Illustration by Jim Ewing
The decade after World War II saw a rebirth of recreational boating, and no builder was better prepared to ride the wave of popularity than Chris-Craft. Relying at first on tried-and-true versions of prewar models, the Algonac, Mich., company quickly re-established itself as the nation’s leading boatbuilder.
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The closed-bow runabout continues to gain popularity. Case in point: the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, a single-sterndrive, do-everything dayboat. She has a signature New England-style profile and shares the same deep-vee hull as Hunt’s Harrier 25. C. Raymond Hunt Associates designs all of the Hunt boats. “She’s engineered to be both easy to own and put away at the end of the day,” Hunt president Peter Van Lancker says.
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