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Chris-Craft 42 Constellation Mahogany Classic,  Live Aboard

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x gasoline 350hp, Crusader 454 (1991)

Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Builder Chris Craft
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 200.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 11/04/2014


Engine 2 x gasoline 350hp
Engine make and model Crusader 454 (1991)
Engine Hours Engine1: 646 engine2: 650
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 20 knots
Generator output 8KVA
Generator Hours 698

The Crusader 454 gas engines are clean and with low hours. The engine room is clean and orderly. With the electronic ignition these engines start instantly. A new exhaust manifold and new exhaust elbows were installed in 2016. The Kohler 8KW generator is located in this space.
• Eight AGM batteries (2013)
• Centaur battery charger
• Aqua Meter Ensign 735B digital engine synchronizer
• Full classic Chris Craft engine instrumentation console
• Xintex fuel vapor monito


Length 42'0"
LOD 42'0"
LWL 40'0"
Beam 12'10"
Draft Min 3'2"
Draft Max 3'2"
Displacement 24,004.1lbs
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Kohler generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This boat features the level of quality in construction that Chris-Craft was famous for. The plank on frame v-bottom hull is bronze fastened. The decks are plywood with teak overlay and in excellent condition. The paint quality is as new. Classic Chris-Craft stanchions and designed metal work shows throughout the exterior.

Fuel tanks are galvanized steel.
Two plastic and one SS water tank, capacity not known.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The interior of this classic Chris-Craft is in excellent condition and tastefully decorated. Original features are notable throughout the boat.

Enter the main saloon from the helm station through a mahogany door and down a few stairs. The door features a hinged opening for ventilation. The saloon features a very large L-shaped settee to starboard and a mirrored bureau to port with the entertainment center. Flooring is wood laminate in the boat interior. Forward of this area is the classic Chris-Craft galley. The refrigerator features a mahogany door and this integrates with the galley cabinetry. A sink and storage compartments with frosted glass are to port. A three burner electric stove is to starboard. Forward of the galley is the guest cabin and marine head compartment. Authentic fixtures and lighting complement the cabin spaces. The guest cabin features an offset single berth and seating area.

From the main saloon a stairway to port leads to the master suite. A queen berth is located to starboard with a settee to port in this compartment. The settee forms a single berth. Mahogany cabinetry complements the master suite. A marine head compartment with separate shower stall is to starboard in the master suite cabin.

• Cabin heating with Red Dot type engine heater and portable electric heaters.
• Torrid 10 gallon water heater.
• Four large opening windows and nine opening ports
• Magic Chef electric stove and oven
• Adler Barbor refrigerator
• Two electric marine toilets by Master Flush all hard
plumbed to the holding tank.
• Toaster oven
• LCD Television

3 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick

• Sandpiper SL Speed-Log
• Sea-Temp sea temperature gauge
• Regency Polaris VHF
• Sandpiper DL Depth Indicator
• Impulse 2831 Fishfinder
• Standard MP5100014 Loud Hailer with Marine Signaling
• GE 40 Channel CB Radio
• Ships bell

Deck Gear

Swim Platform tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric Ideal windlass
3 anchors
(Danforth (2), Plow (1))
200'0" of chain
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
25hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Gasolene Detector tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This boat is an authentic example of a Chris-Craft Constellation that has been preserved in excellent condition by thoughtful and attentive owners. There are unique design details throughout the boat including the helm instrumentation, the chrome railings and stanchions, the frosted glass on mid-century style storage compartments, and the exterior cabin lines and features. Mechanically the boat starts right up and the Crusader engines run with smooth authority. If you have been looking for an authentic Chris-Craft Connie that is ready to show and go, you've found it here in this fine vessel.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Chris-Craft 42 Constellation Mahogany Classic, Live Aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Moratti, Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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