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  • 1916 Lawley 37ft Vee Bottom Launch

    $350,000.00

    1916 Lawley 37ft Vee Bottom Launch

    $350,000.00

    This is a very rare 1916 Lawley 37ft Vee Bottom Launch.

    Miami is an historical boat that was custom built by Lawley for Carl Fisher. Mr. Fisher was an American Entrepreneur and among many other things the main real estate developer of Miami Beach. Fisher needed a comfortable fast cruiser for his new playground and turned to the Lawley Boat Company to build him his custom boat.

    Miami was used in Florida and her name is a tribute to that history. Carl Fisher then sold it and shipped it to Michigan where it was used and loved for many years. The Michigan owner knew that a full restoration was due, but the cost prohibited him from proceeding. In 1986, Sierra Boat’s manager Dick Clark was shown Miami during one of his annual boat hunting trips and immediately recognized Miami as a boat worthy of a good home and a proper restoration. Miami arrived at Sierra Boat in 1987 and sat until 1990 when her current owner purchased the boat and set about formulating a restoration plan.

    The restoration project took the approach that all visible details would be as faithful as possible, but the powerplant and mechanical systems would be modern. Considering its age at the time, Miami was in remarkable shape. The restoration project started with the hull and continued with the cabin and complete deck replacement. The engine was replaced with a Chrysler 440 V8 to give it the performance needed in Lake Tahoe’s altitude. Miami made her first sea trial on Tahoe in the fall of 1995. In the summer of 1996, she was honored with the best professional restoration award at the Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.

    Miami has been stored and maintained by Sierra Boat since its Tahoe Arrival in 1987. The boat received a brand new cold molded bottom completed in the spring of 2011. All annual maintenance has been kept up with corresponding records. Miami is birthed for the summer months in a slip at Sierra Boat.

    In 1997, Classic Boating did an extensive article on Miami’s history and her 1990-1995 restoration project. Please see the pictures for the scanned version of the article as it goes into great detail. Miami is truly a one of a kind historical boat that is ready for the next chapter of her life!

    • ID: MIAMI
    • Year: 1916
    • Builder: Lawley
    • Model: Vee Bottom Launch
    • Length: 37ft
    • Engine: Chrysler 440, 330 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $350,000.00

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  • 1918 Fay & Bowen Launch

    1918 Fay & Bowen 27ft Launch

    $59,000.00

    1918 Fay & Bowen 27ft Launch

    $59,000.00

    1918 Fay & Bowen Launch.

    This is an early model, hull number 588. It is a very original boat. The decks are new, but it is believed that the rest of the boat is all original including the bottom. The boat is powered by a very rare original Fay & Bowen model LC-41 with 27 hp. This boat is in fine shape cosmetically and runs well with the original engine. As with all boats of this construction type, butted planks with no battens, it takes weeks to soak up the original bottom. It is due for a new bottom and a buyer needs to be aware that this work should be done prior to use. Comes on a fitted cradle. Price reduced, make offer!

    • ID: GIGI
    • Year: 1918
    • Builder: Fay & Bowen
    • Model: Launch
    • Length: 27ft
    • Engine: Fay & Bowen LC-41, 27 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $59,000.00

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  • 1923 Fay & Bowen 20ft Launch

    $35,500.00

    1923 Fay & Bowen 20ft Launch

    $35,500.00

    This is a 1923 Fay & Bowen 20ft Launch.

    Considered by some to be the pinnacle of classic boat styling, Fay & Bowens have a distinctive, refined shape with classic brass fittings. Operating as the Fay & Bowen Engine Company out of Geneva, NY in 1904, Walter Fay and Ernest Bowen built an extensive dealer network to sell their engines and boats. The company built only around 900 boats up until its demise, a few months before the stock market crash of 1929. Fay & Bowen built beautiful launches, both of open and long-deck, auto-boat configurations, and often with strongly radiused transoms as well as torpedo sterns. Because of their beautiful lines and their impressive feel on the water, Fay & Bowen boats today are highly sought after.

