A totally original, very early 1946, Chris-Craft mahogany U22, Hull # U-22-068, arrived today from Canada’s Muskoka region, specifically, Ahmic Harbour in Magnatawan, Ontario, for a comprehensive preservation. She is one of very few mahogany-planked, varnished U22 produced in Algonac, MI. She was bought new and has been in the same family, in the same boat house for three generations.
A boathouse queen she has never been, as from grandparents to the current generation, and the one coming up behind used and use her daily during the boating season.
My conversations with the family to date tell a story of a boat that has always been carefully maintained, so carefully, in fact, that she retains 100% of her original planking, ceilings, and upholstery. Save for the button cleats, her hardware, gauges, steering, etc. are also 100% original.
But she is showing her age in several ways, and Snake Mountain Boatworks has been honored to execute this special project. We are under the gun, as the family will gather for its annual escape from urban life in August, and hope, well expect that she will be waiting for them.