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  • 1930 Chris Craft 24ft 103 Runabout “Triple Cockpit Raised Deck”

    $127,500.00

    1930 Chris Craft 24ft 103 Runabout “Triple Cockpit Raised Deck”

    $127,500.00

    1930 Chris Craft 24ft 103 Runabout “Triple Cockpit Raised Deck”

    The iconic 103 runabout, also known as a Triple Cockpit Raised Deckwas produced from 1928 to 1931, with a total of 627 hulls made. This example was restored to the highest of standards by a restoration shop back East. It came to Lake Tahoe in 2009 where it has been stored and service by Sierra Boat. It received new stain and varnish on the decks and hull sides in the winter of 2019/2020 by Northwest Classic Boats in Auburn.

    This 1930 Chris Craft features a “no soak” bottom for no leak usability. The boat is powered by a Chris Craft MCL engine with 175 hp. The boat is protected by a new custom waterline cover and comes with a 1997 dual axle Performance Trailers trailer.

    “Summerbell” has been used on Lake Tahoe since its arrival in 2009 and is currently in its slip at Sierra Boat ready for a new home!

    • ID: SUMMERBELL
    • Year: 1930
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: 103 Runabout “Triple Cockpit Raised Deck”
    • Length: 24ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MCL, 175 hp
    • Trailer: 1997 Performance Trailers, Dual Axle
    • Price: $127,500.00
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  • 1934 Chris Craft 27ft Custom Runabout – SOLD

    $75,000.00

    1934 Chris Craft 27ft Custom Runabout – SOLD

    $75,000.00

    1934 Chris Craft 27ft Custom Runabout

    This 1934 Chris-Craft runabout is a Custom 309 model that features a 27′ mahogany hull with triple cockpits. From 1932 to 1941, Chris Craft made only 62 27’ Custom Runabouts. This Chris Craft, named Star Dust, was originally purchased in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and was brought to Lake Tahoe by Fred Kehlet later in the 1930s. Kehlet used it for public rides from his family’s maritime operation at Meeks Bay Resort. The vessel was later acquired by John Wickland III, and it earned Best of Show at the 1992 Tahoe Yacht Club’s Concours d’Elegance. Western Runabouts refurbished the exterior in 2003, and the boat earned a score of 84 at that year’s Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. Star Dust was donated in 2004 to the Tahoe Maritime Museum and served as their summer ride boat for museum members and the public. A Crusader 6.0-liter V8 and forward/reverse transmission were installed in 2012, though the original A-120 V8 engine is included in the sale.

    The planing hull and curved deck feature seam-and-batten mahogany construction over white oak framing. The boat measures 27′ long and 7′ 2″ wide and has a 28″ draft. Polished chrome deck hardware includes the cutwater, chocks, cleats, engine compartment vents, and navigation lights.

    The foredeck and quarterdeck are natural varnished mahogany, and the king planks and coverboard are stained walnut. In 2003 Western Runabouts sanded, repaired, and varnished the hull and deck.

    The triple cockpit layout features three separate seating areas, each equipped with tan vinyl benches and planked soles covered in black rubber mats. A single-pane, tempered-glass windscreen shields the driver and features a hinged frame and wind wings. The forward and aft cockpit soles are removable for access to their respective bilges.

    A banjo steering wheel is mounted on the starboard side of the foremost cockpit and is equipped with a center throttle lever. A forward/reverse shifter extends from the floorboard. An instrument cluster for the Crusader engine has been added under the dashboard and includes a 6k-rpm tachometer and gauges for oil pressure, temperature, and voltage. Period instrumentation is retained in the dash fascia but is not functional at this time.

    A fuel-injected, GM-based Crusader 6.0-liter V8 was installed in 2012 by Allen’s Marine Engines of Saratoga, California, along with a ZF 63A transmission. The replacement engine was rated for 375 horsepower and is fueled by twin 30-gallon tanks in the stern. When the boat was last used in the summer of 2019 a coolant leak was noted with the recommendation of replacing the thermostat gasket and exhaust manifolds.

