New Listing – 2007 Chris-Craft Corsair 28 Heritage Edition
Grabau International is delighted to announce the new listing of the 2007 Chris-Craft Corsair 28 Heritage Edition ‘CHRIS II’.
Fabulous ‘Heritage Edition’ version of the iconic Chris-Craft Corsair 28. Well-optioned and with low hours on her recently serviced engines. EU VAT paid, CE marked and 100% ready to go.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
This fully-equipped and extremely well-maintained Chris-Craft Corsair 28 ‘Heritage Edition’ looks absolutely timeless thanks to her sparkling dark-painted topsides, deep V-hull, pronounced trademark bow flair and aft tumblehome.
Sourced by her current owner in the US in 2012, she was shipped to Europe, where her EU VAT was paid and her CE Certification completed. After arrival, she benefitted from fresh topsides paint and since then, she has been lovingly maintained, storage ashore every year and with annual servicing to her low-hours-run Volvo Penta GI inboard engines.
Her specification highlights include:
• CE marked to category C
• Volvo Penta 5.7 GI V8 petrol engine with very low hours run
• Sterndrives and approx 44 knot performance potential
• Dark green topsides – resprayed 2012
• Heritage Edition extras including teak cabin and cockpit doors, teak cockpit and entry steps, teak covering boards (full teak deck rails), teak handrails on foredeck, and teak swim platform.
• Cockpit galley package with fridge and sink.
• CD stereo
• Optional heads with holding tank
• Pressurised fresh water supply
• Recently replaced batteries
• Tonneau cover
• Garmin EchoMap GPS chart plotter with sonar
• 220vAC shore power supply with battery charger
EU VAT paid, fully CE-marked and beautifully presented, CHRIS II is ready for her next owner. With a trailerable weight of approx 3,684kgs, she is also easily transported.
The Corsair 28 perfectly balances beauty, comfort and performance. The long, low, covered foredeck enhances the driver’s vision, while providing a spacious, bright berth tucked below. Within its deceptively trim shape, the Corsair easily accommodates 10 people for day trips or weekend adventures. And with exhilarating horsepower, it arrives in sophisticated style – quickly.
Crafted with the same passion and dedication as they were 146 years ago, Chris-Craft boats continue to speak to boat enthusiasts everywhere. Whether it’s an open bow ideal for socializing, or a larger cruiser with a cabin for extended excursions, every inch of every boat we build is carefully considered.
Since the beginning, Christopher Smith crafted the boats that dreams are made of. Chris-Craft boats became the cultural icons that gave people a new freedom to explore the clear waters of local lakes and distant shores. And they were built with the values and benefits that defined our country and our way of life. More than any other brand, they were responsible for America’s romance with boats – and ultimately, for redefining boating pleasure for generations of people everywhere.
The name Chris-Craft has always been synonymous with quality, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether we’re designing a 21-foot runabout, or a 38-foot cruiser, all of our boats are crafted with painstaking detail by the most skilled carpenters, cabinetmakers, joiners and artisans in the business. It’s what ensures that your boat will be perfect – and unlike any other on the water.
The wakes from an oncoming trawler were rolling toward us, giving me about 2.5 seconds to make a decision. The maneuver on a center console would be to meet the wake, quarter it and charge on. But in the Rolls-Royce of runabouts, there’s a temptation, given enough water, to change course enough to avoid the wake — you wouldn’t hum over speed bumps in that Rolls, right? For this exercise, though, I treated the Corsair 28 as you would a burgee-less, workmanlike cuddy. The head-on wakes came…and went, with just a tappety tap on the hull. So, I spun around and did it again from a following sea. This is not how you’re supposed to treat a Chris-Craft, is it?
We typically spend so much time ogling the art of a model like the Corsair 28 that we nearly lose sight of how and why it’s built — namely, to go boating. During our test, punctuated with atypical maneuvers like hardover turns and wake plowing, none of the four passengers reached for the safety rails, which themselves are yachtishly elliptical. The maneuvers at the helm didn’t even disturb the conversation in the cockpit. The mass of the cabin’s foredeck helps a bit with weight distribution, and insulation blown into the hull and deck is credited for quieting the ride. But contrary to many perceptions, Chris-Craft builds its Corsairs to muscle up. It isn’t about being the lightest or quickest 28-footer, though 56 mph was a nice clip in our test. The idea is to use copious amounts of top-end material to give the boat a heavy and firm feel. This makes it comfortable and elegant, and not just in calm harbors.
Still, after busting up the bay, I felt like asking for a white fleece towel to spiff up the gel and teak. To own this boat you have to enjoy wiping and buffing, the same type of finicky attitude used in the construction process. I could tell with one look at the screws on the hinges — all turned, or “clocked,” to line up with each other. A close inspection uncovered additional meticulousness on a rare level.
Boating Magazine – September 2010
2007 Chris-Craft Corsair 28 Heritage Edition – ‘CHRIS II’ – Asking Euro 65,000 VAT paid – full details here
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