    This Fay & Bowen is powered with a Chris Craft 4 cylinder engine. It has a fiberglass bottom that is in excellent condition with no leaks. The deck is in good condition and the deck varnish is in fair condition. The hull sides paint is fair, but the framing structure is solid. The interior upholstery is in good condition with no rips or tears.

    This boat comes with a full custom cover, custom interior carpets, 2 old style rope fenders and a custom 1996 Wesco trailer with a folding tongue.

    This Fay & Bowen has been well maintained by its current owner, is turn key, and ready to be used!

    • ID: SEANGEL II
    • Year: 1923
    • Builder: Fay & Bowen
    • Model: Launch
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft 4 cylinder
    • Trailer: 1996 Wesco
    • Price: $35,500.00
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  • 1928 Custom Hacker 17ft

    $90,000.00

    1928 Custom Hacker 17ft

    $90,000.00

    “Houston Girl” is a 1928 17’ Custom – Hacker 151 Class Pelican single step racing hydroplane.

    This boat is a John Hacker design which ran in the limited 151 cu.in. displacement class in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, a support class running with the APBA Gold Cup race series.

    Commodore Henry Faulk of the Houston Yacht Club and President of the Mississippi Valley Power Boat Association had her built. She was campaigned from Havana, Cuba to San Diego, California.

    The Peerless 151 motor was restored by John Allen of Allen’s Marine Engines. John Allen is considered to be one of the top vintage marine engine restorers on the west coast. But not only did John Allen restore the motor for “Houston Girl”, he completed the restoration of the boat and the original vintage trailer too. She was completed in 2010 in time for the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance in June. “Houston Girl” was awarded the Most Unique Boat of Show and Best Hacker Craft of Show at the prestigious 2010 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.

    • ID: HOUSTON GIRL
    • Year: 1928
    • Builder: Hacker
    • Model: Custom Single Step Racing Hydroplane
    • Length: 17ft
    • Engine: Peerless 151
    • Trailer: Custom
    • Price: $90,000.00
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  • 1929 Chris Craft 28ft Triple Cockpit

    $120,000.00

    1929 Chris Craft 28ft Triple Cockpit

    $120,000.00

    This is a 1929 Chris Craft 28ft Triple Cockpit.

    Away She Go II is an original Lake Tahoe Boat. She has been extensively re-built and features a west system bottom and hull sides. Originally powered by a Chris Craft A-120 V-8, she now has a late 80’s Chrysler 440 V-8 with 330 hp which runs great at Lake Tahoe.

    Originally owned by the Shainwald family, she spent many years on their Brushwood Estate on Tahoe’s West Shore.

    This is a solid boat at a great price. She has the size to take Tahoe’s rough waters and the power to move alone at a decent clip. Comes on a tandem axle trailer. Price recently reduced!

    • ID: AWAY SHE GO II
    • Year: 1929
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Triple Cockpit
    • Length: 28ft
    • Engine: Chrysler 440, 330 hp
    • Trailer: Tandem Axle
    • Price: $120,000.00

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  • 1929 Chris Craft 38ft Custom Commuter

    $295,000.00

    1929 Chris Craft 38ft Custom Commuter

    $295,000.00

    This is a 1929 Chris Craft 38ft Custom Commuter.

    The Custom Commuter was Chris Craft’s first cruiser type boat. The Commuter name comes from the use of this type of boat to “commute” from Long Island sound to Manhattan. At the time the only boats available were custom built boats and Chris Craft saw an opportunity to build a production boat to fill the demand. 65 examples were built from hull no. 5001 to no. 5065, most of them built in 1929 before the depression killed the demand. Dat-So-La-Lee is number 15 in the series.

    This boat was fully restored in 1991 and has received additional work in later years. Most notably, the bottom was fully replaced with the 5200 style bottom. The engine was changed out to a modern Mercruiser 496, giving the power needed in Lake Tahoe’s altitude. The boat comes with a fully re-built Chris Craft A-120, which was the original engine used before the restoration, but is not the original engine to the boat. The original engines in 1929 were the A-70 engine of a similar design.

    The boat is very original and still has the correct head with a pull-down pull man style sink. The main modification was the conversion of double bunks to a table and benches. Otherwise, every attempt was made to retain originality throughout using the original factory drawings as a guide.

