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Chris-Craft 47 Commander (Twin Diesels)

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Boat REF# 145372
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.33m (47'0")
Year 1966
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 270hp, Detroit 8V-53 (1966)
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Chris-Craft
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 750.0 ltr (165.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 17/06/2009


Engine 2 x Diesel 270hp
Engine make and model Detroit 8V-53 (1966)
Engine Hours engine1:   567    engine2:   567
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze four-blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 54.5 ltr (12.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 11 knots
Max speed (approx) 14.5 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA

Onan 7.5 kw generator with 532 hours; sound enclosure.

Both Detroit diesels were rebuilt in 1996, with less than 600 hours since rebuild. Engines have Racor fuel filter systems.

12 volt (with two 6-volt batteries) and 32 volt (with eight 8-volt batteries) DC systems with dedicated chargers. Dresser Marine DC to AC converter for refrigerator power while disconnected from shore power.

Two spare props.


LOA 14.33m (47'0")
LWL 13.59m (44'7")
Beam 4.57m (15'0")
Draft Min 0.97m (3'2")
Displacement 17,687kg (39,000.1lbs)
Headroom 2.08m (6'10")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

One of the first fiberglass Chris-Crafts, this 47 Commander was heavily built. Time and experience have proven that the methods and materials used in these early FRP boats endure exceptionally well.

2009 Survey reports "vessel is structurally sound throughout. It is being maintained in a professional manner with pride of ownership evident.... The vessel remains near original throughout.".

Gleaming mahogany cap rails and handrails accent this beauty -- brightwork has been professionally performed and maintained.

FRP decks. Epoxy bottom. Awlgrip-paintend hull and superstructure.

Moored under cover and in fresh water by the same owner for 30 years, and is reported to have been moored under cover during all of its previous ownership.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
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Non-Smokers tick
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Rare three-stateroom configuration!

Large bridge deck with plenty of comfortable seating. Hardtop cover over helm station. Beautiful newer custom control panel with a great layout for instrumentation and nav equipment. Wide side decks with high and secure handrails. Large foredeck with Chris-Craft's signature forward seating.

The companionway from the bridge deck opens to the roomy and well-lit salon below. Furniture, fittings and finish appear as original and in excellent condition. Forward to the down galley and convertible dinette. Massive amounts of storage space beneath the galley. Guest stateroom forward, with two single berths and considerable storage. Head in the forepeak, with anchor chain locker access.

From the salon aft the passageway accesses the second guest stateroom, with over/under bunks, the head with enclosed shower, and the master stateroom with large double berth and plenty of hanging closets and drawers.

Heat is provided by built-in electric heaters throughout the boat.
10 gallon hot water tank.
Mansfield Type I TDX holding tank system for on-board treatment and discharge.

3 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

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Furuno 1751 24 NM radar; Furuno FCV-667 Color Sounder; Robertson autopilot; Autohelm Tridata depth/speed/trip display; Pioneer stereo.

Deck Gear

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Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick

Electric Albina windlass
1 anchors
60.96m (200'0") of chain
Avon Rover R 2.80 dinghy (1992)
6hp outboard, Johnson (unknown year)
Includes inflatable Avon Rover R 2.80 dinghy in good condition and a "nearly new" (by seller's report) 6 hp Johnson outboard.

Safety Equipment

Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Fixed halon extinguisher in engineroom.

Broker's Comments

Price Reduced! A tremendous bargain for a great cruiser or live-aboard that you'd be proud to own. The seller will consider all offers -- he wants her sold now.

Chris-Craft 47 Commander...the name recalls the highest achievements of American motor yacht building. This beautiful Commander has received continuous loving care and protective storage 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 impressed by the gleaming rails, the polished fittings, the classic lines, and the warm woods and joinery throughout. She appears as nearly original, with upgrades where they matter.

Built in fiberglass at a time when great care was given to ensure that the boats would be both revolutionarily tough but every bit as lovely as their wooden predecessors.

Well-equipped with rebuilt GM Detroit diesels and a documented history of attentive care she's ready to cruise. With a great galley, roomy and comfortable cabins, an expansive salon, and a regal bridgedeck with a commanding view of all around she's a joy to be aboard.

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

This Chris-Craft 47 Commander (Twin Diesels) 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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