    The removed 825ci (13.5 liters) Chris-Craft A-120 V8 is included in the sale. It is 543 of 605 A-120s made and has been modified with a 12-volt Delcotron alternator. The engine received a compression test in 2021 which showed low compression in one cylinder so an engine rebuild would be needed if a buyer decided to switch back to the original engine. The factory wiring, instrumentation, and linkages are said to remain fitted so that the next owner can reinstall the original engine if so desired.

    The bottom is a 30-year-old epoxy bottom that is showing her age. The boat was last in the water in September of 2019. The bottom has dried out in storage and seams have opened up. A bottom replacement should be factored in for any potential buyer.

    This boat comes on a steel, tandem-axle Zieman trailer that is painted black and features side steps, carpeted beds, 15″ wheels, and a Dutton-Lainson hand winch. The boat is protected by a custom waterline cover and comes with an anchor, lines, lifejackets, and a boarding ladder.

    • ID: Star Dust
    • Year: 1934
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: 309 – Custom runabout
    • Length: 27ft
    • Engine: Crusader 6.0L V8, 375 hp
    • Trailer: 1989 Zieman MFG. Co. tandem axle trailer
    • Price: $75,000.00
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  • 1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    $90,000.00

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    $90,000.00

    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!

    For more information about the bottom replacement, please click on this link that takes you to an article and pictures of how the bottom replacement was done. https://sierraboat.com/blog/2016/03/02/roki-ii-1940-19-garwood-bottom-restoration/

    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: $90,000.00
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  • 1942 Chris Craft 17ft Deluxe Runabout

    1942 Chris Craft 17ft Deluxe Runabout “Barrel Back”

    $48,500.00

    1942 Chris Craft 17ft Deluxe Runabout “Barrel Back”

    $48,500.00

    1942 Chris Craft 17ft Deluxe Runabout “Barrel Back”

    From 1940 to 1942, Chris Craft only produced 425 17ft Chris Craft Deluxe Runabouts or better know as “Barrel Back” runabouts. The iconic “Barrel Back” name comes from the almost perfect semi-circle transom that looks from the rear like a floating barrel when it is in the water.  Beautifully appointed, these mahogany-hulled runabouts were built to the highest standards and the graceful lines made them popular with generations of collectors and wooden boat enthusiasts.

    This 1942 Chris Craft 17ft Deluxe Runabout was found in LA where it was used on fresh water lakes in that area. The original restoration was completed in 2001 and later the boat received new coats of varnish and mirror work at Northwest Classic Boats in Grass Valley, CA.

    This boat features a no-soak west system bottom for easy use. It is powered by an upgraded Chris Craft KL engine with 121 hp which helps it move along at Lake Tahoe’s high altitude. There is no engine hour meter, but the seller has stated that the engine has less than 200 hours on it. The boat has its original 6V electrical system.

    This “Barrel Back” has been featured in magazines and books as well as been shown at Nationals, Wood & Glory, and Lake Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance a number of times where it won third place in the “user” class. Always lovingly cared for by the seller in its custom built, insulated, ventilated, concrete floored boat barn.

    The boat comes on a 1991 DHL tandem axle trailer with new tires and bearings. This “Barrel Back” at 17ft allows for easy storage and trailering.

    • ID: LAHONTAN
    • Year: 1942
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Deluxe Runabout “Barrel Back”
    • Length: 17ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft KL, 121 hp
    • Trailer: 1991 DHL Tandem Axle Trailer
    • Price: $48,500.00
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  • Chris Craft 20 Custom

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $68,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $68,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom.

    The Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout was the successor to the pre-war 19ft Custom Runabout or Barrel Back. Only 369 hulls were built from 1946 to 1949. This is hull number 338, built in the final year. They were the first of the post war runabouts to feature the blond decking. Expensive and plush in their day, they featured genuine leather upholstery and a substantial 4 piece folding windshield.

    This example has been restored to the highest standards. It features a 5200 bottom and fully skinned and glued decks and hull sides. It features the top engine option, the Chris Craft MBL at 158 hp. The boat has been fully rewired and has been converted to 12 volt. All details are correct. It has won numerous awards at shows in Oregon and Lake Tahoe. Restorations on this level do not come cheap, so here is an opportunity to buy a ready to go boat for a fraction of the cost of a restoration. It comes on a custom fitted Ryan Trailer.

