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1966 17' Century Fibersport

The wood-boat era was coming to end, and many manufacturers were making the painful transition to fiberglass hulls. Much to their chagrin, as they had made their living on building wood hulls, knew what they were doing, made money doing it, and were very trepid about moving to an unknown substance...fiberglass. Nonetheless, it was either make the move or die. Both Century and Chris-Craft experimented before jumping in with both feet. Chris-Craft began with the 1955 Cobra and the gold fin, and Century with their very popular Resorter model.

This is a local boat and was in pretty sad shape when she came to us. The owner really wanted all mahogany fore and aft decks with a new correct interior, flooring, etc. I agreed that it would make a very attractive (albeit not entirely correct) alternative to the otherwise vinyl covered plywood decks.

Now, that looks much better!