Rendezvous History

2018     Mentor, OH July 27 - 29

Hosts:  Rob & Nancy Kneen, Lawnfield Inn & Suites; Mentor Lagoons Marina and Yacht Club; Skye Bistro & Pub

2018 Mentor Rendezvous Photo Album by Pam Sorensen

2018 Mentor Rendezvous Photos by Jeremy Goldstein

2018 Rendezvous - from CC Facebook page


Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina

2017      Regionals


Commanders on the Chesapeake  July 21 – July 23 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 

Hosts:  Matt Cowles, Darin Haselhorst

2017 Chesapeake Regional Photo Album

2016      Dubuque, IA  July 29 - 31  


 Host: Pam Sorensen, Terry & Faith Sorensen

Covered in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2016 Issue

2016 Dubuque Rendezvous Photo Album

More Rendezvous Photos - Miller Album


2015      Regionals


Tennessee  May 1 – 3

 Hosts: Wayne & Jan Roworth

Covered in Styled In Fiberglass Spring 2015 Issue

2015 1st Tennessee Regional Rendezvous Photos - Vol. 1

2015 1st Tennessee Regional Rendezvous Photos - Vol. 2

2015 1st Tennessee Regional Rendezvous May 1, 2 & 3 - Vol. 2


  Clinton River Boat Club Lake St. Clair: August 7 - 9

   Hosts: Heath Trerice & Family 

  Covered in Styled In Fiberglass Fall 2015 Issue


2014      Huron, OH August 1 - 3

15th Anniversary, 50th birthday of 38 Commander  

Hosts: Tim Toth & Family, Matt O'Donnell & Family

 Covered in Styled In Fiberglass Fall 2014 Issue

 Rendezvous 2014 Photo Album 1

 2014 Huron Rendezvous Photo Album 2

                                  Rendezvous 2014 - Album 1

                                  Rendezvous 2014 - Album 2


2013      Regional - St. Clair, MI   August 16 - 18

Hosts: Brian Barton, Pat & SheilaChaps, Ron & Ruthie Sherman, Ted & Lana Schnitz

Covered in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2013 Issue

Photo Album 


2012 Detroit, MI  Kean's Marina August 2 - 5

Hosts: Mike & Terese Schrage, Ron & Ruthie Sherman, Mario   & Lula Puglise, Jim & Carolyn Roth, David &Char Pike

Covered in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2012 Issue

 Rendezvous 2012 Photos

2011      Algonac, MI Regional Commandervous  September 15

Hosts: Brian Barton, Clyde & Deb Caron

Covered in Styled in Fiberglass Winter 2011 Issue     

2011 Commandervous September 15th Photo Album

2011      Galveston, TX cancelled August 5 - 7


 Hosts: Thomas Custer & Family

2010      Huron, OH  August 5 - 8

Hosts: Tim Toth & Family, Matt O'Donnell & Family

Photo Article in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2010 Issue

  Rendezvous 2010 Photos

2010 Canadian Regional British Columbia

          Article in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2010 Issue

2009      Chesapeake Bay, MD  July 16 - 19 10th Anniversary

 Kent Island Yacht Club  

 Hosts: Eileen Powers & Fred Delavan, Scott Cadle & Meetu Kaul, Norah Dahlen, Jack & Pat Shield,Rob & Diane Schiller