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

    • ID: VIKI G
    • Year: 1949
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: 20 Custom
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: Custom Ryan Tandem
    • Price: $68,000.00
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  • 1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $45,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom – SOLD

    $45,000.00

    1949 Chris Craft 20ft Custom.

    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. These boats have become one of the most collectible boats on the market.

    This 1949 Chris Craft 20ft was delivered in June of 1949 to a dealer in Duluth, Minnesota. Nearly 40 years later, the restorer Don Viehmeyer discovered her in Minnesota in 1986 in very poor condition and restored her in 2000. The current owners purchased “Clementine” in May of that year. Her name originated from the song “Oh My Darling Clementine” because she is, as the lyrics go, a “49’er”.

    Clementine was a family boat and a daily user on Lake Tahoe. She is hull #362 of a series of 367 which makes her one of the last manufactured in the series. Clementine has been “Miss May” in a national calendar and has appeared in Classic Boating Magazine.  The boat has earned first and second place awards at the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. The boat was last refreshed by the crew at Obexer’s Boat Company.

    The boat comes on a custom Trailer Plus tandem axle trailer that was fully serviced in the spring of 2019 and is protected by a custom full waterline cover.

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

    • ID: CLEMENTINE
    • Year: 1949
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Runabout
    • Length: 20ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: Custom Trailer Plus tandem axle
    • Price: $45,000.00
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  • 1952 Chris Craft 22ft Custom Sedan

    $65,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft 22ft Custom Sedan

    $65,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft 22ft Custom Sedan

    The Chris Craft 22ft Custom Sedan was produced from 1948 to 1954. They made only 436 Custom Sedans in that 7-year period and this Chris Craft is hull number 381. The Sedan Custom is a popular model due to the convenience of the sedan top that allows you to be on the water but out of the sun when desired.

    This 1952 Chris Craft Custom Sedan is an original one owner boat that has been used solely on Lake Tahoe. It has been used by one family out of their West shore lake front home for all these years until now, making its first time on the market since new in 1952. In 2018/2019, the seller had a custom dual axle trailer made by Sport Boats Trailers featuring LED lights, spare tire, and more. In 2019, Northwest Classic Boats in Auburn, CA replaced the entire bottom with a new fiberglass bottom for “no-soak” use. They also added new varnish to the hull sides, transom, and deck. In 2020/2021, Obexer’s Boat Company rebuilt the Chris Craft MBL engine. This Chris Craft MBL engine with 158 hp has very little engine hours after the recent rebuild.

    In the last three years the sellers have over $75k invested in the boat with records available. Don’t miss out on an original one owner, Tahoe only Custom Sedan!

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

    • ID: TRUANT
    • Year: 1952
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Custom Sedan
    • Length: 22ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: 2018 Sport Boat Trailers, dual axle
    • Price: $65,000.00
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  • Chris Craft 27 Semi Enclosed

    1952 Chris Craft 27ft Semi Enclosed Cruiser – SOLD

    $75,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft 27ft Semi Enclosed Cruiser – SOLD

    $75,000.00

    1952 Chris Craft 27ft Semi Enclosed Cruiser

    Delivered to a Los Angeles auto dealer in 1952, this 27ft Chris Craft Semi Enclosed Cruiser was moored at Newport Harbor for roughly 40 years.  Her primary purpose was to carry her multiple owners to and from Catalina Island.

    Derelict and in need of a new purpose, she was purchased in 1992 and was completely restored to her original beauty, named Viking, and brought to Lake Tahoe.  Her Tahoe debut was at the 1994 Concours where she won 2nd place and the Richard Clark Perpetual Award for Grace, Style and Excellence. She won a 2nd place again in 1995 at the Concours and a 3rd place at the 2003 Concours. In 2001, Viking was honored with the People’s Choice award at the ACBS Tahoe Keys Show and in 2005 was honored with the Kids Choice award.

