Chris Craft, America’s boat builder since 1874, has been designing boats that are a pleasure to own and use for more than a century. As always, Chris Craft turned heads at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) held in November 2015 with the debut of the Calypso 26. A great design always appears to be simple and understated and the Chris Craft Calypso 26 is no different. At the same time, the Calypso 26 introduces a design change that has never been seen before on a Chris Craft production. It is the first boat from Chris Craft to feature a dual console.
The Chris Craft Calypso 26 is poised to change your experience of a day on water be it cruising, casual fishing, water sports, or entertaining. With a 21 degree deadrise, the deep V hull bottom and flared bow promise stability and dynamic performance. The wood-free hull construction keeps the boat light-weight. The curved glass windshield with a stainless steel lower frame and a custom fitted Bimini top offers ample protection from the sun. Whether your choice of sport is fishing or water skiing you will surely appreciate the in-floor storage for fishing rods, wakeboards, and ski gear. In addition, there is console storage for life jackets and dock lines in the cockpit.
A perfect combination of style and utility, the Chris Craft Calypso 26 is the aquatic version of an SUV. The windshield of the Calypso 26 has a center walkthrough that leads to the bow area. Soak up the sun from the sunpad and plush seating in the bow. Stainless steel grab handles are provided for extra security. Generous storage is concealed in the base of the wraparound bow seating. The small retractable table in the bow area lets you enjoy a delicious snack or brunch in style. A drink is always within easy reach as you can place it in the stainless steel beverage holders. As with any other Chris Craft boat, the upholstery is durable, comfortable, and ergonomically designed. The Calypso 26 has an open aft cockpit, but if you need additional seating space, it is provided by the foldout seats. The boat can comfortably accommodate 8 people aboard. Opt for an additional accessory like the neat rectangular dinette that is concealed in the cockpit and springs up when required. An electric grill and stainless steel refrigerator are additional options to be considered if you plan to use the boat for entertaining.
The Chris Craft Calypso 26 features a dual console that makes it a boat with a multiple personality. Whether you choose to fish, wake-board, ski, lounge around on the sunpad, or entertain, a dual console is a good choice because of its open design and comfortable seating. The helm and companion seats come with arm rests and a thigh rise leg roll bolster. The head encloses a sink with faucet and porta-potti. The boat is equipped with single or twin Yamaha or Mercury engines. You get a cruising speed that tops 50mph with a single 350hp engine. What if you do not want to splurge on teak? Instead of going for the Heritage Trim Edition opt for the PlasTeak edition where the standard teak parts are replaced with synthetic teak except for the console accents which feature the Chris Craft trademark of genuine teak.
Do you want to have a good boating weekend or a great one? If it’s the latter then you can never go wrong with the Chris Craft brand. Check out your options and get more information on the all-new Calypso 26 from Dave Bofill Marine Inc., the #1 Chris Craft dealer.