Just Reduced! $15,000
The Chris Craft 500 Constellation Motor Yacht is a stretched version of the very handsome and popular Pacemaker 46 from the 1970s. The expansive three stateroom interior is noted for a wide open salon, standard washer/dryer and an unusual forepeak head compartment. The fully enclosed and paneled aft deck serves as a second salon. the aft guest cabin doubles as a den/office and the enlarged flybridge can seat up to a dozen guests.
The Seller's own words;
Quick history of the boat -> I bought the boat in 2013 from a doctor in Beaumont who had her for ~8 years. The boat home port was Watergate, but he cruised her mainly in Florida and Bahamas. After I got her, we sailed her back in Corpus which was her new home for a few years. Cruised her 3 summers with the kids along the Texas Coast.
Major refit in 2015 -> We invested $150k in repaint (both deck and topsides as well as a fresh bottom) and improvements (engines and other area). Including a new swim platform, recondition props, new injectors and much more
Overall, she is a great boat and nice to cruise (I would personally keep her, but my wife does not... ). I cruise her at ~10kn and she handles ok. I had her once in 12 foot seas for over 6 hours (not fun) and I was amazed at how well she did in these conditions. In marinas, she steers good using the engines and I dock her from the pilot house where I have the best view all over. When starting the engines cold, Port starts right away and SB needs a little throttle push for a few seconds. Once started, they do great, don't leak and can run forever (just need fuel... lol). She has 4 fuel tanks (2 x 200 and 2 x 100) and I normally treat the fuel once a year after fueling her.
The 20kw generator is great and operates all systems (better than most marina... we noticed). As for water, she has one 100 gal tank, a 40 gal water heater and pressure pump all good. And for sewage, she has a 40 gal tank (replaced last year) with a San Chlorinater system, but I normally just pump out and run the sump pump when at sea.
If you are looking for a large cruiser, be sure to check out Blue Bonnet and see how much boat you can get for your money!
Contact the Listing Broker at 713-303-9444
1500 Marina Bay Drive, Ste 122-A
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565