Stunning new Carina 20 runabout harks back to a golden age of American powerboating

Stop what you’re doing and get a towel – because if this boat fails to get you drooling, then nothing will.

It’s the new Carina 20 from Chris-Craft, which will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the upcoming Miami Boat Show.

The 21ft boat is classic Chris-Craft, and harks back to the 1920s with its vertical bow and stunning curved tumblehome.

Steve Heese, the Florida yard’s president, said: “The Carina 20 speaks to the past but the design appeal is forward-thinking and unmistakably Chris-Craft.”

The Carina 20 will also feature a number of new developments for the company, including a new frameless windscreen and graphite metallic hull colour.

Chris-Craft said this boat is the first of two vertical bow boats to be released this year, with the other, featuring a closed deck, landing in the summer.

We have no information on powerplant options or performance yet, but expect the Carina 20 to pack a speedy punch.

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