There are boats, and then there are legends. Every so often, along comes a wood yacht of such rare pedigree and beauty that we fall in love all over again. This is such a craft, a masterpiece that redefines beauty, grace and craftsmanship.
First launched in 1929 for her owner, businessman William F. Ladd of New York City, she was the finest thing on the water. The top of the line in the Chris-Craft fleet, she earned the nickname Queen of the Fleet. Today, more than ever, that honor holds true. She has won the highest awards in five major Pacific Northwest wood boat shows.
This yacht is in the finest condition of her life since she was brand new. She has been recently repowered, and has been restored to the highest of standards by Coeur Custom Wood Boats with no expense spared. Her teak decks are brand new. The cabin is mahogany and the hull is mahogany on oak. She has a full galley, electric-flush head with Pullman-style sink, four berths (the very first Chris-Craft to have this feature) and upholstery redone in the dark green original style.
“This is the true definition of a wood boat,” says Jim Brown, master craftsman at Coeur Custom, in charge of her latest refit. “Each boat that we build, that we work on, that we restore, has its own personality. They have a character to them; they speak to you. She is a living, breathing, beautiful lady. If you take care of her, she’ll take great care of you.”
Contact: Hagadone Marine Group (Website: hagadonemarine.com, Phone: 208-664-8274)