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1940 Chris Craft Custom Barrel Back

This 1940 Chris Craft Custom Barrel Back is one of the rarest and most unique Chris Crafts in existence.  In the nine years preceding Pearl Harbor, Chris Craft built just 62 of the 17-foot triple cockpit runabouts. Over those  production  years, this model got more expensive, more luxurious and  what became known  as the “barrel back”  stern  became more pronounced. It features a rare 85-horse Chris Craft 6 cylinder engine, which has been completely rebuilt. The boat only has 15 hours on it since its restoration. Unfortunately, it has a little damage, though it’s not extensive and is reportedly very fixable. But that’s good news for you because the price is way less than most barrel backs. This 1940 Chris Craft Custom Barrel Back is located in Cedar, Minnesota, and you can Buy It Now for only $36,500.

1940 Chris Craft 1
You know you love the often-imitated but never duplicated Barrel Back, and this 1940 Chris Craft Custom Barrel Back is calling your name.
1940 Chris Craft 2
This Chris Craft Barrel Back only has 15 hours on it since the full restoration, unfortunately it’s sustained a little damage, but that just means you can get it at a steal of a price.


1962 Chris Craft Cavalier

Attractive, solid, fast. It sounds like the seller of this 1962 Chris Craft Cavalier is talking about my next wife. But I hope she has less than 600 hours on her. That’s not bad for a boat, especially one born in 1962, but, well, you know what I’m saying. This boat has only had two owners, so its history is well documented. It’s definitely not the prettiest Chris Craft you’re going to find, and the interior looks like a 1962 Plymouth Belvedere, but wooden ski boats are cool. This one is so old school there’s not even a spotter’s seat. That’s when skiers were men. Hang onto the rope or don’t even bother getting in the water. This Chris Craft Cavalier is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, home of the Griffins, and you can Buy It Now for $5,999.

1962 Chris Craft Cavalier 1
Chris Craft apparently used up all its pleasing aesthetics on other boats in the 1962 model year, but this is still a cool old wooden ski boat.
1962 Chris Craft Cavalier 2
The interior of this Chris Craft is austere, like the interior of a base-level Plymouth, but it’s begging you for a second chance at life. Buy It. Ski behind it. Rejoice.

1968 Chris Craft Corsair Sport V Transdrive Sunlounger

This 1968 Chris Craft Corsair Sport V Transdrive Sunlounger sure has a long name for a 17-foot boat. This rare Chris Craft is #37 of only 150 built at the Thompson Corsair plant in 1968. It’s powered by a 225 Buick 6-cylinder that runs like a top. It has a new deck, carpet and upholstery, and it’s ready to cruise, if you so choose.  It’s a nice boat, and it has a cool look. It has the classic beefy bow of a Chris Craft, but from the windshield back it looks a lot like an early 80s Mastercraft. Nothing wrong with that. This Chris Craft Corsair Sport is awaiting you in Minneapolis, and you can Buy It Now for a paltry $4,495.

Chris Craft Corsair 1
This 1968 Chris Craft Corsair Sport V Transdrive Sunlounger sure like nice in the water, even if it takes you nine years to remember the full name.
Chris Craft Corsair 2
Not your typical Chris Craft, this Corsair is just a nice little classic ski boat. Red, white, clean and simple.

1973 Chris Craft XK22

This 1973 Chris Craft XK22 is a boat you don’t see every day. Chris Craft only built 220 of these 22-footers between 1971 and 1976. This is number 64 of only 75 produced in 1973, and one of even fewer outfitted with the 350 Corvette engine and Volvo 270 Velvet Drive. It saw some saltwater in its previous life, but it’s been all freshwater since the total restoration in 2007. My favorite part of this classic Chris Craft XK22 is the interior. This was once a corporate boat owned by JLG, the forklift company, but the orange and white interior with brown accents and those big seats bear a strong resemblance to the inside of a 1970s A&W. The Root Bear would look right at home in this boat. This 1973 Chris Craft XK22 is out in Boulder City, Nevada. Check out the full listing, and Buy It Now for $75,000.

1973 Chris Craft XK22 1
It’s orange and white, and this 1973 Chris Craft XK22 is a real dreamsicle on the water.
1973 Chris Craft XK22 2
The interior of this Chris Craft has the frosty mug taste of a corner booth in an A&W.

1957 Chris Craft Silver Arrow

Only two 1957 Chris Craft Silver Arrows were built, and this is the only one still in existence. This was one of Chris Craft’s first forays into fiberglass boats, and like most Chris Crafts, it came out pretty nice.  Unfortunately, it’s kind of a wreck now. The interior is torn up and the whole thing needs some work to bring it back to the beautiful boat it was 60 years ago. On the bright side, this Silver Arrow is all original, including the Ford Interceptor motor, which is in great condition. So, while it’s not ready for the water, it’s ready for your workshop. This 1957 Chris Craft Silver Arrow is a great project boat, and it’s calling your name from Malibu, California. Buy It Now for $18,000.

