1941 Chris Craft Speedster
Chris Smith built his first wooden boat in 1874 at the age of 13.
Years later, he built a duck hunting boat. His friends liked the
way he built them, and they asked him to build them one. This was
technically the start of the boat company. He soon began to build
more boats and joined his brother Hank in 1881 to begin producing
Ahoy mates! Avast ye, as were offering up a consignment not like
the other land lubbers we have lining our hallowed dry halls here
at Classic Auto Mall (save for the Amphicar), a 1941 Chris Craft
17' Speedster. This mahogany beauty all put together with shiny
metal seams, and a wood bottom which was last in the water in 2019,
is ready to set sail off the Neck at Marblehead, and run with the
Kennedys if you will. All hands on deck whether ye are three sheets
to the wind or have yer full sea legs, come aboard and let's make
some wake with some wood.
You will not find a more beautiful shaped boat fashioned out of
mahogany that has been expertly steamed and bent to form the
pointed bow and curved abaft with its single exhaust poking out the
center of the dungbie. Red paint covers the waterline and below. In
addition to all the shiny rigging on the rear deck there are a
laminate of more mahogany and teak inserts creating a nice
shellacked striped effect. This doubles as the cover to the engine
and bilge compartments and hides the fuel tank. A beautiful curved
windshield is atop on front and is supported with chromed vertical
struts on either side.
Shiver me timbers I can see gorgeous red vinyl in curvaceous form
makes up the seats in front and mid-section passenger benches.
These are pristine and are fronted by a wood dash, with another
beautiful french curved padded red vinyl dash top. Round shiny
bezel gauges and a few knobs as well as a compass are seen in the
dash, which is fronted by a large steering wheel. Just perfect
weatherproof floor covering is noted under the benches, and a shiny
shift lever just out from the center of this right-hand driver.
Blimey! There is no Bikini Bottom nonsense going on here
132.7ci flathead inline 4-cylinder babbit bearing Chris Craft
engine sits in back in a fairly buttoned up engine bay. A single
screw propels the boat through the water.
All is ship shape for this '41 Speedster, beautiful exterior wood,
lots of shiny chrome, tight seams, and a Chris Craft engine.
Excellent presentation on the benches and interior keeping it
simple but very elegant. She comes with a Karavan trailer and
winch. A wood boat may be in your future?? I guess whatever floats
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.