Chris Craft Carina 21 – A Blast from the Past

Boats from Chris Craft have long been known for their superior quality, elegant styling and exhilarating performance, and the Chris Craft Carina 21 is no exception. The classic lines and timeless shape of the iconic 1930’s vertical bow models from Chris Craft is captured in the Carina 21.  This boat model might be a blast from the past as it is modeled after Chris Crafts of the wooden boat era, yet it’s a thoroughly modern runabout.

The Chris Craft Carina 21 might be the second smallest boat in the Christ Craft range, but it packs a mighty punch. The Chris Craft trademark tumblehome design of the hull and the vertical bow also known as plumb bow only add to the Carina 21’s good looks. There is plenty of space in the bow than what you might expect on a 21-foot boat.  The generous storage space under the bow seats is enough to accommodate water toys and water sports equipment. The Chris Craft Carina 21 has sleek, graceful lines, beautiful stainless steel grab rails embracing the curves and an intricate teak inlay with your choice of blonde or black caulk.

If you are looking for an amazing family runabout it would be hard to beat the Chris Craft Carina 21. Apart from being a classy, elegant, retro the Carina 21 would make an awesome superyacht tender. For owners of summer lake houses with moorings for a primary yacht, the Carina 21 would be perfect to navigate from the dock to the mooring.  Also use the boat to cruise to the waterfront restaurants and local bistros, and find yourself turning into the center of attraction. You can also use the Carina 21 for watersports like towing a skier or wakeboarder. The cockpit floor on the Chris Craft Carina 21 conceals ski lockers that are divided into sections that are adjustable depending on what you want to store. You can also use this space to stow away a cooler that can serve chilled beverages to the guests on board.

Standard features on the Chris Craft Carina 21 include in-floor storage lockers, a ski tow pylon and a 3-step retractable swim ladder.  On the swim platform is a convenient pullout transom shower and a stainless steel flag pole. The comfortable sun pad is formed by three soft cushions on the aft end surrounded by stainless steel grab rails for additional security. These filler cushions provide a nice walkway from the cockpit to the swim platform. The Heritage Trim edition features teak accents on the swim platform, walkway, bow, cockpit steps and footrests.  The Chris Craft Carina 21 can comfortably seat 7 people. Two bucket seats at the helm with flip up bolsters and lined by 316L stainless steel frames add a dignified touch. The beautiful interior with diamond patterned upholstery and polished stainless steel provides pure eye candy.

The Chris Craft Carina 21 is not all about good looks. When it comes to comfort and a smooth ride, the boat provides top notch quality. Keep a cold drink within easy reach in the four beverage holders in the cockpit. The aft seat conceals a Bimini top. This boat can cruise at a top speed in the mid-50 mph range. All good things come in small packages and that is especially true of the Carina 21. This stunning beauty is truly an American classic. The Carina 21 looks as striking in the water as it is in pictures. To take a closer look at the Carina 21, get in touch with your premium Chris Craft dealer, Dave Bofill Marine.