Chris Craft Silver Arrow 1
You gotta love a boat with tail fins, especially a Chris Craft. This rare Chris Craft Silver Arrow needs work, but it’ll be worth it.
Chris Craft Silver Arrow 2
It’s a project boat, but it’s all original and this Chris Craft gives you plenty to work with.

1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat

You’ll be skiing in style behind this 1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat. Sure, those punk wake boarders and surfers think they own the lake, riding in the wake of their giant Moombas and Malibus, but you’ll outclass all of them when you grab a rope and hitch a ride behind this mahogany dream. A full restoration of this Chris Craft was completed in 2010. Everything on it is either new or rebuilt, including the original 283 Chevy engine, which only has 15 hours on it since the rebuild. You’re getting a 55-year-old boat that’s basically brand new, and it sure is pretty. If you want a Chris Craft, but you’re not ready to trade on-the-lake excitement for the vintage boat show circuit, this is the perfect boat. Classic style, class, and real performance. It’s located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it’s listed on eBay with a starting bid of $18,000.

1959 Chris Craft ski boat
This fully restored 1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat will do a lot more than win you a ribbon in your local boat show. The original 283 Chevy engine has been rebuilt and this boat will perform.

1963 Chris Craft Super Sport

Here’s a sweet little Chris Craft for your boating pleasure. It’s a 1963 Chris Craft Super Sport. It underwent a $40,000 “somewhat complete restoration” in 2013, and it’s pretty. The interior is set up like a standard ski boat, and it’s as nice as it was new. It looks a lot more modern than the mahogany hull, which is pretty nice in its own right. I love the chrome intake and exhaust caps – a little extra flair. Just about everything has been done to this Chris Craft, and it’s ready to go. You can cruise all day, bring it to the vintage boat show, or pull your buddy Stanley across the lake on his trick skis. This Chris Craft Super Sport is located in Meredith, New Hampshire, and you can Buy It Now for $18,995.

1963 Chris Craft Super Sport  2
This 1963 Chris Craft Super Sport has undergone a $40,000 restoration. It’s clean, runs great and wants to be driven.
1963 Chris Craft Super Sport 1
This 1963 Chris Craft Super Sport is basically an early mahogany-hulled ski boat. You’ll really be styling if you have some wood skis.

1969 Chris Craft Lancer

When people think of Classic Chris Crafts, it’s usually the stately mahogany hulls of the 40s and 50s that come to mind, but boats like this 1969 Chris Craft Lancer carry every bit as much classic style. Such a great hull design. It still looks good today. The Lancer is a 19-foot ski boat with a 327 Chevy and Volvo Penta outdrive, all in good original condition and good mechanical condition. The seller says it’s not show quality, but I think you’ll still have plenty of people wanting to get a closer look at this Lancer. The simple red lettering and twin stripes across the top are perfect on the white hull. This Chris Craft Lancer is a nice boat. It’s located in Sheldon, Iowa, and you can Buy It Now for $5,900. That’s $5,900. For a clean, launch-ready Chris Craft.

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The red lettering and thin lines across the top are perfect, classic complement to this Chris Craft Lancer’s white hull.

1966 Chris Craft Super Sport

This 1966 Chris Craft Super Sport isn’t as impressive as some Chris Crafts, but it’s not as expensive either, and it’s loaded with vintage style. The interior looks like a tennis club. Like that one the Stanwyks belong to. You know, Alan and Gail? The green and white upholstery is practically begging you to practice your stroke and the original Chevy V8 will provide ample getaway speed if the crime scene on the beach puts you in harm’s way. The 20-foot mahogany hull has been refinished, and it’s in beautiful condition from top to bottom, inside and out. Unfortunately, the Underhills aren’t going to pick up the tab for this Chris Craft Super Sport. But at least you don’t have to go to Provo. Just Buy It Now for 19,900.

Chris Craft Super Sport 1
You don’t have to pay $50,000 for a nice Chris Craft. You can buy this Super Sport for $19,900.
Chris Craft Super Sport 2
It’s 60s country club style all the way in this Chris Craft, and that green and white upholstery all new. 

1958 Chris Craft Continental

Wouldn’t ya love a beautiful Chris Craft? How about this 1958 Chris Craft Continental? It’s been totally restored. Pretty much everything on it has been rebuilt or replaced, and 22 coats of varnish later, it’s all glossy and ready to go. It’s powered by a rebuilt Chris Craft 283 , a classic power plant in a truly classic boat. It’s a shame the seller didn’t get a better picture of those tail fins. This Continental is located in Stillwater, Minnesota, right on the border with Wisconsin. Buy It Now for $32,000 and go float the St. Croix River.

Chris Craft Continental 1
This 1958 Chris Craft is totally restored, inside and out. That includes those fabulous tail fins.
Chris Craft Continental 2
That’s all new flame red and white upholstery calling you to climb into this Chris Craft Continental.