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1969 Chris Craft 42 Sportfish Commander

by Randy Woods

This classic, head-turning Chris Craft vessel available from Worth Avenue Yachts is fully equipped and ready for Pacific Northwest cruising.

Behold SCOUT, a classic 42-foot Chris Craft sportfishing vessel built in 1969 that has proudly plied coastal waters for more than 50 years. With a comfortable, naturally lit interior and spacious aft deck, the well-tended vessel is prepared for decades more use cruising the Pacific Northwest waters.

The salon first impresses visitors with its high gloss, custom teak paneling, and varnished mahogany woodwork throughout. Luxury touches include a sofa, built-in bookcases, a Toshiba 21” flat screen TV with KVH satellite service, and a Kenwood CD stereo. On the same level, the forward portside galley—with dinette seating and table opposite—is equipped with a Tundra front-loading refrigerator and freezer, a two-burner Origo hotplate, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, and a stainless steel sink.

Aft of the salon is SCOUT’s most noticeable feature: an open air cockpit with a unique octagonal teak table, surrounded by four cushioned teak chairs. A Dickinson propane BBQ grill side mounted on the starboard rail makes it easy to prepare outdoor feasts while mingling with guests. A Bimini sunshade can also be extended nearly the length of the cockpit for sunny days.

A ladder provides access to a side control stations as well as the main helm, featuring two 3” Danforth compasses, a Furuno NavNet C-Map NT, an AP Chart Navigator MK 30, a brass clock and barometer, and a stainless steel ship’s bell. The half-tower flybridge is also equipped with full hydraulic steering and engine controls, a Barret eisenglass enclosure, a FloScan fuel meter gauge, and VHF radio.

Belowdecks, two staterooms can sleep up to five people, sharing a head with an enclosed shower stall. The V-berth master stateroom at the bow has a satellite TV, a Kenwood speaker system, and hanging lockers for storage. The midship guest stateroom includes a single berth and drawer storage.

SCOUT is powered by twin diesel CAT 3208TA engines, each producing 375 horsepower, with 1,600 hours of use. These professionally maintained and updated engines top out at 17 knots and cruise at 11 knots, ensuring a smooth ride on this stately beauty.

Specs & Info

LOA 42’ · Beam 12’ · Draft 3’6”

Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)

300 gal. / 130 gal. / 28 gal.

Twin diesel CAT 3208TAs


Worth Avenue Yachts
Seattle, WA
Scott Hauck

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