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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!

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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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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0 Responses to "Barrel Back"
  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