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Jim & Margie Paynton, Seattle

Year: 1940
Designer: Chris-Craft
Builder: Chris-Craft, Algonac, Michigan
Length: 42 feet
Beam: 11 feet 6 inches
Draft: 2 feet 9 inches
Original Power: Twin Hercules (gas)
Current Power: Same
Construction: Mahogany over oak. Double-planked bottom.
Home Port: Seattle, Washington




"Chris-Crafts captured the spirit of the 1940s perhaps more than any other consumer product. They represented functional, highly stylish design, beautiful craftsmanship, and the true beginning of production boats. Most of all, they represented speed. As you stand inside the wide aft cockpit in one of these beauties, watching her wake swirl from either side and feeling the thunder of her engines, you know you are leaving behind the leisure of the 1920s and 1930s and moving into the promise of a dynamic modern decade. Maranee is a classic example of an early Chris-Craft."