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48' Chris-Craft Constellation


                       PRICE REDUCED!

DIOGENES is a beautiful "Shed" kept classic Chris-Craft Flush Deck Motoryacht.  The Constellation was generally considered to be the top of the line mahogany cruiser offered by Chris-Craft from it's inaugural year,1955, through 1972, the year the last mahogany cruiser was delivered. The Constellations were constructed using mahogany planks over oak frames, and they were fitted for comfort and elegance. There were very few accessories offered since every imaginable accessory was already included on these marvelous yachts. 

This "Woodie" is a Flush Deck Salon Model featuring three very comfortable staterooms (forward, mid, and aft master) and a very spacious salon equipped with a modern, though Classic, forward galley and dining nook. The forward and aft staterooms have insuite heads, and the aft head is equipped with a full size shower. The Salon models were advertised as sleeping 6, but can easily accommodate 10 people. A very large and comfortable aft deck is also an outstanding feature of this immaculate cruiser. 

  • Make: Chris-Craft
  • Model: Constellation
  • Year: 1967
  • Length: 48ft
  • Name: DIOGENES
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Antioch, CA

DIOGENES 1967 Chris Craft Constellation

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Motor Yachts
  • LOA: 48 feet
  • Beam: 13 feet
  • Max Draft: 3.08 feet
  • DryWeight: 32000 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 11 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 18 knots
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Detroit
  • EngineModel: 8V 53N
  • EngineYear: 1967
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 377
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Detroit
  • EngineModel: 8V 53N
  • EngineYear: 1967
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 288
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 160 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 4
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions


Island Queen (Memory Foam) bed in the aft stateroom, Vacuflush head with separate shower. Lots of storage and hanging locker. Two bunk stateroom, port side opposite head. Comfortable salon with sofa and chair, down galley on port side with dinette opposite.  Forward is two single berth stateroom with in suite Vacuflush head.

  • Detroit Diesel 8V 53N
  • REBUILT by Seattle Detroit 1999 with <400 hours since rebuild
  • Fresh water cooled
  • Hull is Philippine mahogany plank
  • Hull sides Planked with battened seams
  • Transom Double with battens
  • Bottom Double with inner skin plank
  • Framing Steam bent white oak 
  • Stringers Oak &b Fir
  • Fastenings Silicone bronze
  • Decks Teak over plywood
  • Ships Voltage:  32V & 12V DC
  • Shore Power:  115V AC
  • Batteries:  8 x 8V in series for 32 V and 2 x 6V for 12V
  • Generator:  Onan 9MDKWB Diesel 300 hours
  • Battery Charger: Xantrex TrueCharge 2 40 Amps
  • Lewco Model 3240A 
  • 3500 watt Outback inverter/charger with monitor  (all chargers, batteries and the inverter new 2017)
  • Princess 4 burner electric stove & oven
  • Whirlpool 115V electric refrigerator & freezer 
  • U-Line Ice maker (Non-operational)
  • Microwave: Sharp Carousel II
  • Pressure Hot & Cold water
  • Seaward 11 gallon water heater
  • Cetrek Auto Pilot 730 (Non-operational)
  • Compass Danforth at helm console
  • VHF Radios (2) at the helm station
  • Hard top command bridge helm with manual cables
  • Furuno Color Video depth sounder FCV-667
  • Furuno GPS Navigators (2)
  • Radar:  JRC Raster Scan Radar 3000
  • Electromode 120V heating in salon, mid-berth & aft staterooms
  • NEW bottom paint 2017
  • NEW canvas weather cloth, transom skirt
  • NEW bow seat cushions
  • Hard bottom Zodiak dinghy w/ Weaver Davits
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • Stainless CQR anchor with 300 foot chain & windlass
  • Central Diesel Heat
  • High water alarms and bilge pump systems (2)

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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