Chris-Craft 45 Corsair

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US$65,000.00 (Approx £49,410.49) Reduced

13.72m (45'0")



Underwater profile


2 x petrol 330hp, Crusader 454 (1996)

Port Angeles, WA USA - Shown by Appointment

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Extra Details

Builder Chris Craft
Lying Port Angeles, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,272.7 ltr (280.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 318.2 ltr (70.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 31.8 ltr (7.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x petrol 330hp
Engine make and model Crusader 454 (1996)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1400 engine2: 1400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 36.4 ltr (8.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 20 knots
Generator output 5KVA

Engines are very clean and appear in good mechanical condition including painted surfaces, engine mounts, hoses, and wiring.

Engine hours shown on the gauges reflect total time since new (3,349 hours). New engines were installed in 1996 and the original hours were retained on the dials. Total engine hours since this time are approximately 1,400 based on customary annual usage by the owner.

The engine room is accessed from beneath the saloon floor by raising the steps to the galley area. The space is tight but provides access to the interior hull and most of the compartment with both sides of the engines accessible for servicing and maintenance.

Spare prop;
Spare stub shaft;
Major repairs:
- Valve job, port engine (2012)
- Major overhaul, starboard engine (2006)

Promatic 30-3 automatic battery charger; Kohler generator (installed 1975)


LOA 13.72m (45'0")
LOD 13.72m (45'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Max 0.84m (2'9")
Displacement 18,144kg (40,006.9lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

The present owner purchased the boat in 2000. Over $40K was spent on hull work at the time. Hull planking was replaced where necessary and the boat was refastened in these areas. The transom was wooded, all battens replaced in the seams, and refastened.

Lectrasan MSD Type 2 marine toilet in aft cabin;
Electro-Guard cathodic protection system;

Overall length is 48 feet.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Microwave tick

This is a two stateroom boat with an easy flow between interior spaces.

Enter the boat from sliding doors port and starboard into the gracious saloon. This large space includes built in varnished cabinetry and a tasteful blue upholstered sofa and chair. Move forward down three steps to the galley area. A dinette is to port and full galley to starboard with classic Chris Craft refrigerator, sink and counter, and storage. This space opens to the main saloon and the forward windows for light and a sense of space. Move forward to the cabin in the bow which features a door for privacy. Upper and lower single berths are to starboard. A sink and shelving is to port, and a marine toilet is beneath a cushioned seat. The anchor chain locker is forward.

From the saloon moving aft three stairs lead down to the master suite cabin. Double berths are to port and starboard. You'll find a Lectrasan marine toilet compartment with stall shower. This cabin has ample storage in varnished drawers, cabinetry, and lockers. A door provides access to the aft cockpit.

From the saloon a short ladder leads to the upper helm and cockpit seating. The helm station has been totally refinished and looks as new. There is a helm seat and a space to stand in a well for steering. A white upholstered bench is aft with storage beneath and a double bench is to port. The space is fully enclosed in canvas. This classic express cockpit design features a windshield and the space could be opened to the sun with the canvas retracted. A ladder aft leads to the aft cockpit. The boat interior is tastefully appointed with dark green carpeting, blue upholstery, and white leatherette seating in the upper express cockpit area.

Built-in electric heaters in cabins and a catalytic propane heater in the main saloon;
Red Dot engine driven heater in the saloon;
One (1) manual head in forward cabin;
One (1) electric head in aft cabin;
Original light fixtures and sinks;
Great visibility through large windows with blinds;
(Ice Maker not included in the sale)

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Kelvin White compass;
Furuno FCV-582L color fish finder;
Furuno 1715 radar;
ComNav Marine 1001 autopilot;
Uniden ES UM525 VHF DSC;
Uniden handheld VHF;
Garmin GPSMAP 220 GPS chartplotter (plus spare);
Rose Point Coastal Explorer PC Chartplotter software;
Toshiba HD TV/DVD;

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric McMurry Seattle windlass
2 anchors
(Fortress FX-37 primary; Fortress secondary)
76.20m (250'0") of chain
Sea Eagle 10.6 dinghy (2002)
8hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (2002)
3/8" all chain rode;
Fortress Lunch Hook secondary anchor;


Spare prop for Honda outboard

Safety Equipment

Petrol Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Xintex M-2A gasoline fume detector;
CO2 Automatic fire suppression system in engine room;
Searchlight currently not operational;

Broker's Comments

Our 1955 Chris Craft 45 Corsair is a hard to find model that has been boathouse kept and maintained in exceptional condition. This boat draws a crowd at the annual Chris Craft rendezvous and at guest docks throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The interior is authentic and well appointed with an easy flow and minimal steps between cabins. The design features a two stateroom layout, galley with dinette, spacious main saloon, and an express upper helm with seating and access to the aft cockpit. The helm has been completely renewed right down to the chrome knobs and instrument displays. The exterior is varnished and painted to showroom quality which gleams next to clean unfinished teak decking.

Beyond appearances, the boat features clean, well maintained 1996 Crusader 454 twin gas engines in a clean engine room and current electronics and safety items. The owner uses this boat each season... it doesn't just sit around in the boathouse.

The boathouse is for sale as well for $12,000. It is in a great location in Port Angeles, Washington State and close to Canada and the San Juan Islands. Moorage is transferable to the next owner and the rates are among the best in the Pacific Northwest. Liveaboard moorage is available here.

The boat was just hauled, painted, and zinc anodes were applied and is ready for her next owner.
This could be the one you have been waiting for if you are seeking a rare model, mid-century Chris Craft classic motoryacht in top condition.

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

This Chris-Craft 45 Corsair has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Moratti of Boatshed Port Townsend. 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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