20-foot 1950 Chris-Craft Riviera


Boat summary: 20-foot 1950 Chris-Craft Riviera

This 20-foot Riviera was in production from 1950-1954, with a total run of 288 hulls built (hull numbers R-20-501 to R-20-788). The 20-foot model was the largest runabout that Chris-Craft built during this era and is rare compared to the 18-foot model of the same era, of which 1,210 hulls were built. The Riviera was a very stylish boat with natural-finished mahogany on the hull sides and deck and blond accent king plank on the bow and over the engine hatch – cover to the stern. It also had red Tolex interior upholstery. It was originally offered with Chris-Craft MBL or M motor options.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/01/31/20-foot-1950-chris-craft-riviera