"Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit." - Brooks AtkinsonTo be of this mindset one would certainly have to have traveled the waters of the world in a luxury no- four wheeled land transportation could ever think to. With this in mind, Mr. Atkinson must have glided the sea in a Chris-Craft.
Perhaps destined for nautical excursions based on his first two names alone, it was in 1874 that Christopher Columbus Smith began building practical hunting boats at the age of 13. A turnabout boat venture was born, with an eye on mass production and affordable vessels. By 1927, Chris-Craft and their mahogany powerboats had ballooned into the world’s largest and premier fabricator of refined aquatic transport.
Over the century, Chris-Craft shared a heartbeat with America. The manufacturer became the source of wonderment for vacationing families, from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. On their industry changing fiberglass yachts, harmless winks led to marriage, which led to divorce and the age old question (who keeps the boat?). When the Depression punched our nation in the gut, Chris Craft grunted too; when the second World War called for a team effort, the company put 12,000 vessels into the waters for our armed forces.
The trend continues today. In these trying economic times, a recreational boat is many things to many people. If the nautical adventurer is seeking a weekend fishing trip after a long and backbreaking week of clock punching, Chris Craft has him covered. If the Queen of England is looking for a shamelessly posh, customized yacht for a tea and cucumber sandwich affair, Chris Craft will provide the royal service. There are a countless stories in between- whichever way the wind blows, Chris Craft has the sails.
Just make sure to check in with the land dwellers from time to time.