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Old 08-11-2014, 16:17   #46
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First they were built by the Marshall family who most recently built Navigators.

I would say a decent boat overall. If it surveys it should work.

Someone here said you can get 50% off power boats. I wouldn't expect that unless it is a boat that you probably don't want anyway.

Are there any Chris Craft 46 or 50's out your way in your price range? Definitely worth a look.
We did find a 48' Chris craft, 1985 which is really nice. Just up in the San Francisco which is 7 hours away, but it's nice. Thanks again.
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Old 08-11-2014, 17:01   #47
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We did find a 48' Chris craft, 1985 which is really nice. Just up in the San Francisco which is 7 hours away, but it's nice. Thanks again.
That is actually a 42' boat that the factory added a 6' cockpit to and it became the 480 Catalina. It has two staterooms and a 14'9 beam.

http://www.powerboatguide.com/ewExte...20Catalina.pdf

The 46 and 50's don't have cockpits and have two staterooms plus office with a 15'6 beam. They came from the Pacemaker 46, then the Uniflite 46 after it acquired Pacemaker and finally the Chris Craft 46/50/501 after it acquired Uniflite.

That one you are thinking of has been repowered right? It's all about the survey.

Here is the Pacemaker 46 which is basically the same as the Chris Craft 46/50.

http://www.powerboatguide.com/ewExte...or%20Yacht.pdf

Here is the 501 version which has a different configuration from the others.

http://www.powerboatguide.com/ewExte...or%20Yacht.pdf

Good luck.

Note that CC made earlier wooden boats in some of these sizes but I am only talking about the later fiberglass models.
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Much appreciated, yes this is the Catalina 480. We also found a 1985 Tollycraft that apparently powerboat guide says it's a great quality yacht. Any opinions ?
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Much appreciated, yes this is the Catalina 480. We also found a 1985 Tollycraft that apparently powerboat guide says it's a great quality yacht. Any opinions ?
They were well thought of west coast boats. If it suits you and surveys, sure.

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Old 08-11-2014, 18:18   #50
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Ok thanks, I just want a decent quality made boat. None of this junk that I'm seeing like the lien hwa. Almost every lien hwa I looked at had water damage around the Windows. I was just asking if anybody knew about the quality of the tollycraft.
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Old 08-11-2014, 18:28   #51
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Hatteras,hatteras,hatteras,hatteras,hatteras. Any other boat on your list is a mistake.


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Hatteras,hatteras,hatteras,hatteras,hatteras. Any other boat on your list is a mistake.


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Haha well I would definitely purchase one if I could find one close enough and within my budget. Believe me, I'd love to have a hatteras.
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A good Tolly is a fine choice.

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Tollycraft 48' was nice but man it was small in the staterooms. I was amazed on how small it was. So we are still looking.
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I know I said I wanted to stay away from Taiwanese boats but what do you guys know about hershine?
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We're in a 38' Chris Craft Catalina. Plenty of room and comfortable at the dock, but big gas engines. Don't have much trip experience, so I'll leave that to others, but I can vouch for the comfort. Good luck with your choice.
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Have you looked at this?

1979 Hatteras 43 Double Cabin Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

http://www.powerboatguide.com/ewExte...le%20Cabin.pdf

http://www.hatterasowners.com/Brochu...43DCB-0281.pdf
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To the OP - did you ever find the right boat for you? We are about 18 months from the same situation. Pickings are slim online.
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Hi jtf... Ever considered a DeFever? Well designed, great sea boat, heaps of room and usually reasonably priced. Lived aboard a 54 footer for over 5 years at Sunroad Marina in SD and enjoyed every moment of it. Took her from top of Desolation Sound in BC to San Diego with no problem. Went to Catalina regularly... As well as Sea of Cortez. PM me for more details... Phil
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