A 1938 Century Sea Maid which was in the shop for some varnish maintenance over the winter received an award of excellence at the Bay Harbor Concours d’Elegance this past weekend. This boat was restored over 12 years ago and is still winning ribbons. The show was filled with stunning cars and boats including two gold cup race boats with original engines as well as the 96 foot Ted Geary designed Canim, which took best in show honors.
This Century Sea Maid was Century’s response to the 19′ Chris-Craft special race boat that had been tearing up the race boat regattas for the previous two years. It was even available with Lycoming 6 cylinder racing marine engine, as was the 19′ special race boat from Chris-Craft.