For decades Chris-Craft was the most recognized, if not the most celebrated, brand name in recreational boating. Until, after years of mismanagement, it wasn’t. Somewhere along the way, past builders who owned the brand lost touch with its heritage — producing bland bleach-bottle boats related to their predecessors in name only. Then, in 2001, a company called Stellican purchased Chris-Craft from the wreckage of OMC and again started building boats of distinction. More than a decade later, the new Launch 32 shows that today’s Chris-Crafts are as singular as the classics of yesteryear, and that the brand’s restoration is complete.