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  • Gar Wood

    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.

    https://www.thatoldboat.com/Garwood/25-6-1941-Hae-Dae-III/

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    • 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

    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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  • 1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout

    1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom

    $59,500.00

    1948 Chris Craft 20ft Custom

    $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.

    This 1948 Chris Craft 20ft comes on a 2011 tandem trailer.

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

    https://www.chriscraft.com/our-story/heritage/

    • 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

    $85,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom

    $85,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom.

    This is hands down one of the finest boats we have listed for sale at Sierra Boat. 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 construction, 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.

    This 1949 Chris Craft 20 Custom comes on a custom fitted trailer and has a custom full waterline cover to protect it.

    https://www.chriscraft.com/our-story/timeline/

    • ID: HUNGRY BLONDE
    • Year: 1949
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: 20 Custom
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: 2012 Trail Rite Tandem Axle
    • Price: $85,000.00

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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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  • 2001 Hacker-Craft 26ft Expanded Cockpit Runabout

    2002 Hacker-Craft 26ft Expanded Cockpit Runabout

    $99,800.00

    2002 Hacker-Craft 26ft Expanded Cockpit Runabout

    $99,800.00

    2002 Hacker-Craft 26ft Expanded Cockpit Runabout.

    Hacker-Craft builds some of the finest, new construction runabouts around. Sierra Boat has a lot of history taking care of these boats and they are very well suited to Tahoe’s rough lake conditions. The designers at Hacker-Craft started with the antique Hacker designs of the 30’s and updated them for modern boating. The most notable feature of this model is the expanded middle cockpit. The original boats of this size would have had a three-cockpit configuration. The expanded cockpit gives the boat more seating and a layout that is easier to get around in.

    Hacker-Crafts feature modern all epoxy glued construction. This means that they don’t need to soak up to float. It also means they are a much stronger boat and seam movement is virtually eliminated. They also feature a modern deep vee hull for excellent ride. This 2002 Hacker-Craft is power by a 5.7L fuel injected Crusader V-8. The boat also features a bow thruster for excellent maneuverability when docking.

    https://www.hackerboat.com/

    • ID: FOXY
    • Year: 2002
    • Builder: Hacker Craft
    • Model: Expanded Cockpit Runabout
    • Length: 26ft
    • Engine: 5.7L Chevrolet Crusader, 300 hp
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $99,800.00
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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