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  • Fleet: Pacific Northwest

    ALTHEA was re-launched in April of 2006. Her repairs proved to be excellent and she was entered in the Seattle's Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in early July where she was awarded first prize in all categories. She was then entered into the Victoria Classic Boat Festival where she earned The Best Power Boat award. She also took first prize at the 17th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous in Port Orchard and at the La Conner Wooden Boat Show.

    Year:  1929
    Designer:  Chris Smith
    Builder:  Chris-Craft
    Length:  38 ft. 0 in.
    Beam:  9 ft. 9 in.
    Draft:  2 ft. 7 in.
    Displ:  12,000 lbs.
    Engine:  8.2 liter V8, gasoline

    Construction: Hull is mahogany on oak. Deck is teak. House is mahogany.

    Engine: OMC model 502 King Cobra, 8.2 liter V8. Gasoline fueled, carborated, electronic ignition, fresh water cooled. The engine drives a 20/18 Nibril 3-blade propeller via a Mercruiser 2:1 reduction gear and a 1-3/8 inch stainless shaft. New shaft strut. Full engine controls and instrumentation at helm.

    Boat Name: Althea
    Builder: Chris Craft
    Length: 38'
    Year: 1929