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60' Chris-Craft Motor Yacht



SEA CHANGES is a classic Chris-Craft "Woodie," SEA CHANGES is a seaworthy coastal cruiser and has been through the Panama Canal and cruised to Alaska.

She has been extensively and thoughtfully updated from stem to stern. A review of this description, including the summary of updates will assure prospective buyers this is a yacht worthy of consideration.

Unlike the production Roamer and Constellation models, there were only 12 of these semi-custom, heavily-built, raised pilothouse motoryachts built at the Chris Craft factory in Pompano Beach Florida.  This vessel, unlike Chris-Craft?s production models, offers three discreet spaces for the enclosed aft-deck, salon, and raised pilot house. For large gatherings, this thoughtful design keeps distractions in the helm to a minimum while maximizing socializing and relaxing in the other spaces. 

The aft-deck has been fitted 11 windows, 9 clear acrylic that open & close and 2 curved poly-carbonate clear windows.  

The remodeled salon has been designed with an eye to enhance comfort, functionality and storage capacity. Redesigned to include a tasteful built-in L-shaped sitting/lounging sofa with overhead mahogany cabinets and large sliding mahogany drawers underneath.  This sofa was designed to stretch out and put up your feet.  Additional Honduran mahogany drawers and cupboards have been seamlessly designed into the walls of this salon to store whatever you wish.   

SEA CHANGES features four staterooms with one that has been remodeled as an office with richly varnished mahogany file-width drawers and slide out desk that neatly nestles under a high-bunk day berth. The master stateroom was redesigned for a walk-around queen bed with storage underneath and two 7-foot long hanging closets.  There are two guest heads and a private master head with stall shower. If you are looking for a bay or coastal cruiser, entertaining, or a very comfortable live-aboard, SEA CHANGES is a must see vessel.  

  • Make: Chris-Craft
  • Model: Motor Yacht
  • Year: 1962
  • Length: 60ft
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type:
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Motor Yachts
  • Builder: Chris Craft
  • LOA: 60.5 feet
  • Beam: 16.33 feet
  • Max Draft: 4.58 feet
  • CruisingSpeed: 15 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 18 knots
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar
  • EngineModel: D 343 TA
  • EngineYear: 1962
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3100
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar
  • EngineModel: D 343 TA
  • EngineYear: 1962
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3100
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 650 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 300 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 110 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:2
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heads: 3

Additional Descriptions

Hull framing -sawn mahogany frames, fir stringers Hull planking - bottom - mahogany plank over plywood Hull planking sides - batten mahogany planked Stem - mahogany and oak Keelson - sawn oak Keel - sawn/scarfed oak Battens - full on sides Chine - sawn and formed oak Deck beams - sawn mahogany Decks - teak over plywood, sealed and over-coated House and cabin - sawn mahogany, plywood, veneers and fiberglass Bulkheads - plywood Fasteners - silicon bronze

SEA CHANGES has accommodations for seven in four staterooms. Access to the owner and 2 guest staterooms is aft from the main salon down a few steps to a curved stairway. Forward from the main salon is the pilot house and down a few steps is the galley and eating/sitting area, with the jacuzzi tub and fourth stateroom forward of the galley.

The full-width MASTER STATEROOM is all the way aft and furnished with a centerline queen bed. There are bulkhead mounted reading lamps above the berth and opening portlights outboard. The stateroom finish is beautiful mahogany. Mahogany fiddles highlight the top of the bureau while curtain treatments over the portlights enable privacy. There is a private head ensuite with a stall shower.

The first GUEST STATEROOM is forward to starboard with a large single berths, also finished in mahogany. There are abundant built-in drawers and a closet for storage.

Opposite the companionway to starboard is a second HEAD and stall shower. Additional storage can be found in the hallway, as well as a built-in ironing board.

The second GUEST STATEROOM is located forward to port with a single berth that pulls out to make a double bed. It is furnished with closets and drawers for storage and finished in mahogany.

The third GUEST STATEROOM or Crew Stateroom is located all the way forward (of the pilot house, galley and fore-mid compartment) and is accessed from the galley area. It is furnished with a large single berth to port, large settee to starboard and closets and drawers. This stateroom has its own ensuite HEAD and shower.


From the pilothouse, a 3 step stairway to starboard leads up to the main salon area which is paneled in natural finished mahogany and furnished with a built in L shaped settee that is designed for relaxing. On the port side of the saloon, there is a table that can be used for eating or relaxing. There is plentiful storage outboard to port and starboard as well as in overhead cabinets forward. Sliding windows to port and starboard provide natural lighting and are also furnished with window treatments to match/compliment the salon upholstery.


The full width after deck has beautiful teak decks. White painted weatherboards surround the aft deck with crystal clear polycarbonate, curved and opening windows (9), allowing for clear views of the outside and all-weather enjoyment of the aft deck.


