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.

Design Stories

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 designerDick 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.

Trading open roads for the open water: Fred Hudson's Chris-Craft renderings

The logotype of the Chris Craft Commander Club carries a lot of heritage.

The Chris Craft Commander Club Burgee Story  - creation and specifications

Commander Remembrance Story by Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson on the 1970 38 Commander White Interior

Members' Stories

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.

 

 

Member Stories

May 2018: Bay City or Bust - Our 47 Commander Renovation Story by Steve and Laura Valvasori

April 2018: Jim Mathis, Owner of Lena Estelle a 47' Commander

September 2014:  Squander Bucks: 1965 38 Commander by William Price

November 2013: How It was Destiny for Me to End Up Owning my 31 Chris Craft Commander BAD INFLUENCE

June 2013:  A Small World, Commander Club style !

September 2011: Special Delivery - The Story of the delivery of a 47 Commander by Dick Morland, JW Holcolmb, Dave DiSesa

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

 

Club Magazine

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.

Rendezvous

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  View photos and STYLED IN FIBERGLASS stories about the events.  

 

Club News

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Pre-Order your 2023 Wall Calendar now!!

More Information & Order Here

Calendars can be ordered through November 10th and will not be available once ordering has closed.

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 Photo Contest Voting Is Now Open!!

Voting will remain open through October 12th so cast your vote today for your favorite photo.  Thanks to all who sumitted entries to the contest. We will upload all entries to the photo library within the next couple weeks.

Cast Your Vote Here

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Club Hangouts


 If you want to share the details of a local event, that you think would be of interest to members in your area, or if you want invite members to an event you are throwing, consider using the Club Hangouts feature.

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 Styled In Fiberglass

  

Click HERE to access the Spring 2022 Issue of Styled In Fiberglass along with other issues

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