Launch 28

Launch 28

The Launch 28 is spacious and comfortable with plenty of accommodations for a comfortable day on the water.

Engine Tested: Twin Volvo Penta 5.7L Gxi

Top Speed: 61 MPH @ 4,800 RPM (53 knots @ 4,800 RPM)

Cruise Speed: 31 MPH @ 2,500 RPM (26.9 knots @ 2,500 RPM)

Range @ Cruise: 270 Miles


  • Forward seating area
  • Custom stainless steel windshield
  • Perforated custom dash with custom Chris-Craft gauges
  • Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
  • Portable head
  • Available with single or dual power options
  • Pressure fresh water system
  • Spacious U-shaped aft seating
  • Trademark Chris-Craft Tumblehome aft


Overall length with swim platform 29'8" 9.00 m
Overall length without swim platform 27'10" 8.48 m
Centerline length 26'6" 8.18 m
Waterline length 23'1" 6.98 m
Length of hull 27'9" 8.46 m
Beam maximum 10' 3.05 m
Beam transom 8'6" 2.29 m
Beam waterline 7'3" 2.20 m
Center of gravity (fwd of transom keel) 9'11" 3.02 m
Dry weight 7,500 lbs 3,402 kg
Design displacement 9,771 lbs 4,432 kg
Trailerable weight 8,121 lbs 3,684 kg
Fuel capacity 150 gal 568 l
Deadrise 20 deg  
Freeboard forward 38" 96 cm
Freeboard at half length 42" 105 cm
Freeboard aft 35" 89 cm
Overall height 6'5" 1.96 m
Bridge clearance 4'6" 1.34 m
Transom angle 13 deg  
Draft, twin engine 33.5/20" 85/50.8 cm
Draft, single engine 25/17" 89/48.3 cm
Water capacity 35 gal 132 l
Holding tank 10 gal 38 l

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 & U.S. flag kit
Stainless steel flag poles
Fiberglass swim platform with ladder
Foredeck anchor locker
Hydraulic trim tabs
International navigation lighting
Engine hatch with power lift
Gel coated 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
Stainless steel ski tow
Stainless and teak deck rails
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
Vinylester resin barrier coat
Teak walkover
Teak foredeck


Bow seating
Stainless steel drink holders
Cockpit bolsters
Courtesy LED lighting
Stainless steel inspection plates
Helm and companion seats with flip up bolster
Helm and companion seats adjust fore and aft
Integrated stainless steel handrails and headrest handrails on helm seats
Polished chrome seat base pedestal
Dual consoles
Portable head with sink in starboard console
U-shaped aft seating
Removable carpet (deleted with Heritage Edition)
Ski storage locker
Single level, self draining cockpit with stainless steel drains
Built in storage areas
Stainless steel grab rails
Transom shower


Accessory Outlet, 12V
Adjustable double helm seat with flip-up bolster
Stainless steel drink holders
Custom Chris-Craft gauge package with compass
Custom mahogany steering wheel
Dash light dimmer
In dash LCD depth finder
Kenwood marine AM/FM stereo CD subwoofer and tweeters with four speakers and in-dash remote control
Tilting steering helm
Binnacle mount control(s)


Automatic bilge pumps with indicators
Electric hydraulic hatch jump box
Dual battery trays with switches
Stainless steel dual trumpet horn
Fuel tank with anti-siphon valve(s) and electric sending unit
Power steering
Pressure fresh water system
Electronic controls standard on twin engines
Acoustical barrier insulation

Options & Accessories

Air compressor for inflatables
Battery charger (110V & 220V available)
Bow docking lights - LED
Cockpit and bow covers
Cockpit galley package - sink, grill, refrigerator
Safety package - includes automatic fire extinguisher system
CE certification
Convertible top (exchange for bimini)
Dockside pumpout
Electric drivers helm seat
Garmin 5208 Touch screen GPS/DF
Heritage Trim Package (included with Heritage Edition)
Teak swim platform (included with Heritage Edition and Trim Package)
Teak cockpit table
Sirius satellite radio (including 6-month subscription)
Lifting ring package (available with or without windlass)
Motor hatch 3-piece sunpad with storage bag
Refrigerator - stainless steel drawer (battery charger required)
Selectable exhaust
Tecma head
Waste macerator with Y-valve
Windlass with stainless steel anchor (chain or line available)
Midnight blue paint with red bootstripe and matching navy canvas
Electric fore and aft adjustment helm seat
Underwater lights

Engine Packages (2011 Model Year - all engines have dual props)

8.1L Gi (375HP) - Standard
8.1L GiC "Catalyst" (400HP)
8.1L Gxi (420HP)
Twin 5.7L Gi EVC (T-300HP)
Twin 5.7L Gxi EVC (T-320HP)
Twin Diesel D3 (T-190HP)

Twin - 350 MAG DTS (T-300HP)
Twin - 350 MAG DTS Seacore (T-300HP)

Engine Options

High altitude drive
Catalyst engine
Selectable exhaust (Not available on "CE", twin catalyst or joystick engines)
Sterndrive joystick - twin

High altitude drive
Bravos 3 drives
Catalyst engines
Axius joystick control
Selectable exhaust (Not available on "CE", twin catalyst or joystick engines)

Colors & Graphics

Standards - Hull color combinations (hull/stripe/canvas)
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 (Paint option)

Vinyl Selections
Ivory Cream

Heritage Edition
Teak cockpit doors
Teak entry steps
Teak covering boards (full deck rail)
Teak handrails on foredeck
Teak swim platform

Heritage Trim Package
Teak covering boards (full deck rails)
Teak handrails on foredeck
Teak swim platform