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  • 1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    $98,500.00

    1940 Gar Wood 19ft Custom Runabout

    $98,500.00

    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: $98,500.00
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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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  • Miss Catalina 5 1938 Bombard – SOLD

    $225,000.00

    Miss Catalina 5 1938 Bombard – SOLD

    $225,000.00

    Miss Catalina 5 1938 Bombard

    One of the last of the surviving Miss Catalina Speed Boats, Miss Catalina 5 is the only one restored to her original configuration and retains her original Liberty V-12 Aircraft Engine.

    One of the last two Miss Catalina’s, number five comes from a line of 29’11” speedboats which were built as fast ride boats operating at Catalina Island. The Catalina Speed Boat Co. was incorporated in 1922 by Alfred Bombard and Wilbur White. The business plan called for these boats to be powered by World War 1 surplus Liberty engines. Twenty of these engines were purchased and served as the only power and spare parts during the 28 years of operation. Alfred Bombard had the hulls built in his company shop and they were built of high-grade Philippine mahogany with substantial framing to withstand the pounding of heavy seas during trips out of Avalon Bay. The look and configuration of the boats changed over the years, and Catalina 5 and 6, are the only survivors. With the business climate changing in the mid 60’s the company was disbanded, and the boats were sold to the Miss Balboa Speed Boat Co. in Newport Beach.

    By the late 60’s, Miss Catalina 5 had made her way to Lake Tahoe, and for years, sat forlorn under tarps awaiting a chance at new life. Her savior came in 1979, with the current owner purchasing her from Sierra Boat Company with an extensive restoration beginning in 1982. Spread out over multiple years, the work was completed in 1990. Two areas of the boat needed major work. First, the decks were wrecked and had to be completely replaced. Then there was the engine. Her cylinders were frozen in her bores and a major overhaul was needed. The structure of the hull sides and bottom were in surprising good condition and at one point the entire boat had been overlaid with fiberglass, this actually preserved the structure. We removed the old glass from the bottom, did wood repairs and laid up an extra thick layup of fiberglass using alternating layers of mat and roving cloth. The side glass was still adhering well to the sides and was retained. New leather upholstery completed the restoration.

    This is a great opportunity to own a piece of unique California history and re-live the glory days of speedboat rides. Miss Catalina 5 comes on a custom-built tandem axle trailer and has a full custom cover for protection.

    • ID: MISS CATALINA 5
    • Year: 1938
    • Builder: Bombard
    • Model: Speedboat
    • Length: 29’11’’
    • Engine: Liberty V-12
    • Trailer: Custom Tandem Axle Trailer
    • Price: $225,000.00
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  • 1941 Chris Craft 19 Custom Runabout

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout “Barrel Back”

    $75,000.00

    1941 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout “Barrel Back”

    $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!

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

    • 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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  • 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 “Barrel Back”

    $70,000.00

    1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout “Barrel Back”

    $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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  • Gar Wood

    1941 Gar Wood 25’6” Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout

    $275,000.00

    1941 Gar Wood 25’6” Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout

    $275,000.00

    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/

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

    • 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: $275,000.00
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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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  • 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 four 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 20ft Custom comes on a custom fitted trailer and has a full waterline cover to protect it and a custom bimini top.

    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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  • 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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  • 1969 Riva 22ft Olympic- SOLD

    $99,500.00

    1969 Riva 22ft Olympic- SOLD

    $99,500.00

    This is a 1969 Riva 22ft Olympic.

    The Riva brand is recognized as an iconic name in the yachting world and is widely collected.  Craftsmanship, unmatchable quality and elegant lines matched with its always functional design all make up the Riva hallmark.

    Named after the Mexico Olympics of 1968, the hand built Olympic was the last proper wooden hulled boat to be designed by Cantieri Riva.  Although it continued to be produced until 1983, the majority of the 274 Olympics that were produced were built prior to 1975. The design proved to be both strong and robust, easily capable of coping with punishing sea conditions.

    This Riva Olympic, Mia Basillissa, is fully restored and in excellent condition. It is hull number 39 and is powered by a rebuilt Chris Craft 327 engine with 220 hp. The rebuilt engine has less than 100 hours on it. The boat has a new fiberglass bottom on it which makes it leak free. The varnish on the deck and hull sides is in excellent condition. The interior is in very good condition and can sit 4-6 people. The interior also folds down to create a sun pad lounge area.

    Mia Basillissa has been to many boat shows around the world and has won Awards at each one. This includes special Riva boats shows in Italy and at Florida and Lake Tahoe.

    The boat comes with a custom waterline cover, surrey top, custom Riva cushions and Riva fender covers. Also included is a 1996 DHM trailer that is in fair to good condition.

    The boat is currently in a slip in Tahoe City Marina and is ready for a new home!

    • ID: MIA BASILLISSA
    • Year: 1969
    • Builder: Riva
    • Model: Olympic
    • Length: 21’6’’
    • Engine: Chris Craft 327, 220 hp
    • Trailer: 1996 DHM
    • Price: $99,500.00
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  • 1972 Riva 23ft Super Ariston – SOLD

    $180,000.00

    1972 Riva 23ft Super Ariston – SOLD

    $180,000.00

    This is a 1972 Riva 23ft Super Ariston.

    The Riva Ariston is the most popular speedboat designed by Inq. Carlo Riva. The Ariston had 1,012 units produced for more than 20 years making it the longest running model of wooden Riva production. This boat is the SUPER model which only 181 were produced making them rare and hard to find.

    This Riva Super Ariston is hull number 984 and was one of the last ones built. The decks are brand new and in excellent condition. The bottom was replaced in Italy in the early 2000’s. The boat is powered by a 454 crate engine and the seller still has the original 427 but it is deteriorating from salt and age and was determined to be not worth rebuilding. The rebuilt engine has about one hour on it for testing.

    This Riva comes on a custom trailer and has a new custom sunbrella waterline cover. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to own a Riva Super Ariston!

    For the full history of Riva Super Ariston’s, please click on the link below:

    http://www.rivahistorical.org/models.asp?mid=0&uid=0&iid=193

    • ID: CF1412ND
    • Year: 1972
    • Builder: Riva
    • Model: Super Ariston
    • Length: 23ft
    • Engine: 454
    • Trailer: Custom Trailer
    • Price: $180,000.00
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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