In 1919 Gar Wood (Garfield A. Woods) a Michigan native, whose name would become synonymous with offshore powerboat racing, won the Miami to Key West Offshore Race and Chris Smith, founder of Chris Craft Boats, built Garwood's first Offshore Racing boats. By 1986 the legend continued in the Chris-Craft High Performance Line following its roots building the Stinger Series which introduced state of the art coring materials, custom resins, and an intricate vacuum bagging lamination process, producing a lighter boat but not reducing its durability. From then on, boat building would never be the same.

Legend Continues