The long and lean Corsair 32

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Chris-Craft adds another boat to its Corsair line with this 32-footer. The Corsair 32 shares the same hull as its sister ship, the Launch 32, and bridges the gap between the 28 and 36 Corsairs, says Chris-Craft spokeswoman Kirsten Pedersen.

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“The 36 was a little big for some customers and not trailerable, while the 28 just couldn’t accommodate that last-minute overnight,” she says. A V-berth that converts to a dinette, a fully equipped galley, a 22-inch flat-screen TV and a head with shower allow the boat to carry out overnighting duties. Still, day cruising and zipping around the bay remain the Corsair’s primary roles, says Pedersen.

With a pair of 430-hp MerCruiser sterndrives, the boat hits a top speed of 61 mph and cruises at 35 to 43 mph with a mileage rating of about 1.4 mpg. The skipper drives from a starboard-side double helm chair, and the dash includes room for flush-mounted displays. U-shaped seating wraps around the cockpit and includes integral aft-facing lounges, and you can stretch out on the sunpads atop the engine compartments.

The Corsair 32’s centerline foredeck skylight and teak walkway that joins the cockpit and the swim platform enhance the boat’s long, lean profile. She measures 34 feet, 3 inches overall with a beam of 10 feet, 2 inches. She rides a deep-vee hull with 22 degrees of transom deadrise.

Base price is $239,951 with standard twin MerCruiser 350 MAG (320 hp) DTS engines with Bravo III drives. The price is $263,940 with 8.2-liter MerCruisers (430 hp) and the same drives. www.chriscraft.com

January 2013 issue