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The name Chris-Craft is synonymous with boating, since the launch of its first boat in 1874. The Constellation line was considered the most luxurious Chris-Craft when it was first introduced, and the top of the Chris-Craft line. They were built in the company’s Swansboro, NC facility. Mr Capricious is one of these grand ladies, which makes the most of her 50’ length, offering 3 staterooms and 3 heads. This boat makes an excellent live-aboard with so much living space, and separate areas including an upper and lower salon. There is plenty of room for entertaining.
Mr Capricious has the great “bones” of a legendary Chris-Craft, and is ready for a new owner to outfit and personalize her to their own tastes and décor aesthetics
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Walk Through
Mr Capricious can be entered by either the port or starboard door, or the aft door from the deck/balcony above the swim platform, into the upper salon/wheelhouse. A wheelhouse ladder leads to the flybridge. Steps on the port side go down to the lower salon, with the dinette forward to port, and the galley forward to starboard. A guest stateroom/crew quarters with ensuite head with a separate stall shower is forward of the galley.
There is a den/stateroom amidships, across from a day head. The full beam master stateroom is the farthest aft cabin, with an ensuite head with a separate stall shower.
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Deck, Hull and Flybridge
The swim platform on Mr Capricious is a TNT lift (currently non-operational), with a ladder that leads to the full beam aft deck balcony. The aft deck balcony is a nice feature for both line handling and relaxing at sunrise or sunset. A full size door, with window, leads into the upper salon.
The foredeck can be reached from either the starboard or port doors in the upper salon. There is a large seat across the bow. The foredeck area is large enough for free-standing chairs, which makes the entire foredeck area another space for entertaining or for enjoying quiet time on the water. The Bruce anchor windlass can be controlled by the foot switches at the bow or by the paddle switch on the flybridge.
The flybridge has its own full set of controls, duplicated in the wheelhouse. There is a navy blue full enclosure with Eisenglass, with a matching enclosure around the aft deck rails. A wet bar and plenty of guest seating provides yet another area for entertaining.
The entire hull and superstructure received fresh paint in the Summer of 2016 by a previous owner.
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Accommodations
The first area entered on Mr Capricious is the upper salon. There are windows all around which let in an abundance of natural light, as well as providing a 360 degree view. The back window has a removable sunshade. The sole is painted fiberglass, ready for whatever flooring the new owner selects. The upper salon has a MarinAire 16,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/heat unit with remote control which was replaced in 2021. It is one of the five units onboard.
A wet bar and beverage refrigerator help make the upper salon of Mr Capricious the perfect place to entertain. All of the furniture is free-standing and consists of a Queen-sized sofa bed, a loveseat, a cabinet with storage, and a corner table.
The other side of the wet bar area is the double helm seat for the wheelhouse. The full helm has all of the controls and electronics necessary for operating the vessel from indoors. The ladder access to the flybridge is to starboard of the helm seat. There is a large area under the windshield for more storage. The Ocean Breeze 16,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/heat unit located under the helm station was rebuilt in 2021.
The large lower salon, dinette, and galley are all on the same level, a few steps down to port from the upper salon. The entire area is carpeted with Berber style carpeting. The access to the engine room is through hatches in the lower salon sole.
A free-standing loveseat sized sofa bed and large coffee table are in front of the mirrored bulkhead, which has two mounted wall sconces for mood lighting. A flat-screen TV is mounted across from the loveseat. There are cabinets along both outer bulkhead walls.
Chris-Craft used Burmese teak throughout the Constellation line. There is a large open floor plan, which will allow the new owner to design the lower salon living space to meet their own needs. The painted walls were freshly painted in 2021.
The opening windows allow for nice cross ventilation, which are covered by sun shades to keep out the heat. The MarinAire 16,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/heat unit with remote control located in the lower salon was replaced in 2021.
The corner dinette is forward, to port, which is upholstered in a neutral fabric. There is storage under the dinette. There is a custom built, glass-top ship’s wheel table to use for dining, which conveys with the vessel.
The galley on Mr Capricious is forward to starboard, a few steps down from the lower salon sole. The galley sole is parquet wood flooring. The galley features: a full size refrigerator/freezer, a microwave oven, a three burner electric stove, a rotisserie oven, a garbage disposal, and dual sinks. There is also teak cabinetry for storage. The primary pantry storage is in the cabinets across from the galley, to port. All of the appliances are operational.
The companionway leading aft is down a few steps from the lower salon. The full beam master stateroom is farthest aft on Mr Capricious. It features a Queen-size centerline berth, with plenty of walk around room. There is a huge cedar-lined walk-in closet to starboard. If that is not enough storage there are cabinets with smoked glass doors with teak cross trim on either side of the mirrored bulkhead headboard. Even more storage is located in the cabinets on either side of the stateroom, on the outside walls, below the sliding windows.
