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Finned Boats - Classic Boat Market


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This time around, instead of focusing on one particular make and model, we have decided to address a growing trend that we’ve seen among our policyholders – a renewed interest in classic post-war styling of boats produced during the 1950s and ’60s. Specifically, those boats that were taking their design cues from what Detroit was doing in the automotive world with the introduction of jet-age “fins.” By the early 1960s, fins could be found on all types of vessels, from established manufacturers like Chris-Craft to those in the fledgling fiberglass boat industry. However, the fin trend died out quickly – even quicker than it did among automakers.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2014/12/11/Big-Finned-Classics