CHRIS CRAFT COMMANDER FORUM ® .......A photo-intensive technical reference file and ongoing newsletter regarding the original fiberglass Chris-Craft Commander series. This is an independent not-for-profit and non-commercial web site, not affiliated with the Chris Craft Commander Club ~~ or ~~ Chris-Craft Corporation. Our mission here is to "have fun and share information" about the Commander series (and those associated fiberglass boats on the Chris-Craft family tree) for your individual personal use, and by doing so help promote the good name of Chris-Craft, and help preserve, restore, and appreciate Chris-Craft boats. The main reference feature is the ever expanding MASTER INDEX File which contains what we believe to be the world's largest collection of documentation photos and technical information on the Chris-Craft Commander line of boats, (like these original brochure scans, featuring the iconic first 38 Commander styled by Fred Hudson, and many of the great Dick Avery renditions that followed) , (a huge collection of Chris-Craft 427 tuning and specification information), and a few words about how to use the forum.

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  • INTRODUCING ----------->1969 Roamer Riviera <------------
    • Paul (no login)
      Posted Mar 17, 2010 11:19 AM

      Chris Craft Roamer Owners and Fans !

      Brian has produced stunning results in aluminum and wood, with his total restoration and repowering of this 1969 38' Roamer Riviera !

      1969 was a very good year !
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      The boat has been repowered with diesels, has custom props, and fabulous woodworking throughout.
      Only 7 Rivieras were built with Aluminum this year, and 12 were built of steel.

      While this is not a Commander, it was designed and built by Chris Craft, and none other than our Friend-of-the-Forum, Chris Smith, personally tested many of these boats and most likely this one when it left the plant. From the past interest level here on The Forum, we have found there is a respectful appreciation between the Commander and Roamer community, and we're very pleased to have Brian aboard as a contributor and participant here.

      Many thanks to Brian for sharing his work with the Commander community here. This Forum is focused on the Chris Craft Commander but we want the Roamer guys to know they're welcome here too, and also to know how much we admire and respect these boats, their owners, and top quality workmanship!

      Regards, stay tuned, Paul

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      Stay tuned, more to come !! happy.gif

      Again in February of 2012 this beautiful Roamer is featured as our PHOTO OF THE DAY.
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      Edit comments: Wow the emails started coming fast when I originally noted this as a 1958 Roamer ! Thanks guys ! Paul
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