50' Chris-Craft 1960



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50' Chris-Craft 1960


(LOCATION: Detroit MI) This 50' Chris-Craft Constellation is a fresh water time machine with classic features and drop-dead good looks. Sweeping bow, teak decks, wood hull, covered helm, spacious aft deck, and traditional salon make her stand out in any marina. Whether you are planning a day on water or a weekend getaway, this 50' Constellation is ready to accommodate with three staterooms.

On deck we start with a teak foredeck with stainless steel bow rail, wide teak side decks, and wing doors to aft deck. The aft deck has EZ2CY enclosure, new furniture, and wet bar with refrigerator, ice maker, and liquor storage. Forward is a centerline helm with original gauges, Auto Helm tridata depth sounder, Raytheon GPS, Loran, chart plotter, radar, and VHF radio & hailer. She has everything you need to get you where you want to go and back home safely. A port side companionway leads below.

The open salon has large windows, new window treatments, new carpet, and warm wood tones providing a comfortable and relaxing living area. There are two easy chairs, a sleeper sofa with coffee table, entertainment center, and even refrigerated wine storage. Forward and down is a full galley with wraparound cabinets, full size refrigerator, built-in microwave oven, and three-burner range with oven. A convertible dinette is to starboard and seats four or sleeps two.

There are three staterooms. The forward stateroom has upper and lower bunks with new mattresses. The center stateroom has offset upper and lower berths. There is a forward head compartment serving both staterooms. The master aft cabin has two full berths. The aft head compartment has large shower stall.

This Chris-Craft was re-fitted in 1996 with twin Crusader 454XL engines and is equipped with Groco oil change system, Velvet Drive transmission, and new four-blade propellers. Other features include halon fire suppression, Bennett trim tabs, and a new reverse osmosis water filter. Three Marine Air reverse cycle HAC units maintain interior comfort and an Onan 10kW generator provides offshore electrical power. This beautiful 50' motor yacht is exceptionally well maintained and ready to cruise. This is not a restoration, she has had owners who have cared for her. Call now and make an appointment to see for yourself what classic boating is all about.  Motivated seller says bring offers!






Cruise Speed:

16 KTS

Max Speed:

24 KTS

Range NMI:



14' "

Engine Details:

Crusader 454XL

Engine 1:

810.00 HRS

Engine 2:

810.00 HRS

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Gas/Petrol

Fuel Capacity:

410 GAL

Water Capacity:

200 GAL


Large windows, warm wood tones, and new carpet provide a bright and airy interior.

  • Forward Guest Stateroom with Upper and Lower Bunks
  • New mattresses
  • Forward Guest Head
  • Mid-Cabin Stateroom with Offset Upper and Lower Berths
  • Full Galley with Convertible Dinette
  • Open Salon with Sleeper Sofa, Twin Easy Chairs, Entertainment Center, and Refrigerated Wine Storage
  • New window treatment
  • Master Aft Cabin with Two Full Size Berths and Private Head with Shower

Dinette seats four and sleeps two.

  • U-Shaped Galley
  • Solid Surface Counter Top
  • Stainless Steel Double Sink
  • Full Size Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Three-Burner Range with Oven
  • Built-in Microwave Oven

  • Enclosed Centerline Helm Station
  • Aft Deck Lounge with EZ2CY Enclosure
  • Comfortable Seating with new patio furniture
  • Wet Bar with Ice Make and Refrigerator Provide Refreshment
  • Wing Doors to Side Decks
  • Steps Aft to Swim Platform

  • Raytheon 398 GPS & Loran
  • Raytheon 601 Chart Plotter
  • Raytheon R40 Radar
  • Raytheon 202 VHF Radio
  • Raytheon 650 Auto Pilot
  • Danforth Compass
  • Original Gauges

  • Teak Deck
  • Stainless Steel Bow Rail
  • Fender Racks
  • Teak Deck Lockers with Cushioned Seats
  • Swim Platform

Recent surveys available.

  • Twin 1996 Crusader 454XL Engines
  • MSTS Ignition
  • 5000 Series Velvet Drive Trans
  • Four-Blade 24x20 Propellers
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Halon Fire Suppression
  • Onan 14kW Generator
  • Four 30-amp Shore Powers Connections
  • 60-amp Electrical Panel
  • 20-gallon Water Heater
  • Three Marine Air HAC Units
  • New reverse osmosis water purifier
  • Updated LED lighting

This vessel was manufactured in Algonac Michigan, purchased new in 1960 and delivered in Detroit by The Gregory Boat Company. The first owner was an automotive dealer in the Detroit area and moored the vessel in St. Clair Shores.

The second owner purchased the vessel in 1965. He was a business man in the flower bulb business from Mt. Clemens, MI area who used the boat to vacation with his family in northern Lake Huron, Lake Superior and on Lake St. Clair. The boat was named Tamba. The vessel proved to be very convenient while anchoring off shore for long periods of time with its 32 volt systems, large water and holding tanks, and 10 kilowatt generator. When not in use, the vessel was summer and winter stored in a covered boat well on the Clinton River in Harrison Township, MI. In 1970, the original 430 Lincoln motors were replaced with 427 Ford motors. These motors provided more horse power than the original motors with replacement parts more readily available. The vessel was sold in 1978 to its current owner’s family.

The third owner of the vessel was a businessman in the steel fabrication business from the Mt. Clemens, MI area who renamed the boat Arrivederci. In 1978 the hard top of the vessel was extended. This greatly increased the usability of the boat. The vessel was used for vacationing in Lakes Huron, St. Clair, and Erie. The vessel was occasionally used as a press boat for the Port Huron to Mackinaw sailboat race and various other events. When not in use, the vessel was summer stored in a covered boat well on the Clinton River in Harrison Township, MI, and winter stored out of the water in the same boat well.

In 1993 the vessel ownership was transferred to the third owner’s son, a USCG Master Captain 100 Ton and Licensed Professional Engineer, who continues to operate the boat today.In 1995 the navigation electronics were updated to the most up to date equipment at the time, including GPS, Loran, Chart Plotter, Auto Pilot and Radar all linked together via SeaTalk. In 1997 the motors were changed to the current set of 454 Crusaders with Borg Warner transmissions. In 1999 the aft deck enclosure was changed to an EZ2CY system in sliding tracks as well as the bottom being sanded smooth and the application of VC-17 paint for improved fuel economy. Throughout the years numerous upgrades and maintenance projects including, painting, chrome, bright work, accessories and interior decoration have been completed whenever needed. In 2009 the propellers were replaced.

In 1999 with the new enclosure, chromed rail stations, and fresh paint on the hull the vessel was judged and awarded “Best in its Class” award at the Blue Water International Boat Festival. In 2000 the vessel was awarded the “Popular Choice” award at the Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing. The boat is still summer and winter stored in the same Clinton River Boat House as it has been since 1978, keeping it in its pristine condition.

The current owner has used the vessel for vacationing and entertaining with his family and friends in Lakes Huron, St. Clair, and Erie and often for charitable boat outings and in parades.

Throughout this vessel’s history, it has been enjoyed by hundreds of passengers, whether it was for an afternoon, or on a week’s voyage. Today the vessel’s uniqueness and condition turns heads wherever she is.

It is important to note that this vessel has never left the fresh water of the Great Lakes and is in the condition that is today due to the its continued care and maintenance and indoor storage. The vessel is not a restoration project; rather it has always been cared for in a meticulous manner.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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