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Old Modern Chris Craft Runabout Ship Model Statue
907920G
Old Modern Chris Craft Runabout Ship Model Statue

Old Modern Chris Craft Runabout Ship Model Statue

 
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This Chris Craft Runabout model was handcrafted from mahogany & western red cedar. The hull was constructed using plank on frame method. Each strip of exotic wood was carefully joined together. This model was completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen. You will be amazed at how real it looks. On the ship, you will find a variety of beautiful handcrafted brass fittings such as: front windshield frame, ring gauges, steering wheel, horns, lights, propeller, flag pole and many more. The leather seatings were carefully stitched like real. This model comes with a detachable wooden stand and is ready for display.
    The Chris Craft logo is associated with both superior speed and craftsmanship. Founded by Christopher Columbus Smith around the 1920s, Chris Craft Co. still stands as a leader in producing high-powered, luxurious leisure boats. These pleasingly varnished, mahogany masterpieces are well known and easily identified by antique boat enthusiasts. The success of the Christ Craft vessels was perpetuated by Smith’s flourishing racing career. The quality of his models 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. His standard, 26 foot runabout was powered with a Hall-Scott four-cylinder 100 HP engine along with electric lighting, reverse gear, and water-cooled exhaust. In 1921, the two available models, one with a painted finish on mahogany, and another with a full mahogany hull, retailed for $3,950 and $4,450 respectively. As the years progressed, so did the quality of the Chris Craft Runabout. In 1926, the Smiths displayed their first boat at the 1926 National Motor Boat Show in New York, New York. Their publicity fostered great appeal as they were considered as the world’s fastest boats. The 1926 models featured easy to operate controls, unparalleled safety, and comfort with the most luxurious ride. These new models featured a large, 150 horsepower Kermath engine and reinforced tilted glass windshields, innovative for their time. The models continued to improve as the company expanded and the Christ Craft boat manufacturing reign flourished.
    This model is available in various sizes and finishes
Materials:Wood/ Chrome/ Brass/ Leather
Weight:10 - 17 Pounds
Statues & Figurines SubjectSailing
Statues & Figurines TypeFloor Stands, Table Top

Dimensions & Weights 

Height:9in
Length:32 - 32½in
Width:9¼ - 10in


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By Jimmy from Wyoming, USA on Aug 22, 2013
I bought this canoe as a gift for a friend and he loves it! Very good , details and quality item! Addition, shipping very fast!
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Sku 907920G
Group # 907920
Category Statues & Figurines - 797
Style - 0
Sales Rank 1135

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