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WINNER – 2016 Show Awards
Best Powerboat

 

Boat COMOCEAN

Make CHRIS CRAFT

Hull EXPRESS CRUISER

City HUNTINGTON HARBOR

Year 1953

Model EL CAPITAN

Length 33’

Owners RON & CATHY YATCH

Comocean

ComOcean is a Chris Craft El Capitan. The boat was manufactured in the spring of 1953, for the Chris Craft marketing department to tour the boat at summer shows in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. The hull is 33 feet, beam 10 feet six inches, draft of 2 feet 8 inches. Power is provided by twin inboard Marine Power 5.7 gas engines through Velvet Drive transmissions. When originally finished, the hull was in black and the cabin house top was aquamarine. She was featured in the promotional brochures and flyers of 1953/54 marketing season in these colors, speeding at 31 miles per hour. In November of 1953, the boat was shipped to R.E. Olson, a dealer for Chris Craft in the California Delta area. Future owners transported the boat to Huntington Beach where she has been for the last 18 years. She was placed in a building in 1994 for a two-year reconstruction of the structural hull, new mechanical systems and repower, and all new finish materials for a complete refit. The colors were changed to a white hull and camel tan house, also vintage correct in scheme.