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Chris Craft, “par excellence” boat builder and its newest Boat

Chris-Craft will introduce its newest member of its storied family of launch style power boats at the Miami International Boat Show, February 16-20, 2012.  The boat buying public will get its first detailed look at the boat show. Look for it, its a stunner!

The new power boat is 32 foot long and it is both a bow rider and a sleeper. The new boat is the largest boat model of its type in Chris Craft’s model line-up.

All the folks at Chris Craft including Chris Craft President, Steve Heese, welcome boat buyers to take a long look at their newest offering at their Miami Boat Show display along with their other show boats. Heese is quoted saying that “the Launch 32 is the logical next step for the active boater that still wants a bowrider but also wants the option to overnight at a moment’s notice.”

Sunning space, an open cockpit, a sleep-in cabin, and a on-board head  as well as all the creature comforts that a first class boating experience demands awaits your family and friends aboard the new 32’ Chris Craft Launch.

Chris Craft boats are driven by active boaters. These boaters value high style, sleek-like proportions and a very practical configuration for their boating adventures. Thinking of long excursions or champagne cruises? Take a long look at a Chris Craft made boat. They very well may have the right boat for you for 2012. I have been on their boats and studied their operations inside the Chris Craft boat building plant in Florida. The value of a Chris Craft is well deserved in this writer’s opinion. The story of Chris Craft may be the story of pleasure boating, and both are a glorious one.

New Boat Show

Local United States Yacht Shows, which produce  the oldest in-water boat shows in the United States, has announced  that it will offer  a spring boat show called the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, featuring a special Cruisers University.

The new event will be held at the Annapolis Town Dock, plus Ego Alley, the surrounding city lots, the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, the Annapolis Recreation Center, and a local Park.  The show is said to feature on  more than  80 sailboats, both mono-hull hull shapesl and multi-hull.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for youth 7-12, and free for children 6 and under for the Boat Show. 

For the Cruisers University, a separate tuition schedule will cover all classes, meals, demos, on-board instruction, and social activities. 

Additionally, a special Cruising Destinations Series will be available to all show attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

The new show is planned for late April, after the Bay Bridge Boat Show, which is about 30 years old which is also hosted by the same organization. United States Yacht Shows are every well respected by the boating public and each of their shows bring folks to Annapolis from up and down the East Coast.

By the way, Cruisers University is a four-day educational program designed to introduce people to life aboard a cruising boat.  Billed as “The Ultimate Aid to Navigation,” Cruisers University provides expert instruction in a wide range of subjects pertinent to long-range cruising, such as on-board technical systems, cruising destinations, insuring and outfitting your boat, as well as mastery level two-day courses on Diesel Maintenance, Navigation and Chart Plotting, and Electrical Systems Design.

New Cigarette Engine Hatch for 2012

a new Cigarette for 2012


 Cigarette Racing or Cigarette Boats has a new hatch with a special air intake treatment for their 1400 Hp powered Top Gun model.  It features the newest outdrive from Mercury Marine or Mercruiser division of Brunswick.

This hatch is the latest method to get dense air into the engine room and therefore the engine for more boating power.

Cigarette is noted for top shelf race boats and innovation in pleasure boating.  See a 2012 model year Cigarette wherever you can, its worth a look.

New electronics, new colors, and new interiors are very nice, but hot boats, real Hot Boats, are really about performance on the water.

Cigarette Racing is a built in Florida boat, the east coast of Florida. Its is and in the center of fast boats and safe and durable speed on the water.

Other models of Cigarette Racing Boats are made for open water cruising or for offshore fishing.

Chris Craft at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Festival

See this one at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

 Chris Craft has some of its boats at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show going on in late October. This bow rider is one that is on display for boat show attendees to admire and inspect.

Chris Craft is a Florida boat builder since the mid to late 1950s, when they moved their headquarters down from MI.

Now, the Headquarters and plant is located on the west coast of Florida, rather than where they first located within Florida, which was in Pompano Beach, which is on the east coast.

Chris Craft makes bow riders, center consoles, and other designs for boaters.

All are top shelf as an inspection will reveal. Seabuddy has toured their plant and seen their workmanship first hand.  How they design their craft, make a prototype, and then make a modern classic water craft is eye opening. Its something any boater should tey to do, even if you do not own a boat yourself.

Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

on display at the show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens on October 27 and runs through October 31, 2011.The Boat Show exhibits new boats from boat and yacht companies as well as yacht designers and used or brokered yachts.

A variety of boats and ocean vessels will be on display including runabouts, sport fishing boats, high performance racers, medium sized cabin cruisers, skiffs, express cruisers, motor yachts, bow riders, catamarans, trawlers, inflatables, and extraordinary super yachts.

Covering six locations and some 3 million square feet of space, the show has a transportation network of land bus, water craft, and river boats to get around the show.

A great venue for a boat show, Ft. Lauderdale, has the water and land items that make for a great boating experience.

The best day for most is the first day, although one can’t see all of the show in a day. Take even non boaters with you, it’s a terrific venue.

at Annapolis Sail and Power Boat Shows

This vendor will be on display at both the Annapolis Sailboat Show as well as the Annapolis Powerboat Show.

see her at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this week


Beneteau first brought to market the Oceanis series in the 1980’s. In 2012 Beneteau will introduce two more model sailboats, the Oceanis 45 and
41, which will be built in the USA.

The Oceanis 41 and 45 offer more space and comfort while preserving the great sailing experience of the range. Designed by naval architects Finot-Conq and Associates the boats have a low profile cabin with long deckhouse windows. Elements that characterize the Oceanis range such as a large cockpit securely enclosed by an athwartship helmsman’s bench, pure and stretched lines and good performance still exist. Major highlights of these new Oceanis include a large interior plus an ingenious full width, electrically operated transom enclosure that provides easy access to the sea. This new feature, which is normally only seen on Super Yachts, incorporates the aft bathing platform opening by a remote controler.

Highlights of these sailboats are:
· easier to enter companionway, with a gentle 45° incline instead of the usual steep 60°.
· The windows enable you to take advantage of bright natural lighting.
· To increase the size of the interior without sacrificing the size of the cockpit, Beneteau has used an open transom feature. The new Oceanis keeps the protective feature of a closed cockpit while sailing, with its large helmsman’s seat; and yet opens widely to the sea at anchor.
· The chine over the full length of the hull brings 2 major benefits in terms of comfort: A wider berth width in the forward cabin and also a more generous deck.
· The chine not only offers more space inside, but it also maximizes stability at high heeling angles, which enables high-performance sailing at a moderate heel.
· The mast was brought back to 47% from the bow.

Javits Center NY Boat Show


    Wednesday – January 19 12:00pm to 9:00pm

    Thursday – January 20 12:00pm to 9:00pm

    Friday – January 21 12:00pm to 9:00pm

    Saturday – January 22 10:00am to 9:00pm

    Sunday – January 23 10:00am to 6:00pm


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2011 Yacht / Boat Hunt 52 by C. Raymond Hunt

See her at the Annapolis Boat Show 10/ 14 -10/17 …choose from free to multi day passes at $47

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