Chris-Craft Unveils the Commander 42


Chris-Craft is branching out with the new Commander 42, which will debut at the 2016 Chris-Craft Dealer Meeting in July. The Commander 42 was crafted through a partnership with Italian yacht builder Austin Parker.

The Commander 42 is Chris-Craft’s first foray into the cabin cruiser market. The Commander 42 is a modern interpretation of a historical lobster boat line, combined with Chris-Craft's focus on classic and timeless details and design. The model features two cockpit areas, a large bow sun bed, a cockpit galley, teak and wooden floors, as wells as twin Volvo IPS 600 D6 435-hp engines. The Commander 42 can sleep up to five people below deck.

Over the next few months, Chris-Craft will introduce the Commander 42 at yacht shows around the world, starting with the Cannes Yachting Festival in France and the Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island. In 2017, Chris-Craft plans on launching the Commander 36 and 52.

To learn more about the Commander line once it has launched, visit