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* 1966 Commander Brochure (scans) ----> U P D A T E D <----

March 28 2006 at 3:30 PM
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I wanted to add this note to be sure we are sending the right info to our loyal Commander fans and interested readership world-wide. You will see hundreds if not thousands of references to Dick Avery in our Forum. Mr. Avery, to my knowledge, penned all the Commanders in the entire line-up, except the first one which was the iconic 38' Commander of 1964. The first fiberglass Commander was designed by Fred Hudson, working with Chris Craft Senior Vice President, A.W. "Mac" MacKerer. I have a 1966 version of this boat and it is nothing short of spectacular.







Can you believe I paid twenty bucks for this stuff at the Mt Dora Boat Show!!??

(I had Commander fever when I saw it)



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Here's another great scan that should be a part of this thread

For the Hank Bowman article referenced in the advertizement above, see the following link. We are very lucky to have been able to recently acquire this document.

In addition, the link below is to an article in the March/April edition of Classic Yacht Magazine, authored by yours truely, 44 years after Hank Bowman's article, and everything they said about the Commander in 1964 is still true today! "The quality lives on long after the price is forgotten."

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Ooops here's another one from the files, that should be consolidated here in this thread

This message has been edited by FEfinaticP on May 17, 2012 2:48 PM

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