In the early thirties, Chris-Craft modified it’s hulls and advertised this as a new "Level Riding Principle". They were able to come on plane quicker and offered a smoother ride than their previous models. The runabouts had a flush deck appearance and featured less draft and freeboard. Some models also featured the "V" windshield which could be folded down. The 27’ triple which sold originally for $4,975 was equipped with a 250-horsepower Chris-Craft eight-cylinder engine. The triple cockpit equipped with this engine could reach speeds of 45 mph.
Model Size: 27" L x 8" H x 7.25" W
History card of the Triple Cockpit Runabout