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1979 45 (ft.) Chris-Craft 45 Commander Convertible

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General Information

Listing# 137022

Long Beach, CA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Convertible Boats
45 Commander Convertible
45 (ft.)
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General Details

PRICE JUST REDUCED Again!! This 45' Chris- Craft Convertible is in amazing condition the owner has spent over $200k in the last 7 years to get her in her present condition, beautiful condition and it shows, Just L-P Painted from the Hull up, many , many up grades from Granit counters to all new Appliances, she runs excellent and has been maintained mechanically with an open check book, if your ln the market for a convertible fly bridge Sport fisher she is worth taking a good look, just reduced again with out dinghy, Motivated and the slip in Long beach is transferable.

 1000lb Bower lift just rebuilt also like new.

 This Chris is in amazing condition it would take actually seeing the boat in person to realize her present condition, she is that nice, the current owner of 7 years has put over 200k into getting her to where she is know, runs excellent with little or no smoke, we actually reached over 24 knots last time we moved her for boat show, this is a seaworthy sportfisher in very good clean condition, repainted with linear polyurethane epoxy (LP) in 2011 from the hull up and looks terrific. Thunder is a great looking Yacht, would be an excellent 6 pac charter boat with plenty of room to accommodate... A true head turner. Her huge cockpit is well appointed for the serious angler. She feels more like a 48 or 50 footer, thanks to her 16' beam. She also sports a low profile (rebuilt) bower dinghy davit equipped with a new 13' hard bottom commercial grade center console new (2012) The dinghy sports a new Honda 40hp 4-stroke outboard fast new and low low hours. You can see she has loving owners that keeps her in show room condition, defiantly shows pride of ownership.


The master stateroom is spacious with queen berth. There is a private head with shower and "Vacu-flush" toilet. also teak and holly flooring.
Additional upgrades include a new 12.5KW genset, two-station Glendinning electronic engine controls, new (2012) bimini with full eisenglass enclosure on flybridge, newer GPS plotter, plus other electronics upgraded in recent years. She is amazingly clean and well kept for her age, everywhere you look. 

Her 8V71TA Detroit Diesels have 3,100 hours and have just been serviced and maintained by reputable Detroit diesel mechanic (has had MOH), these hours are mostly from low trolling speeds. They start right up with minimal smoke, and are likely to pass an engine survey quite well. Come have a look and see for yourself. 




The SALON is light and bright, with 360 degree views. One window on each side opens for cross ventilation. The 16 foot beam and spacious salon makes her feel more like a 50 footer. The interior woodwork has nice color and finish. The carpet and upholstery are clean and in good shape, just fine for "the guys" on a fishing trip. (Note- The wife may want a decorator upgrade... but the interior is very neat, clean and you can tell that the owners care about this boat. The owners have really spared no expense keeping her up, Just gorgeous.)  There is a large L-shaped settee to port, and a straight settee to starboard, with drawer storage under both.  The MASTER STATEROOM was custom modified from the original. Rather than twin singles, there is a CUSTOM queen-size berth. There is a full size hanging locker, drawer storage, and LCD flat screen T.V. The MASTER HEAD is good-sized with teak and holly sole flooring a Vacu-flush toilet, sink, and stall shower and upgraded granite counter tops. The GUEST STATEROOM has two stacked single berths to starboard. There are several drawers and two lockers. The GUEST HEAD all so has teak and holly sole flooring a sink and electric head. the counters tops have been upgraded to Granite and shows very nice. You will be impressed! This boat is well worth a look, and you will agree!!                   Cockpit/Fishing Equipment The cabinetry is trimmed out in teak, and the varnish is in yacht condition! The cockpit sole (floor) was recently painted with LP, and the non-skid panels are carefully textured. Fishermen will love the large cockpit, which takes advantage of the boat's wide beam of 16 feet. Bait tank with cutting board top Racks of 8 and 20 rocket launchers Rupp outriggers in storage Cockpit sink Tackle drawers & Tackle center Newer cockpit coaming (rail) pads Salt & fresh water washdowns New U-Line cockpit freezer/icemaker Electronic cockpit engine controls Engine start/stop button Bose stereo speakers Quartz spotlight Electrical connections port & stbd. 12.5KW Nor Pro genset, new 2004 Three 40 amp battery chargers Dockside electrical connections, port & starboard Batteries:  4 new life line AMG 8-D, Batteries in series, top of the line Double Racor filters on each engine with vacuum guages Airsept air filter system Oil change system Halon fire extinguishing system Hot water heater      
The down galley has lots of counter space with all new upgraded granite tops. The Sub-Zero freezer is new; the Marvel fridge/freezer was installed a few years back. Cabinet interiors were recently repainted. All is neat, clean and tidy. Sanyo Microwave Princess 3 burner stove/oven Double stainless steel sinks New Sub-Zero freezer Newer Marvel Refridgerator/freezer with icemaker Ample counterspace & storage Flybridge/Electronics The large tournament-style bridge gives you the feel of a bigger boat. The Todd high-back chairs are very comfortable. The canvas and eisenglass appear to be  newer and looks great. Most electronics have been upgraded over the last few years; the GPS plotter and stereo appearing most recently replaced. Leica GPS chartplotter-new Furuno 48 mile radar Furuno Color sounder/fishfinder Comnav 1420 Autopilot Two Standard-Horizon Omni VHF's Two Garmin GPS's Newer Sony XM-ready Stereo/CD player Standard-Horizon knotmeter SEA 222 Single-sideband radio Floscan fuel monitoring Glendinning electronic engine controls Dual pyrometers Intercom Horn Compass Flybridge carpet Anchor windlass remote control     Electrical/Mechanical  3100 hours and the majority of these hours, are mostly trolling. The engines start up cold without hesitation, with minimal smoke, and run strong. The top RPM about 2350 under load. 12.5KW Nor Pro genset, new 2004 Three 40 amp battery chargers Dockside electrical connections, port & starboard Batteries: four new 8-D amg lifeline / top of the line Double Racor filters on each engine with vacuum guages Airsept air filter system Oil change system Halon fire extinguishing system Hot water heater Deck Equipment The exterior was painted with linear polyurethane (LP) epoxy paint, before the current owners bought the boat. The paint is in very good condition. Brower low-profile dinghy davit Dinghy chocks (rails) Hard bottom 13' foot center console  with 40hp Honda outboard newer cover for dinghy Fresh Bottom Paint (2012) Newer boot stripe Electric anchor windlass 45 Lb. CQR anchor, chain rode Mesh screen covers for salon windows Cockpit canvas cover  
     Call owners agent Mark Washburn (949) 424-4409                       Call Mark Washburn