1942 CHRIS-CRAFT 23’ BARREL BACK TRIPLE

There were 26 built, sadly only 13 exist.  This is the first 1942 delivered, hull #22211.  Restored in 1993 by Juul Boat Works, won Best Chris-Craft at Hessel.  

In 2002 received a complete update by Macatawa Bay Boat Works, with Chris Smith consulting.  

The interior has been restored to the original, Aqua-Marine leather.  Legend has been re-powered with an Indmar 5.7L Monsoon MPI V-8 making 325 hp and 387 ft. lbs. of torque, producing a top speed of about 44 mph! .  The engine has less than 50 hours on it.

The prop is a 13 x Lh 13.  It has silver-faced gauges, perhaps left over from the 1941 production run (it was the first boat delivered of the 1942s), but the larger “scoop” vents found in later 1941s and all 1942s.   It now resides in Salem Oregon. 

Legend was completely spiffed up in a major bit of work at Macatawa Bay Boat Works where it was re-powered, received about 15 coats of varnish, new bottom paint, a new burlwood dash, new stainless fuel system and Clawson gauges to match the modern power.  

The boat includes a 2002 custom-made trailer with two custom-made sunbrella covers – one a waterline cover and one a towing cover.

This is one of the finest 23 foot Barrel Backs out there.  It won President's Choice at the Portland, Oregon Show in June of 2003

Sorry, this boat has SOLD!  please call Jon Reus at 877-636-MBBW for more information or email: sales@mbbw.com

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custom paddle with boat name

 
New clawson gauges and burlwood dash
Chris Smith, grandson and name-sake of Chris-Craft founder is seated at left during the water test of the boat.  Chris Smith was used as a consultant for information regarding authenticity during the restoration by Macatawa Bay Boat Works.