1987 Chris-Craft 426 Catalina

  • 42
  • Chris-Craft
  • Arnold, MD, US

Yacht price: $59,900

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Perfect Liveaboard or Expedition CruiserBRING ALL OFFERSVery spacious 426 Catalina with a great 2 Stateroom, 2 Head layout with roomy and comfortable Salon. This Motor Yacht would make a great live aboard option or vacation getaway.  Owner has spent thousands and thousands of dollars upgrading the engines and under the hood parts. 
PORT & STBD ENGINES1) Replaced the manifolds & risers with a newer design and better flowing center rise manifold and riser combo. Replaced the exhaust hoses and clamps to compensate for the redesign. The newer design adds more engine power by virtue of its free flowing exhaust gases.
2) Replaced the old style point type distributor ignition system and replaced it with a full electronic distributor ignition system. We are now able to run resistor spark plugs with larger gaps for more power.
3) Replaced the underpowered 55 amp alternator with a more powerful 150 amp Balmar alternator. We installed a double belt system to handle the extra belt load. Both alternators are equipped with Balmar digital regulators.
4) Redesigned the engine's seawater pump mounting system to accommodate a crank mounted pump. Service of the impeller is so much easier.
5) Carburetors were rebuilt.
6) Redesigned the "ON" engine fuel system by eliminating the original "Tiny" on engine fuel filter and installing a larger "Off" engine fuel filter system.
7) Redesigned the engine's exhaust manifold's cooling system. We removed the primary coolant plumbing from the manifolds and converted them over to seawater cooled manifolds. Instead of the 4 manifolds each radiating 200 degrees into the engine room, they now radiate a comfortable 90 degrees into the engine room. The engine room and by proxy the rest of the boat, especially the salon stays much cooler. An extra benefit of this modification is that the engine's heat exchanger doesn't have to work so hard to keep the engine's temperature under control. This leaves a lot of BTU's in reserve for when the engine works hard when you need it to without overheating. The cooler air temps will make the engines make more power and run more efficiently. All of the engine's primary coolant hoses were replaced and lengths adjusted for the new system as needed.

1) The old 2 cylinder Onan 6.5K generator was replaced with a 4 cylinder overhead cam 10K Generator. Generator hours at this time is 43 hours.
2) A new "Off" engine fuel filter was installed.

1) The boat is equipped with 3 fuel tanks (P&S and Aft Center). The aft center tank was redesigned to run the generator (to keep the generator from running all of your fuel out when on the hook).
2) A new fuel manifold system was designed and installed to allow any motor to run off of any fuel tank should a tank become "Compromised".
3) Three new fuel filters were installed coming from each fuel tank. (this way when you service each fuel filter you can see immediately if you are having issues from any of the three tanks)
4) Deck fill cap O-rings were replaced.
5) Fuel level senders were replaced

1) P&S shafts seals were repacked

This boat originally was equipped with one 24 series wet cell battery for the Generator and one wet cell 8-D battery for everything else (much has changed since then). This boat is now equipped with the following batteries;
1) Two (P&S) Engine 8D AGM
2) One 24 series AGM for the Generator
3) Two 8-D AGM House Bank/ Inverter
4) One 4-D AGM Windlass (located under V-Berth)

This boat is equipped with 4 chargers (See below)
1) 100 amp House bank/ Inverter
2) 40 amp P&S engines
3) 12 amp Windlass
4) 6 amp Generator
5) One of the best new features on this boat is the installation of 3 battery combiners. A combiner is a voltage sensitive relay. In essence, it will allow any charging source (given enough time, to charge EVERY battery in the boat). I have described in items 1-4 all of the shore powered battery chargers. What is not mentioned are the two 150 amp alternators and the 55 amp generator alternator (this boat has 7 12 volt battery charging sources). Any engine or generator, any shore powered charger can safely recharge the boat's entire 12 volt battery system. The reliability built into the system is outstanding. Each battery bank has its own charger, but should any charger fail or simply have been turned off, the other charging sources will pick up the slack.

