21ft 1948 AeroCraft JCC

Date: 2011-02-09 12:09:21
City: Big Rapids
State: MI
Serial: JCC X 1420
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Barnacle Brad
Jan 19 2010, 01:46 AM
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Got this letter below from Brett Harkins. His father was Leon
Harkins....one of the original owners of Aero-Craft. Great boat for


I have a 1948 Aero-Craft cabin cruiser that I would like to know the
value of. It is on a new two axle Four Winns trailer with surge
brakes. The boat is 21 and a half foot long and the hull is in good
condition. The wood interior is falling down and the stove and head
are in poor condition. It also has a sink and can be driven from
outside or in the cabin. The serial number is JCC X 1420 which leads
me to believe that it was an experimental boat. At some point in its
life someone raised the transom and put the motor mounts outside the
boat. I am the son of the late Leon Harkins who was one of the
original owners of Aero-Craft boats and canoes and have pictures of
this boat when it was brand new. I was going to restore it but since
have lost interest. If you can give me an idea of its value I would
like to sell it. Thank you Brett Harkins Big Rapids, Michigan

post Jan 19 2010, 07:53 AM
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The JCC cabin cruiser was one of the standard models from
Aero-Craft. Not sure why you say it's experimental. I have a 1949
specification sheet from South Bridge Boat House at Concord, Mass -
the New England distributors for Aero-Craft - and the JCC could be
ordered with three different transom heights: 21", 17 1/2" or 15".

An article on Aero-Craft history was published in the May/June 2007
issue of "Classic Boating" magazine




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Jan 26 2011, 12:48 AM
Post #5

This is an interesting boat, I think you may be correct that it is an experimental. The "X" in the S/N leads me to lean that way.

My 1947 JCC is 18 feet long. It looks like the additional length of your boat was put in astern of the bulkhead.

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