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Chris Orphal

Chief Commander

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Port of Call:

Clinton, Iowa, USA

Commander(s) Owned:

35', 42'


Chris has been a member of the CCCC since our early days; his contributions to our discussion group go back to 2000 (while he was still in high school <grin>. Chris, his wife Julie and his parents, Lyn and Clif are enthusiastic Commander owners, restorers and active boaters. They are always willing to help someone out or to attend a CCCC party.

The Orphals have been to most Commander Club Rendezvous. Chris hosted the 2006 Commander Club 'Big River' Rendezvous in Dubuque, IA

Chris has owned a 1968 35 Express Hardtop "Maid for C" which he enjoyed on the upper Mississippi River where it flows through Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.

He now Captains a 42' Commander which is under a state of restoration, surely to be a Jewel of the seas.

Award of Distinction 2021, 2023

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