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It's little known that a modest family of craftsmen is behind this rise to the top and that the patriarch of the Smiths gave his name to the most famous company of the 20th century.
Founded by Christopher Smith in the 1900s, the company began its long career building the fastest racing boats in the world before industrializing the brand and starting assembly line production.
The epic tale of the largest company of its time widely extends past the world of water sports because Chris-Craft created styles that became ageless. The golden age of Chris-Craft vessels is a tribute to these 1930's masterminds who so enchanted customers at the time as they fascinate scale model collectors today.