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1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout

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$109,500.00

1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout, “Barrel Back”.

The Chris Craft Custom Runabout, known colloquially in classic boating circles as the “Barrel Back,” is arguably the most desirable Chris Craft model 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. The transom is so round above water that it actually looks like a floating barrel. While Chris Craft never officially adopted the moniker, it stuck anyway. The 19-foot Custom Runabout model was built from 1939 through 1942 and only 433 were made.

This Custom Runabout, hull number 48641, was completely restored in 2007/2008 with photo documentation of the project. The boat is currently in Bristol Condition and is equipped with a 5200 bottom to eliminate soaking. It has the fold down Bugatti style windshields as used in 1939 and 1940. Also unique to this year is the one-piece instrument panel. It is powered by the original Chris Craft M engine with 135 hp. The engine was rebuilt in 2007 and currently has less than 25 hours on it. It features a 12V charging system with one battery, a bilge pump and horn. It also comes with two covers, summer and winter. The boat sits on a single axle 2007 Trailmaster trailer with spare tire and is annually serviced.

This boat is offsite and has not been inspected by Sierra Boat Co.

  • ID: LINDSAY
  • Year: 1939
  • Builder: Chris Craft
  • Model: Custom Runabout, “Barrel Back”
  • Length: 19ft
  • Engine: Chris Craft M, 130 hp
  • Trailer: 2007 Trailmaster
  • Price: $109,500.00

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1939 Chris Craft 19ft Custom Runabout, “Barrel Back”.

The Chris Craft Custom Runabout, known colloquially in classic boating circles as the “Barrel Back,” is arguably the most desirable Chris Craft model 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. The transom is so round above water that it actually looks like a floating barrel. While Chris Craft never officially adopted the moniker, it stuck anyway. The 19-foot Custom Runabout model was built from 1939 through 1942 and only 433 were made.

This Custom Runabout, hull number 48641, was completely restored in 2007/2008 with photo documentation of the project. The boat is currently in Bristol Condition and is equipped with a 5200 bottom to eliminate soaking. It has the fold down Bugatti style windshields as used in 1939 and 1940. Also unique to this year is the one-piece instrument panel. It is powered by the original Chris Craft M engine with 135 hp. The engine was rebuilt in 2007 and currently has less than 25 hours on it. It features a 12V charging system with one battery, a bilge pump and horn. It also comes with two covers, summer and winter. The boat sits on a single axle 2007 Trailmaster trailer with spare tire and is annually serviced.

This boat is offsite and has not been inspected by Sierra Boat Co.

  • ID: LINDSAY
  • Year: 1939
  • Builder: Chris Craft
  • Model: Custom Runabout, “Barrel Back”
  • Length: 19ft
  • Engine: Chris Craft M, 130 hp
  • Trailer: 2007 Trailmaster
  • Price: $109,500.00