The Launch series of boats from Chris Craft was originally designed to compete against sports boats from other quality boat builders. But unlike its rivals, Chris Craft introduced some great features in this line up which made it a perfect boat for the entire family. The Chris Craft Launch 27 has a timeless appeal, which is probably why it’s a favorite of Chris Craft fans. So much so that Chris Craft introduced a redesigned model of the Launch 27 in 2016.
So what’s different in the latest model of Launch 27? The newly redesigned Chris Craft Launch 27 has a more generous seating area which makes it ideal for a long cruise over the weekend. The Launch 27 can comfortably accommodate 8 to 10 people. The longer hull and wider beam contribute to making the boat spacious. Not just that, the latest edition promises increased power and agility. The style quotient on this mid-sized boat has only increased over the years. Ideal for trailering, the Chris Craft Launch 27 promises fun for the entire family. Enjoy your favorite water sport of skiing or swimming and haul yourself on to the Launch 27 using the three step swim ladder. The swim platform has a concealed pressurized fresh water system with a hand shower to rinse off after a refreshing swim. The swim platform and sun pad are beautifully integrated into the boat’s design.
The deep-V hull on the Chris Craft Launch 27 has reverse chines that run down along the length of the hull. This design of the hull guarantees stability and deflects spray for a drier ride. All hull fittings are made of chrome plated stainless steel. The tempered glass windshield rimmed with stainless steel is stylish. At the helm is a solid mahogany tilt steering wheel with stainless steel spokes that can be adjusted for greater comfort. The double helm seat has flip up bolsters and cushioned armrests that add to the comfort. The perforated metal dashboard is a standard feature on Chris Craft boats.
Full of practical design features the deep cockpit on the Chris Craft Launch 27 has a comfortable seating area. The U-shaped seating area on the bow is extremely comfortable allowing the driver to talk to passengers while remaining in full control of the boat. The cushion foam is covered with a bio treated bag to make it resistant to mold and mildew. There is plenty of storage space under the rear seating area. The cushions can be removed and stowed away when not in use. This is a nice feature to have when you are looking for additional storage space. The center of the floor conceals a cooler storage bin. There is a ski storage area too. The stern has a hidden pop up ski pole.
A Bimini top that stows away neatly is standard on the Chris Craft Launch 27. An interesting feature is the head that mounts inside the passenger side console and the inclusion of a pressurized fresh water sink. You would not expect that on a boat this size. On the bow is a dedicated storage locker. The automatic engine hatch is insulated and stays nice and quiet when you need to have conversations. The stainless steel trumpet horn and the extra flare in the bow enhance the retro classic look of the boat. The Launch 27 is an eye-catcher that’s bound to be treasured as a collector’s item. Pay a visit to Dave Bofill Marine; the premium Chris Craft dealer showroom and go on a quick spin on the Launch 27.