Here are some great scans from material sent in by Robert DaPron, friend of The Forum, and presently vice president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Many thanks, Robert, we needed info about the 60, and now we have it! In addition, we also have a great scan from France, thanks to Herb Pocklington, senior executive from Chris Craft and in charge of European operations at the time the ad was out. Thanks to Didier Bonnot, forum regular from France, who did the translation for us. Enjoy !
Translation below from Forum Regular Participant, Didier Bonnot, of France, who restored a 27' Commander now running near Paris.
"There are only 2 people in Europe able to get this boat.
The 1969 60 Commander (18 meters). Only two of them are marketed in Europe.
It is the most recent Christ Craft in the Commander series, entirely in fiberglass.
One of the largest (18.5 meters long, 5.5 meters width), spacious, costly and rare yachts in the world.
Four independent cabins allowing 8 people to sleep in. Stereo and color TV are included in the 3.6 m by 4 m main room. Face to the table is a kitchen with a dishwasher and a freezer. Three heads are included in the package ; without forgetting air conditioner, the protection against moisture in the closets and a special lighting for the whole boat.
The twin diesel soundproof engines reach 956 HP. They allow a 40 km/h speed. The total fuel capacity of 3785 liters allows a 740 km range.
The 1969 60 Commander.
There are 21 different models of Commander in fiberglass, from 17 to 60 feet, built in US and Europe plants.
As of now, your dealer is able to better take back [your old boat] or offering you significant discounts on any 1969 new model.
But you should decide now to get these benefits and get your boat delivered for spring.
Escoffier Marine, 11 rue Forest, Paris 18th district
Escomer, Avenue des Arlues, Cannes
Chris-Craft SA, 35 chemin de Primerose, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
More Scans in following post..................................