We were very lucky to have found Charlie and Runabout Restorations. Another boatyard (which no longer worked on
wooden boats) referred us to Charlie. He carried out a complete restoration of our 25’ Chris Craft triple cockpit
runabout. The job is so perfect that occasionally people think that the boat is a modern reproduction – but it is a 1938
Chris Craft brought back to life with a new engine. We had earlier replaced the original engine so restoring the original
engine was not an option for us, but Charlie reinstalled the original dashboard (with updated wiring) and a terrific new
engine. The workmanship is outstanding. The old varnish was completely stripped off, short boards used in repairing an
earlier accident were replaced, the chrome was redone (and a new cutwater was made to replace the original broken
one) and so many coats of new varnish were carefully applied that the hull is a mirror.