When the Chris-Craft Racing Hydroplane was first delivered, it was accompanied with a warning: "FOR RACING ONLY". Chris-Craft knew that they had a thoroughbred on their hands. Equipped with a high-performance 121 horsepower KB engine shoehorned in, the three in-line carburetors protruded above the deck. The streamlined red fairing, designed to shield the carburetors, came to symbolize one of the fastest and most desirable Chris-Craft boats of the pre-war years.
This kit is very similar in construction to our 19' Racing Runabout, kit #1249, in that it utilizes the popular expanded PVC and mahogany double planking method. The new 16' hydroplane kit includes all the items you have come to expect from a Dumas kit. Step-by-Step instructions, flag, decal, chrome plated fittings and laser cut parts which we started using in our #1249 Racing Runabout kit.