Gar Wood Boats – Classics Of A Golden Era


The author tells the fascinating story of a ferryboat Captain’s son who through the invention of a hydraulic lift establishes a substantial engineering business. This business provided Garfield Wood with the necessary backing to establish a boatbuilding business which produced very high quality fast motor launches. Wood’s fortune also gave him the backing to pursue his racing dreams enabling him to win races in both America and Britain. His early race boats were built using his engineering skills and the boatbuilding skills of the Smith family who after six years of partnership decided to part from Gar Wood in 1922 to establish the legendary Chris Craft

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