Chris Craft Cobra 18′
The Cobra was the flagship model of the famous US shipyard Chris-Craft during the 1950s.
Successor to the 19' Racing Runabout, the hull of the Cobra was designed in 1955 by the talented designer Don Mortrude with the aim of capturing the attention of an increasingly exigent clientele. In fact, the Chris-Craft Cobra is considered as one of the most flamboyant speed boats ever built.
The characteristic elements that make it unique are the original fibreglass bonnet with its iconic golden fin and the dashboard covered in alligator leather and equipped with the steering wheel used in Chrysler cars.
In addition, the hull has a distinctive bulge at the bow that looks like a bull's nose (hence the nickname 'bull nose'). This stylistic solution very complex to build increasing a lot production costs, even for a yard like Chris-Craft, which is based on mass production.
For this reason, just over a hundred hulls were produced in one year only in two versions: 18' and 21'. Today Cobra's rarity is on a par with the Ferrari 250 California spider!
The model offered for sale is one of only 52 18' models made. The boat, completely original, is in excellent general condition thanks to a faithful and impeccable restoration.
The boat is ready for the buoy and equipped with her own trailer.
More info available on request.