    The restoration in 1992 included an epoxy glass bottom and new, Chevrolet V-8 engines. This is a very attractive and practical day-use boat. It has plenty of seating for a large group, plus a sink and refrigerator. At only 27ft, it is small enough to be trailered but is ideally suited to Lake Tahoe and its rough waters.

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

    • ID: VIKING
    • Year: 1952
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Semi Enclosed Cruiser
    • Length: 27ft
    • Engine: Twin 350 Chevrolet, 300 hp ea.
    • Trailer: V/M 27’ Tandem
    • Price: $75,000.00

     

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  • 1953 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    $39,500.00

    1953 Chris Craft 19ft Racing Runabout

    $39,500.00

    1953 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 sheer line, making it look fast even when it is sitting on the dock!

    This 1953 Chris Craft Racing Runabout is powered by a Chris Craft MBL engine with 158 hp. The varnish on the deck and hull sides are in good condition and the upholstery is in excellent condition. The bottom is a no soak West System bottom. A custom waterline cover is included with the boat, and it sits on a custom trailer.

    This Racing Runabout has been on Lake Tahoe’s fresh water and maintained by one family for decades!

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

    • ID: MASSOLO
    • Year: 1953
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Racing Runabout
    • Length: 19ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft MBL, 158 hp
    • Trailer: Custom Trailer
    • Price: $39,500.00
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  • 1959 Chris Craft 19ft Silver Arrow

    $59,500.00

    1959 Chris Craft 19ft Silver Arrow

    $59,500.00

    1959 Chris Craft 19ft Silver Arrow

    Back in the 1950’s, car manufacturers had discovered the beauty of fiberglass; it was light and easy to shape, yet strong and durable. Before long, boat builders realized fiberglass was ideally suited for their applications. At the time, Chris craft was the leading builder of pleasure crafts in America. They started to experiment with fiberglass in 1957 and made public in 1958 the Chris Craft Silver Arrow. The Silver Arrow used a fiberglass shell molded around a traditional 19ft wooden planked boat. The Silver Arrow was known for a pair of prominent fins on the transom which was inspired by the automobiles of that time. The unique futuristic construction as well as its sleek, stylish profile makes the Silver Arrow rare and desirable.

    The Silver Arrow was built from 1958 to 1959 with a total of 92 hulls built. It has been said that about 30 still exist today. This 1959 Silver Arrow example is number 62 in the production line.

    The Silver Arrow had about 20% more weight than the equivalent wooden boat due to the added fiberglass allowing it to perform better on rougher water for an outstanding cruising experience. The Silver Arrow also has anti-trip chines that allow it to bank into a turn better than most runabouts.

    This 1959 Chris Craft 19ft Silver Arrow is powered by a Chris Craft 283 engine that was converted to a 350. It is showing an original 443.4 engine hours, so the hull has that many hours of use, but the converted engine has less.

    This boat was bought new and has been in the seller’s family ever since. Always used in Lake Tahoe, it was restored 15-20 years ago and has a West System bottom with a glass overlay on it.  It won an award in the Concourse d’Elegance boat show before being put away for storage in the seller’s garage in Rubicon for many years.

    These rare, stylish and uniquely designed boats are a head turner at any dock you pull up to!

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

    • ID: SILVER ARROW
    • Year: 1959
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Silver Arrow
    • Length: 18’9”
    • Engine: Chris Craft 283 Conversion to a 350
    • Trailer: 1998 Sport Boat Trailers, dual axle
    • Price: $59,500.00
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  • 2014 Chris Craft 28ft Launch

    2014 Chris Craft 28ft Launch Heritage Trim Edition – SOLD

    $145,000.00

    2014 Chris Craft 28ft Launch Heritage Trim Edition – SOLD

    $145,000.00

    2014 Chris Craft 28ft Launch Heritage Trim Edition

    Chris-Craft harkened back to their mahogany roots with the introduction in 2003 of the retro-style 28 Launch, a high-quality bowrider whose meticulous detailing and classic tumblehome stern set her well apart from anything on the market. Today, the Launch 28 is highly sought after for the unmatched performance and design.