Covered in Styled in Fiberglass  Winter 2009 Issue

2009 Rendezvous in Maryland Photos

2008      Delray Beach, FL October 31 - November 2

  Hosts: Byron Smith & Mimi Rizek

  REFLECTIONS Delray Beach Rendezvous 2008

  2008 Delray Beach Rendezvous Photo Album

2008 Delray Beach Rendezvous Photo Album, Vol 2

2007      Algonac, MI August 3 - 5

Hosts: Mike & Lora Adam, David & Char Pike

Photo Article in Styled in Fiberglass Winter 2007 Issue

Rendezvous 2007 - Algonac, MI Photo

2007 Rendezvous Photo Album

2006      Dubuque, IA August 18 - 20

 Hosts: Chris & Julie Orphal, Lynn & Clif Orphal

Covered in Styled in Fiberglass Winter 2007 Issue

 2006 Rendezvous on the Mississippi River


2005      Michigan City, IN  August 11 - 14

Hosts: Dick & Patty Morland, Lawrence & Jena Neisler

Article in Styled in Fiberglass Winter 2007 Issue Voyage to Mecca

2005 Rendezvous Photos

Rendezvous 2005 Photos by Alarik von Hofsten



2004      Bradenton, FL April 1 - 4

  Hosts: Jim Wick & Bob Bothum, Dick & Maureen Avery, Tim & Lynne Gressett

     Article in Styled in Fiberglass Spring 2005 Issue

      Rendezvous 2004 Photos

2003      South Haven, MI July 25 - 27

Hosts: Todd & Susan Heinrich

   Rendezvous 2003 Photos

   South Haven Rendezvous 2003 Photo Collage from Styled in Fiberglass Winter 2004


2002      Portsmouth, VA September 20 - 22

Hosts: Robert Cutchins & Jamie Rolison, Ray Easler

Article in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2002 Issue (Published October 2002)


2001      Drummond Island, MI August 10  - 12

Hosts: Mark, Mike and Deb Young, Curt Radford, MD

Article in Styled in Fiberglass Fall 2001 Issue (Published October 2001)

Informal Gatherings

Since there are many Commanders in the Detroit area, members have organized informal meets before we called them regionals.  The 'core' group was known as the Motor City Motley Crew.  Scott Anderson and Mike Adam were the organizers of such events and some members drove from Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Iowa to attend.

There were September events at the Detroit Yacht Club in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Other  events included:

  • Detroit Boat Show and late lunch February 2005
  • Dinners at Jack's restaurant in the fall of 2000 and winter of 2001
  • Dinner at the Ford Yacht Club April 2001

Club News

WANTED: National Chris-Craft Commander Club Rendezvous Hosts!!

A National Rendezvous is a gathering of club members and their beloved Commanders. It is a great place to see some beautiful boats, make new friends and catch-up with old friends. It is always interesting to see what is different on the same model boat and a great place to get ideas, tips & tricks.

If you would like to host a rendezvous, the Executive Committee will assist you with ideas, registration, and anything else you might need.  

If your marina, or a marina near you, could house additional boats for a weekend and if you have several Commanders in your area, we encourage you to consider hosting a rendezvous.

Please contact Char Pike, at, with your questions.

To see information on past rendezvous, Click Here


Help Wanted!!!

New Faces, New Perspectives - Executive Committee Openings to start in January 2020

Would you like to be more active in the Commander Club? Would you like to help chart our course? Are you willing to commit the time, energy and creativity needed to assist us in promoting and supporting our mission?

We are searching for new faces and new perspectives. Positions start in January 2020 for a two year term.

There are four positions available. Chief Commander, Treasurer, Public Relations Chair and Membership Chair.

Duties for each position are located in the bylaws

More details about each position here.

The Executive Committee (EC) convenes monthly via conference call. Meetings typically last 90 minutes or less. Most work done via e-mail. Each job has its own time commitment depending on club activities. Current EC members will mentor you.

Interested in any of these positions?

Please drop Char Pike an e-mail at


SuperDisc 14.0 and Resource Collection 4.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 14.0 is an electronic encyclopedia of every aspect of Commander maintenance and repairs. The information on the disk is retrieved from the discussion forum and e-mail list, but organized in a way that makes information easy to find and use. SuperDisc is available on USB flash drive

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The SuperDisc 14.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

The SuperDisc 14.0 Upgrade Edition is intended for those who wish to upgrade their SuperDisc 1.0 through 13.0. Each year we add over 1,000 posts. Don’t miss out.

Resource Collection 4.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 4.0 contents include CC Catalogs and Brochures. CC Service Bulletins, CC Price Lists. Engine & Transmission Manuals. Dick Avery sketches and drawings, a folder for every Commander model, and all kinds of technical and interesting stuff. Over 187 folders and 2,563 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

We thank you for supporting the club with your purchase of SuperDisc14.0 and/or Resource Collection 4.0. We hope you find it to be the value we feel it is, and trust you will enjoy the other benefits your payment will help provide. It’s your payment that helps to support the activities of this dues free organization that has grown from 12 members in 1999 to well over 4000 members in 2019.

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