1941 CHRIS-CRAFT DE-LUXE UTILITY
SUBMITTED BY THE EXHIBITORS
Make: 1941 Chris-Craft
Model: De-Luxe Utility
Engine Specs: Chris-Craft Model K 6cyl – 95hp
Hull #: 81098
Concours Catagory: Utilities
Stella is a “Pre War” 1941 Chris-Craft 18-ft. De-Luxe Utility (Hull No. 81098). Stella is number 98 of 408 built between 1940–1942. She was delivered from the Chris-Craft Algonac factory to Leeland, Michigan on 8/15/1940. Stella has a length of 18’, beam of 6’4”, draft of 1’3”, weighs approximately 2100lbs, 20 gallon fuel tank, seating capacity of 6 and a top end speed of 34 mph. The original list price was $1,390 plus $195 for the optional De Luxe Top.
Stella has been restored to look just like she came from the factory in the summer of 1940 including original gauges; original model K engine (6 cylinder 95 HP); 6 volt battery electrical system; mahogany soaking hull with natural mahogany hull side and deck color, blue bottom color and white water line color; blue linoleum flooring; blue russaloid leatherette upholstery with kapok filled seat cushions (see the above pictures from the 1941 Chris-Craft fleet brochure).
Stella has been named after our grandmother and her signature is on the transom.