• OFFERS BEING ACCEPTED ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE; PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
• Previously from the famed Harrah Collection and Glen Shaffer Collection
• A well-known boat from New York lakes to Tahoe
• Recently serviced and detailed
• Trailer is included with sale of boat
Hull No: 237
Serial No: R2623726
Trailer VIN: HMDE830338B002158
As early as 1915, Smith was advertising his custom boatbuilding services on the strength of his racing successes, notably with “Baby Speed Demon” and “Baby Reliance,” both awarded American Power Boat Association’s coveted Gold Cup. The Chris Smith and Sons Boat Company was soon formed in Algonac, Michigan, utilizing some of the very same manufacturing techniques pioneered by Henry Ford. By this time, Smith had pioneered the forward steering compartment style that was both safer and more practical than the prevailing style of controls mounted behind the engine. By 1926, Smith and his sons displayed a 26’ Triple Cockpit Runabout just like this one at the National Motor Boat Show in New York, and the orders soon began to pile up. These early Runabouts are now cherished by collectors and captains alike for their fast, stable hulls and wonderful mahogany craftsmanship.
This 1926 Chris-Craft Triple Cockpit runabout named “Blast from the Past” is one of those early boats, and it is certainly as much fun to operate as it is eye-catching for anyone on shore. It’s doubtful anyone currently living on Lake Conroe was alive when this beauty was built, but the brilliance of the design means that today, anyone can still captain her safely. With the modern 428 cubic inch Holman and Moody high-performance V-8 marine engine and fully updated controls, she starts easily, purrs at idle, and is fast and stable on plane. With the classic good looks that only mahogany provides, and the modern drivetrain, this wonderful Chris-Craft is truly a strong, safe, and stylish alternative to modern replicas.
“Blast from the Past” is a very well-known boat from the New York Chain of Lakes to Lake Tahoe. She has spent time in both the Harrah Collection and the Glen Shaffer Collection over the past years, and has been shown at Concours events throughout the entire U.S. The hull and brightwork still have the proper #237 serial number clearly marked in several areas. Her decks were correctly refinished just two years ago during a thorough restoration, and they remain pristine today. She is outfitted with a complete fire suppression system and an oil sump to protect the engine. A center bar or storage area is conveniently located in its center cockpit. The custom Holman and Moody 428 engine has approximately five hours on it, and follows the Chris-Craft tradition of utilizing any state of the art power available at the time. New safety glass was recently installed in the windshields. The hull was previously restored and remains very strong and did not require repainting. The beautiful interior is rich with fine mahogany and the correct forest green upholstery, and is complete with the proper canvas tonneau cover and a Haartz cloth bimini top, allowing the occupants a respite from the sun. The nickel plating is exceptional, making this historic triple cockpit runabout both a fine investment and a fully functional pleasure boat for everyday enjoyment.
As the most esteemed manufacturer of mahogany power boats, you can be assured that this fine early Chris-Craft is one of the best designs available, and is universally held up as the standard of the world. Complete with a modern triple-axel custom trailer, this Runabout is fully sorted and ready for your next voyage.
1926 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit Runabout "Blast from the Past"
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