    • ID: DAT-SO-LA-LEE
    • Year: 1929
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Commuter
    • Length: 38ft
    • Engine: Mercruiser 496 8.1L, 385 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $295,000.00

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  • 1936 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $33,000.00

    1936 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $33,000.00

    This boat is a 1936 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout.

    Very nice restoration with a west system bottom on it for no leaks. Beautiful tan leather upholstery in excellent condition. The boat is powered by a fully rebuilt Chris Craft M engine with only 20 hours on it.

    This is the early series custom runabout, built from 1935 to 1938, with a total of 325 built. It is the predecessor to the later barrel back customs. The barrel backs were based on the same hull. This series has all the classic looks, with great lines and a proper vee windshield. Priced to sell!

    • ID: VA BENE
    • Year: 1936
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft M, 130 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $33,000.00

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  • 1937 Hacker-Craft 24ft Triple Cockpit

    $125,000.00

    1937 Hacker-Craft 24ft Triple Cockpit

    $125,000.00

    This is a 1937 Hacker-Craft 24ft Triple Cockpit.

    Fully researched and restored to the highest level, every detail of this boat is believed to be as correct as possible. Hacker-Craft boats were built in small quantities and are arguably the finest of the American built boats. One of their attributes is an exceptional ride which can be very important on rough Lake Tahoe days. It features a west system bottom and leather upholstery. The Scripps 152 is correct for the boat but may not be original. It comes on a fitted tandem axle trailer. This boat is turn key and a must see!

    • ID: BOOTLEGGER
    • Year: 1937
    • Builder: Hacker-Craft
    • Model: Triple Cockpit
    • Length: 24ft
    • Engine: Scripps 152, 175 hp
    • Trailer: Ryan Tandem
    • Price: $125,000.00

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  • 1938 Chris Craft 25ft Clipper Cruiser

    $59,500.00

    1938 Chris Craft 25ft Clipper Cruiser

    $59,500.00

    1938 Chris Craft 25ft Clipper Cruiser.

    Klondike is a prime example of Chris Craft’s twenty-five-foot Clipper Cruiser. They were built from 1937 to 1939 with 353 examples produced. Of over 300 examples built, the owner knows of only 2-3 others and none in original condition. This boat been fully restored to “as-delivered” condition, the result of extensive research and aided by vintage photos and documents obtained through the Mariners Museum. The boat received an extensive restoration in 2009-10, which included a full west system bottom and hull.

    Although it is done to vintage standards, it is a very usable weekend cruiser with sleeping for four, alcohol stove, sink, 15 gal water tank, ice box and porta-potty. It comes on a galvanized Pacific tandem trailer. It also includes a full two-piece canvas cover with tie downs for trailering, period style blankets and director’s chairs.

    Klondike is probably one of the most awarded boats around having garnered 10 top awards at Lake Tahoe and various ACBS international shows around the country. It was the best of show restored at the 2015 ACBS International Show at Gull Lake MN.

    The cost to restore this boat far exceeds the asking price of $59,500.

    • ID: KLONDIKE
    • Year: 1938
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Clipper Cruiser
    • Length: 25ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft K 85 hp
    • Trailer: 2006 Pacific Tandem
    • Price: $59,500.00

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  • 1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $89,900.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $89,900.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout.

    The iconic custom runabout, also known as the Barrel Back, was produced from 1939 to 1942, with a total of 433 hulls produced. They represented the highest level of craftsmanship Chris Craft ever offered because it required skilled craftsmen to produce the full half circle transom shape. These boats were the inspiration for Carlo Riva and his legendary Ariston and Aquarama models.

    This example was restored by some of the best craftsmen in northern California. It represents a late 1939 build with two-piece coverboards. Unique to this year is the one-piece instrument panel. This boat has the fold down Bugatti style windshields as used in 1939 and 1940.

    The boat features correct pattern texture burgundy leather upholstery. It has a west system bottom, for no leak usability. Power is by a later period Chris Craft 158 hp MBL engine. The engine has been done to 1939 appearance including a model M serial plate. It comes on a refurbished tandem axle trailer.

