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42 Chris Craft Commander Express Cruiser

  • I Gatti Felici
  • Year: 1952
  • Current Price: US $19,900.00
  • Located in St Petersburg, FL
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Gas
    Major Renovation 1998
    New Bottom Paint & Awlgrip Hull
    Picnic Boat
    A Taste of the Old World of Yachting

    This classic designed semi-V hull is in great shape. She left the boat yard in September 2016 with a new bottom paint and Awlgrip hull sides. Built in 1952, the hull is double planked mahogany (refastened bottom w/SB screws, 1999) with a transom of 5/8" varnished mahogany over marine plywood. The bilges are dry and have a fresh coat of paint.

    In the late 1990's the boat received some major work which included modifying the interior, removal of the large side and front windows replacing them with highly polished stainless opening ports. New engines and tanks were installed at that time.

    There are two twin berths in the forward cabin. A head in the bow was eliminated to provide additional storage. There are 4 opening ports and a round overhead hatch. In the main salon there is a settee/berth and a spacious head. The galley features the original brass sink and bronze faucets. The picnic style large cockpit is ideal for entertaining.

    The current owners took the boat to the Mediterranean for many years to cruise. While there they had a hard top built to replace canvas, davits and a hinged stainless steel signal mast were added. They lived the simple life without air conditioning or generator. Now she is berthed in downtown St Petersburg looking great and ready for her new owners. "There Is A Tide" by RuthAnn K. Harper is about the boat and their adventures.

    Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
    Builder: Chris Craft
    LOA: 42 LWL: Beam: 12'6"
    Displacement: Draft: 3
    Engine(S): Marine Power Engine(S) HP: 350 Engine Model: 7.1 Ltr 454 Chev
    Hours: 0 Cruising Speed: 20 Max Speed: 30
    Fuel: Water: Holding:


    Galley & Plumbing
    •Refrigerator, undercounter

  • Lots of storage throughout the boat
  • •Hot water heater, 2016, 220v
    •Hot & cold pressure water to head & galley sinks
    •50 gal SS water tank, 2001
    •Shore water inlet
    •3ea Bilge pumps
    •High water indicator light
    •Head - manual, holding tank, Y-valve,macerator, deck discharge
    •Space heater, 220v

    •Air Horn, 2015
    •Stereo/CD, 2015
    All Electronics are 17 years old and need to be replaced

    •2ea 12v Engine start
    •House - wired and space for 2 banks of 2ea golf cart batteries(batteries are not included)
    •Battery Charger
    •100 amp output engine alternator, port side
    •Lighting - 220, 110v and 12v
    •1ea 30amp 115v shore cord
    •1ea 30amp 220v shore cord
    •Entire boat rewired 1999

    Hull & Deck
    •2 sets Docklines
    •Electric windlass
    •Anchor, 330' chain
    •Anchor, chain, 100' rode
    •Teak planked decks & cockpit
    •Bottom Paint Job, Sept 2016
    •Awlgrip Hullsides, Sept 2016
    •Transom varnished, Sept 2016
    •4 person life raft (need certification)
    •Hull is Semi V, planked mahogany, oak frames, transom 5/8" mahogany over marine plywood
    •Custom hardtop w/hatch
    •Custom SS mast
    •10 large SS opening ports
    •6 opening ports in engine room & lazarette area
    •SS davits ( dinghy not included)

    Engine & Mechanical
    Twin Marine Power 1997 7.1 Ltr 454 Chev 350hp each
    Hours unknown


    Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    St. Petersburg Yacht Sales & Service, LLC, Since 1973 Phone: 727.823.2555 - Email: Page & Lee at
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