Flag of Registry: United States
Port of Registry: Grand Haven MI
|Loop Capable! 17' bridge clearance with the arch down|
|3 Cabin 2 Salon Galley down layout|
|20KW Onan generator|
|12' AB Side-console RIB Inflatable on heavy-duty davits|
|Notable Upgrades:Recently installed, top of the line appliances, porcelain countertops, electronic thermostats, inverter, batteries and soft goods including foredeck and fly-bridge cushions and fly-bridge Bimini with enclosure.|
|Date Listed: 07/12/2022|
Eleanor Grace is an outstanding example of the Chris-Craft Constellation 500 flush-deck motor-yacht. Chris-Craft has been building boats since 1874. The first Constellations were built of wood in the 1950's. In the 1980's Dale Murray took over Chris-Craft and began the shift to fiberglass. The Constellations were then built in Swansboro North Carolina and the model remained the Flagship of the Chris-Craft line. Eleanor Grace is outstanding for her condition from her highly polished exterior to her warm contemporary and updated interior. She has three staterooms, one guest cabin with en-suite head forward, a convertible office/guest cabin midships and a lavish full width aft cabin. There is a salon with wet bar aft of the deck-level pilot house and a more formal salon below decks. There is dining area forward to port and the galley is down to starboard. Five reverse cycle air-conditioners service the interior. The bulkheads, cabinets and furnishings are satin finished teak, in very good condition. Eleanor Grace has a large canvas enclosed fly-bridge with full controls and instruments and seating for 8+. There is additional seating on the aft sundeck with sun-shade and patio furniture. Spacious decks, including a narrow but functional cockpit aft of the pilothouse, make handling dock-lines easy. The engine room on Eleanor Grace, accessed by a hatch with a ladder in the main salon, is clean and large enough to get around to all the machinery. Please see additional information below for the full specs and details on all of the amenities and equipment. Eleanor Grace is available to see by appointment in New Bern North Carolina.
Official Number: 1045304
In Stock: Yes
LOA: 50' 6'' (15.39 Meters)
Type: Power- Used
Beam: 15' 3''
Draft Max: 4' 4''
Queen Berths: 1
Full Beam Master: Yes
Maximum Speed: 24 Knots
Cruise Speed: 20 Knots
Fuel Type: Diesel
Super Structure Material: Fiberglass
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Finish: Paint
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Bridge Clearance: 17'
Fuel Tank: 600 Gallons (2271.25 Liters)
Fresh Water: 160 Gallons (605.67 Liters)
Holding Tank: 55 Gallons (208.2 Liters)
Tender HIN: XM010069L607
Tender Registration: MC 5371 TS
You can board Eleanor Grace from the dive platform aft or amidships on port or starboard, Gang way is included. From the midship gate in you can go forward up the wide side-decks to the fore deck or in the full size door to the pilot house. The aft entrance leads to the aft cockpit and in to the deck-level salon/pilothouse. There is a ladder to the flybridge and sundeck to starboard in the pilothouse. To port is the companionway leading down to the main salon. The main salon has a spacious open layout with dinette forward to port. forward and down 2 steps to starboard is the galley and down a couple more steps is the forward guest cabin with en-suite head and shower. Down a few steps aft of the main salon there is a foyer with an office/guest cabin to starboard, day head to port and full width master cabin with en-suite head aft. The entrance to the generator compartment and engine room is forward in the main salon next to the refrigerator.
The deck-level pilot house/salon is climate controlled and has doors on each side of the helm and one aft to starboard. There is 6'4" standing headroom and large windows provide plenty of natural light and 360 deg. panoramic view. The helm is well organized with full controls and gauges. There is a wet bar behind the helm bench seat with basin, icemaker and mini fridge. The salon area is spacious and comfortable with a sofa, with extra storage below, a barrel chair and dinning table with 2 upholstered chairs. The interior trim and cabinetry is very nice satin finished teak. The headliner and carpet are in excellent condition here and throughout the vessel.
The very spacious Main Salon is down three steps from the pilothouse through a companionway that can be closed off when not in use to save energy. Large windows to port and starboard provide plenty of natural light. The large open space has fine, satin finished teak cabinetry on each side and modern updated furniture including a loveseat and two recliners with a small table and elegant lamp. Forward to port there is a small dinette/bar with 2 stools and lots of storage. The headliner, trim, cabinetry and carpet are all in excellent condition.
The Galley is down 2 steps forward of the Main Salon and to starboard of the Dinette. The down galley design provides a large open space with plenty of natural light and lots of headroom. Beautiful new tile sits behind the new L-shaped porcelain countertops with 2 burner induction cooktop forward and large stainless basin with elegant faucet to starboard. Fine satin finished teak cabinetry provide plenty of storage above and below the countertop and there is additional cabinetry to port under the Dinette. There is a full size Samsung microwave over the cooktop and a Cuisinart oven/air-fryer below. The apartment size Stainless Frigidaire refrigerator is nestled in teak cabinetry is all that separates the Galley from the Main Salon. Everything from headliner to the satin finished teak parquet flooring looks new and is in excellent shape.
