1954 Chris-Craft Coming to Arizona for Restoration

For Immediate Release
1954 Chris-Craft Coming to Arizona for Restoration Rock The Boat

1954 Chris-Craft In San Diego Photo Courtesy Of Jim Kelly
1954 Chris-Craft In San Diego
Photo Courtesy Of Jim Kelly

TEMPE, Ariz (Oct 2010) – Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times is bringing another vintage Chris-Craft to Arizona for restoration as part of the Rock The Boat (501C3) project to benefit Superstition Search & Rescue.

1954 Chris-Craft Leaving San Diego Via Hale's Marine Service Photo Courtesy Of Jim Kelly
1954 Chris-Craft Leaving San Diego Via Hale’s Marine Service
Photo Courtesy Of Jim Kelly

CFB Marine Group along with John Campbell of The International Yellowtail Derby have put together a San Diego team to help save this 1954 36′ Chris-Craft Commander. The boat has been donated by Marina Cortez. It has ben hauled out at Driscoll’s on Shelter Island where it has recieved new bottom paint. It will be transported to Arizona by Ed Hale of Hale’s Marine Service.

The boat will arrive at it’s new home in Arizona at Bartlett Lake Marina on Tuesday November 2, 1010.

1954 Chris-Craft At Bartlett Lake With Carol Allen And Eric Church Photo Courtesy Of Jim Kelly
1954 Chris-Craft At Bartlett Lake With Carol Allen And Eric Church
Photo Courtesy Of Jim Kelly

Lake Tahoe in Nevada has long been a home to these beautiful floating pieces of history. Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times and the Rock The Boat Project hope to establish this tradition at Bartlett Lake in Arizona.

This will make the fourth vintage Chris-Craft to join the Rock The Boat (501C3) fleet. As these boats are completed, they will be auctioned with proceeds going to Superstition Search & Rescue.

For more information, contact:
Rock The Boat
Jim Allen
480/947-6219
619/523-3091