VIDEO: Chris-Craft Catalina 34 from the Cannes Boat Show

The Chris-Craft Catalina 34 is the new flagship of Chris-Craft's upmarket centre console range and it is absolutely dripping with class

The Chris-Craft Catalina 34 is the new flagship of the Florida-based yard’s posh sportsfisher range.

The idea is to deliver a usable, fast fisher that is also packed with Chris-Craft’s renowned exquisite detailing and high quality finish.

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What’s clever about the 34 is that all the stuff that makes it a confident sportsfisher like the deep-vee, flared hull, big open cockpit and comprehensive wet-bar/tackle station are equally handy when you’re just out cruising with guests or the family.

And if you fancy a couple of nights on board the cuddy cabin, though not cavernous, has a generous double bed, sink and a proper toilet.

Chris-Craft isn’t giving away performance figures but with twin 300-350hp Mercury Verados on the options list we imagine you will quite easily see the right side of 40 knots.

It’s an expensive beast – just over £300,000  including VAT – but then the quality and detailing are as good as it gets.