1960 or 1961?
Broken Rue Two is a 1961 Constellation that was sold and registered as 1960, so the title states 1960. 1960 was the year the Smith family sold Chris Craft to a corporation. After the sale the new company made the boats more modern and went to flush decks. Gone were the clipper bows and round hatches. This model was the first to have fiberglass for the cockpit and cabin roofs. The round port lights in the forward cabin sides were new for 1961 and the 32' was the only one to have two round opening ports in the front cabin. However, these were a one model year feature as they were replaced with fixed glass in 1962. My guess is because they leaked badly. They are sealed shut so they will not leak. Also another one off feature for 1961 is the gold trim with circles used on the bow, cabin and cockpit. The hull card, known as a build sheet, shows what options the boat had, were it was shipped and when. The story is this boat and the 36' Connie with the CF number right before were sold together for a father and son or grandfather and grandson. Not sure, heard that from the nephew of the other boat. It is in the Delta in very good condition. Floor plan and spec's.