Years ago... what year was it? I attended the very first meet in Portsmouth, VA as and enthusiastic owner of a 67 31' Commander. Circumstances now have us on Lake Keowee near Clemson, SC and I'd like to find the best 31 Commander out there. Does one exist? That said I might also consider the 31 sports fish, but it need to be restored.
Boat needs to be redone and ready to go Would like also for it to have been fresh water, and real wood interior, not the laminate.
I have seen the perfect 28ft on Yachtworld here http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1966/Chris-Craft-Commander-Sports-E... but it's out of price range. Incredible boat. I would consider something like this but not at 100K.
Also considering a 31 Hatteras Cruiser but these are even harder to find.
I fully understand. My personal preference will always be the 1965-69 Chris Commander 31 Express, but would be real hard pressed if a 1971 specific 31 Hatteras Express became available. I'm a huge fan of both models. Your best hope will be to find a truly pristine original 31 Commander for under $35,000 in today dollars. I personally think the restored 27 in Minnesota is probably worth the $60s... (just my opinion). What were you trying to spend?