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The Chris Craft 382 Commander (called the 392 Co in 198890) is actually the old Uniflite 38 Convertible dressed up in a more stylish package. Chris Craft first marketed this boat in 1985 as the 382 Commanderbasically a late-model Uniflite 38 with a new name. The following year (1986) Chris Craft engineers redesigned the deckhouse and flybridge resulting in a much-improved profile. Several two-stateroom floorplans were offered during her production run, and in 1990, the final year of production, a single-stateroom floorplan with a mid-level galley and oak paneling became standard. While the Chris 392 is light-years ahead of the old Uniflite in appearance and decor, the well-known seakeeping properties of the original hull were retained. The cockpit is big enough for a fighting chair, wide side decks provide safe and secure bow access, and the tournament-style flybridge has the helm aft with bench seating forward. A good running boat with a relatively dry ride, standard 350hp Crusader gas engines cruise the Chris Craft 392 Commander at 1718 knots (high 20s wide open). Optional 375hp Cat diesels cruise at 2426 knots (high 20s top).
Overview Sporty 1980s convertible is an updated version of the old Uniflite 38 Convertible (197784) with subtle styling, decor updates.
Features Offered with single-stateroom/dinette floorplan or two-stateroom layout, both with teak trim, large head with stall shower, island bed in master stateroom. Lower helm was a popular option. Cockpit includes tackle centers, transom door, rod storage. Big flybridge for a 38-footer.
Comments A popular model for Chris Craft.
Performance Cruise at 1718 knots with 340hp gas engines; 2324 knots with 375hp Cat diesels.