Mr. Smith built a great boat and a respected name in boating.
Chris Craft was, in it's day, the top line cruiser to own.
My parents had an early sixties 36' cruiser. I know it was built after they changed hands but it was one hell of a boat. All wood construction and very, very strong.
One night my father accidently beached ours (long story). She was completely out of the water, high and dry. After refloating we took her to the marina, had her hauled out to make repairs to props, shafts and struts. While she was out Dad hired a surveyor to look for hidden damage. None was found. We had her for another four seasons (total of 6) with no troubles.