This is the home page of the Classic Yacht Association, an organization devoted to the restoration and preservation of pre-World War II wooden pleasure craft. It includes photos of member yachts from each fleet: The Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Northern and Southern California and USA. Information about becoming a member, upcoming events as well as information for current members is all included here.
Matthew Paynton spent his childhood learning to appreciate wooden boats and Pacific Northwest cruising on the 1941 Chris-Craft sedan Terry-Deb. Help him find her through this web site which explores her known history and last whereabouts with pictures, sounds and original Chris-Craft literature.
This is the home page of the present Chris-Craft. In it, there are links celebrating Chris-Craft's heritage as well as future. Explore all of the 2005 model year boats, and see how over 125 years of boat building experience "will reawaken all your boating dreams, and make all your adventures come alive."
The Mariners' Museum in Virginia is home to the Chris-Craft archives. When supplied with a hull number, the Museum sends all available related material such as photographs, original window stickers and any other information they can supply. This web site has a link to their Chris-Craft archive, with a section of original Chris-Craft photos and information on how to gain access to the rest of the records. General information about the museum is also available here.
Classic Wooden Yachts of the Northwest by Northwest author and wooden boat enthusiast Ron McClure allows you to step aboard the boats that dreams are made of. This web site celebrates his book and serves as a sneak preview of the feast of more than thirty classic wooden motor yachts from Washington to British Columbia, custom-designed and custom-built in the early part of the century. Maranee is one of the near-forty of the featured vessels in this remarkable book.
Cle Illahee is a member yacht of the Classic Yacht Association, built by Vic Franck in 1929. Her web site features information on her construction, history, and a virtual tour of her interior. This web site also features a number of "bells and whistles" you will not find anywhere else...