Classic Boats Vs Classic Cars


As most of you who read this will be more "car folks" than "boat folks", we should begin this journey with some comparisons. Vintage boats are a scarce commodity, among the rarest American collectibles. Yet, when looking at vintage photos of manufacturing facilities at the Chris-Craft factory in Algonac, Mich., or the Gar Wood plant in Marysville, Mich., we see a “production line" and think boats were manufactured essentially like automobiles. The numbers just don't bear that out, as you’ll see.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/09/15/classic-boats-vs-classic-cars