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19′ and Under

19′ and Under. This category represents Runabout boats 19 feet and smaller. They typically have a passenger capacity of five to six people. They are a very manageable size and are perfect for the buyer who might want the option of storage in an average sized garage.

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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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  • 1940 Chris Craft

    1940 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $95,000.00

    1940 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $95,000.00

    1940 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 1940 Custom Barrel Back was fully restored and is in excellent condition. It features the two-piece coverboards and the fold down Bugatti style windshields as used in 1939 and 1940.

    This 1940 Chris Craft has a west system bottom for “no soaking” usability. Power is by a Chris Craft M engine with 130 hp that was rebuilt in 2016 by Sierra Boat. The rebuilt engine has extremely low hours on it.  The deck and hull sides were fully restored in the winter of 2016/2017 by Sierra Boat as well.

    The boat comes on a 2014 Concept Customs dual axle trailer that is like new. This 1940 Chris Craft is protected by a custom waterline sunbrella cover that was made in 2016.

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

    https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2015/06/18/thinking-of-buying-a-chris-craft-barrel-back-buy-the-best-or-else/

    • ID: VIXEN II
    • Year: 1940
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Barrel Back
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft M, 130 hp
    • Trailer: 2014 Concept Custom Dual Axle
    • Price: $95,000.00
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  • 1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    $115,000.00

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    $115,000.00

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout.

    Gar Wood Boats’ success was directly tied to owner Garfield Wood’s dominance in winning almost every race he ever entered. His hands-on designs and special engine configurations were considered the leading technology of the era. Gar Wood’s are among the most sought-after and valuable boats on today’s classic wooden boat market.

    This 1940 Gar Wood Custom Runabout is powered by a Chris Craft 283 V8 with 185 hp. The engine has 234.3 fresh water only hours on it. In 2015 the boat received a brand-new Sierra Boat Co. membrane bottom. The membrane bottom performs and appears like a traditional bottom but requires no soaking. The deck, hull sides and transom varnish are in excellent condition. The upholstery has been meticulously maintained and is original in styling. The boat is protected by a custom full waterline cover.

    This Gar Wood has been stored and service by Sierra Boat Co. with all the records for many years!

    https://www.garwood.com/index.php/gar-wood-history/

    • ID: ROKI II
    • Year: 1940
    • Builder: Gar Wood
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 19’
    • Engine: Chris Craft 283 V8, 185 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $115,000.00
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  • 1941 Chris Craft 19 Custom Runabout

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $75,000.00

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

    $75,000.00

    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: $75,000.00
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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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  • Custom Hacker

    1928 Custom Hacker 17ft

    $90,000.00

    1928 Custom Hacker 17ft

    $90,000.00

    “Houston Girl” is a 1928 17ft 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.

    https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2010/11/30/houston-girl-a-few-days-in-the-life-of-a-lake-tahoe-show-girl/

    • 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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  • 1946 Glazer E Class Service Runabout

    1946 Glazer E Class Service Runabout – SOLD

    $42,000.00

    1946 Glazer E Class Service Runabout – SOLD

    $42,000.00

    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: $42,000.00

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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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  • 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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  • 1957 Century 18ft Arabian

    $55,000.00

    1957 Century 18ft Arabian

    $55,000.00

    1957 Century 18ft Arabian.

    The 1957 Arabian is perhaps one of the best-looking Arabian’s ever built. It is estimated that 41 were produced and we have only accounted for 10 over the last 25 years. These are very rare largely because the buying public was finding utility boats, like the Resorter and Coronado, to be more usable than the traditional cockpit designs. This boat was designed to go head to head with the Chris Craft Capri. The Arabian had a great advantage over the Capri in that it was available with far more horsepower.

    This example comes with the 215 hp Ford Interceptor engine that performs well at high altitude here at Lake Tahoe. Sierra Boat did a complete restoration on this boat in the fall of 2004 and the boat has not been used since. The project started with a west system bottom for no soaking and fresh varnish all around. This boat has stunning blond Avidore decks offset by red African mahogany. The yellow and brown upholstery is the original styling and in excellent condition.

    This is a great opportunity to buy a fully restored boat at a fraction of the cost of the restoration.

    • ID: CF5455JX
    • Year: 1957
    • Builder: Century
    • Model: Arabian
    • Length: 18ft
    • Engine: Ford Interceptor, 215 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $55,000.00
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  • 1958 Hafer Craft 14ft

    1958 Hafer Craft 14ft

    $12,500.00

    1958 Hafer Craft 14ft

    $12,500.00

    1958 Hafer Craft 14ft

    Following World War II, in 1943, Glen Hafer started building small 14′ inboard speedboats powered by 45 hp Gray engines. He was a pioneer in this field and to this day, a number of these little gems can be seen ‘zipping’ around the lake daily. Later, as interest in inboards increased, boats were lengthened to 16′ and powered by 90 hp Grays.

    This 14ft Hafer Craft has the Gray Marine 45 hp engine with a Paragon Phantom Four transmission. It has a fiberglass bottom for no soaking. The deck varnish is in fair to good condition and the hull sides are in good condition.

    This is a very rare classic boat with great lines at a price to sell!

    https://acbs-bslol.com/boating-history/bobsboathouse/hafer/

    • ID: PHANTOM FOUR
    • Year: 1958
    • Builder: Hafer Craft
    • Length: 14ft
    • Engine: Gray Marine, 45 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $12,500.00
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  • 1959 Century 19ft Arabian

    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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  1. Hey Mac . Congratulations.
    I would like more info on Chris craft if you get a chance .Also are there any Chris Craft boat shows coming soon