Chris Craft Cobra Model Boat
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Post World War II, in the 1950’s, people were experimenting with economic
recovery. Spending money on luxury items as opposed to only practical needs
became the trend. The Chris Craft Cobra was the Craft’s way of keeping
up with the luxurious demands. In 1955 only 108 Chris Craft Cobras were constructed.
As of today only 80 have been recovered, with the rest continuing to be elusive
With popular cars becoming large, colorful and stylish, the boat designers
began experimenting with fiberglass. Chris Craft had a long history of using
mahogany to construct their double planked boats. Their use of fiberglass evolved
from using it first to construct corners in the cabin that were too difficult
to construct from wood.
In 1954 Chris Craft built their first boat section designed of fiberglass;
a sculpted dorsal fin on the Cobra. The Cobra was not the first finned boat
on the market; however they combined mahogany and plastic with class and style.
With its single seat this was a speed and sport boat, not a family affair.
Production of the Cobra was cancelled after only a year due to a somewhat negative
reaction. However the Craft’s believed it did a wonderful job attracting
buyers into the showroom who then purchased more practical models.
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