Chris-Craft Unveils New Models At Dealer Meeting

Chris-Craft Boats unveiled three new models at the company’s 2011 dealer meeting, wrapping up today at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Sarasota, Florida.

The Sarasota-based company had 10 boats in the water for dealer evaluation, including a pair of new 22-foot hulls – the Launch 22 (bowrider) and Corsair 22 (closed deck). “This is the first time we’ve shown these two boats to anyone,” said Chris-Craft Vice President of Sales, Jeff Ellis. “We’ve replaced the L-shaped lounge seating found in the previous edition of these boats with a straight rear bench, offering a similar layout to the Launch 20 model we introduced at the 2010 Miami Boat Show. It really opens up the cockpit to provide more space, while still providing about the same amount of overall seating as before.”

The event was attended by Chris-Craft dealerships worldwide, representing more than 30 different markets.

For a full report with info on additional models and comments from Chris-Craft President and CEO Stephen Heese, please see the September edition of Boating Business.