31' Sports Express / Sports Cruiser

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Model years: 1967 - 1974

Serial numbers:

FSA-31-xxx (1967)
FSA-31-xxxx (1968-74)

Number of hulls built: 410

Length x Beam: 31' 0" x 11' 3"

Draft / Weight: 28" / 9,320 - 10,000 lbs

The same hull has the 31' Commander, but a very different deck layout and interior. Basically more of a very large day cruiser than a cabin cruiser. Most have flybridge but there are hard top versions around as well. Second only to the 31' Commander in terms of numbers built.


In 1967 these boats were introduced and called Commander Sports Express. FSA hull numbers were used.  Approximately in 1972, CC management changed the name slightly to Sports Cruiser. A price list from October 1972 lists it as a Sports Cruiser.  Same boat. New name.  Bridge or no bridge was not the distinction.  (Most had bridges.)


31' Express with two 427s Underway:


Tour of Tom and Donna Stawarz's 31 Sport Express:

Related Information


Select data taken from Chris-Craft: The Essential Guide by Jerry Conrad






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Comment by Francisco jose noguera cerda on May 9, 2017 at 4:26pm
Quiero saber todo sobre este comander gracias

Comment by CCCC Webmaster on May 7, 2017 at 8:36am

Ray, The "Difference" is explained under the section Comments/Note.

Comment by Ray Slingerland on May 3, 2017 at 8:48pm

What is the difference between the sports express and the sports cruiser???

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