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Chris Craft


Commander Tournament

45 Tournament

This boat is the result of three years of planning.
Chris-Craft set out to produce the perfect tournament fishing platform… and no compromises. Everything aboard was engineered to make it a part of a smoothly running fishing machine that is truly competitive. Starting in the cockpit, there’s a transom door for bringing the big ones aboard. An optional transom platform with water nozzles to wet down catches. Two large flush fiberglass fish wells with removable Surge baffles. A circular bait well with pump for live bait. A top-loading bait freezer with a cutting board, sink and water faucet. Lure lockers and gaff storage in the cockpit sides. Flush mounted rod holders in the covering boards (2 each side). A washdown hose with a sea water pump to clean the cockpit. And a base for a tournament fishing chair, installed on the centerline, with supporting post that are attached to the inboard engine stringers.

But there’s more.

On the Command Bridge, the controls are set aft so the pilot can see the fishing chair as well a the fish. And it contains everything gamefish seekers need, such as fish-finding recording and depth sounder and seawater temperature gauge. Plus some comforts you never expected to find on a Command Bridge. (See Standard Equipment List for complete details.)

A fully equipped custom tuna tower is optional. The reinforcement required for its installation is standard and already aboard. The special hull configuration starts with a high deadrise forward for a sharp entry, which tapers to an almost flat surface at the transom for excellent handling, speed and stability.

Belowdecks is an eight-sleeper layout that starts with a wide (beam is 16 feet), uncluttered deckhouse, moves forward into an owner’s stateroom with twin berths, plus upper and lower berths to starboard. A second stateroom is well forward. Lavatories adjoin both staterooms, and the owner’s has a stall shower.

Other points: This model has a standard fresh water maker that produces 16-20 gallons per hour. Turbine or Diesel engines are available, delivering speeds that will get you where the fish are in less time. The fuel capacity is 600 gallons.

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