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By Chris-Craft Corporation
CHRIS-CRAFT® CORSAIR 34 WINS BEST SPORT BOAT AWARD AT THE SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Shanghai, China – April, 2013: The new Corsair 34 wins top prize for Best Sport Boat at the Shanghai International Boat Show in Shanghai, China. It was officially announced at the 4th annual Asian Marine & Boating Awards Gala Dinner, held at the Intercontinental Expo Hotel in Pudong, in Shanghai. The Chris-Craft Corsair 34 won, Best Sport Boat, in one of the largest categories, beating out competitors such as the Riva Iseo 27. The Shanghai International Boat Show is the largest boat show in Asia with over 300 brands of boats showcased during the four day event from April 11-14, 2011.
In attendance to accept the award was Chris-Craft Chairman, Stephen Julius and Chris-Craft Dealer, Xiamen Blue Ocean Yachts CEO, Tina Wu and Marketing Director, Elena Wang. Chris-Craft Chairman, Stephen Julius said; “It is fabulous to be recognized in this dynamic and important market. We are very proud of our dealer, Xiamen Blue Ocean Yachts and their excellent representation of the brand.”
The Corsair line carries the main DNA of the legendary Chris-Craft brand. The Corsair 34 is well-suited to accommodate overnight excursions but is also built for day cruising and quick turns around the bay before a champagne sunset.
Corsair 34 owners can choose from a multitude of exterior options including custom paint colors such as the new Cashmere Metallic, (shown.) “We are very excited about our new custom color offerings for 2013, which include the ability to please the discerning Chris-Craft customer, by building the boat to their exact specifications and we do this, all in-house and to the customer’s specifications,” said Steve Heese. The Corsair 34 is also available in three Heritage Edition Teak options with a choice of natural or varnished (shown) teak finishes as well as black or the new blonde, teak caulking.
The choices and luxury appointments don’t end there. A skylight runs the entire length of the forward deck and is flanked by teak to allow for maximum natural light into the forward salon. The luxury interior cabin of the 34 comes with a choice of cherry or walnut cabinetry to compliment the interior upholstery and seating, which is available in three color combinations. The galley package adds a stove and microwave, to the already well appointed salon with standard refrigerator and a cabin that sleeps two and also comes with a standard 22” flat-screen TV. The full head with shower, solid surface countertops and also sporting the classic Chris-Craft teak appointments.
Moving topside, a 10’2” beam hosts a spacious cockpit with a double Captain’s helm chair on the starboard side, with stainless steel accent rails and matching single companion chair on the port side. Custom stainless steel windshield and perforated dash with custom Chris-Craft gauges are standard on this model. Moving aft, guests are treated to large u-shaped seating with aft facing lounges on the port and starboard side with a standard cockpit refrigerator located under the port seating. A concealed teak cockpit table, conveniently stores under the teak step-through under the seat fore of the motor hatch, at the ready for entertaining. The spacious aft sunpad will accommodate multiple sunbathers and also includes a teak walk-thru located under the removable sunpad cushions. The classic Chris-Craft tumblehome design in the stern marries the aft styling to a large teak swim platform complete with hot and cold transom shower and easily accessible stowaway swim ladder and convenient retractable grab rail for your ease of entry from the sea.
Base price with twin Volvo 5.7 GXi (300) $244,359
Specifications* for the Corsair 32 are as follows:
Overall Length (w/std. swim platform) – 34’3” 10.4 m
Overall Height (measured from highest fixed part to keel) – 6’10” 2.1 m
Beam – 10’2” 3.1 m
Draft – 39” 99 cm
Dry Weight - 9950 lbs 4513 kg
Fuel Capacity – 185 gal 700.3 L
Water Capacity - 35 gal 132.4 L
Holding Tank Capacity - 17 gal 64.3 L
Dead Rise 22° 22°
*The specifications are approximate and are subject to variance.
Chris-Craft®, the legendary American boat brand founded in 1874, still produces elegant and sophisticated sport boats today. Chris-Craft leads the industry in craftsmanship and quality which represents the company's enduring devotion to its proud past. A privately held company, Chris-Craft is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida and includes the following models in the 2012 Collection: The Silver Bullet, Launch, Lancer, Corsair and the Catalina which range in length from 20 to 36 feet. For more information visit: www.chriscraft.com