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Aquahome models and specifications

August 19 2010 at 1:31 PM
James Brunette  (no login)


Response to Aquahome ! Not quite a Commander

Aqua Home
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The Aqua Home was manufactured from 1968 to 1974 in 33', 34 and 46 models. Early models had fiberglass hulls and vinyl cabins and later versions were all fiberglass. A Chris-Craft Aqua Home is a Houseboat. See Houseboats in Chris-Craft Hull Classifications for a brief description of their first one in 1936.


The Aqua Home was introduced in the 1968 fleet lineup in a 33 length followed in 1969 with a 46 model that slept 8 overnighters in comfort. The 33 6-Sleeper was soon replaced in 1970 with a 34 model. The 46 Aqua Home was compared to a 2-bedroom apartment when it was introduced. All of them offered all of the comforts of home in a powerboat.

The Aqua Homes were built on a fiberglass hull with upper structures built of vinyl covered plywood. The 33 version (1968-1969) was powered by a single V-8 or twin V-6 engines with Volvo out-drives and power-tilt for navigating in shallow water. The 34 version (1970-1974) added twin V-8 to the power options and in 1972 were switched to V-Drives. Prior to the switch nine of these were powered with twin CC 350 Jet Drives. The 46 version (1969-1972) received twin V-8 engines. In a sad note the 46 Aqua Home had the distinction of being the last boat to leave the plant in Algonac, Michigan on March 25, 1972 before it was permanently closed. There were 250 of the 33 model, 230 of the newer 34 units and 367 of the 46 versions for a total of 847 Aqua Homes built between 1968 and 1974.

Its possible that some of the later 34 (1973 or 1974) Aqua Homes received fiberglass upper structures in lieu of vinyl covered plywood following Chris-Craft's development of modular fiberglass construction methods that were being used on some cruisers in 1973.

[edit] Models
Model Year Hull Number Series Quantity Length Beam Notes:
1968-1969 HAAZ-33-001 to -050('68) 50 33'-3" 12' 1
HAAZ-33-2001 to 2200('69) 200 33'-3" 12' 1
1969-1972 HAAV-46-001 to -225('69) 225 46' 15'
HAAV-46-2001 to -2113('70-'72) 113 46' 15'
HAAV-46-2146 to -2175('70-'72) 30 46' 15'
1970-1974 HAAZ-34-001 to 170('70-'71) 170 34' 12'10" 1, 2
HAAV-34-171 to -230('72-'74) 60 34' 12'-10"

Notes:
1.The 33' models and the 34' model with prefix HAAZ were equipped with Volvo Out-Drives and Power-Tilt. The 46' models and the 34' model with prefix HAAV were equipped with V-Drives.
2.Nine of these received hull prefix HAAJ-34 and were equipped with twin CC 350 Jet Drives.

33' Aqua Home: 1968-1969
Specifications
Division: Chris-Craft
Sleep Capacity: 6
Length: 33'-3"
Beam: 12'-0"
Draft: 32"
Freeboard:
Forward: 31"
Aft: 31"
Height: 11'-11"
Weight: 8,900-10,439 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 150 gals.
Fresh Water Capacity: 40 gals.
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Colors:
Bottom: Copper Bronze
Water Line: None
Hull Sides: White
Cabin Top: White
Deck: White
Upholstery: Floral
Engines Offered:
Single CC-283FLV
Single CC-307QLV
Twin CC-225B



34' Aqua Home: 1970-1974
Specifications:
Division: Chris-Craft
Sleep Capacity: 6
Length: 34'-0"
Beam: 12'-10"
Draft: 32"
Freeboard:
Forward: 36"
Aft: 36"
Height: No Data
Weight: 11,600-12,200 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 125 gals.
Fresh Water Capacity: 80 gals.
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Colors:
Bottom: Black
Water Line: White
Hull Sides: Black
Cabin Top: White
Deck: White
Upholstery:
1970: Blue
1971-1974: Nutmeg
Engines Offered:
Single CC-307QLV
Single CC-307QA
Twin CC-225BVC
Twin CC-350FL



46' Aqua Home: 1969-1972
Specifications
Division: Chris-Craft
Sleep Capacity: 10
Length: 46'-0"
Beam: 15'-0"
Draft:: 30"
Freeboard:
Forward: 44"
Aft: 44"
Height:13'-1"
Weight: 16,666 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 240 gals
Fresh Water Capacity: 100 gals
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Colors:
Bottom: Black
Waterline: White
Hull Sides: Black
Cabin Top: White
Deck: White
Upholstery:
Exterior: White
Interior: Orange, Gold, Saffron
Engines Offered:
Twin CC-283FLV
Twin CC-327Q



 
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