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1971 Chris Craft 31 Commander

$20,000 USD

  • $20,000 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 1971
  • Chris Craft
  • 31 Commander
  • Gulfport, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 098569
  • 31ft / 9.45 m
  • 12ft / 3.66 m
  • Chris-craft
  • 327 Q
  • Other
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 11000
  • 8
  • 2016-04-28
  • 2016-04-28
  • 1950442

- Stock #098569 -

Don't miss this one!

The Chris-Craft Commander series were among the first boats to be built of fiberglass in the US. As a result, they are very strong and over 500 of them are still sailing today.

This Commander was designed as a simple to operate day cruiser, a weekender, coastal cruiser or even a short term liveaboard. It is a boat that an owner could actually work on and even maintain the mechanicals themselves the same as they did with their car (remember those days?).

Chris-Craft has always been an iconic American boat representing the best quality and construction.

Even today, owning a classic Commander is to belong to a great fraternity of boaters who appreciate and enjoy this connection to American boating history.

As an owner you can even join the very active community of Commander Enthusiasts. Check out

This boat has a particularly interesting history. It was originally purchased by a sailor and cruised the fresh water Great Lakes for a number of years. It then sat in covered storage for about 28 years until it was purchased in 2014 and brought to Florida.

Even though this is a 1971 model, it looks like it has hardly been used and the owner declares that everything works. Did you ever wish you could find a vintage Mustang or Corvette in a garage somewhere, pristine and unused. Well, this is the boat version of that discovery.

The 940 hours on the original Chris-Craft 327Q engines are the only hours on them. The engines, at last check showed an excellent 150 lbs. compression. Since the boat was primarily sailed in fresh water and also has a fresh water flush system the risers and manifolds look practically new. The owner changes the oil every 50 hours.

The last section of the video shows the engines starting up and running smoothly.

Because it was stored for a long time, the boat almost appears like new. The hull and topsides are clean. The interior upholstery looks hardly used and all of the 1970's instrumentation works as well as the day it was made.

The boat is amazingly roomy and open with large opening windows and a wide beam.

At the stern, there's a fairly large platform and a carpeted aft deck. 3 Cannon down riggers were installed and the aft cockpit becomes a very comfortable fishing platform.

Coming through the double sliding doors, you are in the main salon area. To port is the Captains Console and to starboard is a large settee. The settee back swings up to become 2 single bunks for overnight visitors.

All of the windows including the windshield open for great fore and aft ventilation.

Going down the short stairway you'll find a very large galley area to starboard and a dinette that seats 4 to port. The dinette also folds down to make a double berth.

Going forward there is a fully enclosed head to port with toilet, sink and shower. There is a very large hanging locker across from the head.

Up forward there is a double V-berth.

The boat abounds in storage space.

If you're looking for a strong and sturdy and easy to maintain day cruiser, a weekender, coastal cruiser, ICW/Great loop boat or even a home away from home liveaboard that's got some history and is in a class all its own then you should have a look at this Commander.

This listing has now been on the market a couple months. Please submit any and all offers today!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every Boats we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***171 PICTURES*** of this Boats, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

ConditionThis boat is in remarkably good condition. It's like finding a vintage Mustang or Corvette in a garage somewhere that's in good working condition and looks great. The hull and topsides appear to be free of dings and scratches. The engine space is clean and odor free. The engines fired up easily and ran smoothly. All of the switches and controls appear to work. Even the analog gauges and switches and older VHF work well. The owner has made a number of additions and upgrades: -3 Cannon down riggers -Newer fridge to replace the original -Microwave -New Yamaha generator -Lowrance GPS and Si-Tex electronics -Halon system for fire suppression -New Bottom Paint in 2014 -2014 8" Inflatable dinghy -Brand new Batteries -New distributors No Air Conditioner but a portable unit would work fine. No hot water heater.

Navigational Equipment - Compass
- Depth Instrument (Si-tex)
- Fuel Gauge
- Fuel Management System
- GPS (Lowrance Hds-5m)
- Knotmeter
- Running Lights
- Spotlight
- Tachometer
- VHF (Uniden President)
- Water Temp Instrument

Mechanical - Bilge Blower
- Bilge Pump
- Bottom Paint (2014)
- Bow Pulpit
- Carbureted
- Cockpit Type (Enclosed)
- Engine Alarms
- Engine Bracket
- Engine Compartment
- Engine Flush
- Engine Location (Aft)
- Engine Room
- Engine Synchronizer
- Exhaust
- Fiberglass Stringers
- Fuel Filters
- Fuel Tank (140 Gallon)
- Hand Rails
- Holding Tanks
- Passenger Capacity (10)
- Rudders
- Starting Type (Electric)
- Steering (Hydraulic)
- Throttle/shift
- Trim Tabs
- Water Tanks

Electrical Systems - 110v AC Outlets
- 12 V DC Outlets
- Accessory Switches
- Batteries (3 New)
- Battery Charger (Promariner)
- Battery Location (Engine Room)
- Battery Switch (2)
- CD Player (Pioneer RDS)
- Circuit Breaker
- Cockpit Lighting
- Fuel Gauge
- Gauges
- Generator (Yamaha Portable Ef2000it)
- Horn
- Hour Meter
- Inverter
- Ship's Power (12v DC)
- Shore Power (110v. AC
- Shore Power Cord
- Speakers
- Stereo (Pioneer)
- Tachometer
- Volt Meter
- Water Pressure Gauge
- Water Temperature Gauge
- Wired For Humminbird
- Wiring

Accommodations - Berth (6)
- Bunk Beds
- Cabin Appointments
- Cabin Door
- Cabin Fan
- Cabin Lighting
- Cabinets
- Carpet
- Companionway
- Countertops
- Curtains
- Dinette
- Drink Holders
- Fridge
- Galley
- Hanging Locker
- Head
- Headroom
- Microwave (Emerson)
- Pressurized Water
- Shower
- Sink
- Stove (2 Burner)
- Water Pressurized

Construction - Closed Transom
- Engine Cooling (RWC)
- Gel Coat
- Propeller (2)
- Thru-hull Fittings

Deck Gear - Access Door
- Additional Cockpit Settee
- Anchor
- Beverage Holders
- Boathook
- Captain's Chair
- Chairs & Seating
- Chrome Cleats
- Cockpit Carpet
- Cockpit Seating
- Cushions
- Dock Lines
- Fenders
- Fiberglass Hard Top
- Hard Top
- Non-skid Deck
- Outriggers
- Rod Holders
- Sea Cocks
- Spot Lights
- Steering Wheel
- Storage
- Swim Platform
- Windshield
- Windshield Wipers

Safety Equipment - Air Horn
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Suppression System
- First Aid Kit
- Flare Kit
- Fume Detector
- Life Jackets
- Searchlight
- Ships Bell

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