1929 Chris Craft Model 5 Mahogany Runabout Boat For Sale or Trade This sumptuous Chris Craft 26-foot features the upswept deck design made by Chris Smith & Son of Algonac, Michigan. This boat was delivered on July 1, 1929 with hull #905 to Frost Marine in Scarborough, Maine. That business is long gone, but the original Frost building still stands on US Route 1 not far from the Atlantic Ocean. The boat was equipped originally with a Kermath 6 cylinder 580ci model 200. The boat was owned by Dr. & Mrs. Beveridge MIller of Washington, DC and Pemaquid, Maine in the 1930s & 1940s, who named the boat "DooDee". In 1947, the boat was owned by Bob Ogg in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Ogg owned Danforth Marine and designed the famous Danforth anchor. Ogg also held interest in Brewers Boat Yard and the boat was serviced in 1963. Ogg's partner, Waldo Stratham recalled working on installing the new bottom of the boat, now called "Blyes Barge" on November 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated. In the mid 1970s, the boat was sold to Gerry Davidson who did a complete restoration in 1976-1977, including replanking the boat. The boat was now called "Flapper", the same name it carries today. He replaced the original motor in about 1983. The boat was then sold to George HIcks of Massachusetts, who then sold it Dr. Payson Adams of Falmouth, Maine in October 1991. Adams did two restorations: the bottom first, then decks and transom sides. Adams owned the boat for over 20 years before selling it the latest owner in 2013. The boat is equipped with a Dietrick convertible top, full mooring cover and a serviceable trailer. Original sales literature described the Model 5 runabout: "Every Chris Craft answers the throttle and rudder instantly, and brings to those who happy folks who chance to be in it, infinite opportunity for the enjoyment of a glorious, healthful outdoor season." This boat comes with extensive ownership history, along with boating and restoration photographs over the years. Also includes the Chris Craft Boat Equipment Record document from July 1929 when the boat was shipped via Boston, Mass. to the Maine marina that first took delivery of the new craft.
1929 Chris Craft - $69,500