The pilothouse is just forward of the saloon and affords excellent visibility. The side windows can be opened for ventilation. The pilot house has plentiful built-in storage cabinets and a nice nav area with ship's computer. The sole is teak with carpet over the teak decking.


This mid-level country kitchen design galley is located forward of the main salon and pilot house with large windows on 3 sides, affording unparalleled viewing while cooking. There is a C-shaped counter with inset double stainless sinks to port with filtered water and instant hot dispenser. There is abundant storage above and below the countertop and a dishwasher under the forward counter. The 3 burner Dickinson stove is mounted against the aft bulkhead.

The two door refrigerator/freezer is along the starboard side with additional storage and a single seat and overhead wine glass storage.

A built-in dinette/settee with sliding table top is located forward with seating for 4 persons.

Galley Appliances

Refrigerator w/ freezer Three burner Dickinson stove with oven Microwave Double stainless steel sink with filtered water and instant hot water dispenser Kenmore dishwasher


The Fore-Mid Compartment is located dow 3 steps and forward of the galley and is finished in mahogany. There is a half-size refrigerator and Splendide washer/drier.

There is a full size Jacuzzi tub with shower for your pleasure after a hard day.


All decks are reefed & caulked and sealed with epoxy, elastomeric membrane, non-skid and top-side paint.

Starting all the way forward, the foredeck is equipped with port and starboard fiberglass propane boxes with 2 aluminum propane tanks and a heavy duty Muir Thor 12v anchor windlass with an 88 lb Delta anchor on stainless steel rollers. On the forward end of the trunk cabin is a built-in full width bow seat with a canvas cover, upholstered cushions and additional storage beneath.

The entire foredeck and side decks are protected by varnished teak cap rails mounted on stainless steel stanchions and connected by vinyl clad stainless steel lifelines. At the bow, these railings terminate at the polished stainless steel bow rail/anchor pulpit. The port and starboard side decks lead aft to the wing doors which open to the aft deck.



The full width, stand up engine room is beneath the main salon sole and accessed from forward of the galley area. There is a separate full width workshop/equipment area forward of the engine room that houses the Kabola heater, electrical components and tool chests. The generator is NOT operational.


Engine hours Port ~3100 Starboard ~3100 2:1 hydraulic Caterpillar reduction gear Engine cooling raw water through heat exchangers Exhaust system casting and piping through dry stack with muffler Engine pyrometers


2" propellor shaft 32" x 31" four blade bronze propellors


2 iron tanks 600 gallons totallocated port and starboard aft Manifolds and tank shutoffs


2 Rule 2000 Rule 500 Rule 1100 Rule 2800 ac Manual forward

120 V AC

Main breaker panel with subbed panels with polarity indicators Trace SW2512 MC inverter Isolation transformer Wiring 600 vac non-metallic Hot water boiler Hot water flash heater

Low voltage (12v and 32v)

Pro Mariner 20-3 12v battery charger ProTech 4-32 32v battery charger Newmar 32-30 32v battery charger (back up) Two 32v alternators Master battery switch Battery parallel switch One 32v battery banks One 12v battery bank 12v navigation lights and anchor light
VHF - West Marine Aries II VHF - Standard Spectrum Radar - Furuno RDP119 Navigation - PC running MAC ENC software with View Sonic Display GPS - Garmin 135 Depth - Garmin 135 Knot meter - MAC Rudder angle indicator
Panasonic digital tuner Sharp compact stereo system TV antenna Stereo with speakers
20 life jackets located in deck box and port aft storage Approved life rings and LifeSling


88 lb. Delta plow anchor Chain - 300' 1/2" ht Muir Thor 3200 lb windlass
12v Navigation lights and anchor light Bell Horn Flares Abundant fenders Wipers First Aid kit Teak folding boarding ladder Bow and stern rails and double lifelines Smoke detectors CO detectors Escape hatches - aft deck and 3 cabin entry doors
72,000 btu Kabola diesel fired boiler for central heating and hot water Search light Handheld spotlight Tank watch holding tank monitor Stainless LPG BBQ Craftsman air compressor Deck boxes Deck washdown Boat pole


Heavy teak bow anchor base and SS bow roller 88 lb. Delta plow anchor 300 ft. ½ in. high-test galvanized anchor chain 3500 lb. pull Muir Thor 12 v windlass Stainless steel fender (6) and life-ring (2) mounts Trident Marine propane system (Coast Guard approved) Twin fiberglass propane deck lockers Propane remote shut-off system 2 aluminum 20 lb. Trident propane tanks Rail-mounted Dickinson propane barbecue 10 ft. width seating with closed cell foam cushions Sunbrella upholstered and weather covered Life jacket storage under settee Weather decks reefed & caulked and sealed with epoxy, elastometric membrane, non-skid and top-side paint.


