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Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories
Author Anthony S. Mollica,
Foreword Christopher J. Smith

ISBN-13: 978-0-7603-3592-5
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 factory floors.

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 leisure.

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 including 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 including Gar Wood Boats: Classics of a Golden Era, Chris-Craft 1922–1972, The American Wooden Runabout, and Dodge Boats.





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