Chris-Craft Unveils Limited Edition of Popular Lancer 20

Published Friday, December 23, 2005

SARASOTA, Fla. (December 23, 2005) - Because of the 20-foot Speedster's popularity, Chris-Craft has introduced a limited edition "Woody" with 99 numbered copies. The special edition will feature Chris-Craft's signature wood finishes, as well as a unique upholstery design.

"The backbone of our business is the ability to constantly reinvent ourselves and our products," says Steve Heese, President of Chris-Craft. "This new version of our Speedster is due to the overwhelming popularity of the model we introduced in 2005. Many of our customers love our signature teak, so we wanted to come up with something unique to the Speedster."

The Speedster Woody Edition features a beautiful teak deck, teak coaming rails, a solid mahogany steering wheel, a real wood burl dash and teak and stainless steel inlaid logo. In addition to the beautiful wood is a real carbon fiber switch panel, plenty of stainless steel accents and a "baseball glove" interior color scheme. The boat has a custom gel coat color of light tan with a khaki boot stripe that turns heads on the water.

The boat will be available for a limited time during the 2006 model year, but once the 99 boats have customer names on them, the Woody will be just a part of Chris-Craft's long and memorable history.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, Chris-Craft is a leading manufacturer of premium quality boats and motor yachts. Currently, the company has a fleet of nine models ranging from 20 to 40 feet. Over the next year, Chris-Craft plans to unveil four more models, expanding the range even further. With a tradition of excellence dating back to 1874, the Chris-Craft name represents craftsmanship, classic elegance, total reliability and performance. For more information, visit our Web site at