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Restoration of Vintage Mahogany 22 ft. Chris Craft

A complete rebuild and restoration of a vintage varnished mahogany 22 ft. Chris Craft Cadet built in the 1920s. This rebuild included a complete new bottom, keel, forefoot, transom, deck and interior. Where the boat was intended to be “dry boated”, a modern cold molded mahogany bottom was installed, with the inner layer running in the original direction to mimic the original appearance when looking in the bilge.

Aside from the carpentry work, the engine and driveline, as well as all the wiring, tanks and plumbing were removed, inspected, repaired and/or replaced as required. The hardware was re-chromed and new “rolled and pleated” leather seats and cushions installed.

The Paint Shop did an exquisite job of refinishing this beauty, including returning the name in spun gold leaf, in the original Chris Craft script, to the transom. She looked like a piece of fine furniture when completed.