316 Commander

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Model years: 1984

Serial numbers: CCHED

Number of hulls built: 15

Length x Beam: 30'10" X 11' 9"

Draft / Weight: 2' 10" / 11,400 lbs

Comments: Same hull as the 315 except it was an open boat with only a soft top.  The V berth and head were the only enclosed spaces.  

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Comment by Louis Wegner on October 19, 2016 at 9:21pm

We've had one these in the family.  Personally I can't stand the floor layout.  You can't take two steps without going up or down in the deck's elevation.  Step up from back of deck onto engine cover, step down once into cabin, down once more to hit the cabin deck, down once more to step up into the drivers seat, and I think the interior cabin deck is even lower.  The deck is without a doubt a workout and a falling hazard on a rough day!

Were there really only 15 of these built?

Comment by Michael Chamberlin on July 1, 2014 at 12:41pm

I am in need of a manual for my 316 Commander, It is currently slipped in St Joseph Michigan and is used as a sport fishing boat. It has the big block power and most of the electrical was let go badly. I would like help on getting the fresh water, and the trim tabs back in working order. She runs great and is a really comfortable platform. I have been in love with the
Commander line since the late 1970's and jumped when I got the chance to own the SilverKing.

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2018 Photo Contest Winner

The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

First place: submitted by Pat Chaps

Second place: submitted by Martin Krall;

Third place: submitted by Jeff Pacy.

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The 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous is in the books and it was a great time!!

City of Mentor, Ohio

The city of Mentor, Ohio and the Lawnfield Inn & Suites were wonderful hosts.  A special Thanks to Rob Kneen, the local member sponsor, and Char Pike for the hours of hard work put in organizing and coordinating an amazing weekend. 

The Rendezvous Photo Albums can be accessed through the links below, as well as, under Library, Photo Albums.  We will continue to add links to other albums as they become available. Also below, you will find links to a couple articles written for the local newspaper.

Photo Album 1                 Photo Album 2  

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Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina



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