Thinking Of Going Blond This Summer?


Want to spice up your love life with your boat? Then go blond. Blond decks were all the rage starting in the early 50’s. Both Chris Craft and Century got in on the action big time. Others as well. The images above tell the story. Courtesy of This amazing 1953 Century Resorter is for sale, listed on Trading

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  1. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    When I started thinking of buying a classic boat I thought seriously of either an early Capri or a Riviera because of the blond wood decks. I ended up with the Deluxe with all natural mahogany though. Oh well!

    Is the blond wood on these actually bleached mahogany or some other wood? They are great looking boats.

  2. mpb
    mpb says:

    On Century’s the blond wood is Avidiore this is in the Mahogany family and is just finished natural, no stain at all just varnish. It’s a great contrast to the Mahogany covering boards

  3. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    Now I recall someone on the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club – Boat Buzz discussion group asking for a source for “white mahogany” for a project. I think it was resolved that he was actually in need of Avidore. A source was located as I remember. Avidore was sometimes referred to as white mahogany as it turned out.

  4. woody boater
    woody boater says:

    After aganizing over what walnut stain to use. I love the idea of just plain old wood without a stain. This white mahogany or Avidore is stunning and looks fantastic in the water. The sea foam interior is a perfect color combination… PERFECTO…

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