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20 Feet 1949 Chris-Craft Custom Runabout

The Chris_Craft 20ft Custom Runabout succeeded the pre-war 19ft Custom Runabout or Barrel Back. Only 369 hulls were produced between 1946 and 1949. This is hull number 334, was built in the final year. It was among the first post-war runabouts to showcase the distinctive blond decking. During their heyday, these boats were known for their luxuriousness, featuring genuine leather upholstery and a sturdy 4-piece folding windshield. The current owner acquired this boat in 2010 and began restoration work in 2011. A new upholstery was installed, while the bottom, although in good condition, underwent sanding, tightening of fasteners, recaulking of seams, and a fresh coat of bottom paint. The boat's bottom swells tightly. Additionally, a new chine plank was added on the starboard side. The topside finish was stripped and meticulously redone with 12 coats of varnish. The bilge was thoroughly cleaned and repainted. The correct Iva Lite spotlight was installed, and all chrome accents were re-chromed, buffed, and reinstalled. All the original factory hardware, including the fold-down windshield, is included with the boat. In 2006, the engine was replaced with a small block 350 V8. The fuel tank and lines were also replaced at that time. In the spring of 2021, routine maintenance was performed, including rebuilding the carburetor, installing a new water pump impeller, fitting new spark plugs, and replacing the throttle cable. In the spring of 2023, the bottom was repainted. The boat comes complete with a custom cover and a custom tandem axle trailer. Due to their rarity, few of these boats remain in existence. With its ideal 20-foot size, the 20' Custom Runabout is a perfect runabout, and this one is ready to be enjoyed!

17 Feet 1950 Chris Craft Special Runabout

This boat "Putt Putt"was purchased by me in 1990 and went through an extensive restoration at that time that included a complete new West System Epoxy encapsulated marine plywood bottom to make it lighter and non-soak so it could be trailered easily. The engine was completely rebuilt with new crankshaft, pistons, gaskets, seals, etc and modernized with the addition of a 12 volt electrical system, oil filter, oil pressure safety switch, electric fuel pump. The chrome which is complete was re-chromed professionally the same year. In addition a center mount auto bilge pump was installed. New upholstery and complete new varnish in 2021. Awesome little boat!! We used this boat approx 2-3 weeks a year until about 1995 and then was used very little for the next 26 years but was kept in our garage under cover. In 2021 my daughter wanted to use it as part of her wedding so the varnish was redone (14 coats) and the upholstery was redone and I pulled it 1100 miles to Maine for the 3 weeks we were there. It ran perfectly and is now back in our garage in NC. My estimate is that it has probably has less than 200 hours use since the 1990 restoration. It is a beautiful very functional craft that is great for family activities with the open back which makes it a great watersport boat for skiing, tubing, etc. Carries up to 5 people and I love skiing behind it. The boat came from Lake Lanier in SC originally and I used the boat on Lake Keowee in SC mostly and spent several weeks on Lake Webb in Maine 2 different times. It has always been trailered since I owned it. This boat needs nothing currently except for love and care and routine maintenance. Thank you.

19 Feet 1938 Chris Craft

Flyin’ By is a 1938 Chris Craft Double Cockpit Forward Custom Runabout powered by her original Chris-Craft Model LC (146 HP) flathead 6 engine with twin Zenith carburetors. (Her original block was replaced at some point along the way as well a matching exhaust manifold). Her hull number is 48264. She was delivered to her first owners in Detroit, MI on August 12 1937 and then subsequently sold to a family in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 1960 where she was enjoyed on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair until 2016 when she was purchased and brought to Lake Champlain in VT for her preservation and numerous upgrades noted below. Flyin’ By is a very unique boat and she is mostly original other than the typical safety and convenience upgrades to keep her and her crew safe. Upgrades are as follow: automatic bilge pump, original 6v electrical system was upgraded to 12v, Fireboy Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing system and a Fireboy M-1 Gasoline Fume Detector (installed 2017), new water intake pump (2019), True 3M 5200 bottom (completed 2019), transmission rebuilt by Robert Henkel (July 2019), leather seats reupholstered (1980 and July 2021). She comes with a custom fit Sea Lion tandem axel trailer with 6 bunks and brakes (spare tire) and a custom fit canvas mooring cover suitable for trailering. She’s ready to go with her original "Chris Craft" flag mounted on her bow and an American flag mounted aft of the engine compartment as well as dock lines and 3 custom embroidered fenders for docking.

16 Feet 1947 Chris-Craft Rocket

This model is also known in the Chris-Craft record books as a “Special Runabout.” The boat was bought in northern Michigan in the summer of 2016 and was in need of restoration. A complete restoration was conducted over the next three years from 2017-2019. This Rocket is wearing its atomic blue hull paint replicated from the original color. Due to the wood shortages following WWII, as well as the increase in demand of power boats in order for Chris Craft to fill orders, some boats were made from white cedar not mahogany. This model being the only Chris Craft boat made completely out of white cedar, varnishing does not have a similar appearance to mahogany. Leaving a few examples of this model to be painted in the only paint available in the Chris Craft Factory, “atomic blue,” or Chris Craft engine paint. Estimated to be one of 40 hulls originally painted in this color “atomic blue.” This Chris Craft is currently in heated winter storage and available for viewing and testing (weather permitting). Restoration details include: ~New Keel, Port Stringer, Frames 2017-2018 ~Refastened Chines ~Refastened Hull Sides ~New “No Soak” 5200 Bottom ~New Rayco Fuel Tank ~Painted Hull and Deck in Period Correct Chris Craft Blue ~Chrome Replated ~Stainless Trim Polished ~New Upholstery ~New Windshield Glass ~Complete Rewire Rebuilt 1947 Chrysler Ace Marine Engine 92hp 2020 -Estimated 25 hrs. on rebuild -Bored .030 over -New Pistons -Rebuilt Transmission -Rebuilt Carburetor -Rebuilt Fuel Pump -New points, plugs, condenser and coil -New Battery Multiple Les Cheneaux Islands Boat Show Award Winner/ Ready to Show More information available upon request. Located in Dayton Ohio

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