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1939 19' Chris Craft Custom Runabout (Barrelback) priced at $146,900

(The boat description was written using information from the seller in writing and in conversation.)

Vintage Bros Boat Sales is excited and thrilled to offer this beautiful piece of pleasure boat history for sale. This boat is spectacular: in person it is simply breathtaking.

The value in this offering has a number of facets. 1.) It is the last boat restored
by legendary boat restorer Don Danenberg. 2.) It is an early boat in the production run (hull number 48510 is the 11th boat made in the series spanning 48500 to 48932) 3.) It is a single piece covering board boat. 4.) It comes with lots of documentation.

At Vintage Bros we are enthusiasts first and boat brokers second. We are passionate about antique and classic boats and love helping buyers and sellers. We love what we do and enjoy selling boats we too would love to own.


According to the seller this boat is a preservation restoration. The hull sides and deck are original to the boat. When restored even the panhead screws that drew the bottom planks up to the inner bottom were re-installed. Super authentic. Of course the bottom is a Danenberg 3M 5200 no soak bottom and can go in the water dry. Both the hull side planking and the deck planking show highly figured wood grain and are dead tight with no open seams. This boat is an absolute feast for the eyes. It's the nicest 19' barrel I've ever seen.


The interior was redone with an eye toward authenticity. Kapok was used for the cushion filling. The fabric used for the seat backs is authentic as was possible to obtain. The steering wheel was resorted and is a beautiful marble unit. The gauges were also restored and show beautifully.


The boat left the factory with the same 'K' series 95 hp Hercules engine that's in it now. The motor has been rebuilt and runs like a clock. It delivers good power and sounds magnificent. The trailer is a custom dual-axle unit made for the boat


This boat is an award winning boat that is as visually close to perfect as any I have seen. It has the desirable single plank covering boards and is the 11th 19' Barrelback produced in the sequence. A super rare find presumed to increase in value. Please call Jim at 513 678 9379

1939 19' Chris Craft Barrelback

  • Vintage Bros Boat Sales always recommends that any prospective purchaser either inspect the boat themselves or hire a third-party inspector to examine the boat as a contingency of purchase. Once these things are completed to the buyer's satisfaction the sale becomes final. It is the buyers right  to waive all inspections. If a buyer choose to go this route they bare full responsibility for the choice made regarding the condition of the boat.

  • Vintage Bros. Boat Sales  is happy to help in any prospective purchaser coordinate shipping. However, shipping is ultimately the responsibility of the purchaser not only in coordination but in payment of the service. 

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