1988 Chris-Craft Chris-Craft 392 Commander - Sold

$89,500 - 39 ft

John Hoenig
Location: Superior, WI
Hull Material: Fiberglass
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LOA: 38 ft
Beam: 13.92 ft
LWL: 33 ft
Maximum Draft: 3.75 ft
Deadrise: 12 ° at Transom
Dry Weight: 28,000 lb


Total Power: 750 hp

Engine #1
Engine Brand: Catapillar
Engine Year: 1988
Engine Model: 3208TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Propeller: 4 Blade, Bronze
Engine Hours: 1233 hours
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 375|horsepower

Engine #2
Engine Brand: Catapillar
Engine Year: 1988
Engine Model: 3208TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Propeller: 4 Blade, Bronze
Engine Hours: 1210 hours
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 375|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 - 108 gallon
Fuel Tanks: 2 - 175 gallon
Holding Tanks: 1 - 50 gallon


Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1


Bow Thruster, New VDO Gauges at the custom helm, Floscans, Trolling Valve, Autopilot, Sonar, AC-Heat, Hardtop, Deck Prism Lighting and Large Windlass. Docking / Trolling station allows operation of the boat from the fishing deck. 

Recent upgrades: 


Entire boat Painted (hull and topside): All hardware removed and rebedded

Custom hardtop designed for tuna tower to be added if desired

Custom flybridge enclosure with “smiley” access openings

Custom saloon window cover

New Bowmar hatch on foredeck

All through hulls replaced

New Windlass

  • Reinforced Bow Pulpit 
  • New glass in stern windows in the main salon
  • Interior completely refurbished (lighting, headliner, custom furniture, window treatments)
  • Custom built swim platform

2006 – 2007:

  • Floscan fuel monitoring system
  • Trolling valve installed for freshwater fishing
  • New flooring throughout entire salon


  • Bow Thruster 
  • Cockpit bait station redesigned/rebuilt to include docking/trolling station with clutches, 
  • GPS/sounder hookup, autopilot, and bow thruster controls


Rewire helm station with custom panel, new VDO instruments, and HDMI ports


Complete purge, flush, refill both fuel tanks


VHF Radio Standard Horizon GX2200 with MLS-310 amplified speaker, and CMP 31 (Ram 3+) remote station in the main salon and Standard Horizon 240SW PA/hailer mounted on the brow



Aurora Borealis was built in 1988 by Chris Craft, Sarasota Florida. Intended for recreation and near offshore fishing. The interior layout features accommodations for six persons with a forward V-berth stateroom with a full-size island berth, a guest stateroom, a head with a walk-in shower, a galley, a convertible dinette and a spacious salon.  The interior is decorated with modern décor and accented with an abundance of teak paneling, cabinetry, and joinery.  Twin model 3208 turbocharged Caterpillar diesel engines, with a combination of 750 horsepower provides ample propulsion. 

