Chris-Craft is a name that can be used as synonym for American-made open motorboat. Or, better, as synonym for elegant motorboat or something similar. Key features of the boats built by the Sarasota-based shipyard is the attention to detail and high-quality finishing. The Corsair 34 is not an exception. She is the flagship of the Corsair line which, like the Capri one, offers deck-equipped boats with forward cabin and not bow riders like the other models of the shipyard.
The line features classic, clean, elegant lines and, above all, custom models which are offered in different options of details, colours, accessories and materials. Power comes from twin standard Mercury or Volvo 300 hp engines; however, more powerful options (up to 430 hp) are also available. Even though hull windows are totally absent, the forward cabin is bright and open, thanks to three expansive overhead sunlights. Impeccably finished in hand-selected woods and custom upholstery, it includes a galley, sleeping area and separate bathroom.
A centuries-old traditional
It was 1874 when Christopeh Columbus Smith built his first boat. Just 9 years after the end of the American Civil War and 20 years before the official closure of the border with the West and the end of the “Far West”. Since then, Chris-Crafts has represented the excellence in the US yachting industry, attracting magnates like Henry Ford and stars like Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.