1) Electronic Link battery monitor for the house bank/ Windlass
2) Electronic Link battery monitor for the P&S Engines
3) Digital Inverter/ Charger remote control display

1) Twin Garmin Displays at the helm w/
Back up camera
2) DVD player in salon
3) Stereo in salon
4) Flat screen TV in salon
5) VHF Radio

BUILT-IN VACUUM CLEANER SYSTEM (centrally located in the master stateroom stairwell)

1) Two new Vacuflush toilets and system
2) New waste tank
3) New waste discharge pump
4) Waste tank level monitor

1) Two 5 GPM 12v water pumps
2) Four gallon water expansion tank
3) Twenty gallon 120vac water heater
4) Complete replacement of ALL water hoses with hard plastic tubing
5) All faucets are fed from their own dedicated zone plumbing and shut-off valve. Manifolding is located forward in the engine room. Any faucet can be isolated if a leak should occur, thus the remaining systems can continue to operate normally until repairs are made when you return to port.
6) Master stateroom head is equipped with a tub. The spigots were replaced.

1) This boat is equipped with 5 bilge pumps
2) There are displays at the helm to let the operator know if the automatic bilge pumps are energized, activated or there is a high water condition.
3) There are bilge pump counters at the helm to alert the operator how many times the pumps have cycled since last on the boat.

1)This boat has 3 new air conditioning units totaling 34,000 BTUs
2) We redesigned the air conditioner cooling system so that each A/C has its own pump, strainer and seacock. Dramatically improving efficiency and reliability.
3) All A/C units are digitally controlled

1) This boat is equipped with a V-5 rated Lewmar windlass (4200 lbs of pull).
2) The bow pulpit was reinforced significantly to handle the increase in windlass capacity
3) There is a freshwater anchor washdown faucet at the bow.
4) This boat is equipped with a Lewmar anchor chain counter when you need to know how much chain you have put out to maintain the proper scope.

1)The engine room had sound deadening insulation added in key places
2) Engine room lights were replaced
3) Black diamond grate vinyl floor coverings in the engine room
4) Engine room automatic fire extinguisher

1) The stern rail was redesigned to add elegance to that space.
2) The overhead vinyl was replaced and new LED lights installed
3) There was a fold down food serving tray installed (doubles as a cabinet door to conceal the life vest stowage when not in use).
4) There was a fresh water spigot installed as well as an electrical outlet to service the serving tray area as needed.
5) A custom stern rail gate was fabricated (in lieu of the original chain) to match the elegance of the new stern rails.

All of the NAV lights are sealed LED type for long life.

1) The entire dash was redesigned and a reflective gun metal dash bezel was fabricated and new instruments were installed.
2) The backlighting of the dash at night is a sight to see.
3) The P&S ignition keys are in the electric panel locker. The engines are controlled at the helm by rocker switches which significantly cleans up the dash appearance.
4) Searchlight equipped w/ controller at the helm

1) There is a custom built, retractable angled stepped swim ladder.
2) The swim platform was reinforced to carry the extra cantilevered load.
3) Boat is equipped with a manual rung bell

1) There are two new wall sconces in the Master Stateroom (above the head of the berth).
2) There are dry cell battery powered CO Monitors throughout the boat for safety

1) There is installed a new 7 cubic foot AC/DC refrigerator flush mounted in the galley.
2) There is a custom Starboard table fabricated with a fold down leaf in the galley.
3) The electric three burner stove was modified to allow one burner to be operated from the inverter should you find yourself off grid and do not want to run the generator to cook.

1) A cockpit hardtop was installed.
2) The hardtop is equipped with lighting

1) The shore power inlets are replaced
2) We added an additional 50amp 125/250 volt outlet (with a selector switch in the salon) when you find yourself in a marina needing the extra electricity to power all of your boat's infrastructure on those really hot days.

Call the listing broker today to schedule a showing!


Basic Information

426 Catalina
Arnold, MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Motor Yachts
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
42 ft - 12.8 meter
42 ft - 12.8 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 6 in - 1.07 meter


Engine Type:
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Fuel Type:
(Individual), (combined)

Tank Capacities

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Fresh Water Tank:
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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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  • Chris Craft 426 Catalina interior video

  • 42
  • Chris-Craft
  • Arnold, MD, US

Yacht price: $59,900

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)