Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories
Voyageur Press, Aug 8, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
For more than half a century, Chris-Craft reigned supreme in the world of motorboating. This market dominance was due in no small part to the design and construction techniques employed in the company‚€™s studios and on its factory floors. Building Chris-Craft examines the company‚€™s design and production heritage, looking at Chris-Craft‚€™s considerable accomplishments in the context of key competitors and industrial trends in general.
High-quality archival images take readers inside the factories, design studios, and lofts of Chris-Craft factories in Algonac, Holland; Cadillac, Michigan; Salisbury, Maryland; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Caruthersville, Missouri.
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