42' Commander

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Model years: 1967 - 1972

Serial numbers:

FBA-42-xxx (1967)
FBA-42-xxxx (1968-72)

Number of hulls built: 191

Length x Beam: 42' 0" x 13' 0"

Draft / Weight: 38" / 22,443 - 25,621 lbs

Comments:

Together with the 41' Commander this is the most compact true double cabin Commander. There is a separate cabin aft and another separate forward cabin, each with an adjoining head, the aft one also has a shower.

This model was sold with a soft top which makes it the largest Commander available with a open cockpit. As is evident from the photos it was also available with a hard top dog house.

A distinctive difference compared to other Commanders with hard top is that some adults will not have enough headroom under the hard top to stand up apart from the immediately behind the helm where there is a small well to put your feet in. On the other hand there is ample headroom in the cabin and in the below deck gangway between the salon and the aft cabin.

Related Information

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Select data taken from Chris-Craft: The Essential Guide by Jerry Conrad

 

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Comment by Trey Bull on October 27, 2014 at 11:16pm
The height is 16' 10.6" to top of the mast.
Comment by Mark Stackhouse on October 27, 2014 at 10:39pm

what is the actual height of the 42 commander

Comment by chris morisette on May 3, 2014 at 8:45am

it is not that far to walk ...chris

Comment by Trey Bull on February 6, 2013 at 12:14pm

Lucy & Ricky Ricardo would be pleased about the bed arraingements here.

Comment by Trey Bull on February 6, 2013 at 12:12pm

It's too bad that this model didn't come with a queen bed in the aft cabin. Instead I get stuck with I Love Lucy bed arraingements.

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