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In the latest episode of Factory Fridays (above) by boats.com, host Marilyn DeMartini visits the Chris-Craft manufacturing facility in Sarasota Florida to explore the inner workings of this famed American boat builder, known for their superior attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality. Matt McGinnis the VP of Manufacturing walks viewers through how Chris-Craft constructs these beautiful, classy boats from start to finish.

Founded in 1874, Chris-Craft is a historic, beloved boat brand known for assembling boats using the finest mahogany, teak and brass. The company originally manufactured their first fiberglass boat in 1955 and has sold many high-end boats to famous customers for more than a century, including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn and Elvis Presley.

Written by: Ryan McVinney
C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, writer and producer. As an experienced boater he regularly produces and directs on-the-water video shoots for major boat manufacturers, yacht brokers and dealers, as well as independent film and media companies. He is president of the National Soho House Film Club with chapters in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA and regularly contributes content to YachtWorld, boats.com and Boat Trader.
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