CARRIAGE TRADE: Poor Man's Yacht

In Manhattan's Grand Central Palace last week there was the feel of the sea. As yachtsmen crowded into the 1948 National Motor Boat Show, they were "piped aboard" by the cheery notes of a boatswain's whistle. There was another cheery note: in the cheaper price class there were more boats than ever. Some prices were down from last year's, though most were up a bit.

The eye catcher was the custom-built $30,600 Sport Fisherman of Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., with red-leather "fighting" and swordfish chairs, and a built-in cocktail bar. But the crowd pleasers were the mass production models like M....

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