    • Year: 1939
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL 158 hp
    • Trailer: 1985 Tandem
    • Price: $89,900.00

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  • 1941 Gar Wood 25’6” Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout

    $325,000.00

    1941 Gar Wood 25’6” Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout

    $325,000.00

    This is a very rare 1941 Gar Wood 25’6’’ Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout.

    Only 35 25-foot Custom Runabouts were ever built by Gar Wood during its 10-year production run from 1932-41. A mere sixteen are known to exist today. Considered by most to be the pinnacle of Gar Wood design, the 1941 models had the most bow flare, the barreled-cutwater design, high-crowned decks and the aft-raked transom, which added 6 inches of length and completed the radical streamlining of the 1941 lineup.

    One of only two 25-foot 6-inch hulls built—both for 1941—it is the last of only five with the huge 316 HP, 894 CI Scripps model 302 V-12 engine. This engine was the top-of-the-line option for the 25-footers, and it pushed the boats to 50 MPH, making it what Gar Wood claimed to be the fastest stock runabout available at the time. It’s price when new in 1941 was a staggering $7,550.

    The 1941 Gar Wood 25-foot 6-inch Custom Runabout featured rich heavy-grained pleated burgundy leather upholstery throughout, with comfortable seating for eight to 10 adult passengers. An abundance of the most beautiful streamlined chromed-brass hardware—which was a Gar Wood trademark—helped make the big, triple–cockpit Gar Woods the boat to own on Lake Tahoe. Though “Hae Dae III”—the name given to the boat by its original owner Herbert Day—was actually delivered new to Newport Beach, California, just after New Years in January 1941, by that summer, it was home at Tahoe, where it was raced in several of the Tahoe Yacht Club events. It won first place in the “Bang and Go Back” race and third place in the Lake Championship Free-For-All Race in both July and August 1941. Hae Dae III was the last 25’6’’ Custom Runabout shipped by Gar Wood.

    Hae Dae III has only had four owners in its lifetime on Lake Tahoe. Tony Brown of Western Runabouts completed a significant preservation restoration in 2002. It has been awarded “Best Gar Wood of Show” at the prestigious Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance twice, in 2002 and 2004.

     

    • ID: HAE DAE III
    • Year: 1941
    • Builder: Gar Wood
    • Model: Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout
    • Length: 25’6’’
    • Engine: Rebuilt Original Scripps 302 CI V-12
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $325,000.00
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  • 1946 Gar Wood 19ft Utility

    $60,000.00

    1946 Gar Wood 19ft Utility

    $60,000.00

    This special boat is a 1946 Gar Wood 19ft Deluxe Utility.

    In 1945 as World War II wound down to its final campaigns the new management of Gar Wood Industries decides to restyle their boat line with a complete new look. The new designs were superb and worthy of the great Gar Wood tradition. This 1946 Gar Wood is fully restored and in excellent condition. The boat has a West Systems bottom on it. It has a Chrysler Crown M47 engine with 135 hp. The blue and grey leather upholstery is in very good condition with matching grey flooring. This is a unique opportunity to get into a turn key Gar Wood Utility!

     

    • ID: THAT TOO
    • Year: 1946
    • Builder: Gar Wood
    • Model: Deluxe Utility
    • Length: 18’6’’
    • Engine: Chrysler Crown M47 135 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $60,000

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  • 1946 Glazer E Class Service Runabout

    $52,000.00

    1946 Glazer E Class Service Runabout

    $52,000.00

    This is a unique 1946 Glazer E Class Service Runabout.

    After the War boat racing really took off. The American Powerboat Association (APBA), had a number of racing classes and among them was the E Class Service Runabout. The rules of this class dictated that the boat be no longer than 16’8″ long, weigh no more than 1,750 lbs., be able to carry a driver and a passenger, and have an engine no larger than 255 Cu In. Typically made of marine plywood these boats could reach speeds of up to 60 mph. This boat is considered a “vintage” racer under APBA rules. For more about this class, go to:

    http://vintagehydroplanes.com/apba_history/speed_records/service_runabout.html

    Baby Live Wires was constructed by John (Pops) Glazer, who was a well-respected builder of small racing boats. Baby Live Wires was raced in its earlier years in Buffalo, NY. The engine features Offenhauser aluminum heads and an Offy intake with duel Stromberg 97’s. It also has a Mallory Unilite Electronic Distributor. It is ready for vintage racing or the show boat circuit.

