Style and fun. That might as well be Chris-Craft’s mantra as the Sarasota-based company has turned out great-looking, fun-to-drive boats time and again. Their latest launch, the Corsair 36, which splashed at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, is a prime example of this record of consistency. When outfitted with twin 430-horespower Merc stern drives, the 36 can zip across the seas at top speeds approaching 41 knots, according to the builder. That’s more than enough speed to put a little pop in your step when you reach the docks. Once there, your boat will have plenty of admirers, as the 36 retains Chris-Craft’s iconic, all-American lines, and has plenty of visible teak.
Guests can relax in the U-shaped aft seating area with electrically actuated table, while the captain mans a helm outfitted with eye-catching, custom Chris-Craft gauges. A power-assisted bimini top can be raised aloft if the sun is shining too brightly, to provide shade and comfort for everyone. Down below, there’s a fully equipped galley, convenient for serving food to the dining table in the saloon. When dinner is over, the saloon converts into a sleeping area with room for two. A full head is also in this space.
There’s certainly a lot packed onboard this zippy boat. And that makes sense, because when you’re having so much fun onboard, you probably won’t ever want to leave.
This article originally appeared in the October 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.