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60 mph Chris Craft 28 Corsair and Duo Prop by Volvo sterndrive

New for 2010 - Volvo Marine Chris Craft Corsair

If you are looking for pure boating pleasure just wait until you climb aboard the newly redesigned Corsair 28. Now with even more room, more luxurious teak, and handling that cuts through any wake with ease, the New Corsair 28 is even more of what Chris-Craft boaters have asked for. Its generous dimensions provide ample interior space, and allow for more powerful twin-engine configurations. The power and acceleration of this model give it a responsiveness that will take your breath away.

Get the twin 320 Hp Volvo and Duoprop sterndrive power choice and you get a boat that has been tested to achieve a full 60 mph at WOT. The duoprop allows for a very low rpm (2,500 rpm) cruising speed of 30 mph for a full day of 250 miles of cruising on any trip. NY to FL is now a 5 day trip. That is rare treat for this popular distance cruise. Chris Brown (seabuddy) has done this cruise almost a dozen times now.

She is 29’ 8” LOA and about 9,000 lbs with the twin Volvo marine engines coupled to the Volvo duoprop outdrives. Beam is 10’.

The new seating and helm on the 28' Chris Craft Corsair

Re-done for 2010, inspect for yourself the new seats for the Captain and first mate within the new cockpit.

Take a look at the optional buckskin upholstery.

The new helm look.

Note the deck hatch natural light feature.

The big increase in real teak detailing as standard equipment.

This is the same running hull that put Chris Craft back at the forefront of boating even with all the other changes for 2010. You will love the ride, so says Chris Brown, seabuddy.

New Helm design for the 2010 Chris Craft Corsair

Get to a Chris Craft dealer or visit the factory and try these new seats

Chaparral bowrider boat w/Volvo DuoProp sterndrive V-6

See this Helm layout and feel this bloster flip-up Captain chair for yourself

This boat has the most comfortable driver’s chair and top luxury helm area of any boat this size. It is top of the class in the mind of Chris Brown  –  seabuddy.

Compare it to any other under 20’ boat for style, function, and one that gives the Skipper a sense of command to other outdrive V-6 powered boats you are looking at.

In the Volvo Duo-Prop sterndrive, one gets a smooth shifting, quiet, quick to plane and gas fuel saving of the two propeller feature with a powerful V-6 that does not have to have any, let alone two, Catalytic Converters for 2010, except in California. These legal and functional issues saves an owner thousands at the time of purchase and every day the family is going boating on the water.

Nice walk - thur transom design adds alot to this 196 Chaparral

The LOA is 19’ 6” and the beam is a full 8’ for a good size cockpit that accommodate everybody. Weight is around 3,000 lbs, which calls for the V-6 higher Hp Volvo engine for good, all around performance with either a full load of folks or for all the water sports; wake boarding, skiing, tubing, and wake surfing.

Do not buy a good boat and then skimp on the sterndrive. Try a single prop drive and then a Duo-Prop drive and feel the difference for yourself, especially when comparing an Alpha I outdrive against a DuoProp sterndrive. The shifting is different, how the boat gets going is easy to feel in the seat of your pants, and the fuel burn at cruise is about 15 – 20% less. She is a slipper of gas – not a dollar drainer. It’s the way to go in the opinion of Chris Brown – seabuddy.

nicely finished sun pad for the ladies

Figure on WOT throttle speeds in the mid 40s to upper 40s range with a light load and still easily breaking 40 with more people on board.

walk-in makes boarding and water sports easy