When ‘50s car interiors freshened up wooden boats


As fiberglass boats were becoming more popular in the mid-1950s, becoming a very real threat to the dominance of wood boats in the marketplace, Century answered the challenge by hiring automotive designer Richard Arbib to make the Century boat line look more like the futuristic autos of the era. The first result was the 1955 Century Coronado, which made a real splash in the marketplace.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/17/car-interiors-freshened-wooden-boats