Barn Find Futura…The Black Beauty Drama Plays Out!


If you read the story at the start of the week, there is a real life drama playing out on the boat buzz forum. A person has a barn find Chris – Craft Futura and is looking for information, or to part it out. We contacted the owner and now here is the complete story. turns out the current owner came across the boat and does know how valuable it is…And is not inclined to part it out. in fact is trying to find a good home for her in one piece. It’s located up near Clayton in a warehouse. Its been in a barn for over 30 years since the owner at that time had a heart attack during her refitting. She is all there and needs to be restored. But is in good shape. Here are some images of her in her currant state, and the owners name and contact info. Good luck. Rob Hazard 315-696-5917 or by email

6 replies
  1. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Especially if you're not good with words. Knowing a little more about the history of this Futura and finally getting to "see" her in "as-stored" condition may lead to some interest in finding a new care taker who could save her. She is definitely worth taking a closer look at for someone in the Clayton area.

  2. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    Very tempting. Only a couple of hours from my home.

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Sorry guys,
    You will have to look at this one!

    Everything I see here in framework and planking looks very, very, very GOOD!

  4. Dave Cheshire
    Dave Cheshire says:

    I was in Middle School when my Grand Father Harry Ford the original owner of Black Beauty had a heart attack.

  5. Rob Hazard
    Rob Hazard says:

    Gentlemen; the boat is now listed for sale on #2619 with a link back here. 300+ hits so far, I only have one. I have had interest as far away as Australia. If your interested lets talk.
    p.s. Matt should be happy more hits for him too!

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