New Corsair 33 to be Complete and on Display at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

Published Tuesday, June 28, 2005

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 28, 2005) - As a follow-up to the successful launch of the Corsair 36 at last year's Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Chris-Craft is introducing the new Corsair 33. It will have many of the features found in the Corsair 36, but will be slightly more compact.

"This is a perfect boat to round out the Corsair family," says Bob Greenberg, Vice President of Operations and Manufacturing. "It is a nice step up from the cuddy cabin in our Corsair 28 and a great option for overnight trips."

The Corsair 33 is built on a proven Chris-Craft deep-V hull with the classic flared bow, 20o deadrise and tumblehome aft. The boat comes standard with twin 280 hp Volvo 5.7Gi stern drives and stainless steel Duoprops. The power plant can be upgraded to twin 375 hp Volvo or MerCruiser gasoline engines or turbocharged D-6 Volvo diesels. The base power delivers a hearty top speed in the mid-40s and cruises comfortably at 35 mph. The fuel capacity is 207 gallons.

A standard extended swim platform allows for easy boarding. The cockpit features double-wide helm seats, as well as a large wrap-around U-shape aft seat, and a center walk-through, allowing easy access to the swim platform. The driver's helm seat has a flip-up bolster. The cockpit provides total seating for eight guests. The seating also conceals plenty of convenient storage for fenders, lines, battery switches, and dock side water and power inlets. An optional teak table allows for dining and a sunpad kit converts the aft seating to a large sun bed.

An on-deck entertainment center with wet bar and optional refrigerator or icemaker provides convenient beverage and snack service. Guests can take refuge from the sun under the boat's generous Bimini top, which stores below deck by dropping into a molded compartment under the hydraulic engine hatch.

The ergonomic helm features Chris-Craft's metal perforated-plate dashboard with custom gauges and room for optional electronics. Central access to the bow is available with a teak and stainless steel ladder and diamond non-skid walkway. Chris-Craft's signature handrails and teak insert grace the forward deck, perfect for sunning.

Below, guests will find comfortable accommodations for four people. This model includes a fully-equipped forward berth that doubles as a dining area, a spacious galley, enclosed head and a separate aft berth with privacy curtain.

The user-friendly galley, located on the port side of the boat, offers a stainless steel refrigerator, stainless steel microwave, stainless steel sink and lots of galley storage. The cook top also includes a switch that automatically cuts off the power to the heating element when the cover is in place. The entire galley counter is a solid surface material with a stainless steel galley rail for safety. Storage beneath the galley also includes a dedicated pull-out trash receptacle. Above the galley is the centralized main distribution panel with custom color-coded electric breakers - green for 12V systems and red for 120V systems - for easy identification. The panel has individual controls for all features so that the operator can isolate any system.

The main salon boasts seating in the V-berth for four adults. The custom Italian Bensenzoni table base in the V-berth lowers hydraulically to provide a base for bed cushions. The main salon also has state-of-the-art electronics with an optional 15" flat-screen TV and a CD/DVD player with built-in tuner.

The head, located on the starboard side of the boat, has a custom faucet and shower with a Tecma toilet. The stainless steel sink is surrounded by a custom sea-blue acrylic countertop with storage above and below. The space is completed with thoughtful touches, such as a stainless steel robe hook and space for toiletries.

The entire boat has more than 25 cubic feet of storage space, all with Euro-style door hardware and real cherry wood cabinetry.

The new Corsair 33 can be seen for the first time at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show October 27-31, 2005.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, Chris-Craft is a leading manufacturer of premium quality boats and motor yachts. Currently, the company has a fleet of nine models ranging from 20 to 43 feet. Over the next three years, Chris-Craft plans to unveil four more models, expanding the range even further. With a tradition of excellence dating back to 1874, the Chris-Craft name represents craftsmanship, classic elegance, total reliability and performance. For more information, visit our Web site at