1968 47' commander with original factory flybridge, original GM diesels & generator. Always fresh water.

The day has come that I have dreaded might some day come and finally is reality. My doctor has found that dreaded "C"  in my body and I am very limited to what I can do. Long story short, I should sell my most coveted posession as I can no longer do the things necessary. The boat is almost entirely original with the only time in salt water was the short delivery time to the purchasing dealer in New Jersey, and then to the great lakes. One of the most outstanding and obvious things is the original anodized aluminum framed windshield is all original and in pristine condition which tells the rest of the story of the boat.  I have most of the original papers to substantiate this along with a host of original manuals for just about everything. My wife and I purchased this boat in 2005 and have some wonderful memories on board. The Detroit's have about 1700 original hours on them and purr like a detroit should. The diesel gen. I believe is a Kohler and origional. I have replaced all of the batteries recently along with the ship to shore radio and antenna. It also has ratheon radar. I have not used it in awhile but the last storm we got into on the TN river it performed flawlessly. I am asking $115,000. and will consider a reasonable offer. The boat is and always has been in covered marina storage. If you would like additional info. please either email me, rutclark@yahoo.com or call my cell 828 506 2140 and ask for russ.

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Good Morning Bruce:  I finallhy got some pictures of my boat posted so you can see what she looks like. Have a great day. Russ Cochrane.

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Bruce Harkness said:

I am also on Watts Bar. I stopped and looked at the boat from the dock. It used to be at the same marina as my Catalina 280. It’s a very nice boat, all cleaned up. 

I wish I was in a position to buy it. I really admire that boat. 

Hi Russ.  First of all, my heart and prayers go out to you.  I also have a 68 Commander 47 Flushdeck with Factory Flybridge.  Where did you get the information re: only 3 of 7 still in existence?  Unfortunately, mine does not look nearly as good as yours.  My father was ill for several years before his death, and many things were left undone, or done improperly by him after he had forgotten how to do the work.  Anyhow my sister and I will be selling, and I think it might be to our advantage to be one of the 3.  I just don't know where to confirm that.  Thank you for any info you can provide and I will be praying for you.

Russell D. Cochrane said:

Hi Tim: Many thanks for bringing that incorrect info to my attention. I have no idea where that hull number came from but I have corrected it along with a couple of other corrections. No escuse, but with what I am dealing with my health problems nothing makes much sense to me any more. It hurts to even think of parting with something that I waited so long to find. I gave up ever finding exactly what I had dreamed of after travelling many miles looking and if haden't been for my wife of 57 years, we would never be the proud owners of one of only 3 left factory flybridge masterpieces out of 7 originally made in the CC factory. If you know of anyone that might be looking as my wife and I did for so long, we keep her on Wattsbarlake lake in TN and of course under covered storage. Tim, again thank you so very much for bringing the above mis-info to my attention. Russ & Jackie Cochrane

Hi Diane:  Wondered if you ever received my email I sent to you in resonse to yours? I'm not good with computers so please forgive. I asked where your 47 flybridge is located??? Mine is on Wattsbarlake, Tn. Would love to hear from you. Russ Cochrane, "It's About Time"   rutclark@yahoo.com.

Hi Russ.  No I didn't receive an email from you.  I'm very new to this site, so I am just learning how to get around in it. We are on the West Coast--L.A. Harbor (Port of Los Angeles).   I would really like to talk to you privately about this ol' boat.  I have so many questions; maybe you could answer some.  Looking forward to chatting with you soon.  Diane.  scorpyowmn@live.com

Russell D. Cochrane said:

Hi Diane:  Wondered if you ever received my email I sent to you in resonse to yours? I'm not good with computers so please forgive. I asked where your 47 flybridge is located??? Mine is on Wattsbarlake, Tn. Would love to hear from you. Russ Cochrane, "It's About Time"   rutclark@yahoo.com.

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