Chris Craft (Runabout)


Product size: 32″ long x 8″ x 8″

Product Description

In January of 1930 the Smiths introduced their most ambitious offerings to date, 24 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 widespread rumors 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. The beautiful 1930 Runabout was one of first quality pleasure power boats that were affordable. But truth being 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 heaven for gin mills. Both bootleggers and the law enforcement required fast efficient transportation to travel to out-of-the-way areas.