Chris-Craft to launch two new boats at Cannes Boat Show
- Fri, 31 Aug 2012
Chris-Craft is coming to the Cannes Boat Show with two boats never before seen in Europe - the all-new Corsair 32 and redesigned Corsair 36.
Both boats exhibit trademark attention to detail and styling, with sleek profiles and plenty of cockpit space for relaxing and entertaining.
But it's the smaller, brand new Corsair 32 - a test of which MBY will feature in an upcoming issue - that's most likely to get pulses racing.
The boat is a sister to the open Launch 32, but is more suited to Northern European climes, with its enclosed cabin making overnighting possible.
Below decks, there's V-shaped seating forward that converts into a double berth, a small galley and decent-sized heads compartment.
But it's on deck where the new boat shines, with its stitched leather upholstery, teak decks and sunbathing options - made complete by the twin sunpads above the engines.
On test, the twin 5.7 litre GI EVC Volvo petrol engines got us up to 44 knots flat out. Expect to pay around £110,000 ex VAT for the base model.
The larger 36 is the flagship of the Chris-Craft range, and has been redesigned to bring the styling up to date and add a few stand-out features, like the glass skylight that runs the length of the foredeck.
Other touches include an electronic cockpit table that lifts from the cockpit sole and an engine hatch that opens at the touch of a button.
On test, 36 hit just over 40 knots flat out and delivered an easy, assured ride from its sharp hull. The base model is expected to cost just under £400,000 ex VAT.
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