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Chris Crafts were first produce in the 1910's as high end powerboats. Throughout the years, Chris Craft became the synonymous boating. It is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly display. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This Chris Runabout has hand stitched brown leather interior. The gauges have detailed lettering to feature a realistic look. All the ornaments on the ship are made out metal to make the boat really stand out. There are two flags that represent the Chris Craft heritage. This model comes with a wooden stand. It'll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector. History: 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 guess on the river front to resorts, or to various sightseeing attractions. In the twentys, mostly runabouts were produced, but with the introduction of his speed boats, Chris Smiths fame took off.



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