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1949 Chris-Craft 19' Racing Runabout - with modern Mercruiser 350 cubic inch Black Scorpion V-8 engine, multi-port injection 315 horse power. The original unrestored Chris Craft M engine is available.  Restored by the renown Van Dam Boats of Boyne City, Michigan to amazing condition and quality. 

Originally restored for an avid and wealthy collector, no expense was spared in bringing "Tumbleweed" back to better than new condition.  Work completed includes a no soak bottom, reattached and fastened decks and hullsides, new upholstery, restored gauges, re-chromed original hardware, new floor covering, banjo steering wheel, show quality varnish.  It has a custom sheer line cover and aft cockpit cover made in Sunbrella.  

This Racing Runabout comes with a custom built, 2008 Manning all aluminum tandem axle trailer of tubular construction with fixed bunk supports, propeller and shaft cage, aluminum rims and spare tire and hydraulic surge brakes.

Also available for additional cost is an all aluminum custom ENCLOSED trailer with rolling center cradle with power and manual winch that can be ramp launched directly into the water yet allows for secure storage and transport of the boat.

Includes lines, gaff, life jackets, fenders and a custom embroidered lap blanket. 

These 19' Chris Craft Racing Runabout are an exceptional riding and handling boat that look great in the water.  The long forward deck helps give the boat its beautiful lines.  Examples in this condition are getting harder to find, --don't wait on this one.  


Please call Jon Reus at 269-857-4556 for more information email:  View our complete website at

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original unrestored Chris Craft "MBL" engine is available with purchase of the boat

optional all aluminum custom enclosed trailer also available

Macatawa Bay Boat Works
297 S. Maple Street  Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
Phone:  (269) 857-4556  Fax: (269) 857-4218