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bren-ten 07-20-2021 03:01 PM

Miami Vice Stinger Filming Boat
After more than 20 years of searching, the Miami Vice season one Chris Craft Stinger 390X Competition filming boat has been found!

A huge thank you to Terry Brown for passing along the anonymous tip that led to this discovery. The boat is currently on its way back to Florida to be evaluated for restoration. Of the three Tri Color Chris Craft Stinger 390X Competition boats used in season one, each had a different Chris Craft side logo placement which identifies them. This boat is the only known and first to appear on screen in episode 5, “Calderone’s Return Part II” in the Voices Montage. Also in the aerial footage in episode 8, “The Great McCarthy”. Other episodes are being studied to see where else it appears. This is the boat that started my love for offshore power boats in 1984 as I’m sure it did for many of you. A new Instagram & Facebook page have been established to elaborate on this story and follow the restoration, either can be found by searching “miamivicestinger“ the FB page name is "Chris Craft Stinger 390X Miami Vice Filming Boats"

Sydwayz 07-20-2021 03:50 PM


scippy 07-21-2021 12:46 AM

Where was it hiding for all this time?.......not exactly a barn find.

rak rua 07-21-2021 01:08 AM

The Miami Vice nostalgia is great but even without that, it’s still a beast of a boat. Might not go like the newer boats of today but I reckon it looks just as nice. Great find!


larslindroth 07-21-2021 02:45 AM

I really hope she's got good bones. Congratulations on finding one of the best-recognized classic offshore performance boats of all time. She'll be heading towards new horizons. Fantastic news!

Helmwurst 07-21-2021 07:40 AM

Still a classic video ! What a great find !! It looks pretty clean sitting on the trailer, should be a interesting concept. With the price of todays boats and power, why not. It's not like the y are a no-depreciating asset.. LOL

Eddienel 07-21-2021 07:47 AM

Following. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully there will be a build thread to follow.

TomZ 07-21-2021 03:55 PM

Following! Will check out FB too.

TomR 07-22-2021 07:13 AM

Hard to believe that was 37yrs ago!!

cig28 07-22-2021 08:33 AM

About 5-7 year ago I went to buy parts for my car collector car in Pennsylvania and in a barn was a 39 Chris craft and it had a plaque in stating is was used in miami vice. Could be one of them.

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