Lyman 1963 25'
Soft Top Sleeper

1930 Dodge 21'6" Split
Cockpit Runabout

1950's Jersey
Speed Skiff

MACK Products


St. Lawrence
River Skiff

1952 Century
Sea Maid 18

1958 California
Cracker Box

1935 GarWood Speedster

MISS SEVERN 1922 Hacker Gold Cup Boat

1958 California Cracker Box


The East coast has the Jersey Speed Skiff, 

but if you're from the West, your boat is a Cracker Box. 

The Cracker Box style boat was first introduced in the 1940s after the war, and quickly became a favorite style boat for the home builder.   With its simple design and good looking profile, the two-seater was reminiscent of the classic racing runabouts.

The boat modeled here is of a 1958 Cracker Box design, in the California style.  The difference between the California style and the racing Cracker Box of today is that the California style has a great deal more tumble home at the transom.  With that said, all the other dimensions are the same, and indeed, the boat could be raced in the Cracker Box class with the newer fiberglass versions.

The model is supplied with all of the details to make an accurate 1/6th scale model for display as well as a full fledged racing model.  We opted to complete the model with a modified hatch and a true 1/6th scale Chevy 283 cu. in. "V-8", using a modified REVEL Models motor kit, available at your local hobby shop.

         Length:  30-1/4"                          Beam:  12-1/8"                              Scale:  1/6                           

              Click on picture for a full-size view.                                                  Click here to see an actual build of the model.