January 1941 dawned with most of the world at war with Germany, Italy, and Japan. At the 1941 National Boat Show in New York, many boat building companies were absent because they were focused on producing boats for Allied forces overseas or the defense of the United States. The Century Boat Company was the only company that displayed a small boat used for warfare alongside its pleasure craft line. This model and others would later be credited with helping win World War II.
Repository citation: Reynolds, Geoffrey, "Lightning Strikes the Axis: Century Storm Boats During World War II" (2020). Faculty Publications. Paper 1497.
Published in: Thoroughbred Newsletter, Issue 157, Spring April 1, 2020, pages 6-11. Copyright © 2020 Century Boat Club, Manistee, Michigan.