One-of-a-Kind 1938 Chris Craft
The only 19' Special Race Boat built on a Custom Platform Serial #SP48259
Only documented factory delivered Chris Craft with the Tri-Powered 244ci Gray Marine Racing Engine
Powered by a pre war 180 HP Gray Marine Phantom Fireball 180 with three down draft Carter carburetors. In order to purchase this engine you originally had to show proof of your APBA membership. This is documented through out the sales catalogs.
Restored to exacting Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance specifications.
Extensive research and documentation with photo journal.
Please contact Matt at (408)229-9273 for more information.
Hornet II: Henry J. Kaiser's 1930/39 Gar Wood race boat on Lake Tahoe, V-12 Rolls Royce
Visit www.homewoodboatworks.com to learn more about Hornet II
Hornet II is a stepped-hull hydroplane race boat built in 1930 by Gar Wood.
It was owned and raced on Lake Tahoe (1935-1956) by famed 20th century
industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Hornet II has been powered by a number of
vintage V12 aero engines, including a WWI Liberty, a rare Packard Model
1A-1237, a WWII Allison and a WWII Rolls-Royce. The 1939 art-deco aircraft
aluminum deck is believed to have been built by Kaiser's friend and
business partner Howard Hughes. Kaiser changed the name of Hornet II to
"Fleur du Lac" after WWII.
ALTHEA, "Queen of the Fleet," 1929 Chris-Craft
Chris-Craft's first "commuter cruiser," launched in 1929, is a rare
masterpiece, fully restored to original grandeur. Honored with many wooden
boat show awards, she's in amazing condition and now available for sale -
to just the right buyer. Contact Hagadone Marine Group at (866) 525-3232 or
Thunderbird Boat starting up
The famous Thunderbird fires up one of her massive Allison aircraft motors
for the crowd at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance. See the
Thunderbird in action here!
1938 Chris Craft Barn Find
This boat has been in a storage shed for many many years. When my Dad
acquired the boat from his family, the first step of ownership was to
safely remove it from the storage shed and get it home. It was a
stressfull day, but the mission was accomplished!
Chris Craft V12, BPM engines, Antique Race Boats with Mindy
The Gentleman's Racer was the Theme of this Years Muskoka Lakes Association
Biannual boat show
of antique speed boats, the fastest boats on the lake included Miss Canada
III 750hp, Palm Beach Days, Pisstd Off, Ditchburn Race Boats, Rainbow 1,
Rainbow IX, Flying Ebony, BIV, Silver King, Whippet Greavette boats like
Shadow, Flash, Blue B, The Jeffrey, Minett built Black Beauty, Ames built
Pipe Dream, Purdy built Rascal, Butson Race boat, Miss Elly by Windsor,
Miss Canada II, a Riva, some Launches like Flying lady, Lady Jayne, Jolly
Roger with the curved glass windscreens, Wilmur II, Aegis VI, Greavette
Streamliner. Liberty V12, BPM V12, V8 Chevy Super Charged, Sea Flea Antique
outboard motors. Chris Craft, Hacker, century, donzi,riva
Chris craft 18 ft wood boat discovered 5/23/2010
1953 Chirs Craft Sportsman Utility. Put away into long term storage in1967,
recently discovered in Washington state. This is a video of it coming out
of its hiding spot where it's been for over 40 years. Original KLC engine,
original interior, very well preserved boat. It now resides in Oregon.
It now resides in Oregon and is used on a regular basis.