Another branch of the Chris Craft Commander extended family tree !
Thanks to Rob DaPron, of Mercer Island, WA, we have this information to share. It sure is a lot better than what I received from the Mariner's Museum !!!!
The boat on the bottom of the image below, is an exact dead ringer for the one I am presently restoring. 70 were made in 1966 and mine is #39. My motor block has been exchanged for a 250-hp block so the speed should be slightly better than posted.
One interesting thing I notice here, is the rear clamshells, which are not as delivered on my boat. Mine are more of the standard "Corsair" vents as shown on some of the other marketing materials. It's not uncommon for marketing and manufacturing to be doing different things!
These boats were built along side the 20' Corsair Sea-V which shared the same basic hull, but didn't come with green gelcoat. The interior trim is slightly differnt too. The "Sea Skiff" name only lasted two years in fiberglass, and only 10 of these 20 boats were built in 1967. The hull was produced in larger quantities under the "Corsair Sea V" name, making one of these green glass Skiffs a pretty rare boat to find on the water 41-years later. The 19' and 23' Chris Craft Commanders that were built three years later under this same roof not only shared similar fiberglass construction techniques, they also shared the same power, steering wheels, and gear/throttle controls, with this Skiff, depending upon model.