Elegance and Glamour on the Great Lakes, this 1978 Chris Craft Catalina 3500 powered with the original Chris Craft Marine Power petrol engines is located in East Tawas, MI and ready for a new home.
This is a rare opportunity to own a yacht built in the hayday of Chris Craft. Built in the Mid West and always sailed on the Great Lakes, this truly classic yacht has never tasted salt water. Always maintained to the highest standards, she is as sound today as the day she was built by the craftsmen at Chris Craft in the 1970’s. The present owner is only the third owner in her 32 year life. The engines are original with approximately 1300 hours, and, as you would expect with this quality boat, run as smoothly as they ever did.
The galley up design on this comfortable double cabin cruiser makes for plenty of living space in a style reminiscent of the elegant yachts of a generation ago. The forward stateroom has twin vee berths that make a comfortable guest cabin well separated from the living areas and the owner’s cabin. Under bunk cupboards and a wardrobe in a warm old world wood finish give this guest cabin all the space one could wish. An overhead deck hatch gives light and fresh air.
The carpeted main salon with the starboard galley area and informal seating to port make a comfortable lounge area with ample room for leisurely living and entertaining. The galley has all of the amenities you would expect in a home including a large refrigerator freezer, electric cook top and oven, icemaker, microwave, acres of counter space and even a built in Waring blender. The sliding windows allow for good cross ventilation on those days that you do not want to run the air conditioning or the reverse cycle heat. Of course the couch opens up to a double berth for additional separate sleeping space.
The after area is devoted to a magnificent carpeted owner’s stateroom with double berth and two built in wood wardrobes and cupboards with drawers. The overhead deck hatch provides good ventilation. The attached double entry head is equipped with modern fixtures and of course a hot and cold shower.
Northern Star is piloted from the fully enclosed bridge deck with massive forward opening windshields. The full helm is equipped with the traditional electronics and padded helm seat. Aft on the bridge deck is an ell shaped seating area and a wood table for at fresco dining and entertaining. The full canvas gives protection in less than clement weather.
While there is no doubt that Northern Star is a full found vessel in the true classic Chris Craft tradition, she is big and certainly comfortable enough to be a cottage on the sea or a true live aboard for the right couple. The double cabin design affords privacy and the lower bridge deck area eliminate climbing ladders to get to the bridge. The full rails provide security for moving around on deck for less than agile crew.
Additionally Northern Star is certified as a US Coast Guard Facility which puts her inspected condition far above a normal vessel.
Fully equipped with everything one would need to move on board, Northern Star is a good value for anyone who appreciates the heritage of a true 1970’s classic.
The owner is motivated to sell this beauty and will consider any reasonable offer.
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- Full Specifications LOA: 35’ BEAM: 13’ 1” DRAFT: 2’ 10” WEIGHT: 17,229 lbs BRIDGE CLEARANCE: 10’ 8” HULL MATERIAL: FIBERGLASS DECK MATERIAL: FIBERGLASS TANKAGE FUEL: 150g WATER: 55g WASTE: 40g ENGINES AND MACHINERY NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES: 2 MANUFACTURER: GM MARINE POWER MODEL: 350 ci HORSE POWER: 2 X 225 FUEL: GASOLINE HOURS: 1300 DRIVE TYPE: STRAIGHT INBOARD CRUISING RPM: 2800 CRUISING SPEED: 16 mph COOLING SYSTEM: RAW WATER BATTERY STARTING: 2 HOUSE: 2 TYPE: WETCELL SWITCH: PARALLEL SHIPS VOLTAGE DC: 12v SHIPS VOLTAGE AC: 110v SHORE POWER AMPS: 30 NUMBER OF INLETS: 2 CORD LENGTH: 50’ BILGE PUMPS: 2 ELECTRIC BILGE BLOWERS: 1 AIR CONDITIONING MANUFACTURER: MARINE AIR VOLTAGE: 110 HEATING TYPE: REVERSE CYCLE PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM: HOT WATER SYSTEM: 110v ACCOMMODATIONS SLEEPS 2 IN FORWARD STATEROOM, 2 IN AFT STATEROOM AND 2 IN SALON AREA HEADS: 1 SHOWER: 1 SINKS: 1 GALLEY AREA REFRIGERATOR: AC/DC FREEZER: AC/DC ICE MAKER: AC COOKTOP: AC OVEN: AC MICROWAVE OVEN: AC TOASTER OVEN AC SALON AREAS TABLE: SEATS 4 PERSONS STEREO SOUND SYSTEM TV/DVD DECK AREAS BRIDGE SEATS: 6 WITH FULL HELM BOW RAIL STERN RAIL SWIM PLATFORM SWIM LADDER PRIMARY ANCHOR: DANFORTH CHAIN LENGTH: 12 ‘ RODE LENGTH:250’ ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATION AND SAFETY GPS: GARMIN MODEL: 276C COLOR CHARTPLOTTER DEPTH FINDER: MODEL: DIGITAL VHF RADIO: ICOM MODEL: 602 SPOT LIGHT: JABSCO FIRE EXTINGUISHER/S: 3 FUME DETECTORS HALON AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSENT SYSTEM LIFE RINGS: 1 LIFE JACKETS: 4 FLARES HORN BELL WINDSHIELD WIPER CANVAS CANVAS COLOR: WHITE BRIDGE ENCLOSURE SOFT TOP SIDE CURTAIN DROP CURTAIN OWNERS NOTES: NEW ISENGLASS AND SCREENS 2010 NEW FUEL AND WASTE TANKS NEW ON DEMAND WATER HEATER NEW DRIPLESS SHAFT SEALS SAFE T-ALERT GAS FUME DETCTOR “COMFORT ITEMS” (BEDDING, KITCHEN GEAR, FURNITURE, LAMPS, DECK LOCKER, DOCK TABLE WITH UMBRELLA, ETC.) INCLUDED
- 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.
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