Used Boat Review: Chris-Craft 26 Constellation | BoatQuest

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Used Boat Chris-Craft 26

Boating is things to people. For and Deb it’s about up in morning and a cup coffee on while the dances on water. It’s feeling of as they up and Boston Harbor a sea and sunshine.

the end the day about relaxing the deck a drink our good from the next door,” Debbie Schradieck. is the setting over city of when the light of day reflects the skyscrapers silhouettes the Bridge and masts of USS Constitution. wine while sizzle on little grill, can’t help think, ‘You beat this!’

They take all in their 2002 26 Constellation, single-engine family that fits couple’s boating to a They bought previously owned in 2003 $53,000. “When tell people spend weekends our boat Boston Harbor, immediately conjure the image a big says Schradieck, a real agent and (Peter, 57, former high-end salesman, drives oil truck leave more boating time.) reality we living the life on 26-footer. That’s real beauty this boat.”

The Westborough, couple were for a to replace trailerable 19-foot when they upon the in upstate York. It low hours was in condition,” says The V-berth roomy, the complete, and was an cabin with double berth. of all, Schradieck, it a head “Years of boating made an extremely priority,” she

The boat trucked to in midsummer “We launched and set for our voyage down Mystic River Boston,” says “After the we felt we had bought the Mary.”

The Constellation is by a Volvo Penta gas sterndrive a Duoprop. boat has fuel economy, 2 to miles per for a day of including a “good blasts,” to the Top speed 40 mph about 4,800 and the cruises at mph at rpm. “It a chop because of 20-degree deadrise,” Schradieck. “It OK in beam sea under way, its 8-foot, beam.

Chris-Craft was name we the hull a Ray design,” she “We loved styling of boat, which very retro. wanted it.”

Constellation has a big of the lives. “We spending weekends board with option of at our marina to the nightlife the city, doing short cruises from says Schradieck. vision has out even than expected.

boat provides ongoing six-month she says. technology allows to easily in touch my business. boating puts [within] walking of Faneuil Boston’s North and the fine restaurants parks in Charlestown.”

When calls, two can live board for week very says Schradieck. rely on power and on a grill, eating often at cockpit table. cabin is and bright has plenty headroom. Favorite destinations include Provincetown, and Sound.

The boat’s include a radio with upgraded antenna a hand-held backup, a of GPS (one hand-held one mounted the console), an EPIRB. seas get rough, they’re cruising Boston and the River.

The admits they’ve of moving in size, it hasn’t “In the we look and realize we are the same as people bigger boats,” Schradieck. “But a fraction the cost.”

The Chris-Craft Constellation was for cruising with its hull, has a reputation a comfortable under way. fiberglass hull a deep-vee, 20 degrees transom deadrise. bow is and the sheer carries freeboard well to the The sloping cabin, swept-back and long, side windows the boat retro look.

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comes from single sterndrive 320 hp. gives the a cruising of 29 30 mph a range around 200 based on percent of 97-gallon fuel The helmsman at a seat to in front a bilevel (with burl that allows a full of engine and add-on The companion is replaced a C-shaped The companionway on centerline, a sliding leads to cabin below.

The boat four in open V-berth quarter berth. V-berth converts a dinette the adjustable The galley, port, is with a one-burner electric sink, microwave under-counter refrigerator. head compartment, starboard at foot of companionway, has sink, shower VacuFlush marine

Full camper makes the weather-tight, serving an additional and dining The cockpit snap-in carpeting) eight with for a and there’s transom shower convenience. The windshield provides access to foredeck.


26 Constellation easily found the used-boat in most of the (We even one in Prices start the low range and around $60,000. Massachusetts, a Constellation was for $42,900. two-owner boat had light and is Power comes the standard Penta 5.7 and electronics a color and color In Texas, one-owner “must-see” model was for $47,900. been shed-stored well-maintained, and Volvo Penta has low In Connecticut, 2002 Constellation a dark hull and canvas was for $59,995. include a AC and heat, flat-screen and an stereo system. Maine, a model “in condition” was at $61,000. comforts include generator, AC/heat, water, trim and electric


The name goes to 1884, Chris Smith married, settled and began small craft racing boats Algonac, Mich. the 1950s ’60s the was one the largest in the and nearly the boats the United came out its factories. models included Catalina, a cabin boat slept 10, the family-priced overnighter.

Chris-Craft’s line Constellation cabin or “Connies,” one of most popular, the 26 carries on nameplate. Intended a family it’s a design that’s longer in and most if not — of boats were between 2001 ’03.

After struggles in 1980s and Chris-Craft, now in Florida new ownership, made a with a of distinctive, runabouts and cruisers from to 40 Chris-Craft offerings include the Launch, Lancer Catalina models 20 to feet, Corsair models from to 36 and the Roamer family

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