  • New pulpit rebuilt with ¼” aluminum backing for extra docking cleats and a new Maxwell Liberty RC 1700 windlass with controls at helm station and foot controls on bow
  • Full-size Danforth main anchor with 300 feet of chain/rode
  • Dual electrical trumpet horns
  • 120V/12V Nova Kool model R2300 refrigerator built-in
  • Twin captain chairs at helm station with seating forward of the helm station
  • Custom cushions with flow through quick dry foam on all benches and helm seats
  • Teleflex Seastar steering
  • New panel with VDO instruments, lighted toggle switches and built-in HDMI and 12-volt charging ports
  • Built-in controls for Bennett trim tabs, side power bow thruster, and starboard trolling valve
  • Handheld Q-beam 12 volt spot/flood light
  • 6” Ritchie liquid compass
  • Teak cockpit trim with rod holders, teak step areas, and movable port/starboard mounted egress steps
  • Bait prep station with lure drawers, fresh water sink, raw water deck washdown hose
  • Trolling/docking station built into bait station with GPS, clutches, autopilot and bow thruster controls
  • 2 Cannon Mag 5 downriggers with Traxtech mounts on the stern
  • Custom cockpit coaming
  • Rod holder mounted boarding handle and electrical line support
  • Custom built swim platform with swim ladder and mounted live well
  • Twin 375 BHP Caterpillar 3208TA,  Arrangement 7W7500 (professionally maintained)     
  • Transmissions: Twin Disc model MG 507, 1.9-1 gear ratio, trolling valve on starboard transmission
  • (Cruising speed 22 knots @2400 RPM’s, WOT 2700 RPM = 24-26 knots, Trolling 2 knots)
  • All parts/specs/maintenance books for Caterpillar 3208 TA engines, transmissions and systems included
  • Two 175 gallon aluminum fuel tanks
  • 1 3/8” shafts (spare shaft and coupler included)
  • 26/26 four-blade propellers professionally balanced in 2006, with 2 brand new Michigan Wheels in the box
  • Engine room/salon floor lined with Soundown insulation
  • X-Change-R oil change system
  • Automatic halon fire suppression system (and genset compartments)
  • 6-gallon Hot water heater
  • 108-gallon plastic freshwater tank
  • 50-gallon plastic waste holding tank
Main Salon
  • Two Marine Air model V9K-H9000 reverse cycle 9000 BTU AC/heating units in the main salon and forward V berth/guest berth
  • Maxima 300 Cruiser radio/stereo with iPod connection in the main salon with additional speakers in V berth
  • Plasteak Teak Holly flooring with Soundown padding throughout
  • Custom designed deck prism lighting in guest berth and head
  • New headliner, lights, fans
  • Custom window blinds
  • Custom built furniture with built-in storage and foldout queen size bed
  • Norcold model DE-540 Refrigerator Freezer
  • Princess model 3542 three-burner electric stove
  • Seward Princess microwave oven
  • Magic Chef toaster oven
  • (Exterior use rod holder mount gas grill – see “EXTRAS”)
  • Jabsco Model 37010 Electric head with macerator and locking Y valve with all new hoses in 2006
  • Full-size walk-in shower
  • Solar vent fan
  • Deck Prism lighting
  • Cedar lined cabinets
  • Large built-in mirror
  • Garmin 2010 GPS/Sounder with second mounting station in cockpit (S/N 80107187)
  • Garmin GSD 20 Depth Sounder
  • Interphase Echoscan Color Twinscope (SN 419-U-3951)
  • SiTex SP-80 Autopilot with SP-70 remote at second station in cockpit
  • VHF Radio Standard Horizon GX2200 with MLS-310 amplified speaker, and CMP 31 (Ram 3+) Remote station in the main salon and Standard Horizon 240SW PA/hailer mounted on the brow
  • SiTex model T-185 24-mile radar (SN 1850 0964)

AC = Two 115 volt 30 amp shore power sources (House and AC)

Kubota model D905-E 6.5-kilowatt three-cylinder diesel generator (SN 722916)

Sentry model G140-3NL 40 amp battery charger (SN L89B003)

Two 30 amp 50-foot power cords

Splitters/Adapters: 50 amp 125-volt to two 30 amp, and 50 amp 125/250 volt to two 30 amp

Two 4-D batteries (house and engine start), 1 deep cycle marine genset starter battery

Safety Equiptment
  • Halon 1301 automatic fire suppression system in engine room
  • Halon 516 automatic fire suppression system in generator space
  • Winslow LifeRaft Model M63902 (Refitted/Recertified by Winslow in 2015)
  • Two fire extinguishers mounted in the main salon (One Marine size I A/II B,C; one Marine size II A/II B, C)
  • Type IV throw ring, throw bag, 2 commercial offshore life jackets, 5 type II life jackets
  • West Marine 8’6” X 4’7” RU-260 dinghy (HIN WMP E4376E101) with 3.5 HP Johnson outboard (J3RSRE – SN 09507418 purchased 08/04) with oars and light chain/rode/anchor
  • All parts/specs/maintenance books for Caterpillar 3208 TA engines, transmissions, and all onboard systems
  • Receipts/purchase information for fixtures, parts,
  • Full-size Fortress FX-23 spare anchor with 300 spare feet of chain/rode
  • Fenders: 2 Large inflatable Aere size 18” X 29” with fleece covers
  • 4 Taylormade lifetime warranty dock fenders 10.5 X 30” with fleece covers
  • 4 Taylormade lifetime warranty onboard fenders
  • Rods and reels:  Two Daiwa 47LC and Two Penn Senator 113H
  • Two Garelick EEz-In cockpit chairs, 1 with rod holder for fighting fish
  • Magma Newport Model A10-918 gas grill with rod holder mount
  • Large cockpit cooler (162-quart Igloo)
  • Multiple docking lines
  • Lots of onboard stainless hardware, spare parts, and other boating supplies
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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