What's New keeps you up to date with Maranee's current events and happenings. In it, you will find where Maranee will be and what shows she will be participating in as well as current projects and other miscellaneous news. Check back here often, for this section will be updated frequently. The most recent additions will be displayed in red.
December 25, 2003 Maranee receives her first Christmas present: a hand-crafted mahogany table for use in the cockpit. Designed and built to resemble an original Chris-Craft piece by Matthew Paynton, son of owners Jim and Margie, the table features original-style motifs and craftsmanship to be used for many cruising years to come.
26, 2003 Maranee
takes advantage of the clear and calm Autumn weather and spends an afternoon on
Lake Washington. With a banner summer behind us, the weather continues to
surprise with sunshine and clear skies. Let's hope the winter is just as
October 18, 2003 A new home for Maranee online, maranee.com is launched. Visitors to maranee.com are asked to update their links and bookmarks. The new easy-to-remember domain and the lack of constant pop-up advertisements are a welcome change. This site will continue to be updated regularly here in What's New.
October 12, 2003 During a family trip to Syracuse, New York, we have the opportunity to visit and view some of Maranee's old cruising territory when she was under the care of Virgil Waite and his family in the late 1940s. With photographs in hand supplied by the Waite family, we are able to recreate several shots of places Maranee traveled 57 years earlier. For more information on the New York State canal system, visit http://www.canals.state.ny.us/ .
July 29- August 12, 2003 Maranee enjoys glassy waters and warm sun for the annual Paynton summer cruise. Destinations including Bellingham, Washington and Port Browning, British Columbia and some points in between and one freak storm made for a vacation not to be forgotten.
19, 2003 A VIP on Maranee:
Chris Smith, grandson of Chris-Craft's founding father, Christopher Columbus
Smith, comes aboard Maranee at the annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous in Port
Orchard Washington. A wealth of knowledge and a wonderful collection of stories
made for a memorable visit.
April 13-16 2003 At long last, an update for the What's New section... Maranee came out of winter hibernation for several days of Puget Sound cruising. Ports of call included Blake Island State Park and Poulsbo, Washington. Looking forward to a new season of boating!