Look Over This Chris-Craft Model Boat Sample By Louis Marx & Co.

Chris Craft Model Long

Like your on a bridge looking down

If you are looking for one of those cool Chris Craft Cruiser models. This may be the one to get. It aint cheap, but how many demo factory built ones with the label will you find? Well, one here on ebay.

Chris Craft Model 2

Louis Marx made cool toys.

Chris Craft cruiser model

And at $499 about the same as you should buy a real actual size one for, and won’t spend anymore money on it. It also comes with babes, that wont complain about the gas smells, or leaky bilge. Its always a sunny day on the shelf.

Chris Craft model Gal

Yikes. Maybe just one babe. That looks like a…well….Lets just say she could beat the crap out of any of us. Maybe she is there to pull up the anchor.

chris craft model 10

Thats alotta deck aft there.

chris craft model 6

If you are interested Here is the link.

And this other one just popped up on ebay. Its still in the original box and is perfect. Same price. Which one is a better value?

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20 replies
  1. J Funk
    J Funk says:

    I know where you can purchase some ‘full-size’ cruisers like this model that only need ‘a little work’ for about the same money.

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    The thought of maintenance and operating costs of even a model cruiser give me nightmares. In the long run it is probably cheaper to just gets Riva.

    • Larry
      Larry says:

      I myself have a Marx toy Chris Craft Constellation. I don’t have any of the People. Do you know where I can get all the figure’s that came with it?

  3. Bob Matson
    Bob Matson says:

    I saw one of these at a hobbie store in CA, listed at $899, so I passed. Two days later, a guy walks into my shop holding a box…the very same model, never assembled. He wants $249 for it. I immediately bought it and assembled it.-

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    The weather forecast for Woodyboater HQ is not looking too good! I hope you are prepared with backup power and stockpiles of drinking water and bacon. Are you flying Texx to the disaster recovery backup site in Texas in case the HQ goes offline for a few days?

    Best of luck too you and let us know if you need any storm survival tips. I am sure most of what we could offer won’t be helpful, but it might be entertaining!

  5. Michael B
    Michael B says:

    Many years ago when my wife and I sold the Cinnamon Girl (1951, 34′ Double cabin) we kept this model to remember her by. It was given to us by a C.G. Aux. safety course instructor who had it in his basement collecting dust for many years. I found a modeling guy to repair it, paint it and add the name to the transom. I always wanted to put it in the water and run it but the model guy had said not to. A few years ago we met Cinnamon Girl’s current owners Andy and Genevieve (CYA NW chapter members) who have been excellent caretakers. We felt that the model should be with the boat so we offered it to them. For us, and them, the model is priceless.

  6. Rick
    Rick says:

    Have had a unassembled model of Panther in the basement for years. With the snow coming this weekend maybe it is time to start it. The generator is on standby, stocked up with bacon and beer. We’re good.

  7. Craig A. McIntosh
    Craig A. McIntosh says:

    YEP – i’ve got one of these mantel models also, very cool!
    like the patina and the original ‘label’ on this one featured above – super neat!
    bob matson bought his right.
    amazing what’s out there in the world…

  8. Matt
    Matt says:

    I agree Craig. The original sample one is the cooler one for some reason. Prerestoric condition vs NOS or restored. This is our push this year. To embrace age and history. The test of time, is always timeless.. UGh oh, I feel a story coming on.

  9. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    …I think we know what inspired the main character in “Rocky Horror Picture Show”… 🙂

    Neat models! It’s always cool to see what is on the table when the model vendors show up at boat shows and swap meets. That’s an entire subculture that builds some amazing little replicas.

  10. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    I got a Cobra model for my 30th birthday. I was going along great until my first daughter was born. She is now in College. I hope to have it done by my 50th this April. In the meantime I managed to restore 2 boats and a Corvette and rebuild countless engines so I guess I prefer working on full scale models.

  11. Dave Stephens
    Dave Stephens says:

    Had a 50’s CC Constallation and a CC Cobra Model as a teenager. When I went into the Service, my mom gave the models away. Where can I buy them now???

  12. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    The asking price is $498 more than I got for the real thing…..which I had “invested” thousands of $ and hours in…..but hey, I am happy to have done so and not in a small (or miniature way)….can’t GO BOATING in that little ship….and, at 33 degrees with big storm tomorrow….I WENT BOATING TODAY!

    John in Va.

  13. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    In the 4th picture that looks like Gilligan at the helm. It looks like the brutish girl on the deck is doing some sort of leg lifts. The boat with the nude figurines is from a large lake or the ocean ’cause if you go out far enough no one will see you anyway. Michael B. And Ollen nice models

  14. taco
    taco says:

    I have what is considered in Europe to be “the holy grail” in vintage modell boats: The Graupner Chris Craft Silberpfeil { Silver Arrow }. Was only available in Germany and France 1961-1965. Only a handfull have survived due to the used plastic that became brittle like egg shelf during the years. This one still has the original electric motor for RC control. The modell is 28 1/4″ lenght. The actual price of this modell is higher than a real Silver Arrow in need of total restoration.

    • Hugo Calisto
      Hugo Calisto says:

      Im from Portugal and i have a boat like that belong To my father needs little restauration have the original electric motor.

      Plastic windshield its broken.

      Box its BAD shape but with fixing and cleaning will completed

  15. Jim
    Jim says:

    You have to be a young guy to pull the anchor on that boat. The lovely lady sitting on the bow looks to be about 135 lbs. The anchor is a big as she is.

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