The Roaring 20’s

By Daniel Teetor member of the Michigan chapter Roaring 20’s is a 1929, 28’ Model 17 Custom Runabout with the stylish double-upswept deck. The 28’ triple-cockpit models represent the top of the line Chris-Craft prewar runabouts and relatively few of these are seen today. The 28’ model featured the unique torque compensating aft bottom surface.…

A Labor Of Love

by Trevor Hall member of the Michigan chapter The original owner was a family in Livonia who used the boat for skiing and cruising on Michigan’s inland lakes. In 1985, the father of the family passed away and the boat was stored awaiting restoration. In 2014, I bought the boat after the son realized it…

Tiger Lily

by Greg Lewandowski member of the Michigan chapter Tiger Lily is a 1957 20′ Chris-Craft Continental (hull #CL-20-189) that was shipped from the Cadillac plant to Cooper Chris-Craft Sales in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on Oct. 24, 1956. She is powered by the original Chris-Craft 175HP MCL flathead six cylinder engine. Unfortunately that is all…

Reflections on the Molly-O

by Art Armstrong member of the Michigan chapter Molly-O has a direct connection to the descendants of Chris Smith as my grandfather, Milton Meier, was a friend of Owen Smith. In 1938 Owen asked him if he was interested in purchasing one if the seven 24′ boats that were being built for family members. Apparently…

Old Glory

By Rich and Joan Garvin members of the Michigan chapter My wife Joan and I both learned to water ski behind a mahogany Century and after going to the wooden boat show in Hessel Michigan in 2016, we decided to keep an eye out for a Chris Craft or Century boat. As is usually the…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.25.19

Just A Dream is a 1957 Century Resorter with a 1965 Interceptor 289.  Steve and Cynthia Shaltry own Just A Dream.  They are members of the Indian Lake Chapter of ACBS. Steve has written in their membership file, “Original purchase 7/20/1957 to Dr. O’Connor of Buffalo, New York. I purchased the boat through Antique Boat Center…