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Chris-Craft Constellation

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Boat REF# 103647
removed from sale
Length 16.76m (55'0")
Year 1961
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 2 x diesel 235hp, General Motors 6071-M (1971)
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Chris Craft Corporation
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 2,499.6 ltr (549.9 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 1,022.7 ltr (225.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 204.5 ltr (45.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 09/06/2005


Engine 2 x diesel 235hp
Engine make and model General Motors 6071-M (1971)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 11 knots
Max speed (approx) 16 knots
Generator output 20KVA
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32 volt system (with four new 8-volt cells) powers windlass, some lighting and aft head. 24 volt start system for Kohler 20 kw generator. 12 volt system (two 8D house batteries and two 8D start batteries) for engine start and other house loads. Watermaker aboard, but operability is unknown. 600 W inverter.

Well-maintained GM six-cylinder diesels start readily and run well.


Length 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 4.50m (14'9")
Draft Max 1.09m (3'7")
Displacement 27,211kg (60,000.0lbs)
Headroom 2.01m (6'7")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Keel constructed of white oak. Frames are mahogany. Planking is 5/8" mahogany with 3/8" marine plywood on bottom inner layer. Fastenings are bronze wood screws and bolts. Decking is 5/8" teak planked over a 3/8" ply subdeck.

Regularly hauled and inspected, with periodic refastening as required.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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Large full-beam master cabin aft, with plenty of closet and drawer space. Guest cabin amidships features two berths arranged in an L-shape. Forward cabin has over/under berths. Master head has a separate shower compartment lined with ceramic tile.

The galley is designed for gourmet cooks (which well-describes the current owners). Jenn-Aire range includes grill and other cooktop accessories. LOTS of storage for food, spices, galley ware, etc. Maytag dishwasher. And plenty of counter space.

A large comfortable salon with a computer desk built to compliment the original design.

Webasto hydronic cabin heat with new boiler and pump in 2008.

The enclosed bridgedeck houses a remarkable and commanding helm station, a bar (complete with refrigerator), and room for about 20 friends who are certain to enjoy the view.

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

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Seatron 32 mile radar, Wesmar autopilot, Impulse depth sounder, Regency VHF, Wesmar digital compass

Deck Gear

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Electric Plath windlass
2 anchors
(Forfjord 80#; Danforth 50#)
121.92m (400'0") of chain
Boston Whaler dinghy (1979)
(Hard Dinghy)
9.9hp outboard, Mercury, Short shaft (unknown year)
Eisenglass window covers for salon side windows. Canvas covers for foredeck features.


Windlass rebuilt 1997. Handles 7/16" chain.

Dinghy suspended horizontally on custom davits.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Four trumpet air horns; port engine seawater intake is plumbed to act as emergency high-volume bilge pump; Halon automatic fire suppression in engineroom and in lazarette.

Broker's Comments

Chris-Craft Constellation...the name alone epitomizes the highest achievements of American motor yacht building. This beautiful 55' Connie has received continuous upgrades and loving maintenance throughout her life, and is ready to continue service as a glamorous and comfortable boat....perhaps for a family longing to make a yacht their home? Or for someone with a dedication and love for seagoing classics? Take a look and you'll be enthralled by the gleaming rails, the polished fittings, the classic lines, and the warm woods and joinery throughout.

Well-equipped with newer GM Detroit diesels and a documented history of attentive care she's ready to cruise. And with a gourmet galley, roomy and comfortable cabins, an expansive salon, and an enclosed bridgedeck with a regally commanding view of all around she's a joy to be aboard. Her current owners have enjoyed living aboard for many years, and have found her to be a warm, incredibly comfortable home on the water.

The seller will consider a seller contract with suitable down payment and credit history.

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

This Chris-Craft Constellation has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker 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.