    In the Spring of 2016, Sierra Boat did extensive mechanical work to Baby Live Wires. The engine was removed, disassembled and resealed. Heads were removed to check for straightness and cylinders were inspected, all looked brand new. New oil pan gasket, intake, copper fuel line and new gauges were installed. Both carbs were rebuilt. The bottom end of the motor and the reverse gear was disassembled and inspected. The old electrical wiring was removed and replaced with new wiring. Everything was reassembled, repainted and done at show quality detail. A fresh coat of varnish went on the deck and hull sides and the sign painting was touched up.

    Baby Live Wires is ready for a showroom or a race!

    • ID: BABY LIVE WIRES
    • Year: 1946
    • Builder: Glazer
    • Model: E Class Service Runabout
    • Length: 16’8’’
    • Engine: Ford Flat Head V8, 110 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $52,000.00

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  • 1947 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout – SOLD

    $89,000.00

    1947 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout – SOLD

    $89,000.00

    This is a 1947 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout.

    Completely restored in 2001, it features fully glued construction and modern power. The 20ft Custom Runabout is one of the best post war boats that Chris Craft built. They were very high quality and were a continuation of the pre-war 19ft Custom, AKA 19ft Barrel Back. They have become one of the most collectable boats on the market.

    The boat is powered by a 310 hp Mercruiser engine which gives it great performance in the altitude over the stock 158 hp MBL flathead. Besides modern power, several details keep this boat from being a show boat like vinyl upholstery instead of leather. The vinyl upholstery is more practical as it withstands wear tear better then leather. The glued construction makes the wood very stable and eliminates plank movement and water leaking. The decks were freshly varnished in the winter of 2016. It comes on a nice, fitted trailer and has a full waterline custom cover.

    This boat has been in a slip each summer at Sierra Boat Co. since 2014. It is turn key and ready to be enjoyed!

     

    • ID: AMERICANA
    • Year: 1947
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: 5.7 Mercruiser 310 hp
    • Trailer: 2002 Ryan
    • Price: $89,000.00

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  • 1947 Chris Craft 25ft Sportsman Sedan

    $35,000.00

    1947 Chris Craft 25ft Sportsman Sedan

    $35,000.00

    1947 Chris Craft 25ft Sportsman Sedan.

    The 25ft Sportsman model is a very desirable and large utility that can accommodate 9-10 people. This example has a rare sedan top. The boat is solid but is in need of cosmetic restoration and has an original bottom. The 130 hp Model M engine is original and has been re-built. It is equipped with a reduction gear. The majority of the wood is original.

    • Year : 1947
    • Builder : Chris Craft
    • Model : Sportsman
    • Length : 25′
    • Trailer : Tandem
    • Price : $35,000.00

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  • 1947 Gar Wood 19ft Utility

    $23,500.00

    1947 Gar Wood 19ft Utility

    $23,500.00

    This is a 1947 Gar Wood 19ft Deluxe Utility.

    In 1945 as World War II wound down to its final campaigns the new management of Gar Wood Industries decides to restyle their boat line with a complete new look. The new designs were superb and worthy of the great Gar Wood tradition.

    This 1947 Gar Wood has an original bottom that soaks up tight. It is powered by a Chrysler 6-cylinder engine with 115 hp. The engine rebuild was done in 2016 and has very low hours on it. The boat received new deck, sides and interior varnish in 2014. The bottom was repainted in 2014 as well. The blue and white upholstery and flooring is in good condition.

    Boat comes with full cover, swim ladder and 2003 EZ Loader trailer. Priced to sell!

    • ID: NORWEGIAN WOOD
    • Year: 1947
    • Builder: Gar Wood
    • Model: Deluxe Utility
    • Length: 18’6’’
    • Engine: Chrysler 6-cylinder 115 hp
    • Trailer: 2003 EZ Loader
    • Price: $23,500.00
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