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Chris-Craft 42 Constellation

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Boat REF# 122256
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1972
Construction Wood
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 8
Engine 2 x petrol 300hp, Ford Cobra 427 (1972)
Lying Shown by appointment - Seattle


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Extra Details

Designer Chris Craft Corporation
Builder Chris Craft Corporation
Lying Shown by appointment - Seattle
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 20/06/2008


Engine 2 x petrol 300hp
Engine make and model Ford Cobra 427 (1972)
Engine Hours engine1:   660    engine2:   660
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 23x25 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Max speed (approx) 17 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 9,342kg (20,600.0lbs)
Storage On marina


Mainsail - (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Only 27 Chris-Craft 42 Constellations were manufactured with double-planked maghogany hull and house. 2x31/2" sawn oak frames on 14" centers. Oak batten strips, with fir engine stringers. Decking is marine plywood in very good condition. The cabin top is fiberglass with maghogany exterior trim. She is powered by a pair of 300 hp Ford 427 Cobra engines connected via Paragon transmissions and 1-3/8" shafts to the 23"x25" 3 blade props. A set of spare props are included. This vessel is in well-above-average condition having lived on fresh water most of its life.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

Forward stateroom features starboard twin bunk berths and storage. This stateroom is currently arranged with an extra refrigerator and a GE microwave unit and hanging storage for clothing. An enclosed head is located to port.

A large galley/dining area covering both port and starboard features a dining table with seating to port. The gally features excellent storage and counter space and includes a Princess 3 burner range and Nova Kool R 45704 refrigerator.

The saloon features a comfortable sofa and flat screen TV.

The master stateroom is located aft and has been converted to a single double bed to port and abundant storage to starboard. The master stateroom has an enclosed head and shower.

Exiting the saloon is up the stairs leading to the hard-top-covered, canvas enclosed bridge deck the starboard forward helm station includes bench seating.

New Dial-A-Watt heaters have been installed creating a comfortable living space in the winter.

3 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Fish Finder tick

Danforth 5 1/4 " compass, Wesmar Ap800 auto pilot, Garmin 120 GPS, Apelco 354 fish finder, Furuno 1600 Radar, and Bennett trim tab controls, one Icom IC M45 VHF marine radio, and one Standard Horizon L 45 loud hailer.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigre windlass
1 anchors
(Delta G-4)
12.80m (42'0") of chain
30.48m (100'0") of warp

Safety Equipment

Petrol Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Safety equipment includes Jim Buoy horseshoe flotation device, Fireboy gas-fume detector , JW gas sniffer detector, Halon 1301 Auto fire suppression system and USCG-required fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detector.

Broker's Comments

Owner says bring offers!! Recent price reduction makes this a outstanding value.

This classic Chris-Craft 42 Constellation features a spacious and well-designed two stateroom layout. She is in well above-average condition, having been moored in fresh water most of her life. Owner would consider similar size sail boat on trade.
Considered a top-of-the-line mahogany cruiser, this is one you must see if you are in the market for a sweet classic 42 Chris-Craft.

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

This Chris-Craft 42 Constellation has been personally photographed and viewed by Randy Hacker 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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