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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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  • 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 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

    $89,000.00

    1947 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout

    $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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  • Chris Craft 20 Custom

    1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout

    $59,500.00

    1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout

    $59,500.00

    This is a 1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout.

    The 20ft Custom was the post war continuation of the pre-war 19ft Custom Runabout, better known as the barrel back. The post war boats were more modern in every way, sporting a much roomier and plush cockpit. Extra thick padded bolsters emulate the finest cars of the day. The two-tone red and blond wood stain was the debut for this color combination. The boat is powered by a 158 hp Chris Craft MBL engine which gives this boat respectable performance with 30+ MPH on Lake Tahoe.

    Material Girl is an older restoration but has been well taken care of and is still in very good to excellent condition. She was restored by well-known restorer Dave Wright and features fully epoxy glued construction and a west-system bottom for leak free use. The upholstery is genuine leather as original. All details are show correct.

    Comes on a 2011 tandem trailer.

    This Boat won the Best Chris Craft Award at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance.

    • ID: MATERIAL GIRL
    • Year: 1948
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL 158 hp
    • Trailer: Custom, Tandem
    • Price: $59,500.00

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  • 1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $125,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $125,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20 Custom. This is hands down one of the finest boats I have listed. It was fully re-constructed in 2013 by esteemed restorer Dan Nelson in Minnesota. It is essentially all new, using the correct Honduran mahogany. The boat is entirely glued, bottom sides and decks. In three years in California it does not have a single crack! 20 Customs were notoriously under built and the methods used, while not traditional, are the only way to enjoy this model without the durability problems of the original. Correct color and pattern leather upholstery was done by Rod Souza. The original 158 hp Chris Craft MBL has been fully re-built. Comes on a custom fitted trailer.

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  • 1954 Chris Craft 18ft Riviera

    $31,000.00

    1954 Chris Craft 18ft Riviera

    $31,000.00

    This is a 1954 Chris Craft 18ft Riviera.

    The boat features a Sierra Boat style 5200 bottom. Recently replaced interior is done to factory specification. It also features the KFL 131 hp engine, which was the top engine option for this boat. This is a perfect entry level boat for someone wanting a stylish runabout at an affordable price.

    • ID: SO ONO
    • Year: 1954
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Riviera
    • Length: 18ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft KBL, 131 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $31,000.00

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  • 1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri

    $47,000.00

    1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri

    $47,000.00

    This is a 1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri.

    Only 170 21ft Capri’s were built from 1955 to 1956. Even fewer were built with the Chrysler M45 hemi option. Of all the Capri models, this is the most desirable and demand has pushed prices to just under $100,000 for top quality boats.

    This Capri has a fiberglass bottom with no leaks. The deck just received a fresh coat of varnish. The boat is powered with the rare Chrysler Hemi engine that was taken to a racing shop and was bored and stroked for more horsepower and torque. The extra power makes this boat perfect for high altitude. Everything is original besides the fiberglass bottom. Interior upholstery is in very good condition and the flooring is in good condition.

    This Chris Craft is turn key and ideal for Tahoe!

    • ID: CELESTE
    • Year: 1955
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Capri
    • Length: 21ft
    • Engine: Chrysler Hemi 331
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $47,000.00
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  • 1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri – Sold

    $49,500.00

    1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri – Sold

    $49,500.00

    1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri.

    Only 170 21ft Capri’s were built from 1955 to 1956. Even fewer were built with the Chrysler M45 hemi option. Of all the Capri models, this is the most desirable and demand has pushed prices into just under $100,000 for top quality boats.

    This example is in very original, but nice condition. There are a few open seams on the deck and the bottom is original, so it will need to be soaked up. It garnered a respectable 2nd place at the Tahoe Concours. Unusual to this boat is the turquoise and white upholstery which was a factory special order, with gold and white being standard.

    • ID: PHASE V
    • Year: 1955
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Capri
    • Length: 21ft
    • Engine: Chrysler Hemi 331, 200 hp
    • Trailer: Tandem Axle
    • Price: $49,500.00

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  • 1959 Century 19ft Arabian

    $12,000.00

    1959 Century 19ft Arabian

    $12,000.00

    This is a 1959 Century 19ft Arabian.

    Recent west system bottom. Comes with a 1994 tandem axle trailer. This boat needs some TLC, fresh varnish, some planking replacement and interior work, but is usable as is. It is powered by a Ford Interceptor engine with 215 hp. This is a great opportunity to own a very rare early Arabian at a fantastic price. Make an offer!

    • ID: NV9846KE
    • Year: 1959
    • Builder: Century
    • Model: Arabian
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Ford Interceptor, 215 hp
    • Trailer: Tandem Axle
    • Price: $12,000.00

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  • 1975 Pedrazzini 28ft Super Aquamar

    $250,000.00

    1975 Pedrazzini 28ft Super Aquamar

    $250,000.00

    This is a 1975 Pedrazzini 28ft Super Aquamar made in Switzerland.

    While Riva may be the Mercedes Benz of classic boats, Pedrazzini is the exclusive Bentley/Rolls Royce of the class. In fact, the Chairmen of Porsche/Audi/Bentley captains a Pedrazzini Special identical to this one that is available.

    Here is some information from Pedrazzini’s website.

    Pedrazzini runabouts: crafted from the most exquisite materials with great skill and extreme patience.

    Pedrazzini has been committed to the art of boat building for over 100 years. As in the good old days, the company’s mahogany runabouts are crafted by hand. Step by step, the individual elements are meticulously finished and assembled. It can take up to nine months to complete a single runabout. Each boat that leaves the yard reflects Pedrazzini’s dedication to quality, attention to detail, and flair for timelessly elegant styling.

    The Super Aquamar is similar to the more famous Riva Aquarama. Sierra Boat has done significant refurbishing on this boat. We recently re-powered the boat with fuel injected 5.7 L Mercruiser engines. This is a great boat for Lake Tahoe and easily handles Tahoe’s rough water.

     

    • ID: PICO II
    • Year: 1975
    • Builder: Pedrazzini
    • Model: Aquamar
    • Length: 28ft
    • Engine: Twin 5.7L Mercrusiers
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $250,000.00

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  • 1994 Hacker-Craft 26ft Runabout- SOLD

    $99,500.00

    1994 Hacker-Craft 26ft Runabout- SOLD

    $99,500.00

    This is a 1994 Hacker-Craft 26ft Runabout.

    The boat was fully re-built by the experts at Sierra Boat. It received a completely new west system bottom in 2015 including all the framing and new keel. It has fresh coats of varnish which was done in 2015 as well.

    These modern Hacker-Crafts are built using 1930’s designed but updated for modern use. While the designed from the 30’s would have been triple or twin cockpits, this updated design has an enlarged U-shaped seating arrangement. It’s much easier to get around in the boat and is more sociable as well. They feature all Glued construction, so you don’t get the plank movement inherent with older boats which means less maintenance.

    This boat comes with a bimini top, transportation cover, full custom cover, Hacker-Craft trailer, and a bow thruster which makes maneuvering a breeze in tight spaces. Price reduced for quick sale!

    • ID: RASCAL
    • Year: 1994
    • Builder: Hacker-Craft
    • Model: Runabout
    • Length: 26ft
    • Engine: Crusader Marine 454, 350 hp
    • Trailer: Aluminum Tandem
    • Price: $99,500.00

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