Raced in Hobart by Dick Crawford
First displayed in the 1951 New York Boat Show, the London Boat Show and then the Melbourne Boat Show. The Chris Craft is a historical wooden racing boat in Tasmania.
Having been shown in both the New York and London Boat Shows before coming to Australia. Shown in the Melbourne Boat show before being purchased and brought to Tasmania by Mr. Harold Groome.
Later purchased by Mr. Bob Purdon and raced by Bob and Dick Crawford in Tasmania.
Dick Crawford famously won for 5 years the Memorial Trophy Race at Hobart Regatta in the Chris Craft, along with numerous other racing events.
The Chris Craft is currently undergoing restoration, undertaken by a well known Tasmanian Shipwright, the retired Adam Brinton, also well known for racing within the Tasmanian Boat Racing Circuit.