Chris-Craft, “made in the U.S.A,” boats built in Sarasota, Florida is selling to succeeding generations. This manufacturer seeks to carry on a classic design tradition while staying ahead of the pack in marine engineered innovation. Deep V hulls, hand-crafted teak installed by experienced craftsmen, high-grade stainless steel burgee holders, and the recognizable horn trumpet harken back to a time America fell in love with pleasure boating. Ever expanding its line, Chris-Craft now offers larger options which include full kitchens and sleeping berths.
The Commander 44 is Chris-Craft's largest luxury cruiser. With its deep V hull and thirteen-foot beam, this yacht can accommodate twelve people. The galley fully equipped has a two burner glass top electric stove, a microwave, refrigerator, grill, and wet bar. A double berth aft offers a cedar-lined wardrobe. Chris-Craft designers made sure there's plenty of storage. Easily operated with a joystick and powered by a Volvo Penta IPS 600 D6 (435 HP), the Commander is a pleasure to drive.
The Chris-Craft Launch series offers five different models from twenty-three to thirty-eight feet. Unlike its smaller siblings who have recessed chaises for two in the bow, the Launch 30 has lounge seating both fore and aft. Capable of carrying ten people, the Launch 30 offers Mercury or Volvo engine options ranging from 440HP diesel to 860HP twin Volvo V8s. A head with a sink hidden below deck is for those who want to cruise all day without a need to return to port.
Chris-Craft chose a name for the Calypso 26 which is evocative of Caribbean music. The boat’s sunshade design offers lines that differ from the classic Chris-Craft look. For its size, the Calypso 26 has some surprising amenities like a kitchen with a refrigerator, stainless steel sink, and optional grill as well as a head with a small sink and a transom hot-cold shower. The skipper can choose engine options that deliver from 350 to 400HP with a choice of Mercury or Yamaha engines. Designed for fishing the jaunty Calypso, offers an in-floor storage fish box as well as port and starboard rod storage, as standard.
Chris-Craft offers an entry-level boat in the Capri 21. The Capri 21's retro-style teak-clad bow is reminiscent of a Thirties "runabout." Powered by a Mercury or Volvo V8, this classic craft can comfortably accommodate up to five people in two captain's chairs and an aft lounge upholstered in white. A standard swim platform, three-step ladder, and removable ski pylon make this boat perfect for water skiing. The Capri 21 is a fun family or fishing craft, versatile enough to serve multiple needs.
From runabout to a yacht, Chris-Craft continues a fine boat-building tradition that makes the pleasures of boating available to a broad expanse of consumers.