1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout “Barrel Back”

1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout “Barrel Back”


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!

  • Year: 1939
  • Builder: Chris Craft
  • Model: Custom Barrel Back
  • Length: 19ft
  • Engine: Chris Craft KFL, 130 hp
  • Trailer: None
  • Price: $70,000.00