Club News

Member Spotlight - Bryan & Julie Huntley

The 38' Commander was Chris-Craft's inaugural fiberglass cruiser. Bryan and Julie Huntley are owners of one of the very first ones, and it could possibly be the oldest fiberglass Commander in the club.Read Dick Morland's story about the Huntleys here and find out if this also is the only Commander with a pizza stove onboard!

For more stories about our members click here.


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Club Anniversary

The Commander Club Turns 15, Commanders Turn 50

Fifteen years ago a handful of Commander owners found each other on the net and started an e-mail list to share ideas. Others quickly joined and the idea of forming  virtual boat club took shape. Today, the Chris Craft Commander Club is bigger, better and healthier than ever before with 1300 members from all parts of the globe.

As we pass this important milestone it seems right to highlight the people who made it all possible, the guys and gals who spent tons of time on the club, as founders, as contributors, event organizers and committee members. Take your time to review who these Commander "nuts" are and what they have done for our club in our Hall of Fame section.

This year it is also 50 years since the first fiberglass Commander, the 38' was introduced at the New York Boat Show.

Among the celebrations this year will be the biggest Commander Club Rendezvous ever and prestigious anniversary photo book. Stay tuned for more!


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Club News

Record Edition of Styled in Fiberglass

The latest edition of our highly popular newsletter promises a whooping 50 pages of reading and learning pleasure for all Commander friends out there. Click to download your free copy now!



Shore Power 6 Replies

It has been awhile since I checked in. We have successfully moved our 410 from Grand Lake, Oklahoma to Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma. The power set up at our new dock is set up different and I am need of a 50amp - 50' shore power cord. Before I go out and…Continue

Started by Jim Hasenbeck. Last reply by Dave Bernard 20 hours ago.

Tachometer Remodel Complete 1 Reply

On our 1977 410, the lower helm tachometers and synchronizer are in a unique housing, shown next to the Garmin below.  There are needles on each side of the dial, that scroll up and down as RPMs increase and decrease.  In addition, in this housing,…Continue

Started by Pam Sorensen. Last reply by Timothy Miller yesterday.

Huron National Rendezvous update

Captains & CrewTo anyone that will be trailering their Chris Craft to Huron next week , there is a free / no feelaunch ramp due East across the river from the Huron Yacht Club run by the city of Huron .Tim  TothHuron , Ohio---------------------Continue

Started by Tim Toth yesterday.

trim tab issues 2 Replies

Hi AllI am a new owner of a 1972 CCC 31. She had been re-powered in 86 with Chrysler marine turbo diesels which so far have been excellent for long cruises. Right now I am having an issue with identifying the make of the trim tabs. The previous…Continue

Started by Ken Deyman. Last reply by R. J. Pruitt 21 hours ago.

422 Commander Performance 1 Reply

I am looking at a couple of 422 Commanders - 1989ish.  Detroit  671's power.  Anyone have any experience with this hull as far as ride, handling and performance?  Appreciate any input.Continue

Started by Paul Anderson. Last reply by Joe Signorelli yesterday.


I have a 1969 35' sport sedan that will list to one side or the other once I get her up around 3400 to 3600 RPMs. To give all of you some references I am running twin Crusader 8.1 with 22” x 27P 4 blade props with a gear ratio of 2:68. In addition…Continue

Started by Fred Calvo. Last reply by Lee H. Dahlen on Thursday.

Do Commanders have a HIN 18 Replies

Working on buying a 27' Commander from a gentleman in NY. He has his expired registration for both his boat and the trailer but no titles (The NY DMV says titles are not required for boats before 1985 I think). I live in MA (where everything is…Continue

Started by Steve. Last reply by Jim Frens yesterday.

25th Annual west coast Chris Craft Rendezvous 3 Replies

Since Charlene was nice enough to ask, I thought I would give an update of this event to anyone who cares. This was my first Chris Craft function. I traveled up to Port Orchard from Olympia, which was also my longest boat trip since I brought the…Continue

Tags: washington, port, orchard, olympia, coast

Started by Missy Watts. Last reply by Bob Krause on Wednesday.

Carburetor gaskets 11 Replies

So this vacation is testing all levels of my patience and the fuel pump working, and now the carburetor gasket (between carb and engine) is now leaking when I turn engine off...of course port engine. Thoughts? Kits? Quick fix? I have…Continue

Started by Brad Hackett. Last reply by Quentin yesterday.

Regulator part number 12 Replies

Looks like I need to replace the voltage regulator on my starboard 427 in the Valhalla.  Does anyone know the part number for the regulator?Thanks,Dave Wilson42' Commander "Valhalla"Continue

Started by Dave Wilson. Last reply by Charlene Pike yesterday.




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