What do you think of a 1971 47 commander with painted teak decks, hates teak? Or hiding leaks?

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Are you speaking of toe rails or actual teak decks? I have never seen a 47 with actual teak decks.

Listed it as painted teak decks .
"Teak deck rails
Fiberglass molded toe rail w/ teak cap
Painted teak decks"

Where is it?  There was one with painted toe rails here on the Alton Pool of the Mississippi I saw years ago.


Thanks for the replies, I am knew to the forum and reding alot of posts, short background, I'm currently in the market for a 53 to 41 ft mv ChrisCraft, Hatterass, or Matthews 65 to 1972 no flybridge.This particular mv is in Va, if anyone had any personal knowledge on this boat it would be appreciated. I have seen fiberglass decks made to look like painted teak but this does not list it as fiberglass.
Thanks again for your responses.


The deck is molded fiberglass made to look like painted teak.

Dave Wilson

42' Commander "Valhalla"

Thanks Dave, I thought that might be the case. I'm familiar with hatt, matthews issues but jioned up here to learn more about CC. What are the issues with CC I should look out for or be aware off. Thanks

I think you'll find the 47 CCs are a solid boat and as long as they have been maintained an  excellent boat to buy.  Judging from the pictures I'd take a look at that one, it looks like it has been maintained, the engine room looks clean, and based on that I'd investigate further.  I also think the price is right.

Bryon thanks for the reply, I agree with you, unfortunately vayacht will not work with my broker " split comm" so I would be on my own and I am not willing to do that. I'll continue the search, no time crunch, looking for the best example in my range not necessarily best price. Thanks again

It's amazing how much bigger the aft cabin looks when painted in bright colors. The only 47 I've seen in person was Buckaroo, with the dark wood it felt claustrophobic. I'd agree, this boat looks very attractively priced, if the motors are in good condition. That may be why the ad says 'as is where is'.  

Daniel, when you find your boat make sure you do a survey of the boat and also an engine survey.

And oil analysis! Sending block oil and trans oil to Blackstone Labs labs is a cheap and easy way to get a lot of info of what’s going on inside the engines!
I do plan on both surveys, thanks for the oil analysis info, had planned on asking engine surveyor what they did along those lines but I'll keep this info as backup.

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