The 23nd Annual Chris Craft Rendezvous in Port Orchard, WA This Weekend? The Largest Gathering of Chris Craft’s In The World!


As of 3AM this morning, 42 of the 80 had showed up.

After you stop by Sandpoint, why not just head out to Port Orchard and see the worlds largest gathering of Chris Crafts. Over 80 boats are expected to be there. This is Cruiser Heaven! And sure bet for us next year. The area is rich in Cruiser history and the perfect playground for them. Fellow reporter Tim Dies is reporting in to share the glory of it all. Here are some cool images of the gathering, gathering steam. If you want to know more about this event, your lucky Mr sit there with your cup of coffee. You can can just click here and see what its all about. Then get in your car and head out.. Its just a short 6 hr drive from Sandpoint. OK that’s all about 35 hr drive for me. I’ll get there Monday!


The sky is worth the trip alone!

Sometimes the cruisers with patina are the coolest. Great name !

DANG, imagine just going from cruiser to cruiser. All weekend long! What a fantastic setting!

23 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I hear cruisers are like heroine. One little sample and next thing you know it controls your life. Best to keep your distance I think.

    • Doug Powles
      Doug Powles says:

      When arthritis becomes part of your boating, you will find its easier crawling aroud a cruiser to fix a part than a runabout

  2. Rick
    Rick says:

    The dream is to get a big Commander and put my little Sportsman on the on the foredeck. Then Cruise show to show along the Great Loop. Love those big boys. But I also remember as a kid the maintenance on the bottoms when I worked in a boat yard during the summers. Maybe a glass Commander. Wish this show was closer.

  3. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    You got me drooling. I have a good appreciation for what it takes to own and maintain a classic cruiser. My hat’s off to all of the captains that are at that fantastic show this weekend. We will be toasting them in St. Clair!

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    yes, I too wish this was closer….Crusier shows are rare indeed….almost as rare as cruiser nuts.

    John in Va

    • Doug Powles
      Doug Powles says:

      Hey John, Come on over. In the Puget Sound there are cruiser shows every weekend from now to Labor Day. So many that the smell of dry rot permeates all coastal towns

    • matt
      matt says:

      It would be very cool to have one of these cruiser shows on the east coast someplace. It would also help the market for these cruisers. When you see others out there in the water being used you are reminded that they are great boats. the math adds up. We were on a 1.6 million Sea Ray in Michigan. For 150K you can be on a stunning classic cruiser with twice the character. And room.. All that is needed is exposure to these fantastic yachts

        • Doug Powles
          Doug Powles says:

          Matt, didn’t mean to say you were wrong , just wanted to emphasize that there is a good inventory of classic cruisers in Puget Sound area…at extremely good prices.

  5. James
    James says:

    So Doug –
    How was that thunder & lightning show for you this morning? Are the bilges dried out yet? In the islands we got an inch in 20 minutes @3AM…

  6. Tyson K.
    Tyson K. says:

    this show is just a couple hours from me. But I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it AGAIN this year. One day I will make this show, and, one day, I will own one of these bug beauties. Sooner if I get the “boot” from the wifey for bringing home more stray cars. Boats she’s ok with……cars, not so much……..

    • Doug Powles
      Doug Powles says:

      Tyson, Don’t know where you are, but the middle of August there is a METAL, (pardon me guys) Boat Show at Anacortes…one of the most beautiful settings anywhere.

  7. Tim Dies. "High Seas"
    Tim Dies. "High Seas" says:

    Hey guys! We will be here until Monday morning with the biggest C.C.s ever built. Come by and see us!

  8. Matt
    Matt says:

    I know your right! My math had a 10k nice cruiser and 140k worth of obscene upgrades and still you are ahead of a 1 million plastic boat. I have to though the go to for me is a 40 footish fiberglass mid to late 60s commander.. Express? Oh man! Best of all worlds..

  9. Carla
    Carla says:

    Boy…was I asleep on this one! We LOVE our Chris Crafts and we definitely love the CC cruisers. Matt, now that u know ur way to Traverse City, u could have swung by and picked up Schmaltzie and/or me on ur way West..

  10. Tyson K.
    Tyson K. says:

    @Doug, I live in Langley, BC. So a couple hours north of you folks. 1 hour 35 mins ish to Seattle.

  11. Tim Dies. "High Seas"
    Tim Dies. "High Seas" says:

    So to respond after the weekend, we had 67 boats, from 26′ to 65′ show up, mostly cruisers from 35′ to 65′ and we had 2662 feet of C.C.s on the dock, which represents more than a half mile! We have the largest gathering of Chris Craft boats in the world! Anybody disagree?

    • Jason & Brandy Brinar "Kokopo"
      Jason & Brandy Brinar "Kokopo" says:

      Hi Tim! We had a fantastic time at the Rendezvous! It was our first year and we wanted to thank everyone for their advice and generosity. Can’t wait to show you what it’s like next year!

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