Complete rebuilt (Honduran Mahogany) with berth, cushions drawers, book shelves, hanging locker and settee with additional storage under 120v AC sub-panel feeding 3 AC outlets (ground-fault protected) and 12v & 32v lighting In-suite Electric head/LetraSan saltwater septic system (Coast Guard approved) with new plumbing and new cabinet joinery (Honduran Mahogany) Central heat blower vent (local thermostat controlled)


3 steps up from forward stateroom Starboard-side refurbished mahogany joinery and half-size refrigerator and utility storage space Splendide 2010 XC clothes washer/dryer 6 ground-fault protected AC outlets Port side Eccotemp Propane flash hot water heater –120,000 BTU install and associated cabinetry Jacuzzie standard-size hot-tub with shower head install and cabinetry


Mid-level country kitchen design 3 steps up from fore-mid compartment Built-in upholstered settee Island counter with storage under Double ss sink Built-in dishwasher Dickinson stove/oven Norcold TEK Dual Electric refrigerator/freezer Microwave ove 13 drawers, 2 closing dish-cabinets, additional closing storage associated with settee Wine racks, overhead wine glass holder 7 AC outlets on 2 circuits (ground-fault protected) AC distribution panel Trident Gas Control Panel AC & DC lighting 12v DC stove-top exhaust fan Central heat blower vent (local thermostat controlled)


New mahogany cabinetry installed port and starboard, mahogany overhead cabinets Radar; 6 KW Furuno RDP 119 Garmin 135 plotter/depthfinder 2 VFH radios; Standard Spectrum (with hailer),West Marine Aires II 3 Ongario parallel self parking windshield wiper motors, switches, etc. 12 v DC overhead fans New AC & DC wiring with distribution panels Electrical panel closet Media equipment closet


Complete new Honduran Mahogany build out Deep L-shaped settee with custom fitted cushions Cabinetry P&S (12 drawers, 2 double opening doors for larger item storage) Fabric headliner Custom Roman-shade drapery Media cabinet above settee 5 AC outlets 4 wired-in-place AC lamps on dimmers Power amplified TV antenna (12 v) Central heat blower vent (local thermostat controlled)


Stainless steel, acrylic and Lexan (curved corner windows) hard weatherproof enclosed after-deck with 9 large opening windows White rolled vinyl upholstery Mahogany and Okumi paneled overhead 1 AC outlet


Curved Mahogany stairway to lower passageway (4 doors to compartments) Mahogany overhead and dimmable lighting Swing-up ironing board and closet 2 AC outlets 2-50 gallon holding tanks serve both heads (plumbed together for single point deck and thru-hull pump-out) New AC wiring and AC distribution panel


Full width Completely rebuilt with Honduran Mahogany Center island queen berth with 7’ hanging closets port and starboard Hot water copper heating lines in hanging closets Under bed storage: 8 drawers and large 6 foot long storage compartment Built-in shelving port and starboard 12 v lighting 4 AC outlets (ground fault protected) Competely rebuilt ensuite head with shower, sink, and built-in storage lockers (Honduran Mahogany) Headhunter Royal Flush head (fresh water) AC outlet ground fault protected 12 v and AC lighting Central heat vent (local thermostat controlled


Starboard stateroom/office Completely rebuilt with Honduran Mahogany Elevated single berth with storage and pull-out desk secretary below Settee with drawers under Overhead cabinet with sliding doors Hanging closet with shelving New fabric overhead 4 AC outlets AC & DC lighting Central heat blower vent (local thermostat controlled)


Rebuilt with Honduran Mahogany Single berth/settee pulls out to double bed Overhead cabinet with sliding doors Hanging closet with shelving AC outlet ground fault protected AC & DC lighting Central heat blower vent


Serves port and starboard staterooms Competely rebuilt head with shower, sink, and built-in storage lockers (Honduran Mahogany) Headhunter Royal Flush head (fresh water) AC & DC lighting


All interior spaces added wood parquet floors (with fitted access panels) Main cabin exterior overhead sealed with epoxy, elastometric membrane, elastometric paint, non-skid and top-side paint. 72,000 BTU Kabola diesel fired furnace plumbed to 5 thermostat controlled zones providing hydronic heating throughout vessel. Anchor and running lights Loud hailer Isolation Transformer Trace Inverter SW2512 2 Generator/shore power by-pass switches Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher (in addition to functioning original CO2 system) Head Hunter fresh water pump 55 PSI @ 20 GPM (fresh water heads and all other vessel freshwater services


2 marine deep-cycle 12v batteries in parallel for house, windlass, furnace, 3 bilge pumps and 11 house lights.

Replaced in 2022 (JULY)

4 marine deep-cycle 8v batteries in series to yield 32v for engine starting, 3 house lights and 2 bilge pumps

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.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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