For comparisons with similarly-powered boats, look at Doral's 300 SC ($99,610). Its styling exemplifies the Euro-curve versus the Chris-Craft's more conservative edge. And then there's Bayliner's 3055 Ciera ($85,995), featuring very futuristic next- generation styling.
If you load either boat up with options, its price will rise. For example, as tested the 300 lists for $117,052 including the remote spotlight ($395) - the middle of the market. If your taste runs to the traditional and you place a premium on substance, take a look at the Chris-Craft. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Displacement (lbs., approx.).....9,000
Minimum cockpit depth.........2'2"
Max. cabin headroom.....6'1"
Fuel capacity (gal.)............150
Water capacity (gal.)............35
Price (w/standard power) ...........$102,732
Price (w/test power)...$102,732
STANDARD POWER: Twin 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL/SX V-8 gasoline stern drives.
OPTIONAL POWER: Twin Volvo Penta gasoline stern drives up to 620-hp total.
TEST BOAT POWER: Twin 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL/SX V-8 gasoline stern drives with 305 cid, 3.74" bore x 3.48" stroke, swinging 14 3/4" by 17" ss props through 1.51:1 reductions.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT (major items): Sunbrella bimini top; Clarion Marine AM/FM stereo cassette w/4 speakers; cockpit courtesy lights; removable aft bench seat; cockpit wet bar with sink; concealed anchor system with hawsepipe, cleat and roller; hydraulic trim tabs; Berber snap-in cockpit carpet; digital depthsounder; illuminated switches; power steering; compass; battery charger; shore power w/50' cord; windshield wiper (starboard); pillow set; CO detector; privacy curtain; a.d./d.c. refrigerator; single burner electric stove; microwave; coffemaker; Vacuflush head; shower curtain; Corian countertops; cedar-lined hanging locker.