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Chris-Craft 42 Constellation

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Boat REF# 114207
This boat has been sold
Length 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1963
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 2 x gasoline 330hp, Chrysler 440 (unknown year)
Lying Skagit County - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Lying Skagit County - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 1,045.4 ltr (230.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,172.7 ltr (258.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 2 x gasoline 330hp
Engine make and model Chrysler 440 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   1100 Port    engine2:   150 Starbo
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 20 knots
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The vessel was originally equipped with a four cylinder Kohler gasoline fueled generator which is now inoperable though still installed. The plumbing and wiring is in place to facilitate installation of a new generator. A portable generator is currently carried on the front deck. The engine systems include an oil changer system, fuel sniffer in the bilge, Floscan cruisemaster, fuel flow meter, Electroguard Anti Corrosion system. The starboard engine has been rebuilt -- engine hours reported are hours since the rebuild.


Length 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.90m (12'10")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.98m (3'2")
Displacement 14,513kg (32,000.1lbs)
Headroom 1.92m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Original generator no longer operating


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This is classic Chris-Craft wood hull construction. The hull structure appears to be in very good condition where visible in the bow/chain locker area, the engine compartment and the large lazarette compartment. The exterior of the hull, cabin and pilot house appear to be in very good condition.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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This is a standard configuration for the type. The aft deck is flush with no cockpit but does have a swim step. The entire aft bulkhead of the pilot house consists of two bi-fold doors allowing the pilot house to be opened to the aft deck to create a very large area for entertaining in good weather or closed up for operation otherwise.

The pilot house appears to be in near original condition which is a plus for an old classic though if much cruising is contemplated, a new owner would want to install contemporary navigation systems.

From the pilot house there are stairs down on the port side into the very large main saloon which is carpeted and features an "L" shaped couch to starboard and a chair to port with built in book cases and storage areas including a functional "8 track" player and a collection of tapes (included).

Forward and some steps down is the galley to port and the dining settee and table to starboard. The dining table folds up and the settee slides together to form a double berth in standard Chris-Craft pattern. The Galley provides a four burner gas stove and oven with a good sized refrigerator/freezer and sink. Forward through a folding curtain door is the bow compartment with two single berths to port and a separate head and basin to starboard.

Aft of the main saloon through a door on the port side is the master suite with a large cabin featuring two double beds, one on each side with closets, a free standing dresser and a fold out desk. The large head compartment features a separate shower stall.

The engine compartment is under the main saloon and accessed through hatches in the floor.

This Chris Craft is designed to be a very comfortable live aboard that is capable of serious inland cruising. The general condition of this example is good though needing some TLC. A new owner would probably want to replace the carpets in the main saloon and upgrade the entertainment systems to something from the current century. The pilot house is another area where an upgrade to contemporary navigation equipment would be desirable. But as it stands, the vessel is a solid example of the classic wood Chris-Craft that would be an excellent basis for an easy restoration project and a very comfortable liveaboard.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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The pilot house of this yacht appears to be very much in its original configuration. This is good for a classic restoration project but somewhat short of navigation equipment by contemporary standards. A new owner should expect to install a complete set of whatever navigation equipment they will need.

Deck Gear

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Electric Ideal windlass
1 anchors
70.10m (230'0") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
The aft deck has several nice wood deck chairs and the area is great for just relaxing.

A substantial davit and dinghy mounting system is installed over the transom. The current dinghy is a rather weathered GRP skiff. A new owner would probably want to acquire a new dinghy and outboard to fit.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Chris-Craft 42 Constellation appears in sound shape structurally and with some cosmetic work and upgrades would be a great boat to either live aboard or cruise the Salish Sea. In her day she was an aristocrat in the yachting community, and her good breeding is still evident. You may even recognize her -- she was used in the television series "The Fugitive"!

Note: offers on the asking price will be considered. Vessel details subject to contract.

This Chris-Craft 42 Constellation has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Lazarus/Dirk Nansen of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.