In the Corsair line Chris-Craft has captured an harmonious combination of nautical tradition, high style and romance, building a boat that takes us back to a time when arriving wasn’t the goal, but arriving in style, luxury and comfort was. The Chris-Craft of today does all that and more. In the Corsair 25 our test revealed that we need to add performance to the list as well.

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0:03 another thing that i testing out on the Volvo Penta Center Inc Ross Homan
0:07 right now is the 430 horsepower v8 engine
0:11 we all know when you’re racing safety is important
0:22 the engine block is the same 3
0:24 80 horsepower Volvo Penta but this one has an extra 50 horsepower
0:29 the White hasn’t changed just a potential
0:34 would and you can instantly feel the difference with the accelerator
0:38 its smashing
0:44 you can also go slowly white 30 knots not so slowly
0:49 the engines at 3600 rest a relatively
0:53 economical cruising speed it
0:57 but as soon as he touched the handle of egos
1:00 5800 rest
1:04 and we going 56 miles an hour and there’s still some to go
1:14 the automatic train works perfectly holding the boat
1:17 perfectly straight brilliant
1:20 sixty miles an hour and 6,000 reps a minute
1:24 the turning
1:28 what happens when we’re talking automatic trim
1:34 well really quite a sporty reaction you could tell that this boat has
1:37 even got some of chris-craft Corsair 25 in it
1:41 remain before but never a problem
1:47 it’s a boat built for speed but also holding the sea
1:52 apparently it safer perfect for water skiing and Best Pop
1:56 always comes in handy on the Volvo Penta its control panel
1:59 you love me now on our part of commitment
2:03 which keeps pete Constant so the skier is always going at the right speed
2:08 battle I don’t get the warning your program will I do with none
2:15 but let’s get back to racing update on these gotta pull
2:18 waters
2:21 if I take off a trim assist let’s see if I can do better than the automatic
2:25 system
2:27 I’m afraid not 6,000 race but only 58 miles an hour
2:35 the big 10 views automatic trim I need to keep adjusting the controls with the
2:40 plus or minus on the link all the time which takes a little time
2:45 but even I can go 86 p sixty miles like before
2:49 on
3:01 there are a few more interesting features on this engine
3:03 it’s got a appeared to be a ride Stanford
3:07 that has variable reduction rates so that I can adapt to the boats different
3:11 lengths and displacement
3:13 the 350 horsepower version as the Los the missions for its category
3:17 look at the one

The Corsair range is a more focused expression of Chris-Craft’s unfailing ability to combine performance, comfort and style. Based on the same hull design as the Launch product line, a Corsair is a runabout that offers excellent acceleration and agility. A covered forward deck area enhances the driver’s position as well as disguises the practical cabin. A well laid-out main deck area provides ample room for guests.

Engine Tested:Volvo Penta 8.1L Gi (375HP, 280 kW)

Top Speed:53 mph @ 4,715 rpm; 46 knots @ 4,715 rpm

Cruise Speed:23.2 mph @ 2,500 rpm; 20.2 knots @ 2,500 rpm

Range @ Cruise:222 miles; 357.3 km


  • Cabin with V-berth
  • Custom Stainless steel windshield
  • Dash with custom Chris-Craft gauges
  • Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
  • Teak foredeck panel with teak and stainless steel hand rails
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Spacious U-shaped aft seating
  • Trademark Chris-Craft Tumblehome aft


Length overall (w/ swim platform) 26’8″ 8.16 m
Length overall (w/o swim platform) 24’10” 7.57 m
Centerline length 23’8″ 7.22 m
Waterline length 21’8″ 6.6 m
Hull length 23’7″ 7.19 m
Beam maximum 8’6″ 2.59 m
Beam transom 7’8″ 2.35 m
Beam waterline 5’7″ 2.0 m
Center of gravity (fwd of transom keel) 7’8″ 2.35 m
Dry weight 4,600 lbs 2,087 kg
Fuel capacity 82 gal 310 l
Water capacity 9 gal 34 l
Deadrise 20 deg
Transom angle 20 deg
Draft, prop raised 17″ 43 cm
Draft, prop lowered 35″ 89 cm
Freeboard forward 37″ 94 cm
Freeboard at half length 37″ 94 cm
Freeboard aft 27″ 68 cm
Height overall 5’8″ 1.73 m
Bridge clearance 49 ½” 1.26 m
Maximum headroom 47″ 1.2 m
Maximum horsepower 420 hp 313 kW
Maximum persons 10

