47' Commander

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Model years: 1966 -1976

Serial numbers:

FAA-47-xxx (double)
FAB-47-xxx (single)
FAC-47-xxx (cockpit)
FAD-47-xxx (double)
FAE-47-xxx (single)
FAG-47-xxx (single)
FAF-47-xxx (cockpit)
FAH-47-xxx (double)

Number of hulls built: 253

Length x Beam: 47' 0" x 15' 0"

Draft / Weight: 38" / 35,480 lbs


 Aft Cabin Version


Fishing Cockpit Version


Video tour of a 47':

Related Information

  • Floor plans:

Fishing Cockpit Version Layout:

Double Aft Cabin Layout:

Single Aft Cabin Layout:


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






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Comment by Mark Stackhouse on October 27, 2014 at 10:40pm

what is the height of the 47 commander

Comment by Abdel Gabriel Glavey on September 29, 2013 at 12:41pm

hi friends- i'm a new member. I have a question & i'm hoping someone can help me.  my 370hp cummlns motor has a red coolant. I changed the filter & need to add coolant. what kind of coolant can I add? is it a special brand & type that anyone suggests & can I buy it from a local marine store? thanks a lot!

Comment by J Clint Cheveallier on February 12, 2013 at 9:57am

The 47 Commanders are great boats to update.  Sue and I purchased a 1972 Commander Aft Cockpit Motoryacht in 2010 and updated her.  Visit our WET & WILD at www.chriscraftwetandwild.com

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New Executive Committee

The results of the executive committee election are now in. As from January 1, 2108 the executive committee will have the following members:

  • Chief Commander - Lee Dahlen
  • Treasurer  John Rose, New!
  • Web Master - Pam Sorensen, New!
  • Archivist - Charlene Pike
  • Membership Chair - Matt Cowles
  • PR-Chair --- John Heenan, New!

Read about our new executive committee here. 


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