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If you keep your boat out of the sun when not in use, your exterior varnish should be good for 3 years if you use the boat twice a week. Interior varnish lasts much longer, as it does not receive as much direct sunlight. Revarnishing involves removing all the hardware and crash padding (if any), sanding, fixing any proud bungs or broken screws, and generally adding about 3 coats. The actual varnishing only takes 1-2 hours per coat, but the hardware removal, sanding and hardware installation takes around 70 hours. If you want to learn to do this yourself, we are happy to give you some guidance. Of course, you can always have this maintence done in our classic boat restoration shop.

Identify Your Chris Craft
Runabout Hull Numbers


A Free Resource for Classic Boaters



Chris-Craft stamped a unique hull number in several places on each boat they built. Early hull numbers were simply a number series, but later on they implemented a system that incorporated the model and length into the hull number. They also maintained a file of hull cards for every boat built.

The hull cards noted the model name, hull number, upholstery color, engine, prop size, shipping date and many other details. Today the Chris Craft hull card file resides at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia, where you may order a copy of the card for any boat.



Length Feet
Year
Model
Hull Numbers
Wood Color
15 1/2
1932-1934
Deluxe Runabout
15000/15698
Varnished mahogany
15 1/2
1933
Special Runabout
40000/40034
Varnished mahogany
16
1934-1936
Deluxe Runabout
30000/30280
Varnished mahogany
16
1935-1936
Runabout
16000/16281
Varnished mahogany
16
1937-1940
Special Race Boat

(Barrel Back)
42000/42166
Varnished mahogany
-or-
Dark blue sides, red & white deck with varnished mahogany transom
16
1941
Deluxe Runabout
57000/57371
Varnished mahogany
16
1941-1942
Hydroplane
(stepped bottom)
42501/42519
Varnished mahogany
16
1946-1949
Special Runabout or Rocket
R16-001/R16-1040
Blonde and mahogany deck, blue painted sides.
16
1950-1951
Riviera
RC16-001/RC16-174
Varnished mahogany & blonde
17
1930-1931
Runabout
14000/14225
Varnished mahogany
17
1937-1939
Deluxe Runabout
71000/71528
Varnished mahogany
17
1940-1942
Deluxe Runabout
(Barrel-Back)
71529/71954
Varnished mahogany
17
1942
Special Runabout
17-100/17-340
Varnished mahogany
17
1946-1950
Deluxe Runabout
R17-001/R17-1880
Varnished mahogany
17
1953-1955
Runabout

In 1953 some were called "Rocket"
D17-001/D17-243
Runabout: varnished mahogany

Rocket: painted blue with rocket graphic
17
1956
Runabout
D17-1001/D17-1094
Varnished mahogany
17
1957-1958
Runabout
D17-2001/D17-2236
18
1932-1935
Runabout

18000/18466

Varnished mahogany
18
1934-1936
Deluxe Runabout
33000/33207
Varnished mahogany or varnished mahogany & walnut
18
1935-1936
Special Racing Runabout
18434/18448, 18454
White and (blue??)
18
1949-1954
Riviera
R18-001/R18-1210
Varnished mahogany & blonde
18
1955
Cobra
BR18-001/BR18-051
Varnished mahogany & blonde
18
1959
Capri
CP18-001/CP18-064
Varnished mahogany & blonde
19
1935-1938
Custom Runabout
48000/48327
Varnished mahogany & walnut
19
1936-1937
Special Race Boat
19000/19050
White & yellow painted
19
1939-1942
Custom Runabout
48500/48932

Varnished mahogany & walnut
or varnished mahogany

19
1948-1954
Racing Runabout
R19-001/R19-503
Varnished mahogany
19
1955-1958
Capri
CP19-001/CP19-786
Varnished mahogany & blonde
19
1960
Capri
CRA19-001/CRA19-112
Varnished mahogany & blonde
19
1961
Capri
CRB19-001/CRB19-060
Varnished mahogany & blonde
20
1930-1931
Runabout
7001/7291
Varnished mahogany
20
1946-1949
Custom Runabout
R20-001/R20-366
Varnished magogany & blonde
20
1950-1954
Riviera
R20-501/R20-788
Varnished mahogany & blonde
21
1932-1934
Special Runabout
20000/20016
Varnished mahogany or
varnished mahogany & walnut
21
1932-1934
Custom or Deluxe Runabout
21000/21055

Varnished mahogany or
varnished mahogany & walnut

21
1955
Cobra

BR21-001 BR21-055

Varnished mahogany & blonde,
gold painted fiberglass fin
21
1955-1956
Capri
CP21-001 CP21-170
Varnished blond & mahog
21
1957-1959
Capri
CP21-201/CP21-244
Varnished mahogany & white paint
22
1927-1931
Runabout (Triple-Cockpit)

1000/1999
11000/11057

Varnished mahogany
22
1935-1939
Custom Runabout (Triple-Cockpit)
22000/22137
Varnished mahogany or
varnished mahogany & walnut
23
1940
Custom Runabout
Barrel-Back
Bugatti Windshield
22138/22169
Varnished mahogany or
varnished mahogany walnut
23
1941-1942
Custom Runabout
Barrel-Back
Folding V Windshield
22200/22225
Varnished mahogany
24
1928-1931
Runabout (no roof), and Sedan (with roof)
2002/2628
25
1933-1938
Custom Runabout
25000/25075
Varnished mahogany or
varnished mahogany & walnut
26
1922-1931
Custom Runabout
1922 - 1928 triple-cockpits had flush decks.
001/999
Varnished mahogany

The hull cards do not indicate whether the deck was upswept. Some early ones were flush deck split cockpits.

A few upswepts were built in late 1928.
Custom Runabout
1929, 1930 and 1931
triple-cockpits had upswept decks.

Hull 878 = 1929
Hull 989 = 1930
26
1930-1931
Runabout
Triple-Cockpit with
upswept deck
9000/9025
10000/10127
Varnished mahogany
27
1932-1941
1932-39 Custom Runabouts were raised deck triple-cockpits.
27000/27061
Varnished mahogany
1940-41 Custom Runabouts were barrel back triple-cockpits.
Only one 1940 remains.
28
1929-1931
Custom Runabout

(triple-cockpit)
3000/3177
Varnished mahogany or
Varnished mahogany & walnut
30
1929-1930
Custom Runabout (triple-cockpit)
4000/4015