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Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-)
Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-)

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The Corsair 22 and Launch 22 share the same 23' 2" LOA (7.06 m) x 8' 3" (2.52 m) beam deep-V-hull, but differ in the deck design: The Corsair is a cuddy model, the Launch a bowrider. Each boat is reminiscent of the Golden Age of runabouts, but built with modern technology and equipment. Chris-Craft offers a choice of engines in both, now starting with either a 300-hp 5.7Gi Volvo Penta or a MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI of the same power.

Key Features

  • Stainless steel windshield frame
  • Teak foredeck panel
  • Teak deck hand rails with stainless steel end caps
  • Perforated custom dash with custom Chris-Craft gauges
  • Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
  • Optional pressure water system with 9-gallon capacity
  • Full aft U-shaped seating
  • Engine hatch with recessed sunpad
  • 3-year Chris-Care Protection Plan

Specifications

Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-) Specifications
Length Overall 23' 5''
7.14 m
Dry Weight 4,109 lbs.
1,823 kg
Beam 8' 3''
2.52 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 35.75''
90.81 cm
Fuel Cap 58 gal.
219.6 L
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap 9 gal.
34 L
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 4' 0''
1.14 m
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power 1 x 300-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 Gi
1 x 320-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GXi
1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta D6
1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG
1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG Seacore

Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-) Captain's Report

Chris-Craft Corsair 22

The 22 Launch brings back the classic Chris-Craft lines of the 20’s and 30’s. Her spacious open-bow layout offers lots of room for a 22-footer.

Same Hull, Different Decks

The Corsair 22 and Launch 22 share the same 23' 2" LOA (7.06 m) x 8' 3" (2.52 m) beam deep-V-hull, but differ in the deck design: The Corsair is a cuddy model, the Launch a bowrider. Each boat is reminiscent of the Golden Age of runabouts, but built with modern technology and equipment. Chris-Craft offers a choice of engines in both, now starting with either a 300-hp 5.7Gi Volvo Penta or a MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI of the same power.

Chris-Craft Corsair 22

The Launch 22 is an elegant bow rider. Her new design adds more room in the forward cockpit, according to Chris-Craft.

When we tested a Launch 22 with a 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0GXi, the boat ran 49.1 mph (79 kph), cruised at 35.6 mph (57.3 kph); with the new 300-hp standard engine, her performance should be a little better. Chris-Craft lists both the Launch 22 and Corsair 22 at the same displacement, so the performance should be similar for both, too.

Chris-Craft Corsair 22

The revamped engine-hatch cushion on the Corsair 22 has a centerline walk-over for easier passage between the cockpit and platform; no more treading on the upholstery. The Launch 22 enjoys a similar improvement. The aft seat aboard both boats has been redesigned, too.

Easier Deck Access

The cuddy-cabin layout of the Corsair 22 requires a safe, convenient method of accessing the foredeck. The boat originally had the typical walk-through windshield, but now Chris-Craft says they have modified that design for easier passage from the cockpit. They didn't tell us exactly what the change was, but, based on the boat-show photos the company provided, it looks to us like a deck hatch has been added just forward of the walk-through windshield, maybe incorporating steps. We'll have to wait and see.

Chris-Craft Corsair 22

The square panel ahead of the opening section of the windshield looks to us like a deck hatch. Could it hide molded steps that facilitate moving from the cockpit onto the deck?

The Oldest Boatbuilder?

Chris-Craft is arguably the world's most famous production boatbuilder, and certainly one of the oldest. It was founded by Christopher Columbus Smith before the turn of the 20th century: Smith built his first boat, a hunting skiff, in 1874; by the 1920s he was building Gold Cup-winning race boats. Soon everyone wanted a Chris-Craft, so Smith developed standardized models that could be built quickly and efficiently in a factory. (This was the era of Henry Ford and the production line.)

Was Chris-Craft the first production boatbuilder? If not, it was certainly one of the first, and one of the longest-lived, too. Today, Chris-Craft builds some of the most elegant runabouts around, boats that can hold their own in styling and aesthetics with the best Mediterranean speedboats. In the 21st century, the company builds boats from 20 to 36 feet.

Chris-Craft Corsair 22

Last year's Corsair 22 had a single aft pad. Moving onto the platform demanded walking on the upholstery. The new pad has a pathway for better footing, less wear on the vinyl.




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Standard and Optional Equipment

Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Optional
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-) Warranty

Chris-Craft Corsair 22 (2011-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

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