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.
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
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!
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!
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
"Princess B" 1957 Chris-Craft Runabout
This 1957 Chris Craft 18-foot runabout was restored in 2007. She has a 327
Chevy engine newly rebuilt to over 300HP and sounds awesome. She's a very
fast ski boat and has a mid-boat ski pull. Seating for 6.
"Princess B" won best in class at 2008 Keels and Wheels, best in class at
2008 Eagle Mountain, TX show.
Dispatch 33' Garwood- (She starts around :55) V-12 Rolls Royce engine
Gathering of the Garwoods - August 2009
Dispatch does not actually fire until about :55 seconds into the movie.
What you hear before that is a 28' Garwood in front of her with a V-12
Scripps Motor. The noise prior to the firing is the fuel pump.
1931 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Gar Wood 33-foot triple cockpit runabouts are considered some of the finest
runabouts produced by the famous boatbuilding firm in Marysville, MI.
Elegant and powerful, these craft were offered with either a Scripps V-12
or a Gar Wood Liberty V-12 engine and were capable of exceeding 50 mph.
Manufactured in 1931, the runabout appearing on the stamp has a 650-horsepower, 12-cylinder
Rolls Royce engine. Named Dispatch, she is owned by Tom and Maurine Turner
of Carnelian Bay, CA. Her Lake Tahoe berth is next to Turner's Gar Woods
Grill and Pier Restaurant.
Video by Steven Martini
Jet V12 Liberty Engines, BPM, High Speed Wood Race Riva boats, Muskoka
1200hp Antique mahogany wood race boats racing along in Muskoka. Featuring
Launches, Utility boats, Gentleman's racers, Covered Sedan Boats, Riva
styled boats,greavette, Ditchburn, Minett Shield, century, duke, chris
craft, gar wood, hacker, inboard and outboard engines, V12 jet engines and
all with sparkling chrome and varnish. Contemporary boats by Vic Carpentar
and Peter Breen and jeff hughes. High speed boats and a some great video
footage. Torpedo step hull boats by Mark Mason; Peter Breen Cash Call and
my favorite Thunder.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.