Good afternoon,

We are in the market for 1966 or 1967 38' Commander Sedan. Not looking for a project boat, and want something that is mostly original. Must be in the Mid Atlantic area NY-VA if anyone knows of anything please let me know.

Thanks!

Paul. A Mathias

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Dear Paul 

I may have what your looking for a Chris Craft 38 commander Sudan flybridge, It was bought at the boat show in Genoa, Italy  new 47 years ago the original owner  died at 93 he sold it to me, its been on the French Riveria  Port Menton, all its life, 130 hours Detroit diesel's totally original. The photos were taken in October 2018.

Please let me know if you have an interest,

Kind regards 

Johnny P Hughes 

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Hi Paul,

I think the question you need to think about is how much do you want to spend?  Both in money and time/effort.  Mostly original usually means project boat (or a much higher price point).  There are 38’s here as low as $15K.  If you go towards the other end and want restored or better, you can usually gain dramatically from someone else’s loss.  At the higher end, sellers often have well over 6 figures into their boats, sometimes several times over.  And since it is a very specific type of person that wants these boats, they’re only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for them.  They are a point of pride for everyone who owns one (hence why many owners are so willing to put so much time/effort/money into them) and we relish in enjoying them while we have the privelege of owning them.  There are quite a few of these boats out there to be had.  Then there are boats that are along the middle ground that require some TLC and mild mechanical work- often the ones that folks buy and do a lot of the work themselves.  

What’s most interesting is that you can spend $15K or $65K; yet that $50K difference amounts to $100K+ or more worth of value when you look at what a previous owner has spent.  

Take the below boat for example- restored from top to bottom, inside and out.  Engines, all mechanicals, generator, new tanks, new decks, new teak/canvas/interior/etc. etc. etc.  Easily $200K invested.  It all comes down to what the value is to you for a boat that you’ll not have to do any work to for the foreseeable future.  

Happy to talk if you’re interested- the owner (my dad) is retiring soon and thinking about hanging it up.  It’s a ‘68 Sedan.

Happy Holidays,

Mike

Has anyone ever gone to look at this one?

https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1969/chris-craft-38-commander-26...



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