quintessentially American about being on the water in the world’s most beloved boat.
Since 1874, Chris-Craft has built boats of immense beauty that evoke an emotion and passion in all who see them. The varnished mahogany runabouts of yesteryear, and their modern sister-ships of today, all share the same design ethos, gorgeous lines, high quality, and style. The name alone conjures up images of classic wooden boats, waving flags, and unforgettable memories made on the waves.
Immortalized on the big screen in such movies as On Golden Pond
and Mission Impossible
, the aura and romance of Chris-Craft shines through in this book featuring more than 200 boats—from never-before-published archival images to gorgeous color photos of collector and new boats—as well as plans and ephemera from Chris-Craft’s own collection. A thoroughly researched and informative narrative brings the captivating 140-year story to life.
This is the ideal gift for boaters, as well as the perfect book for any owner of a vacation home or lake house—or those who aspire toward this American dream.