A small mirrored work space/make-up area is located across from the berth. There are two reading lamps over the bed. The current owner replaced the Berber carpeting with neutral carpet tiles. The Webasto 12,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/heat unit with remote control located in the master stateroom was replaced in 2021.
The ensuite master head consists of a Galley Maid electric head with Jabsco controls, a vanity, and separate stall shower. There is a storage cabinet behind the head, and an opening mirrored cabinet over the vanity. The shower features a bi-fold door, a light, a teak shelf/seat, and a hand held shower faucet.
One of the more unique design features of the Chris Craft Constellation is the den/guest stateroom. This is forward of the master stateroom, to starboard. The room can be quite versatile. The lower berth can be used as settee; it has a large storage locker beneath. The upper berth is a single Pullman style berth, which is outfitted with the necessary straps and hardware. The current owner uses this berth regularly. There is a large hanging locker with shelves, and a cabinet with a smoked glass door with teak cross trim on the outside bulkhead. The companionway door has a large mirror on the back.
The rest of the room is designed to be an office or a library, with built-in teak bookshelves. They really give the room their personality, and it would make the perfect “home” office for anyone living aboard this yacht. The sole is freshly carpeted with neutral carpet tiles.
A day head is located across the companionway from the den/guest stateroom. It features a Galley Maid electric head with Jabsco controls and a vanity. It can be converted to a wet head. There is storage in the opening mirrored cabinet over the vanity.
GUEST STATEROOM/CREW QUARTERS
The forward stateroom on Mr Capricious, forward of the galley, can be used as either a guest stateroom or crew quarters. It features a double berth on the port bulkhead, with an upper single bunk which was added by the current owner. There are storage closets to starboard and a storage cubby over the upper berth. Berber style carpeting covers the sole. A small flat screen TV is mounted on the forward bulkhead. The MarinAire 6,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/heat unit with remote control located in the forward stateroom was replaced in 2021. The ensuite head is forward.
The forward head features a Galley Maid electric head with Jabsco controls, a separate stall shower, and a vanity. The head and sole were replaced in 2022. Cabinets behind the head open to a portlight and more storage. A portlight over the vanity allows for cross breeze ventilation, and there is a ceiling hatch that leads to the foredeck. The stall shower features bi-fold doors and a teak seat/shelf.
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Engine/Equipment Room
The engine room on Mr Capricious is accessible through the hatches in the lower salon sole. The clearance around the two engines makes engine servicing easier. The engines are mounted on steel beams that run parallel and are bolted to the hull stringers. The engine room is protected by a Halon fire protection system, and also includes the fuel filters, the oil transfer system, and the main electrical distribution system.
The equipment room on Mr Capricious is accessed either through the galley sole or the engine room. It houses the Onan 20kw generator (1429 hrs), the water distribution system, and the septic processing equipment.
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Repairs and Upgrades 2021/2022
· (4) NEW 8D Batteries
· Charles Charger on 8D Batteries
· (1) NEW Group 31 Generator Battery
· Charger on Generator Battery
· New Fresh Water Pump
· New 1300 AC Pump
· (2) NEW Bilge Pumps and Float Switches Forward
· (1) NEW Float Switch on Center Bilge Pump
· NEW Turbo on Port Engine
· Ocean Breeze 16,000 BTU AC Unit under Lower Helm Rebuilt
· NEW MarinAire 16,000 BTU AC Unit Upper Salon
· NEW MarinAire 16,000 BTU AC Unit Lower Salon
· NEW Webasto 12,000 BTU AC Unit Master Stateroom
· NEW MarinAire 6,000 BTU AC Unit Forward Stateroom
· Forward Head Rebuilt
· Forward Head Sole Replaced
· Master Stateroom Head Rebuilt
· Day Head Rebuilt
· Freshly Paint in Salon
· Master Stateroom Recarpeted
· Den/Guest Stateroom Recarpeted
· Vessel Hauled Out and Bottom Painted
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Electronics
Danforth Constellation Compass
Data Marine International Offshore Depth Display
Data Marine Navigator (speed, odometer, elapsed time)
Robertson Autopilot AP200DL with remote control and remote rudder indicators
KVH Digital Compass
Uniden Solara DSC VHF
Magellan GPS – inop
SEA 222 HF Transceiver
Fireboy remote fire suppression controls
Uniden Solara DSC VHF
Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF
Rudder position indicator
Data Marine Speed Indicator
Data Marine Depth gauge and alarm system
Raytheon 48 mile Radar
Fireboy fire alarm
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Exclusions
The personal belongings of the sellers are excluded.
1985 Chris-Craft Constellation 500 Mechanical Disclaimer
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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