Chris-craft 16′ utility boat #1240 dumas chris craft 16′ utility boat #1240 this sporty little speedster from the late 40s is an all-wood kit with a double-planked. The mariners’ museum library temporarily closed to the public . the mariners’ museum library is closed temporarily. the bulk of the collection is in deep storage. This chris craft aquahome houseboat was an oldie, but definitely a favorite houseboat, since it was in impeccable shape and it always got great comments.