A Chris-Craft Towel For Tubbs – Just In Time For The 80’s Holidays


You got $150 bucks? Right, It was the 80’s, go sell some coke! Not the drink by the way!

Well, if you are into the newer plastic Chris-Craft Stingers, as in the Crockett & Tubbs era ones, today is like Christmas.


Because right right here, right now on ebay the Towel of your plastic dreams is here. Thats right, you can go out in your banana hammock and pink pin tie and now dry off your sweat with the special Chris Craft towel.


Its actually kinda cool!


It does have some spots! But hey its old and spent all its life in the sun! You might want to have a Dr look at that spot!


Stinger Love! Its gonna be a thing.. Sooner than you think

24 replies
    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      Chris: That is what I thought the first time I heard Matt talking about the Miami Vice Chris-Craft. After doing a little research I found out that they used a 1984 Chris-Craft Stinger 390x in the first season. They changed to the 1986 Scarab in season two and stuck with it from there on out. I am not sure why the change came about, but if Wellcraft had anything to do with it, it was a brilliant advertising move.

      Yes there is Stinger Love out there already.

  1. Flash
    Flash says:

    Matt brings up a good point. There are many viable Stinger projects out there and some would make great user boats, especially for rough water. They’re probably not as cool as Troy’s Formula, but great boats nonetheless.

  2. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    you MUST be texting on the highway….to get to this subject?….let the boatress drive and get back to good wood.
    be safe.

    John in Va.

  3. Dennis J Mykols
    Dennis J Mykols says:

    Leave it to you guys to make me laugh in the morning.
    Raising three sons, two were twins, I had to laugh at all the bickering comments made today.
    I usually bought the biggest, widest cars in the 70’s and they still fought and tried to get each other in trouble. And ya, my favorite line was ” YOU DO NOT want me to stop this car…”

    Are we there yet???

  4. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Exactly why I bought a 15 passenger van back in the day it was a Beauville Chevy. Each kid had their own bench seat and we’d drive straight thru Atlanta to Maine couple times a year non stop. My brother nicknamed it the “Beauville Hilton”.

  5. Bob
    Bob says:

    We have blowing snow and a low tonight of 22 below with a 37 below wind chill for tonight. I just cane in from the barn the loader tractor that is parked next to the boat won’t start. Thank goodness for Woody Boater

  6. Richard Daley
    Richard Daley says:

    Beat ya
    Not that it’s a contest
    -25.6 F at the cottage last night with a wind chill of – 40
    In anybody’s world thats too DAMM COLD!!
    Then we get an Alberta Chinook to blow in and by Monday we will be up to +37 F
    Stay warm

  7. Sean
    Sean says:

    Well, here to play my usual “wet blanket” card with this comment but… here goes…

    I realize there are aficionados of a particular marque like Ford or Chevy men… maybe Volvo or Mercruiser men is more appropriate here but, while Chris Craft was a top builder of wooden boats and continue to sell good quality boats today, not all of their products were top of the category.

    When it comes to plastic they have some very nice boats *XK series come to mind) however, in offshore circles, to put it kindly, Chris Craft does not top anyone’s Christmas list. Yes they sold many boats… so did Bayliner and they really are not collectable either. There are however, many, many GREAT manufacturers of offshore style plastic that have great reputations, history and performance to match.

    I suppose my point is that just because you are familiar with the great quality of the wooden CC era it doesn’t follow that these are special or collectable boats in the plastic era. I suppose there’s something to be said of the “continuity” argument or, those that need to have any Item with a CC logo on it… maybe the guy that cherishes the weird and wonky but these Stingers are none of that. They are generally good boats. Average in build, style and performance. Not ground breaking in technology or innovation… the vanilla of recreational products.

    There’s a live and let live thing here for some but, let’s not pretend to make these boats out to be something they are not, just to satisfy our love of the wooden kind and love of the marque.

    Open fire.

    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:


      I don’t think you will get much argument on this point at all. There are a lot of very cool and higher quality off-shore fiberglass boats out there (this is why I own a Formula). On a personal note, these Stingers have become much more appealing to me over the last few years, even though I will probably never own one.

      If we are being completely honest about it, Chris-Craft did not necessarily build the “best” wooden boats either. Though they were able to keep quality in the forefront they were in fact a production manufacturer and there are other companies that many restorers feel were building to a higher standard. (Shepherd, Hacker, Mathews, Stephens,….)

      All this being said: I do LOVE the Chris-Craft line of boats.

      • Dan T
        Dan T says:

        Troy, I respectfully disagree with your quality judgements of Chris Craft during the Smith family owned/wooden boat era. Yes, they were production boats, but quality of design, testing, materials and manufacturing were not inferior. They just figured how to build more boats better and faster than their competitors and sell for a cheaper price. The other manufacturers you’ve mentioned from back in the day wished they were Chris Craft.

    • Bob Kays
      Bob Kays says:

      No, that was the dog. But you need to stop figiting, can we play punch barn find? Can I sit in the front?

    • Tom Gruenauer
      Tom Gruenauer says:

      My wife solved the bickering issue with our three when we went on a long trip. She gave each kid a roll of quarters if the was an “issue” they would have to give back one of the quarters. They got to keep what was left. We never collected one quarter,

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