Hall of Fame - Dick Avery, Designer Mastermind

 Back to Hall of Fame and Club Awards Index


There is one man to whom all Commander owners owe a great deal of gratitude. It is, of course, Dick Avery, stylist at Chris Craft.

Dick joined Chris Craft in 1962 after working as a designer of concept and show cars at Ford’ Styling in Dearborn. After only a couple of years he was appointed Chief Stylist and thus came to play an instrumental role in the development of the Commanders.

In an article in the Club’s newsletter Styled in Fiberglass (Issue 2/2001) Dick acknowledges the importance for him personally by saying “The Commanders were special to me because I envisioned them as floating sculptures, depicting strong, functional, speedy elegance.”

Today, Dick Avery lives in Florida with his lovely wife Maureen. They frequently attend Commander Club Rendezvous and other Club events and thus give us all the unique possibility to speak directly to the person who designed our very boats some 40 years ago.

Dick Avery was also kind enough to co-design the club's logotype in 2006.

January 2016:  The Passing of a Legend:  In Memory of Dick Avery


Club News

New Executive Committee

The results of the executive committee election are now in. As from January 1, 2108 the executive committee will have the following members:

  • Chief Commander - Lee Dahlen
  • Treasurer  John Rose, New!
  • Web Master - Pam Sorensen, New!
  • Archivist - Charlene Pike
  • Membership Chair - Matt Cowles
  • PR-Chair --- John Heenan, New!

Read about our new executive committee here. 


Registration Is Open!!

City of Mentor, Ohio

What: 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous

When: July 27 - 29, 2018

Learn everything you need to know about the 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous by clicking the link below (You can register here too!!):

2018 Rendezvous Site


New Issue Available

The Fall 2017 issue of the Commander Club's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, is now available for download.  

Click here to download your copy.


© 2018   Created by CCCC Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service