Best Boats of 2011
Chris-Craft Corsair 28
We won’t even call this classic styling, because Chris-Craft has brought sexy curves and lines to the boat that can be so well-accomplished only with the modern building techniques it employs. Sure, somehow its stylists find special materials like in the dash panel trim, and they add traditional glamour with the yacht ensign flown from a transom flagstaff, but it’s done in a 21st century way that stands out distinctly.
On the water, the Corsair rumbles softly, tapping into the romance of early performance, but doing so with modern and efficient engines of today. Power steering and ultrasmooth throttle and shift mechanisms make the boat seem to respond more to the thoughts of the captain than to his motions. This is why the Corsair 28 is one of our top picks for 2011.
"Our customer is experienced and on his fifth or sixth boat, so to serve him, the Corsair 28 was designed with refined elegance in the lines, warmth in the use of wood, bright work, quality materials, and all that with sporty performance.” — Chris Collier, vice president of engineering
Construction detail is so polished even the rub rail and trim’s screw heads are aligned in the gleaming hardware and hinges to complete the look.