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Chris-Craft 46 Constellation Twin Diesels

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Boat REF# 146107
removed from sale
Length 14.02m (46'0")
Year 1956
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 2 x diesel 165hp, Detroit 471 (1980)
Lying Port Orchard, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Chris Craft
Lying Port Orchard, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 1,295.4 ltr (285.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 386.4 ltr (85.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2011


Engine 2 x diesel 165hp
Engine make and model Detroit 471 (1980)
Engine Hours engine1:   unreported    engine2:   unreported
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA

Yanmar Generator, Twin Detroit diesels are reported as installed on or about 1980 with no hour meters connected. They run well and have seen regular maintenance.


Length 14.02m (46'0")
Beam 4.22m (13'10")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 4.88m (16'0")
Displacement 12,698kg (28,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 11 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish

Wood carvel construction, re-fastened under water in 2009, transom completely rebuilt in 2005, new swim platform, portal windows all replaced with new frames and glass, hauled and bottom painted August 2011. Hard top over helm and deck is new in 2012, deck hardware has been re-chromed, new stanchions. Boat appears everywhere as a new restoration.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
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
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Large open teak aft deck with hard top over helm plus about a quarter of the deck area. Helm is centered with companionway to starboard. Steps down to spacious center carpeted salon, new carpets and new sectional couch. Windows are curtained and lighting is new recessed. Headliner is new. Galley is forward and down with hardwood floors and granite counters, new stove and oven, new fridge and microwave. Forward is a single berth cabin and head. Aft cabins are accessed starboard of center stepping down with a single berth cabin to port, head directly across and a large master cabin in the aft of the boat with dressing vanity. The entire interior of this vessel appears as nearly new.

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick

Garmin GPS CP Map 2010,

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick

Electric Ideal windlass
2 anchors
76.20m (250'0") of chain
Livingston dinghy (2006)
(Hard Dinghy)
4hp outboard, Yamaha (2000)
Teak decks with teak chairs and table, original round opening hatches appears as restored. All metal deck hardware that was originally chrome has been re-chromed.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

Classic Constellations are simply beautiful vessels and this Chris-Craft 46 Constellation brings to mind a time before fiberglass when boats were thought to have "soul". This rather complete restoration will not disappoint even the most particular of Constellation aficionados. The brightwork on this boathouse-kept beauty is simply stunning. If you could have been at the delivery of this vessel in 1956 I doubt it would have looked as good as it does today. There is a very active owners' group here in the Northwest for Chris-Craft vessels.

With many interior and exterior upgrades and modernizations, and with newer Detroit diesels, this boat is ready to cruise.

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

This Chris-Craft 46 Constellation Twin Diesels has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck 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.