    Built on a deep-V hull with a well-flared bow, this vessel can easily handle rougher waters. The cockpit is notable, not just for its plush Ultraleather seating and custom entertainment center, but for its simplicity and comfort as well. The wider Launch 28 includes generous fore and aft seating, with a double-wide captain’s chair that allows the driver to share the view.

    This 2014 Chris Craft 28ft Launch was purchased by the seller late in the fall of 2019 from Hideaway Yacht Sales in Michigan where it was a one owner and fresh water only boat. The seller had the boat shipped directly to Sierra Boat where it went into winter storage and was intended to be used in the Spring of 2020. Due to Covid-19 related issues, the seller was not able to use the boat for the 2020 boating season and has decided to list it for sale in the fall of 2020. A survey can be provided that was done for the seller when he purchased the boat in 2019.

    This 28 Launch is now a two-owner boat, with an extremely low 164.0 engine hours of fresh water only. The boat is powered by Twin 350 MerCruiser MAG engines with 300 hp each. The outdrives are Twin MerCruiser Bravo III and feature Bravo Three stainless steel three blade propellers.

    Features on this 2014 Chris Craft 28ft Launch include; an electric engine hatch that provides easy access to the engine compartment and bimini top, a stainless steel windshield, a pressure water system and transom shower, refrigerator, a Tecma head system with sink, anti-fouling bottom paint even though it was in fresh water only, battery charger, cockpit and bow covers, windlass stainless steel anchor, LED docking lights, selectable exhaust, stereo system with satellite radio, and much more.

    The hull paint color is Metallic Cashmere and the interior upholstery is Ivory Cream vinyl. The boat was ordered with the Heritage Trim Edition package with adds teak to the drink holders, cockpit steps, engine hatch walkover, footrests, covering boards, aft grab rails, and swim platform.

    For a new Chris Craft, equivalent to this 28 Launch, the base price starts at $250,000. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a fresh water, low hour, like new Chris Craft for the fraction of the cost of a new one!

    https://www.chriscraft.com/

    • Year: 2014
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: 28 Launch
    • Length: 30ft
    • Engine: Twin 350 MerCruiser MAG, 300 hp ea.
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $145,000.00
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  • 1951 Century 20ft Resorter

    1951 Century 20ft Resorter – SOLD

    $28,000.00

    1951 Century 20ft Resorter – SOLD

    $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!

    https://savyboat.com/history-century-boats/

    • 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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  • 1956 Chris Craft 18ft Continental – SOLD

    $25,000.00

    1956 Chris Craft 18ft Continental – SOLD

    $25,000.00

    1956 Chris Craft 18ft Continental.

    Since the beginning, Christopher Smith crafted the boats that dreams are made of. Chris-Craft boats became the cultural icons that gave people a new freedom to explore the clear waters of local lakes and distant shores. More than any other brand, Chris Craft was responsible for America’s romance with boats – and ultimately, for redefining boating pleasure for generations of people everywhere.

    This Chris Craft is in good condition. The deck and hull side varnish are in very good condition. The bottom is a cold molded epoxy bottom and is excellent condition. Bilge paint is in good condition. All hardware is present, and chrome is in good condition. Interior is not period correct but is custom and in very good condition. Flooring is not period correct as well but is custom and in good condition. All the restoration work was done at Classic Craft in Sacramento and Fine Line Trim and Upholstery in Rancho Cordova. The seller has put together a impressive binder of all the records of work done to this boat.

    The boat is powered by a Chris Craft 283 that was converted into a 350 with 260 hp in 2010. The engine has 34 hours on it since the rebuild, runs really well and has been tested by Sierra Boat. The boat comes on a 2014 California Trailer Works trailer that is in excellent condition.

    This Chris Craft Continental is ready for a new home!

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

    • ID: MISS ALMANOR
    • Year: 1956
    • Builder: Chris Craft
    • Model: Continental
    • Length: 18ft
    • Engine: Chris Craft 350, 260 hp
    • Trailer: 2014 California Trailer Works
    • Price: $25,000.00
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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

  2. I have a 22.6′ boat. What is your fees for Winter Boat Storage? What days does it cover? What additional fees are there (e.g. winterizing/summerizing)? Do you have availability for winter 2021-22? If not, the following year?