Double Stateroom Cruiser

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In 1934 Chris-Craft began a trend in the cruiser fleet that would continue into the 50's and beyond. It began with the 1934, 30' Double Stateroom Cruiser, a name that defined "form & function" of this cruiser. In prior years, models were referred to as Sedans, Commuters and just Cruisers. In 1935 the new 31' fleet included the Single Cabin Cruiser, the Enclosed Bridge Cruiser and the Double Stateroom Cruiser, thus, the trend began in earnist. The "Double Stateroom" name was given to models that had adjacent forward pasenger cabins which sharred common facilities.

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[edit] Overview

The first Double Stateroom Cruiser was the 1934, 30’ model designed by Jay W. Smith. In 1935, this cruiser was to become one of the new Streamline Cruisers in their advertising campaign. This is the “30’ Cabin Cruiser: 1934-1935” model shown in “Chris-Craft, The Essential Guide” listed under References below. The 31’ Double Stateroom Cruiser model was introduced in late 1935. A year later this model was available in 32’, 35’ and 40’ lengths. The 40’ model was lengthened to 41’ in 1939 and to 42’ in 1940.

[edit] Models

Model Year Hull Number Series Quantity Length Beam Notes:
1934-193547000 to 470838430'9'-0"1
1935-193631000 to 3120515531'9'0"2
1937-193832000 to 321197332'-6"10'6"3
1937-19383500 to 36175635'11'-0"4
1937-193840500 to 405622440'11'-6"5
193940563 to 406051041'11'-6"6
194040606 to 40645741'-9"11'-6"7

[edit] Notes:

  1. The 1934 Double Stateroom Cruiser model was added to the Streamline Cruiser fleet in 1935 and is also listed there. Some Single Cabin Cruisers were included in this hull number series. The quantity of each model is not known.
  2. The Single Cabin Cruiser (27) model and the Enclosed Bridge Cruiser (19) model along with 7) “Special” models were included in this hull number series. One (1) hull card is missing from the series.
  3. The Enclosed Cruiser (8) model and the Triple Stateroom Cruiser (29) model along with 2) “Special” models were included in this hull number series. Five (5) hull cards are missing from the series and 3) hull cards do not indicate which model is represented.
  4. The Enclosed Bridge Cruiser (29) model and the Double Stateroom Enclosed Cruiser (27) model along with 3) “Special” models were included in this hull number series. Three (3) hull cards are missing from this series.
  5. The Double Cabin Cruiser (30) model along with 8) “Special” models were included in this hull number series. One (1) hull card is missing from the series.
  6. The Double Cabin Enclosed Cruiser (19) model and the Custom Express (3) model along with 11) “Special” models were included in this hull number series.
  7. The Double Cabin Cruiser (31) model along with 1) “Special” model were included in this hull number series. One (1) hull card is missing from the series.

[edit] References

  • Chris Craft, The Essential Guide, by Jerry Conrad; Mariners' Museum
    • Type: Book; English
    • Publisher: Newport News, VA : Mariners' Museum, ©2002.
    • OCLC: 49780180
  • Chris-Craft Boats, by Anthony S Mollica; Jack Savage
    • Type: Book : Biography; English
    • Publisher: St. Paul, MN : MBI Pub. Co., ©2001.
    • ISBN: 0760309205 9780760309209
    • OCLC: 48086949
  • The Legend of Chris-Craft, by Jeffrey L Rodengen
    • Type: Book; English
    • Publisher: Fort Lauderdale, FL : Write Stuff Syndicate, ©1998.
    • Edition: 3rd ed | 3 Editions
    • ISBN: 0945903200 9780945903208
    • OCLC: 40002035
  • Chris-Craft Corporation History