Chris-Craft 2012 Corsair 36 Review


Style and fun. That might as well be Chris-Craft’s mantra as the Sarasota-based company has turned out great-looking, fun-to-drive boats time and again. Their latest launch, the Corsair 36, which splashed at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, is a prime example of this record of consistency. When outfitted with twin 430-horespower Merc stern drives, the 36 can zip across the seas at top speeds approaching 41 knots, according to the builder. That’s more than enough speed to put a little pop in your step when you reach the docks. Once there, your boat will have plenty of admirers, as the 36 retains Chris-Craft’s iconic, all-American lines, and has plenty of visible teak.

Guests can relax in the U-shaped aft seating area with electrically actuated table, while the captain mans a helm outfitted with eye-catching, custom Chris-Craft gauges. A power-assisted bimini top can be raised aloft if the sun is shining too brightly, to provide shade and comfort for everyone. Down below, there’s a fully equipped galley, convenient for serving food to the dining table in the saloon. When dinner is over, the saloon converts into a sleeping area with room for two. A full head is also in this space.

There’s certainly a lot packed onboard this zippy boat. And that makes sense, because when you’re having so much fun onboard, you probably won’t ever want to leave.

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Builder: Chris-Craft
Model: Chris-Craft Corsair 36
Year: 2012
Base Price: $502,240
LOA: 38’2″

Draft: 2’7″
Beam: 12’6″
Standard Power: 2/430-hp 8.2L Mercury DTS Bravo III stern drives
Cruise speed: 25 knots
Top speed: 41 knots