Chris-Craft Launch 25
It started in the 1990s, during the later years that OMC owned Chris-Craft — a brand that had gone through constant reinvention with little success. But this time, thanks to designer Michael Peters, a line of future classics was born that made us think that OMC had ties to Chris-Craft’s once-glorious past — when in fact it didn’t.
“My only goal was to create beautiful boats,” Peters says.
His hulls are shapely and rounded (a rare look these days) with flare forward, tumblehome aft and reverse transoms — stylistic elements of the classic Chris-Crafts. Runabouts have stations far forward, and windshields wrap around with little support. Space is extravagant, and it’s all trimmed in wood. These are new classics.