Zon Zon | 1969 Chris-Craft 42 Commander Sports Cruiser

Morrisburg, ON, CA



This Chris Craft 42 Commander has been classified as being in the top five Commander restorations in the world. She has been transformed into a highly customized work of art at well over a cost of $500,000. When one boards this Chris Craft 42 Commander, one would swear that they are looking at a new Legacy, Bruckmann or Hinckley. The quality and craftsmanship is impeccable and superb. If she were a classic automobile, she would easily be the centerpiece in a Barrett-Jackson Auction.

The current owner had admired this Chris Craft 42 Commander at his Yacht Club in Montreal for a number of years and was totally in love with her grace, elegance and styling. When her original owner decided to find a new home for her in 1992, the current owner immediately purchased her. What he had in mind was to restore her to her original glory. What he ended up doing was to go way beyond just a refit and metamorphosed her into a magnificent beauty.

Zon Zon even grabbed the attention of Paul Pletcher, a renowned architect from the U.S., Zon Zon was the inspiration as well as the cover girl for Pletcher's 2011 book Restoration of the Fiberglass Chris Craft Commander. In his book, Mr. Pletcher referred to Zon Zon as stunning and of an exceptionally high standard, which is way into the multi-million dollar custom yacht category. (She) could dock at any high end yacht club in the world and be appreciated: Monaco, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, etc. He also states that she is definitely in the top five Commander restorations that he has ever seen anywhere in the world at any cost.

She sports an amazing and flawless Carinthia Blue Awlgrip hull, new teak toerails and gunwales, a walk-through transom double door, custom teak decking in the cockpit and on the custom extended swim platform, a beautiful teak interior and teak sliding entrance doors, custom restructured windows throughout, Yanmar 6LPA-STP Diesels, a Kohler 8 kW generator, 2 digitally-controlled reverse air units, full Garmin electronics, fully enclosed canvas on the flybridge and cockpitand much, much more. Please review her specifications for all of her glorious details.

If you are looking for one of the finest restored Chris Craft 42 Commanders in the world, we would be honoured to take you aboard this floating work of art.


  • Length: 42ft
  • Builder: Chris Craft Corporation
  • Beam: 13' 0"
  • Draft: 3' 3"
  • Year: 1969
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 25
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Chris Craft Corporation
  • Designer: Dick Avery


  • Length Overall: 45 ft
  • Max Draft: 3' 3"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 14' 0"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 6"
  • Beam Measure: 13' 0"


  • Total Power: 630
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Engine Model: 6LPA-STP
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1450
  • Engine Power: 315 hp

  • Total Power: 630
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Engine Model: 6LPA-STP
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1450
  • Engine Power: 315 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (244 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 1

General Equipment

  • Air Conditioning: 2 Marine Air reverse air units at 16,000 BTU in salon and 8,000 BTU in – new in 2015
  • Anchor 1: 35 lb. Delta
  • Anchor 2: Fortress FX23
  • Anchor Chain: 30 feet
  • Anchor Rode:100 feet
  • Anchor Windlass: Lewmar 1000 Electric with helm controls at both stations – new in 2015
  • Batteries: 3
  • Battery Charger: Xantrex 2000
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Switch Vapor Proof
  • Bilge Blowers: 2
  • Bilge Pumps: 3 Electric
  • Alternator Info: 2 x 80 amps
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Area Carpet in Cabin
  • Cabin Curtains and Blinds
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Cockpit Chairs: 3
  • Cockpit Courtesy Lighting – new in 2015
  • Fenders: 5
  • Fenders Covers: 4
  • Head: Electric – new in 2018
  • Hot Water Heater: 10 gal. Electric and Engine Loop
  • New Imtra recessed lighting in salon
  • Pressured Water
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 4 (2 per side)
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 4 x 35 feet
  • Shower: In Head
  • Swim Platform: Custom extended swim platform with teak decking
  • Spare Props: 2
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole
  • Trim Tabs
  • Walk-Through Transom: Custom double door entrance
  • Washdown Pumps: 1 freshwater and 2 seawater


  • Propane BBQ mounted on stern rail
  • Sub-Zero Refrigerator – 110v powered through an inverter
  • Sub-Zero Freezer – 110v powered through an inverter
  • 3-burner Princess Electric Stove with Oven – new in 2016
  • Microwave

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hooks: 2
  • Fire Extinguishers: 7
  • Horn
  • Life Rings: 2
  • Life Jackets: 7
  • Life Raft


  • Please note that all electronics were replaced with an integrated Garmin package in 2015
  • Auto Pilot: Garmin
  • Chart-Plotters: 2 – Garmin 7408 at each helm
  • Compasses: 2 – one at each helm
  • Depth Sounders: 2 – Garmin at each helm
  • Knot Meters: 2 – Garmin at each helm
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Radar: Garmin
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo
  • VHFs with DSC: 2 – one at each helm
  • Generator: Kohler 8kW with 1300 hours – new in 2005
  • Inverter: 2000 watt
  • Charger: 100 amp

Canvas Info

  • Colour: White and Beige
  • Bimini
  • Seat and Helm Covers
  • Cockpit Shade Brow
  • Cockpit Enclosure
  • Cockpit bench seat covers
  • Tonneau Covers: 2
  • Windshield Cover
  • Winter Cover: none – always inside stored

Restoration/Upgrade Notes

  • Hull and topsides repaired and painted with Carinthia Blue and White Awlgrip
  • All fittings were rechromed
  • Old interior removed and new custom teak interior installed
  • New headliner
  • New teak toerails and gunwales – coated with 3 layers of West Epoxy and 2 coats of clear polyurethane
  • New teak installed on swim platform and in cockpit
  • New side windows in salon and windshield
  • New hatches
  • New hydraulic steering system
  • New AC and DC electrical wiring and panels
  • New cabin light and new Imtra recessed lighting
  • New flybridge dash, windshield, ladder, Dometic drawer fridge and seats
  • Custom bench seats with storage and one Dometic fridge at stern in cockpit
  • Transom modified with double walkthrough doors for ease of boarding
  • Custom extended swim platform with teak decking
  • Twin Yanmar 6LPA-STP 315 hp engines with new fuel systems, fuel tanks, shafts, propellers, exhaust system, trim tabs, engine room soundproofing – new in 2005
  • New water tanks and holding tank system in 2005


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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Zon Zon | Chris-Craft 42 Commander Sports Cruiser 42ft

USD$ 595,000

Morrisburg, ON, CA

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