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New Chris-Craft 20ft. Vertical Bow for 2013 - NEEDS A NAME

Post by Chris-Craft » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:32 am

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce a new 20ft. Vertical Bow series for 2013!

The first will be an open deck version, that will make its debut at the Miami
International Boat Show in February 2013, with the closed deck to debut
in July 2013.

Chris-Craft! We have a problem!

We don’t have a name for this new vertical bow series and thought we should present
them to you first for your opinion.

If we choose your suggestion we will send you some cool Chris-Craft swag (and you will
also get the bragging rights!)

We look forward to your feedback!

Respectfully yours,

Chris-Craft Corporation

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Post by Tom Gruenauer » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:50 am

"Custom Runabout" worked in 1946 for that 20 footer.
I think it looks like a Custom Runabout for 2013.

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Post by Chad Durren » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:35 am

Gorgeous boat!

I say revive the "XK" name.

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Post by USJeff » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:41 am

That's a Riviera if I ever saw one.

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Post by Simon B » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:08 am

Sportsman?
Looks amazing.

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Post by mfine » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:22 am

Definitely evokes the 20 Custom or the follow on Riviera.

GREAT JOB to the designers, it looks fantastic, I want one!

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Post by ShearerLaw » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:02 am

Nice looking boat. How about calling it the Chris Craft "Retro"
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Post by Don Ayers » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:24 am

Does the open and closed have to have the same name?

I like Custom and Riv so far.


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Post by Don Ayers » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:30 am

It should be offered in the blue and white like the 1969 Commander Super Sport 19'
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Post by homeiste » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:37 am

For me, the vertical bows on classics/antiques are synonymous with cool cutwaters. I think the name 'Cutwater' for the series captures the styling and rings of its heritage. Jon

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Post by Don Ayers » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:40 am

2013 marks the 60 year Anniv. from the 1953 20' Riviera Runabout
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Post by WoodenRookie » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:13 pm

styling befits " Monaco" from the French Riviera
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Post by Chris-Craft » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:54 pm

Great responses!
We want to make sure that we honor this new boat with the proper name to fit her heritage looks.

Note: Don, you can have it any color you want. We do all of our painting in-house now. Send us the color code from your favorite tie and we'll send you a boat to match!
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Post by Al Benton » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:06 pm

Kirsten, I think that you should honor her with the name of the last wooden runabout that Chris-Craft built; The 1968, 20' Grand Prix.

I'll attach a photo of one that attended the ACBS International Boat Show last weekend as soon as I can download it. They are beautiful as is the new 2013 Runabout.
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Post by dreed » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:50 pm

Yup, that has Riviera written all over it. Why not Riviera II.
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Post by Wilson Wright » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:05 pm

I personally thought Riviera but Bill Baldwin's group voted for Constellation after I addressed them.

Y'all see the references to the new 36' in the current Boating magazine and to the new 32' in the current Boat US magazine...Good work Kirsten !
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Post by ShearerLaw » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:18 pm

or Rocket Runabout
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Post by dreed » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:45 pm

The more I look at that boat, the more I like it. I think I will order a closed bow in Mahogany color. Do you take old ones for trade?
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Post by maritimeclassics » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:58 am

I am thinking 2013 20' Custom Sportsman
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Post by Don Ayers » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:14 am

I pulled down the closed bow pic from their website.

Pretty awesome


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Post by mfine » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:42 am

Love them both!

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Post by USJeff » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:50 am

That is an ultra modern boat that would look right in an F. Scott Fitzgerald scene.
Don Ayers wrote:I pulled down the closed bow pic from their website.

Pretty awesome


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Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:54 am

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Post by Captain Nemo » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:06 pm

If you changed the rear deck on the closed bow version and added a big gold fin you would really have something 8) . Seriously, I get sort of a Capri or Riviera feel from this. It would pay homage to revive an old model name for something like this.
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Post by Don Vogt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:53 am

Great boats. I like riviera, too. Beautiful boats that need something more than prosaic names. More glamor than the names of the other models.
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Post by dustoff135 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:36 pm

I like Capri better, but bringing back Riviera would also be good.
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Post by Stovebolt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:20 pm

Looks kinda stealthy to me. I say "Shinobi", which means "Stealth" in Japanese. It also means "Ninja".

Or you could call it "Riviera" for it's anniversary, like was said before.
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Post by steve bunda » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:30 pm

hard question, I like both versions of deck, but Laurie wood prefer the closed bow model with some upgrades. to include, mahogany rear deck treatment with powered hatch or hatches, also a special order HEMI , and nice copper exhaust pipes out the sides. name? still thinking ... :D

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Post by Matt Smith » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:09 pm

It is a custom or riv.. HAnds down. The flags on the bow and stern are dorky as hell. If its going to be a riv or custom. The bow flag should rake towards the stern and not be a detail from a pre war. This boat clearly has post war cues. Embrace those and name it something traditional that continues a line. Nice work.
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Post by Oberon01 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:47 pm

I just caught this thread today for some reason. Love the fact that this design steps out a bit from the usual plastic boats, and hearkens back somewhat in a tasteful but not faning manner.

I TOTALLY agree with Matt though, rake those flag poles, and why metal? Key them of the wood accents. Surely wooden flag poles can't present to much maintenance for a modern boat owner? I think that the wooden poles would be a crowning homage to the post-war runabouts that appear to have influenced this styling exercise. Nice job, can't wait to see one in person. How about Sunnyland next spring, Chris Craft? I am positive we could arrange a display with a 20' Custom or Riviera!
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