Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Chris-Craft – established in the 19th century - now in the 21st
Chris-Craft – established in the 19th century - now in the 21st

'Classic style of the 32 Launch is truly reminiscent of the days when powerboats were indeed called 'launches.' - Chris Craft Launch 32'    Forest Johnson    Click Here to view large photo

A highly successful Miami International Boat Show (February) and a solid growth in sales, has Chris-Craft President, Steve Heese, looking confidently to the future. 'The Miami International Boat Show is an event we look forward to every year and this year was certainly no different, in fact, we couldn’t wait for it to arrive,' he declared.

'This has been our third successive year of sales growth and with the release of our latest model, the 32’ (9.75-metres) Launch we saw it as an opportunity to fill a particular niche in our product line.

'The 32’ Launch is now the largest of our top-selling Open Bow or Bow Rider series and we believe we have developed a boat ideally suited to the boating family.

'We have also re-designed our superb Corsair 36’ (10.97-metres), largest of our closed-deck cruisers.

'Chris-Craft views customer feedback very seriously and fortunately we have a very knowledgeable and savvy fan base.

'It was largely this that influenced us and we decided to go for it, the end result helping us achieve the best Miami show in terms of sales since 2007,' he added.

From any angle, the latest Chris-Craft creation looks the goods. - Chris Craft Launch 32 -  Forest Johnson   Click Here to view large photo

I was fortunate enough to see both new models at Miami and although an on-water test was not possible at the time, I came away quite convinced Chris-Craft had come up with a couple of winners.

The 32 Launch is perhaps best described as 'A luxury bow rider generously equipped for versatility.'

It is built to handle long and short range cruises, thanks to its clever design incorporating overnight accommodations with a roomy head compartment and ample stowage.

The Launch boasts sleek proportions and with its practical configuration presents as a boat well-suited for long excursions while remaining practical for day cruising.

Rough water? No problem for this beauty. - Chris Craft Launch 32 -  Forest Johnson   Click Here to view large photo

Chris-Craft’s Corsair 36 has long been among my favourite vessels from the legendary company (which has a history dating back to 1874!) and the upgrade of its design unveiled at Miami will serve only to increase its desirability.

This hull, designed by the renowned offshore race boat designer Michael Peters, is capable of taking on offshore conditions with ease, it really is a boat equipped for all seasons.

Both vessels are offered with a choice of MerCruiser or Volvo Penta power.

An inspection of any model from the Chris-Craft range will reveal the company’s extreme attention to detail, with an overall finish unmatched in the industry.

All components on board together with available options are produced from the finest materials available and buyers are also treated to a stunning array of colours in hull graphics and upholstery.

Christopher Columbus Smith, the man who established Chris-Craft 138-years ago would, I’m sure, give the 2012 company his seal of approval.

Chris-Craft website


by Bob Wonders

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97594

9:48 AM Wed 23 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News





Abbot Point onshore disposal by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,










Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,










Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,










































Australian Offshore Superboat 2014 - Superboats ready for Redcliffe
Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony
Gosport Grand Prix of the Sea finale to decide P1 champions
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42
GT15 and GT30 European Championships - Jelf takes to the podium twice
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Powerboat racing heavyweights head to Ibiza
Mediterranean Grand Prix - World Aquabike stars all set
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature
Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action
Cowes to Torquay Race 2014 - Intense activity in preparation
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do   
Australian Offshore Superboat Champ - 15 Superboats in Coffs Harbour   
European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival   
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina   
Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend   
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay   
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature   
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature   
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore   
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day   
Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year   
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home   
Yamaha inspires students to succeed   
NSW EPA supports Marina Industry Environmental Accreditation   
Powerful Yanmar 12AY Diesel Series revealed   
Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history *Feature   
Swan celebrates sales success *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT