In 1874, Chris-Craft set a standard by which all other boats were measured. Today, nothing has changed.



"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin


Our vision is to build boats that stand out in a sea of sameness. 


Our mission is to design and build boats that provide the intense pleasure of an unforgettable boating experience.  


There are six cornerstone qualities that define our brand. They have been refined by over 140 years of boat building experience and reflect the values and beliefs of our founder, Chris Smith. Every boat that leaves our yard fulfills the promise of our brand through these elements:  


  • Timeless beauty

    • Agile performance

    • Durable dependability

    • Traditional craftmanship

    • Stylish comfort

    • Exceptional client service

  • American heritage



Chris-Craft is designed, engineered, and built in Sarasota, FL USA.