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  • 1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $109,500.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $109,500.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout, “Barrel Back”.

    The Chris Craft Custom Runabout, known colloquially in classic boating circles as the “Barrel Back,” is arguably the most desirable Chris Craft model 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. The transom is so round above water that it actually looks like a floating barrel. While Chris Craft never officially adopted the moniker, it stuck anyway. The 19-foot Custom Runabout model was built from 1939 through 1942 and only 433 were made.

    This Custom Runabout, hull number 48641, was completely restored in 2007/2008 with photo documentation of the project. The boat is currently in Bristol Condition and is equipped with a 5200 bottom to eliminate soaking. It has the fold down Bugatti style windshields as used in 1939 and 1940. Also unique to this year is the one-piece instrument panel. It is powered by the original Chris Craft M engine with 135 hp. The engine was rebuilt in 2007 and currently has less than 25 hours on it. It features a 12V charging system with one battery, a bilge pump and horn. It also comes with two covers, summer and winter. The boat sits on a single axle 2007 Trailmaster trailer with spare tire and is annually serviced.

    This boat is offsite and has not been inspected by Sierra Boat Co.

    • ID: LINDSAY
    • Year: 1939
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout, “Barrel Back”
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft M, 130 hp
    • Trailer: 2007 Trailmaster
    • Price: $109,500.00
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  • 1941 Chris Craft 19 Custom Runabout

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $95,000.00

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $95,000.00

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout.

    The pre-war Chris Craft Custom Runabouts are the most iconic and collectible of all of the vintage runabouts. The 19’ version was built from 1939 to 1942. The vintage boat hobby refers to these boats as barrel backs. This is a hobby term and was never a factory name, the correct model name for the 19’ being a “custom”. In the first two years this model had a more pointed bow and fold down small windshields, often termed Bugatti windshields. For the model year 1941 and later, the hull received a more rounded bow and a four panel, folding windshield. Collectors have their preferences and the style is a matter of taste more than function. In the water they are essentially the same boat.

    The boat featured here is an older restoration with little use. It was purchased by the current owner at the Tahoe Concours d’Elegance boat show and has primarily been used on Lake Tahoe. A key feature on this boat is a glued West System bottom which is the ultimate bottom for durability. This boat can be dry launched without soaking. It also features a later series M type engine from the late 50’s. The MCL engine makes 175 hp which is 45 hp more than the original 130 hp model M. This means that the boat will really perform, especially in Tahoe’s higher altitude. It also features a 12V electrical system.

    This is not a Concours boat show winner due to the upgraded West System bottom and engine, but if you want a reliable boat you can really use, this is the one for you!

    • ID: MISS BEVERLY
    • Year: 1941
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MCL, 175 hp
    • Trailer: 2008 Instigator Tandem
    • Price: $95,000.00
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  • Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    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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  • 1938 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    1938 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $42,000.00

    1938 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $42,000.00

    1938 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout.

    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 Runabout Barrel Back

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $70,000.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $70,000.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout 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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  • 1929 Chris Craft 28ft Triple Cockpit

    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.

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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 1948 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    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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  • 1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout

    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 was fully restored and is 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

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $125,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $125,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft 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 19ft Racing Runabout

    $35,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    $35,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout.

    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 its 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 blast to drive.

    Last Time was purchased by Tahoe legend, Wilbur 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
    • Year: 1952
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Racing Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: Custom Tandem Trailer
    • Price: $35,000.00
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  • 1954 Chris Craft 24ft Holiday

    $65,000.00

    1954 Chris Craft 24ft Holiday

    $65,000.00

    1954 Chris Craft 24ft Holiday.

    The large Holiday series started out at 23′. In 1954 they reversed the rake of the transom and gained another foot of length giving the model more interior space. The Holiday was the more upscale model to the basic 22′ Sportsman. It features two toned red and blond stained mahogany and a steeply raked windshield. The interior has plush, deeply upholstered seats and teak flooring. The middle seat was standard for this model. These were the first of the Chris Craft runabouts to feature the “clipper bow” or ‘bullnose” styling to the stem. This feature was adopted for all models in the 1955 model year. While some might confuse this model with the later Continental series, they are a very different boat in all regards. In our experience, they handle and ride much better due to a narrower bottom.

    This example has had extensive restoration work done. Sierra Boat completed the restoration, started by another shop, and has fully sorted the boat out. The bottom is a 5200 type, with no leaks. The engine is a 175 HP Chris Craft MCL model, overhauled in 2013, which is a later version of the original 158 HP MBL. It has more horsepower and 12-volt electrics.

    The boat has been shown at the Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance where she garnered a 2nd place in class.

    This is a perfect boat for Tahoe with seating for 9 people and the size to handle Tahoe’s rough water.

    It comes with extensive equipment including a new waterline cover and a custom built tandem axle trailer.

    • ID: Blondie
    • Year: 1954
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Holiday
    • Length: 24ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MCL
    • Trailer: 2013 C Hawk
    • Price: $65,000.00
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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 is in need of repairs. 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: None
    • Price: $20,000.00

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  • 1955 Chris Craft 21ft Capri

    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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