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50' Chris-Craft 50 Constellation 1961



  • Boat Name: "TOP PRIORITY"
  • Year: 1961
  • Current Price: US$ 99,500 
  • Located in Jacksonville, FL
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Gas
  • Central/Exclusive Listing
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Ever boat has a story and TOP PRIORTY is no different. Until Summer of 2018 she lived for 57 years in a covered, heated boat house in Detroit, Michigan cared for by her one and only owner. The owner passed away and the boat was acquired by her new owner March 2018. The new owner has taken great care to keep her as original as possible all the while upgrading her systems. The boat made the long journey from Detroit to Jacksonville, FL (a trip of a life time) safely to her new home undercover on the Ortega River at Lamb's Yacht Center. We invite serious interest to contact us for more details and showing.   

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

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LOA: 50 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Marine Power
Year Built: 1978
Engine Model: 454
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 800
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Marine Power
Year Built: 1978
Engine Model: 454
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 800
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive


Fuel Tanks: (324 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 6
Number of heads: 2


TV set

Inside Equipment

Air conditioning
Microwave oven
Battery charger
Marine head
Electric bilge pump
Hot water

Electrical Equipment

Generator - In-Op
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras

Teak sidedecks

Electrical system

Complete rewire of AC/DC systems moving the breaker boxes from the engine room to the salon.

Custom Blue Seas 360 panel with AC isolation, 120V, 240V, 12V

MasterVolt - ChargeMaster Battery Charger, Masterbus Network Compatible, 25A Charger Output, 12V DC

Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/4000-200; 120 VAC (4000 Watt) Inverter with built in 200 AMP/12 VDC Charger and Automatic Transfer Switch

Lifeline GPL-4CT Battery 6 Volt 220 Amp Hour

Lifeline GPL-27T Battery 12 Volt 100 Amp Hour

MasterVolt EasyView 5-touch screen to monitor one or more Master Bus Products


NMEA 2000 Micro-C Network

Simrad HALO-3 Pulse Compression Radar

Simrad NSSevo3 16-inch Full HD display with GPS, sounder, Wi-Fi & HDMI out.

Simrad NAC-3 Autopilot Core Pack: Comprising of the high-current NAC-3 autopilot computer, Precision-9 compass and RF-25 rudder feedback unit

Simrad HLD 350 Split MK2 Hydraulic Linear Drive


Airmar B60 Bronze Tilted Element 50/200kHz XDR, Lowrance

Shakespeare Phase III 4' VHF Antenna

Standard 240SW Hailer Horn

SonicHub 2 NMEA 2000 audio server module

WM-3 Sirius Sat Weather & Radio Module

NAVIONICS MSD/NAV+NI Coastal and Inland Chart for U.S. and Canada Navionics+ Preloaded microSD Card.

GlobalFix Ipro

Mechanical system

Rule 2000 GPH Bilge Pump 12V - 3

Rule 500 GPH Shower Sump 12V

Pentair Shure Flow Aqua King II Premium  4.0 12V  Water Pressure Pump

Whale 3 Gallon Aluminum Water Heater

Buell 12V Air Compressor and 3 gallon tank

Galley updates

Haier Refrigerator

Cooper Chef Stainless Steel Cerami-Tech Induction portable cooktop replacing the Alcohol Stove

Engines updates

Complete conversion from RAW water cooled to Closed Cooling:

Water pumps

Exhaust manifolds and Risers

 Complete conversion to electronic ignition:

Petronix Distributors

Petronix Coils

8 mm Spark Plug wires

Both tachs converted to Electronic

New Alternators

Bottom condition and updates

New Bottom Paint – 3 Coats @ Huckins of Petit Cooper Bronze Hard paint 8/2019

New Zincs

Exterior updates

New Brightwork stain and varnish – 11/19. Taken down to bare wood.

New Canvas helm enclosure as original 12/19.

Interior updates

New Poseidon Window Coverings

New Ultra Leather Couch

Recovered original Chris Craft chairs

Recovered dinette bench cushions 

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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