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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Hi so sorry to hear about the dreaded C. I see the 828 area code, good doctors in the Asheville area although with cell phones you could be anywhere., Saved my uncle when he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Wishing you well and a recovery. 

yes, should have uploaded very soon

I looked at your profile and you may want to change the hull number.  It looks like the number listed might be a state registration number.

Good luck with the sale and more importantly your health.


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

Russ---Your passion comes through for your boat. I hope you can post some pictures sometime. Congratulations on the 57 years of marriage and will pray for the best of outcomes for you.

Hi Al Edwards:  Thanks for responding to my Commander Club classified ad. My wife and I and our #2 son drove down to where we keep our boat this morning on Wattsbarlake and continued washing her down along with bringing some of the weather curtains back to our farm to really get them clean  My wife went with us because she has the expertise for taking the pictures that have been asked for by several people to be included in the ad. Hopefully they will be included sometime Wed. or Thur. They are of the outside only as the interior needs a little more housekeeping. I want to include, and I'm sure you will love if you have any experience with diesel engins, I just touched the starter button on each engine panel and they were instantly running. This is after sitting since last Nov. when I winterized everything. Again, thanks for your interest in my pride and joy and most of all your prayers for my situation. Our family are firm believers in prayer. Russ

Russ, very sorry to hear of your illness. I keep my boat on Loudon at Wind River so in a way we are neighbors. I was looking for a 47 when I bought my 45'.

Also, you probably have this covered but my wife went to school with a very good oncologist located in Asheville. Let me know if you want her contact info.

Hi Alan:  Many many thanks for your latest email offering  the Asheville oncologist info. I no longer live in NC as we have moved to TN, to be with our sons and have been seeing a urologist in Oak Ridge along with toooo many other doctors for tests. Honestly it becomes overwhelimg as to what a person has to go through with all the tests etc. Again, thanks for thinking about me and please keep your fingers crossed. Russ.

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. 

Good Morning Douglas:  I finally  was able to get some pics of my boat so you can see what she looks like. Have a grear day. Russ Cochrane


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