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« on: December 30, 2010, 10:27:15 am »

The Section (builder record) containing all sailboats built by Chrysler Marine, (subsidiary of Chrysler Corp.), has been updated.
http://sailboatdata.com/view_BUILDER.asp?Builder_ID=21
It is thought that the car maker entered the recreational boating business when it purchased LoneStar Boats in the early 1960's.  LoneStar (founded in 1948) was a manufacturer of small power boats that was experiencing spectacular growth at the time of the take over.  They had only recently begun to built 2 sailboat models. (LoneStar 12  & 15.)  I believe that all other sailing craft were developed in house; though  the initial design work was done by outsiders. The team of Dick Gibbs & Rod Macalpine-Downie were responsible for the smaller dinghies and daysailors. For the series of small cruisers, (up to 30') they chose Halsey Herreshoff.  So, for the actual design work, it's hard to imagine how they could have done any better.   
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