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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    $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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1951 Century 20ft Resorter

    $28,000.00

    1951 Century 20ft Resorter

    $28,000.00

    This is a 1951 Century 20ft Resorter.

    Century only made 384 20ft Resorters from 1950 to 1954. This Resorter, Carla Marie, is in excellent condition. It is powered by a newly rebuilt Chris Craft MBL engine with 158 hp. The varnish on the deck and hull sides are in very good condition. The bottom is a fiberglass bottom and is in very good condition. The interior has been well maintained and is in very good condition as well.

    The boat comes with a custom waterline cover, spare prop, anchor, and custom 1999 trailer.

    This Century Resorter was in a slip at Sierra Boat for the past two summers. It is turn key, ready to be enjoyed!

    • ID: CARLA MARIE
    • Year: 1951
    • Builder: Century
    • Model: Resorter
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: Custom, 1999
    • Price: $28,000.00
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  • 1955 Chris Craft 20ft Continental

    $20,000.00

    1955 Chris Craft 20ft Continental

    $20,000.00

    1955 Chris Craft 20ft Continental.

    Fully restored in the late 80’s but never used, the boats varnish is in stunning condition and looks like it just came out of the shop. It features modern V-8 power from a Pleasurecraft 225 hp 502 Ford engine. The bottom is epoxy glassed but will need to be replaced. The decks were fully replaced and are glued to a plywood substrate. 20ft Continentals don’t come up for sale very often as only 221 were built between 1955 and 1957. Early examples like this one have the raked windshield that everyone desires. This is a perfect size boat, not too big, not too small for Lake Tahoe!

    • ID: CF2298VB
    • Year: 1955
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Continental
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: 502 Ford 225 hp
    • Trailer: 1988
    • Price: $20,000.00

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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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  • 1957 Chris Craft 17ft Sportsman

    $10,000.00

    1957 Chris Craft 17ft Sportsman

    $10,000.00

    1957 Chris Craft 17ft Sportsman.

    This is a perfect entry level boat for anyone looking for a very nice Chris Craft at a reasonable price. The131hp Chris Craft KFL engine was fully re-built in 2016 and has less than an hour on it. Original bottom soaks up quickly. Varnish is in good shape. It’s ready to use and enjoy. This boat has been in the care of Sierra Boat for a long time and has been maintained and stored by us for use on Lake Tahoe. It is believed that this boat is original to Lake Tahoe. It does not come with a trailer. Price to sell!

    • ID: MOSHI MOSHI
    • Year: 1957
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Sportsman
    • Length: 17ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft KFL, 131 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $10,000.00

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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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