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Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories
Author Anthony S. Mollica,
Foreword Christopher J. Smith
Pub Date: August 2010
Imprint: Voyageur Press
Building Chris-Craft is a rare look inside
America's most celebrated wooden boat maker.
For more than half a century, Chris-Craft reigned supreme in the world
of motorboats. This dominance was due in no small part to the design and
construction techniques employed in the company’s studios and on its
Illustrated with high-quality archival images of Chris-Craft factories
around the country, Building Chris-Craft
examines the company's design and production heritage in the contexts of
its early history, motorboat racing, key competitors, and contemporary
design and industrial trends. Wooden boat expert Anthony Mollica
explains in detail the processes that were employed at Chris-Craft
factories, including quality control, and sales and marketing, and
detailed appendixes provide information on production terms and
materials, as well as a list of factory locations.
Written and compiled with the help of company documents and the input of
Christopher J. Smith, grandson of Chris-Craft founder Christopher
Columbus Smith, Building Chris-Craft is an
unprecedented look behind the scenes of Chris-Craft's factories and a
fascinating and fitting tribute to an icon of American ingenuity and
About the Author
Anthony Mollica is a noted wooden boat expert and
writer, as well as a trustee of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New
York. He has published articles in a variety of marine periodicals
Classic Boating, ACBS Rudder, Gar Wood News, The Antique Boat Museum
Gazette Annual, Motor Boating, Lakeland Boating, and The
Chris-Craft Brass Bell Quarterly and is the author of eleven books
Gar Wood Boats: Classics of a Golden Era, Chris-Craft 1922–1972, The
American Wooden Runabout, and Dodge Boats.
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