Chrysler Marine

1957 - 1980

Chrysler Corp. had been in the boating industry since 1957, and began building sailboats in the mid 1960's. It bought out a company called Lone Star Boats of Grand Prairie, Texas in 1965. During the 70's the Chrysler sailboat product line expanded from small day-sailors to include larger trailer cruising boats up to 30 feet (designed by Halsey Herreshoff). It's manufacturing facility was located in Plano, TX.

When Chrysler experienced financial problems that eventually resulted in a US Government bailout, it sold off all it's marine related subsidiaries. Six executives of the boat building subsidiary purchased the assets and formed Texas Marine International Inc. in Plano, Texas (1980).

Sailboats Built By Chrysler Marine

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
BARRACUDA 13 13.00 ft / 3.96 m 1964
BUCCANEER 18 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1968
CHRYSLER 20 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1977
CHRYSLER 22 21.58 ft / 6.58 m 1975
CHRYSLER 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1977
CHRYSLER 27 27.25 ft / 8.31 m 1978
CHRYSLER 30 (CY 30) 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 1977
DAGGER 14 (CHRYSLER) 14.50 ft / 4.42 m 1976
LONE STAR 13 (CHRYSLER) 13.08 ft / 3.99 m 1963
LONE STAR 16 (CHRYSLER) 16.00 ft / 4.88 m 1969
MAN-O-WAR 15 (CHRYSLER) 15.00 ft / 4.57 m 1964
MUSKETEER 17 16.50 ft / 5.03 m 1973
MUTINEER 15 15.00 ft / 4.57 m 1972
PIRATEER 13 (CHRYSLER) 13.00 ft / 3.96 m 1974
STARWIND 19 18.58 ft / 5.66 m 1982
STARWIND 22 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1982
STARWIND 27 26.67 ft / 8.13 m 1984


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