1966 Chris Craft 31 Commander Express
- 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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