Looking For An Inexpensive Way To Get Into A Classic Chris-Craft This Year?

It’s the middle of winter, the time of the year we often refer to as “The Winter Doldrums” – And if you are scratching your head or scouring the Internet looking for an inexpensive way to get into a classic Chris-Craft over the winter, this may be just what you are looking for…

Fellow Woody Boaters Garrett & Maureen from the Seattle area note…

Texx – “I know nothing about this. My wife found it at the Crossroads Mall here in Bellevue.”

“It obviously is out of place here in the Northwest because when we are desparate we can go boating without fear of any snow most of the time during the winter months, as opposed to those in the upper Midwest, Canada, New England area, and East coast areas. I suspect it belongs back there.” – Garret

Thanks Garret – On the other hand, you know you’re in classic boating country when they offer classic Chris-Craft rides at the mall…

Or – If you would prefer to buy one rather than rent one, every so often Jim Staib from Fine Wood Boats in McHenry, Illinois has one available – if you prefer the more traditional double cockpit painted wood or steel Roamer look… If an all-original “barn find” is what you are looking for. However – I think that might be a bit more prop than this boat needs…


Or – If you would prefer to have a 98 point “Concours Level” restoration kiddy ride boat for your collection, you can find one at Bernie’s Auto Center down the street from Fine Wood Boats by Clicking Here. The folks at Bernies Auto Center use classic Chris-Craft parts supplied by Jim Staib.


4 replies
  1. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    Can I wait for my perscription to be filled while I take a short cruise? Maybe the rocking motion will have the same effect.

  2. Texx
    Texx says:

    They should have these outside the tavern in Tavares during the Sunnyland Boat Show… and charge 10.00 per ride!

  3. Alex
    Alex says:

    Forget the kiddie ride boats. Where can I get one of the little coin-op boxes? You know, for my real boat? I need it with the 25 cents decal changed to 25 dollars. And with a sign that says “Alms for the Owner.”

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