Differences between a Commander 45 and a Commander 451

Hi there

I am wondering what the difference between a Commander 45 and a Commander 451 is.  I think they might be built in different plants, and may use a bit different Hull numbering schema.  Also the aft windows seem different in the 451, but am curious about any other differences.

Also, wondering if someone could help with my Hull #. CCF9D0250878 which seems to indicate a Aug, 1973 Built Commander Number 25 of 100 or so built.  The problem I have is the USCG Abstract of Title  indicates that it was built in 73 but was in different Marina, Marine inventories until Jan 1980.  The USCG COD indicates that it is a 1978.  Can anyone shed some light on that?

TIA

Robert

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I have a 1980 45' Chris Craft Commander Model 451-8065F with a Hull Identification # CCF8065M79D .

According to the Chris Craft Pompano Plant Production Order Record the boat was shipped to RODI

Chris Craft in Florida on 11/30/1977. The boat is shown as a 1980 model according to the Certificate of Documentation.

The Mariner's Museum at 100 Museum Drive in Newport News, VA 23606 may be able to help you with more information.

Hart Harding / SCAMPI   

Is the hull number stamped into the upper starboard corner of the transom? If so, please post a pic of it. 



John Scherzinger said:

Is the hull number stamped into the upper starboard corner of the transom? If so, please post a pic of it. 

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Looks to me that your hull ID is CCF SD 0250 D73.

CCF: Pompano plant

SD: FAA-45 hull series

0250: serial number (I think)

D: month shipped (I don't have a list for 1973, so don't know what month that is)

73: Model year

Got my info from the Maritime Museum

Plant = Pompano

Model = 451

Hull = FAA-4-0025 F (number 25 of 63 built)

Ship Date = 8-24-73

Delivered to Ray's Chris Craft Sales and Service

City Island, NY 10464

I have also included the layout for the 451 which is different from the 45.

Commander_451-full.pdf

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You may want to make sure the Hull ID number on your registration matches the number on your transom. I do power squadron vessel safety inspections and we commonly find HIN's that don't quite match up to whats on the registration. 3's and 8's tend to get switched occasionally.  

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