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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 – SOLD

    $33,000.00

    1936 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout – SOLD

    $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 16ft Special Race Boat

    $75,000.00

    1938 Chris Craft 16ft Special Race Boat

    $75,000.00

    1938 Chris Craft 16ft Special Race Boat.

    From 1937 to 1940, Chris Craft made 167 16ft Special Race Boats. Most of them had red bottom color, white waterline and blue hull sides. Chris Craft offered 4 engines options; KA, H, KB, & K. The upholstery was also red, white and blue for most of the 167 produced boats.

    “Pretty Please” is one of a kind. Instead of the red, white and blue coloring this boat was originally all varnish from the factory which makes it rare. What makes it one of a kind is the special windshield that was ordered and only put on this one 16ft Special Race Boat. This Chris Craft was fully restored in 2014 and is in excellent condition. It is powered by a Chris Craft KB engine with 121 hp.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a rare one of a kind Chris Craft!

    • ID: PRETTY PLEASE
    • Year: 1938
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Length: 16ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft KB, 121 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $75,000.00
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  • Chris Craft Custom Runabout 19

    1938 Chris Craft Custom Runabout 19′

    $42,000.00

    1938 Chris Craft Custom Runabout 19′

    $42,000.00

    Chris Craft Custom Runabout 19′

    This is the last of the early 19ft Custom runabouts. The model evolved into the barrel back models in 1939 and those boats are based on these earlier models. They were built from 1935 to 1938 and only 328 examples were produced. In my opinion, this model captures the essence of what a classic Chris Craft should look like. It has the appealing vee-shaped windshield and excellent proportions. This is an older restoration but has been used little and is still in very good condition. The engine is a period correct Model “K” engine with 85 hp, but the serial number does not match the one on the hull plaque. The bottom has been replaced but is an original type bottom and will have to be soaked.

    • ID: SIERRA SUNRISE
    • Year: 1938
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Model K, 85 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $42,000.00
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  • 1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Barrel Back

    $70,000.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Barrel Back

    $70,000.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Barrel Back.

    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 1939 Custom Barrel Back was fully restored in 1994 and was used up until 2005 when it went into storage at Sierra Boat and has not been in service until now. 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.

    It has a west system bottom, for no leak usability. Power is by a Chris Craft KFL engine with 130 hp. The upholstery is not period correct but is in good condition. The deck and hull side varnish are in good condition.

    Don’t miss out on one of the most iconic boats of all time!

    • ID: MI ELEANORA
    • Year: 1939
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Barrel Back
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft KFL, 130 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $70,000.00
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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 – 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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  • 1948 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    $38,000.00

    1948 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    $38,000.00

    1948 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    Only 503 of these beautiful Racing Runabouts were built between 1948 and 1954. Racing Runabouts featured a long front deck and a sleek low sheerline making it look fast even when it’s sitting on the dock!

    This Racing Runabout is powered by a Chris Craft MBL engine with 158 hp. The engine was rebuilt and has about 3 hours of test and break in time. The varnish on the deck and hull sides is in good condition. The upholstery is in excellent condition. The bottom is a no soak epoxy bottom. A custom waterline cover is included with the boat and it has a 2002 custom DHM trailer that is in very good condition.

    • ID: ROYAL ANN
    • Year: 1948
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Racing Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: 2002 Custom DHM
    • Price: $38,000.00
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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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  • Chris Craft Racing Runabout

    1952 Chris Craft Racing Runabout 19

    $35,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft Racing Runabout 19

    $35,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft Racing Runabout 19

    The Chris Craft Racing Runabout is one of the most collectible of all the Chris Craft models. The long front deck and classic, vee windshield give it a sleek look. One of the fastest boats of it’s day, the racing Runabout sports a 158 hp Chris Craft MBL which will allow it to attain speeds of up to 45 mph. These are a true spots car on the water and a a blast to drive.

    Last Time, was purchased by Tahoe legend, Wibur Miller in the early 90’s. A Tahoe original boat, she had been used hard and was in need of total restoration. Wilbur had owed a number of racers over the years and he loved them. This was to be the “last time” he had one restored. Completed in the 90’s she has been shown in numerous Tahoe Concours shows. The boat is now in need of some refreshment to the original work. Most importantly, repairs are needed on the fiberglassed bottom, specifically at the transom. Here’s a chance to own a piece of Tahoe history.

    . ID: Last Time

    . Price : $35,000

    . Year : 1952

    . Builder : Chris Craft

    . Model : Racing Runabout

    . Length : 19′

    . Engine : Chris Craft MBL 158 hp

    . Trailer : 19′ tandem

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