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1988 Chris-Craft 426 Catalina

Rock Hall, Maryland


Described as "sturdy, practical and well-arranged," the 42 Chris-Craft Catalina has enjoyed well deserved popularity in its 20 year production life. The 426 Catalina has comfortable accommodations for 2 couples; bright interior & warm teak paneling & trim throughout and low maintenance exterior. This vessel makes an excellent live-aboard, is a comfortable cruiser, and is a great value!!

  • Twin Crusader 454s with low hours, 
  • 3 Zone Air conditioning/reverse cycle heat, 
  • Bridge and aft deck enclosures with new aft deck eisenglass, 
  • New full size refrigerator, 
  • Genset. 

She's in the water and ready for her next owner!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $49,500
Make: Chris-Craft
Model: 426 Catalina
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Chris-Craft
Designer: A. Nordvedt
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Waterline Length: 37'2 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Min Draft: 3'6 ft
Displacement: 33,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 13'8 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Crusader
  • Model: 454
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 409
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Crusader
  • Model: 454
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 411
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 700hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 28 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Aft Cabin, Cruisers, Motor Yachts


Connie Ranney
Salt Yacht Brokerage ... simply doing it right
Salt Yacht Brokerage Company


Salt Yacht Brokerage
20838 Rock Hall Ave
Rock Hall, Maryland, US, 21661

Chris Craft 426 Catalina

The split-cabin arrangement allows owners and guests complete privacy, each with their own head. This classic Chris Craft has a clean interior is very clean with contents in fine shape. Storage space is excellent throughout the vessel. She has 3 reverse cycle A/C and heating units to keep the accommodations comfortable in all climates. A central vacuum system makes clean up easy. In addition, with the 6.5kw Onan generator, all the comforts of dockside living are possible while underway or on the hook.


The salon is several steps down from aft deck and features beautiful teak woodwork throughout. There is abundant storage. The large salon windows make this area bright and open.


The dinette is located forward and down from the salon on the port side. The dinette table will seat 5-6 people in a U-shaped configuration and is quite comfortable. There is plenty of storage behind teak cabinets.

The galley is on starboard. The galley has all the necessary equipment to cook any type of meal desired. There is a microwave oven, a standard oven, a three burner cook top, large refrigerator/freezer, a double sink with hot and cold pressure water and a large amount of storage and counter space. Storage space under all dinette seats and in the galley floor.

Master Stateroom & Head

With an en-suite head, this is a aft stateroom offers complete privacy and has a large centerline queen-sized berth (mattress new in 2017). The stateroom has a large amount of storage cabinets with 2 large hanging lockers, full length mirror, and vanity with mirrors.

The private head has a sink, a new fresh water electric toilet (new 2015), no odors, and is well lit and has ample mirrors. There is a large, separate shower stall with a bathtub.

Guest Stateroom & Head

Forward is the guest stateroom with a large overhead hatch for great natural lighting. Hatch has canvas cover. This stateroom features a centerline double bed, hanging storage locker and a vanity with sink. Storage space under forward berth. The forward head houses an electric toilet (new 2015) and shower. 

Aft Deck

The aft deck is a great entertainment area with a wet bar, ice maker and storage area There is also direct access to the swim platform on the transom. Steps from the aft deck lead up to the bridge or down to the salon. The aft deck has a hard top and can be fully enclosed with like-new canvas.


The bridge area has L-shaped seating for guests and separate helm and companion chairs. Storage space under bridge seats. The helm controls are located in the forward portion of the bridge for good visibility. The bridge can be fully enclosed with like-new canvas.


  • Lowrance Hook 9 Chartplotter and Fishfinder (new 2017)
  • West Marine VHF (new 2017)
  • Raymarine radar (operational but dated)
  • Navigation lights
  • Compass
  • Anchor light
  • Dual trumpet horns
  • Remote spotlight


  • DC 12 V System
  • AC 110 V System
  • Twin 50 amp dockside power, 2 power cords
  • ProMariner ProSport 20+ Battery charger
  • Batteries (new 2016) and Battery switch
  • 12 volt interior lighting, 110v outlets


  • Twin Crusader 454 engines (411 hours)
  • Onan 6.5 KW Generator (980 hours)
  • Trim tabs
  • 3 units Marine Air Reverse cycle air conditioning/heat
  • GE Full size refrigerator/freezer (new 2017)
  • Raritan Hot Water tank
  • Jabsco fresh water pump (new 2016)
  • 3 automatic Rule bilge pumps in engine room
  • Engine alarms
  • Central vacuum system
  • Ice maker


  • Good windlass w/ bridge controls
  • Anchor chain w/rode
  • 9’ Seaworthy Hypalon dinghy with wood floors
  • Lines and fenders
  • Life preservers

She's ready to be enjoyed as a live-aboard, floating condo, or for a trip down or up the coast. This classic yacht has all you need to boat in comfort.

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.
Additional Contact Information

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