Next Generation Yachting

Chris-Craft 1941

  • 17 ft
  • Runabout
  • Newport , CA, US

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The year was 1941, an era defined by grace, elegance, and the pursuit of leisurely pleasures. It was during this time that the Chris-Craft 17' Deluxe Barrel-Back Runabout was introduced to the world, a finely crafted masterpiece that captured the essence of an era long gone. Today, we have the opportunity to marvel at the Miss Fallen Leaf, a shining example of this iconic vessel, which underwent a complete restoration in 1998, bringing it back to its former glory. Hailing from Lake Tahoe she has never been splashed in anything but fresh water. Miss Fallen Leaf is currently stored on an immaculate custom trailer in Newport Beach California. Miss Fallen Leaf boasts a timeless design that has captivated maritime enthusiasts for decades. From its unmistakable barrel-back hull to its sleek mahogany exterior, this runabout is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of a bygone era. It is a vessel that effortlessly blends artistry with functionality, and one can't help but be enchanted by its presence. The restoration of Miss Fallen Leaf in 1998 was a labor of love, driven by a desire to preserve the history and elegance of this iconic vessel. Every inch of her was carefully examined and meticulously restored, resulting in an immaculate representation of her original self. From the structural components to the smallest detail, no aspect was overlooked, ensuring that Miss Fallen Leaf would endure for generations to come. One can't help but appreciate the rich history behind this Chris-Craft runabout. During the 1940s, these boats were sought after by the elite, serving as symbols of status and sophistication. People were drawn to their sleek lines, luxurious interiors, and outstanding performance on the water. Miss Fallen Leaf, with its restoration, allows individuals to recapture the glory days of yesteryear, reliving the elegance and charm that defined an earlier generation. From its gleaming chrome accents to its plush leather upholstery, stepping aboard Miss Fallen Leaf is like stepping back in time. The attention to detail in her restoration is evident, with every element meticulously recreated to match the original specifications. The varnished mahogany hull, with its deep, warm luster, showcases the unparalleled beauty of wood craftsmanship, speaking to a time when boats were more than just machines ? they were works of art. Miss Fallen Leaf is not just a mere vessel ? it is a window into a bygone era. In her presence, one can almost hear the laughter and conversations of the individuals who once called her their own. She carries with her the stories of long, lazy days spent gliding across pristine lakes and the memories of joyous moments shared with loved ones. Perhaps it is this connection to the past that drives enthusiasts to seek out vessels like Miss Fallen Leaf. It is more than just owning a piece of history; it is about preserving and cherishing the traditions and values that these boats represent. The restoration of Miss Fallen Leaf in 1998 has ensured that her legacy endures, allowing new generations to appreciate and experience the grandeur of this iconic vessel. In conclusion, the 1941 Chris-Craft 17' Deluxe Barrel-Back Runabout, represented by the magnificent Miss Fallen Leaf, is a testament to the timeless allure of classic boats. The painstaking restoration process in 1998 has resurrected the glory and former elegance of this vessel, allowing us to experience and appreciate the craftsmanship and luxury of a bygone era. With every meticulously varnished plank and gleaming chrome accent, Miss Fallen Leaf invites us to explore the beauty and excitement of a bygone era on the water. She is not just a boat but a portal to the past, ready for her next owner to create stories, memories and revel in her charm.


  • Manufacturer
  • Year
  • LOA
    17 ft - 5.18 meter
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    Newport , CA, US
  • Boat Type
  • Hull Material
  • Flag of Registry
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    17 ft - 5.18 meter
  • LOA:
    17 ft - 5.18 meter
  • Engine(s):
  • Joystick Control:
  • Total Berths:
  • Captains Cabin:

Next Generation Yachting offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. Next Generation Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Engel & Völkers Yachting . She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.


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