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1966 Chris Craft 31 Commander Express

$17,500 USD

  • $17,500 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Antique and Classic Boats
  • 1966
  • Chris Craft
  • 31 Commander Express
  • Cayuga, New York, US
  • Power
  • 078632
  • 31ft / 9.45 m
  • 12ft / 3.66 m
  • Chris-craft
  • 327
  • Other
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 9682
  • 2016-04-18
  • 2016-04-18
  • 1851989

- Stock #078632 -

Classic Chris-Craft Beauty Awaits You!

Research shows that the Commander Fiberglass series began in 1964 by Chris Craft. The original factory specification 31' Commander had a soft top. However, most boats sold were equipped with the optional hard top or an optional flybridge. This particular boat is noted to have been the most popular Commander. It's said that in addition to the ones built in the US there were also an unknown number built in Europe where ironically production continued even after the model was discontinued in the United States. It has been assumed that production possibly went on until 1975 but this has not been verified.

Chris Craft "over-engineered" these boats when they were introduced in 1964. Chris Craft certainly earned a solid reputation and went on for many years building excellent cruisers, commuters, runabouts and skiffs. The fiberglass Commander series benefited from all of that experience, using a spectacular hull flair and style that presents itself very well even today.

This 1966 Commander is a beautiful example of this series of boats. She is in very good condition and shows her age with grace, class and elegance. Looking at her lines she embraces the true essence of pleasure crafts of days long past. Her owner has maintained her with regular servicing. He's proud of her and has quite fond memories and stories from the many years of cruising her in the rivers and lakes of upstate. She has been a fresh water boat for much of her existence. Her original Chris-Craft engines run like champs her owner says. Everything is operational and the A/C runs cold and the fresh hot water is hot. This is truly a wonderful classic Chris-Craft that would be nothing short of a pleasure to own - simply put- she is timeless.

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ConditionPresently she is on the hard and winterized. She was last run in 2013 and has laid up since. Prior to winterizing her, the owner says she was in great operating condition and just finished up a wonderful cruising tour through the rivers and lakes of upstate New York and beyond.

Normal wear on a vessel this age, however her owner claims she is in above average condition and very well maintained.

Many service records are available. No major work is needed and she is ready for the water today. Owner says she is in need of nothing much other than a caring captain, an oil change and a full tank of fuel!

Navigational Equipment - Running Lights

Mechanical - Bilge Blower
- Bilge Pump
- Bottom Paint
- Carbureted
- Engine Compartment
- Fuel Filters
- Fuel Tank

Electrical Systems - Battery
- Shore Power
- Shore Power Cord
- Water Heater

Accommodations - A/C
- Beds
- Berth
- Curtains
- Dinette
- Fridge
- Galley
- Heads
- Microwave

Deck Gear - Anchor
- Bow Rail
- Canvas
- Cockpit Shower
- Eisenglass
- Fenders
- Full Enclosure
- Hard Top
- Isinglass
- Swim Platform

Safety Equipment - Compass
- Dock Lines
- Fenders
- Fire Extinguisher

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