Club News

Successful Anniversary Rendezvous at Huron

The Rendezvous at Huron 1-3 August turned out to be a huge sucess. This year's event also marked the peak of the 15-year anniversary for the Comnander Club as well as the 50-year anniversary of the first fiberglass Commander.

Check out photos from the event here and here are stories from some of those that were there


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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

As of today we have launched a new Classifieds section that will replace the old one and hopefully be much more user friendly and certainly much more reliable.

 Read all about it here.


Member Spotlight: 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.


Q parts

Hello all,I have removed my Q engines and went with Crusader. I have 2 complete sets of parts from the Q350 less the engine blocks and heads. If any one is interested please let me know. Engines were fresh watered cooled.Continue

Started by Johnny G in DISCUSSION FORUM 38 minutes ago.

New Mallory breakerless distributor

This spring, I intended to replace the old distributor in my 350Q with a new electronic distributor. As it turned out, Mallory was in the middle of a transition and the part was not available. After hunting and hunting and a long wait, I ended up…Continue

Started by Jim Frens in CLASSIFIEDS 9 hours ago.

Raw Water Intake Survey for 31 Commander Owner with 327Q's 1 Reply

For fresh water cooled boats. Where are the raw water thru hull fittings located on the bottom of your boats?Continue

Started by George Michels in DISCUSSION FORUM. Last reply by Jim Frens 10 hours ago.

led lighting and fixtures 3 Replies

I have tried LED lamps in the Commander with great success, the 32vdc system does fine, less heat/lower amp draw/better light. Only drawback is cost abt 15 ea.I am looking additional fixtures for the boat, need about 4 or 5. am attaching pic of…Continue

Started by Russell Madden in DISCUSSION FORUM. Last reply by Russell Madden 1 hour ago.

bitter sweet day 1 Reply

well after 3 years of loving ownership I received the deposit check in the mail for our 1976 41' commander, my wife and I have spent some great weekends on Miss Ginger and met a lot of really cool people including all of you, I have been a boater…Continue

Started by scott tolliver in DISCUSSION FORUM. Last reply by Charlene Pike yesterday.

Repowered with Crusader 5.7MPI 4 Replies

1983 350 Catalina repowered with Crusader 5.7 MPI 330 HP. got rid of the 350Q engines,,,,  We rebuilt the old 2.57:1 transmissions and put brand new power in. Just enough clearance top and bottom but the results were great. The boat tops out at 26…Continue

Tags: 350 Catalina, repower, 5.7 Crusaders, "350

Started by Johnny G in DISCUSSION FORUM. Last reply by Johnny G 42 minutes ago.

1969 42' commander sedan 23,000.00 4 Replies

    Well built boat   They just don't build boats like this anymore.It doesn't make any difference what the seas are this boat can take it.  If you love Commanders this is the one for you.   She is a head turner where ever we went. Twin 427 ford…Continue

Started by michelene anderson in CLASSIFIEDS. Last reply by Thomas Comte 5 hours ago.

fresh water inlet 1 Reply

I have hull #19 1973  55 ft. commander and am looking for this water…Continue

Started by David Laughbaum in DISCUSSION FORUM. Last reply by Dick Morland on Wednesday.

Chris Craft 410 For Sale $59,500

please go to for more photos and videos. A Classic Yacht The Chris Craft 410 Commander is one of the most popular motor yachts of her time. Well made and…Continue

Tags: Texas, 410

Started by doug cochran in CLASSIFIEDS on Tuesday.

30' Ray Hunt Tournament Fisherman 6 Replies

For Sale: 1976 Chris-Craft 30 Tournament Fisherman. C. Raymond Hunt design. Deep vee hull. Rebuilt Marine Power 355 KL20 gas engines, total 500 hp. Onan 6.5Kw generator. Previous owner completed a major restoration. Boat is in excellent condition…Continue

Started by Dick Morland in CLASSIFIEDS. Last reply by Jeff Pacy 13 hours ago.




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