Hull & Deck

Stainless steel windshield frame with tempered glass
Anchor hatch with teak and stainless steel inlay
Bimini top with colorfast acrylic fabric
Bow and stern eyes, stainless steel
Bronze transom drain
Chris-Craft custom embroidered pennant & US flag kit
Fiberglass swim platform with ladder
Foredeck anchor locker
Gelcoated bilge area
Hydraulic trim tabs
International navigation lighting
Meets ABYC, USCG standards
Mooring cleats (7), pop-up stainless steel
NMMA Yacht Certification
PVC rub rail with 316 stainless steel insert
Ski tow, stainless steel
Stainless steel bow light cover with pop-up cleat
Stainless steel engine hatch logo
Stainless steel fill plates for fuel and water
Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
Stainless steel transom shower
Tumblehome aft
Vinylester barrier coat
Teak walkover & teak foredeck


Cockpit beverage holders
Cockpit bolsters
Courtesy LED lighting
Engine hatch with power lift
In-floor cooler storage
Flip-up bucket seats
Removable carpet (deleted with Heritage Edition)
Ski storage locker
Self draining cockpit
Side storage areas
Single level cockpit with dual consoles
Stainless steel hand rails
Stainless steel cockpit drains
Stainless steel pedestal base covers
Kenwood marine AM/FM stereo CD subwoofer and tweeters with 4 MB Quart speakers and in-dash remote control
U-shaped aft seating


12 volt lighting
Color-coordinated upholstery
Carbon monoxide detector
Portable head


Accessory outlet, 12 volt
Adjustable flip-up helm seat
Custom Chris-Craft gauge package
Custom mahogany steering wheel
Drink holders
In-dash LCD depth finder
Tilt steering
Dash light dimmer


Automatic bilge pump with indicator light
Bilge blower
Battery tray with switch
Stainless steel trumpet horn (dual)
Fuel tank with anti-siphon valve and electric sending unit
Power steering
Pressure water system with 9-gallon capacity
Electric hydraulic hatch jump box


Motor hatch 3-piece sun pad with storage bag
Air compressor for inflatables
Battery charger (110V or 220V available)
Bow docking lights – LED
Stainless Steel drawer refrigerator (battery charger required)
Cockpit cover
Convertible top (exchange for bimini)
Dockside pump-out
Dual battery and switch
Garmin 440 S, GPS/DF
Heritage Trim Package (included on Heritage Edition)
Lifting ring package
Safety Package – Includes fire extinguisher system
Sirius satellite radio (incl. 6 month subscription, US and Canada only)
Teak swim platform (included on Heritage Edition and Trim Package)
Teak cockpit table with storage
Selectable exhaust
Underwater Lights (2)
Windlass with stainless steel anchor and line (or all- chain)
CE Certification (selectable exhaust not available for CE)

Engine Packages (2011 Model Year – all engines have dual props standard) /h2>

Volvo – gas
5.7L Gi (300HP) – standard
5.7L Gxi (320HP)
8.1L Gi (375HP)
8.1L GiC “Catalyst” (400HP)
Ocean X drive
High altitude drive
Selectable exhaust
Catalyst engine

Volvo – diesel
D4 DP (260 PSHP)
D4 DP (300 PSHP)

Mercury – (gas only)
350 MAG MPI (300HP)
350 MAG MPI Seacore (300HP)
8.2L DTS (380HP)
8.2L DTS Seacore (380HP)
Catalyst engine
Selectable exhaust
Bravo III Twin Props
High altitude drive


Standards (hull/stripe/canvas)
Palm Beach Yellow gelcoat/ White/ Toast
Palm Beach Yellow gelcoat/ Coach/ Toast
White gelcoat/ Coach/ Toast
Café Taupe gelcoat/ White/ Taupe
Willow green gelcoat/ White/ Spa green
Riviera red gelcoat/ White/ Toast
Steel blue gelcoat/ White/ Sapphire blue
Midnight blue paint/ Red/ Navy (Optional paint upgrade)

Vinyl Selections
Ivory Cream

Heritage Edition Includes:
Teak cockpit
Teak covering boards (full deck rail)
Teak swim platform

Trim Package Includes:
Teak swim platform
Teak covering boards (full deck rail)

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