Forward of the Galley, down a couple steps, the Guest cabin has 2 full size bunks to port. Both with adequate room for an adult. The top bunk has extra headroom over the aft portion. There are tall louvered teak doors to starboard which house a closet and the full-size Frigidaire top load washer and frontload dryer. The headliner and bulkheads are covered with soft vinyl and are in excellent condition as is the carpeted floor. The en-suite head is forward and has an enclosed shower with sliding glass door. To starboard there is a large mirror, new tile and solid-surface countertop and basin with new faucet above satin finished teak cabinets and teak and holly floor. To port a new electric head and more teak cabinetry. An opening port, overhead hatch and electric fan provide ventilation.
Aft of the Main Salon down 4 steps there is a wet-head to port with new tile, solid surface countertop with basin and new faucet a large mirror faced cabinet, electric head and the shower sits on the aft bulkhead. Across the foyer is a convertible office/guest room. The office features a small desk area, lots of cabinetry and shelving, a louvered closet and a plush faux leather sofa which can serve as a twin-size bed. A second twin bunk folds down from inside the bulkhead above the sofa. All of the trim, cabinetry, headliner and carpet are in excellent condition.
One of the highlights of Eleanor Grace, the master cabin is full width of the vessel and well aft of the engine-room providing a quiet and luxurious atmosphere. The walk around berth is slightly larger than queen size. There is plenty of storage space in cabinets and drawers on each side. There is a step in closet with mirrored doors starboard forward and a Vizeo 32" TV center forward above a large vanity with wrap-around lighting. Small windows on each side provide natural light. The elegant décor is fresh and updated and in excellent condition headliner to carpet. The en-suite head is forward to port and has also been updated with new counter tops, tile backsplash fixtures, and electric head. The large separate shower has a sliding glass door and a bench seat. There is plenty of storage in the mirror faced medicine cabinet and teak cabinets above and below the the countertop. Be sure to see the 360 photos to catch every detail throughout the interior.
The large fly-bridge is accessed by a ladder in the pilothouse. The gas struts make opening the overhead hatch a breeze. The fly-bridge is enclosed with bimini and clear vinyl, which, although 2 yrs old looks new. There is an L shaped settee on port and starboard with seating for eight. The center helm has a very robust and fully adjustable Stidd helm-seat purchased in 2020. The console is well organized and has a RayMarine E120 chartplotter/radar display, RayMarine VHF and full controls and guages. There is excellent view all around. Aft of the fly-bridge the small sundeck with 4 patio chairs and a small table has a retractable sun-shade. The davit winch is located below the aft rail and has its own battery with solar panel.
Eleanor Grace was built in Swansboro North Carolina. The Hull is hand-laid gelcoat and solid fiberglass. The hull was painted many years ago and still looks great. All of the exterior is kept polished to a high shine. The low deadrise aids in planning for top speeds around 24-25 kts, while the fairly deep modified V bow provides comfortable cruising in rough water. The bottom has been barrier coated and had new anti-fouling paint done in May of 2021. The props were purchased from Michigan Wheel in 2019. Her flush deck design puts the fore and side decks, pilothouse/salon and aft cockpit all on one level. The fore deck is large enough to easily handle dock lines and anchors or to lounge on nice days. The tall railings add to safety on deck. Deck gear includes a large vertical windlass, 45lb Delta plow anchor with 200' of 3/8" chain, 4 large fenders, boat hook and plenty of dock-lines. Her tender is a 2007 AB RIB side console with 18hp Nissan outboard.
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.
For over 30 years Lars has been working with and sailing on a wide variety of sail, power and commercial vessels. He hopes to put this experience to use by helping to take the hassle out of purchasing or selling your next vessel.Lars started sailing with his father on the Chesapeake Bay and small ponds around Seaford, Delaware. After serving in the National Guard he traveled extensively with his brother, Carl, on their 28’ sloop and began restoring boats and working in boatyards around the Florida Keys. He provided everything from bottom paint and repairs to high-tech marine topside coatings, electrical wiring and sailboat rigging. During this time, he also crewed and skippered on many vessels including a trans-Atlantic voyage in 1992, and as 1st Mate for a year aboard the 79′ day charter schooner “Jolly Rover’ in Lewes, DE and St. Pete Beach, FL.
Always fascinated by the art of sail making, Lars accepted an internship at Quantum Sails in Marathon, FL where he learned about traditional handwork, high tech sail cloth, sail shape and yacht racing. Sail making led to canvas work and eventually to Fountain Power Boats where he supervised the design and construction of exterior canvas products. Then on to West Palm Beach, he worked on various yacht canvas projects before settling in Wilmington, NC to start his own sail loft/canvas shop. Lars and his wife, Carrie operated the store for 6 years.
After 20 years in sails and canvas, it was time for something new. In 2016 Lars and Carrie closed their business to pursue a carreer in yacht sales. They sold their house and moved aboard their 43’ Gulfstar with their three daughters. Lars has recently completed training to become a certified yacht broker and is ready to work with you. Weather buying, selling or trading your power or sailing vessel, Lars is committed to providing you the best possible experience.
Reach Lars by phone at 910-899-7941 or by e-mail: email@example.com.