Everybody like good stories and articles. Here is a collection of links to stories and articles that were previously posted at CommanderClub.com. If you are a "newbie" to Commanders this is also a good starting point to learn more about Commanders and our Club.
Curt Radford's epic article in Classic Boating (July/August 1997) about the creation of Chris Craft's first line of fiberglass cruisers, the Commanders.
Chris Craft's chief designer Dick Avery video about the 19 & 23 Commanders
Chris Craft's chief designer Dick Avery on Designing the Commander
Chris Craft designer Fred Hudson video on the design of the Commanders. Fred also talks about Packard Motor Car Company and Chrysler. The video is produced by fellow member Whitney Pillsbury.
The logotype of the Chris Craft Commander Club carries a lot of heritage.
The Chris Craft Commander Club Burgee Story - creation and specifications
Since it's inauguration in year 1999 a number of members have assumed formal positions running the Club for the benefit of Commander enthusiasts all over the world. Others have made major contributions in knowledge or financial support. Those are all remembered in our Hall of Fame.
Beginning in 2012 the Executive Committee started highlighting members who have been reliable contributors to the SuperDisk or members who have advanced the goals & purpose of the club. A collection Members' Spotlight stories are available here.
Member Websites: Members have created websites about their Commanders. Read about their various projects, advice and adventures. A collection of Member Websites available here.
January 2016: The Passing of a Legend: In Memory of Dick Avery
October 2015: In Memory of Maureen Avery
2010: In Memory of Fred Hudson
June 2006: In Memory of Warren Pateman
September 2014: Squander Bucks: 1965 38 Commander by William Price
June 2013: A Small World, Commander Club style !
January 2009: Stern Drive Commander??
July 2008: Inboard Nut
June 2008: A Hi-Hope
June 2008: CCCC Members Are The Nicest People!
Unknown Date: Pub Inspires Boat Name
Unknown Date: Rules & Terminology For Your Non-Boater Guests
Since 2002 the Commander Club sports it's own magazine Styled in Fiberglass with lots of informative and entertaining stories. Back copies available for download if you are a registered member.
Starting back in 2001 the Club started arranging annual real life Rendezvous at differing locations in the US. Attendance varies between 5-100 boats and 30-300 participants but it is always a weekend full of fun, information and camaraderie.
Rendezvous History Signed in members can view photos and STYLED IN FIBERGLASS stories about the events.
Here are photo albums from some of the Past Rendezvous which can be viewed by everyone:
2015 1st Tennessee Regional Rendezvous May 1, 2 & 3 - Vol. 2 - by Marcia Elkins