1929 Chris-Craft Commuter Cruiser


An opportunity to own an incredible piece of history: Willow (formerly known as ALTHEA). She was Chris-Craft Boats first-ever Commuter Cruiser model and is in the finest condition of her life since she was brand new. She has been recently repowered, and has been restored to the highest of standards by our Coeur Custom Wood Boats team with no expense spared.  Her teak decks are brand new. The cabin is mahogany and the hull is mahogany on oak. She has a full galley, electric-flush head with Pullman-style sink, four berths (the very first Chris-Craft to have this feature) and upholstery redone in the dark green original style.⠀There are boats, and then there are legends. Selling price: $425,000. -See a video of Willow here: -Find out more about this classy lady: (208) 664-8274. -See the full listing here: Specifications: Year: 1929, Designer: Chris Smith, Builder: Chris-Craft, Length: 38′ 0″, Beam: 9′ 9″, Draft: 2′ 7″., Displacement: 12,000 pounds, Bowthruster: 12 volt, Construction: Mahogany on oak hull, new teak deck, mahogany cabin. Engine and drivetrain: Mercury 383 mag stroker, fuel injected gasoline V8, fresh water cooled. The engine drives a 20/17 Nibral 3-blade propeller via a 2.04:1 reduction gear transmission and a 1-3/8 inch stainless shaft. Full engine controls and instrumentation at helm. Tanks: Two 65-gallon fuel tanks, 18-gallon drinking water tank, 36-gallon wastewater tank. Electrical: One GRP 27, 12-volt starting battery, two GRP 27 12-volt house batteries, and one GRP 27 bowthruster battery. She has a Pro Marine 4-stage, 20-amp, 120-volt battery charger for charging with a shorepower cord, a 50-amp engine alternator charges all the batteries when the engine runs. She is protected with 12-volt and 120-volt circuit breaker panels. Electrical outlets in the cabin and the battery charger are 120 volt. All else is 12 volt. Accommodations and layout: Storage in forepeak. Next aft is the forward cockpit with bench seating. Forward cockpit has snap-on canvas cover. Next aft through the door, to port is the galley. The galley has a porcelain sink with hand pump, an ice box, cabinets and drawers. Across from the galley, to starboard, is the head compartment with electric-flush head and folding porcelain Pullman-style sink. Next aft to port is a cabinet with leaded-glass door. On the starboard side there’s a closet. Next aft is the main salon, with two settee berths across from each other, the backrests swing up to horizontal to form two additional berths making for a total of four. The table between settees swings and fastens aside, which makes for easy passage through the cabin. She has all dark-green upholstery and accents, per the original in 1929. Aft of the cabin and up steps is the open bridge-deck with the helm on the port side and seats port and starboard along the back, as well as ample room for other deck chairs on the bridge-deck. It also has a canvas bimini top which folds down, and canvas weather panels on both port and starboard sides. Aft, down the steps there is an aft cockpit with a full bench seat to the aft to seat several and extra room for deck chairs. Navigation: Lighted compass in binnacle. Uniden QT206 depth sounder with alarm. VHF radio. Deck equipment Danforth anchor with 20 feet of chain and 200 feet of nylon rode line is marked in 50 foot increments. Dock lines, bumpers, boat hook. Safety equipment: Running lights and anchor light per US Coast Guard regulations. Helm, cabin, deck, and cockpit lighting. Search light mounted at helm. Three automatic bilge pumps. Engine room blower and automatic fire extinguisher. Portable fire extinguisher in the closet. Life jackets and throw rings, horn, flares. Maintenance: She is in immaculate condition after her rebuild in 2006 and her recent restoration in 2020. All instruments and systems were new in 2006, the engine new in 2016. She is boathouse-kept and professionally maintained. In 2008, her owners spent $35,000 on the boat. In 2020, the owner invested another $300,000 to bring her to the very highest standards.

Contact Information

Hagadone Marine Group
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
United States