1971 Chris Craft Commander 35 SC
HIN # FDA352026H

LOA 35’ Beam 13’ Draft 3’0” Dry Weight 12,000

Twin Ford 300HP 427 CU Carbureted Fresh Water cooed
Paragon P44

Kohler4 cyl Gas

Surveyed 2014 professionally valued at $55,000.00 (See attachment)

Featured in “The Legacy of the Fiberglass Chris Craft Commander-By Paul Pletcher”

This boat was featured and purchased at the NY City Madison Square Garden boat show in 1971 and transported the Chesapeake where she was slipped under cover for 30 years by the original owner. It still sports its original gel coat finish and desirable white laminate finishes which are in excellent condition. It has recently been soda blasted and received 6 coats of barrier coat and 4 coats of ablative bottom coat. No expenses have been spared. It has undergone extensive upgrading over the past 9 years with an open check book. She is offered with spare engines, transmissions, generator and spare props. She is a much sought after upper and lower station vessel.

Upgrades include:
New powder coated 125 gal. fuel tanks
Hi pressure fuel lines with electronic fuel pumps and fuel pressure regulators
Edelbrock 600 cfm carbs
New caps, coils, wires, plugs (New spare caps, rotors and coils)
Petronics pointless upgrades ready to be installed
All new belts and hoses
Al through hulls have been replaced with all bronze fittings and stainless hardware including back flush valves
New relocated battery box with new high cranking and deep cycle battery’s, cables and fuses
New 4 cycle battery charger
New breaker panel
Four new LED underwater lights
Raycore fuel filters on engines and generator
(3) New bilge pumps. Total of (4)
Halon system
Full set of custom made “Faria” bridge gauges (Ready to install)
High Water, Fume Sniffer
(2) Samsumg Flat screen TV’s with CD players
New Garmin GPS with upper and lower station mounts
VHF with lower station remote
Stereo system with six speakers. Front berth, aft deck and fly bridge
New quite fans in front berth
New water heater
All new water piping in PEX with black wash and drain valves
New canvas 2017 Dodger with camper cover
New added waste water holding tank with three way valve
New refrigerator 12V/120V
New faucets
New solid surface counters with stainless steel under mounted bowl
LED companion way lighting
Wall to wall Berber carpeting throughout. Hardwood in head
Custom made mahogany swim platform, swim ladder and access ladders
Custom made curtains, upholstery and accent throws
Interior has been freshly painted and papered
All new interior low voltage lighting
Custom made pillow top mattresses
New fresh water pump and expansion tank
Fully equipped with dock bumpers, high end 5/8 lines

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  • How much?

  • 42,000 or reasonable offer
  • Thank you Brian.  Sent you a private message request.  -Jay

  • It’s in Westville NJ
  • brian@btaitbuilders.com
  • Jay

    im told 5-6K for hauling to Delray Beach FL

  • Jay

    i will participate in shipping boat and spare parts if you have interest. I’m not sure I can load enough photos to this site. Go to my company web site B. Tait Builders for direct contact. 

  • Hello, was it necessary to cut the deck floor in order to replace the fuel tanks?

  • The deck was cut prior to my purchase as the prior owner must have replaced the tanks. I replaced them again when I purchased it. I think the shell could have been removed with a little more effort. I cleaned it up as best as I could and have a deck deeper which looks pretty good. My plan was at some point to install Sea Deck. 

    Brian G. Tait Sr. said:

    Brian G. Tait Sr. said:

    Drew Schneiderbauer said:

    Hello, was it necessary to cut the deck floor in order to replace the fuel tanks?

  • Thanks. I have the same model boat in a 69 version. My tanks are original and seemed to be hanging in there in the freshwater environment. Good luck with the sale.
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