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Chris-Craft Corsair 28
(w/ 2 x 280-hp Volvo-Penta 5.7GXi)


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Brief Summary

The 28 is one of the latest editions to the Corsair line and she offers overnighting capabilities as well as a luxurious cruising platform.

Key Features

* Spacious cabin with V-berth with head underneath
* Entertainment center with wet bar and storage
* Head with available vacu-flush toilet
* Entertainment center with wet bar
* 150-gallon fuel capacity for long-range cruising
* Plenty of seating in the cockpit for family and friends to enjoy an afternoon
* Flared bow helps reduce spray
  • Cabin area could use natural ventilation
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 28' 0''
    Beam 10' 0''
    Dry Weight 7,500 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 23''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 150 gal.
    Water Capacity 35 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 1 x 375-hp Volvo Penta 8.1 Gi
    Tested Power 2 x 280-hp Volvo-Penta 5.7GXi
    Opt. Power 1 x 420-hp Volvo Penta 8.1 GXi
    2 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 Gxi
    Yanmar Twin - 4LHA-STZP Diesel (T -240 PSHP)
    MerCruiser 496 MAG HO (425 PSHP)
    MerCruiser T - MX 6.2 MPI (T -320 PSHP)

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.3 3.7 1.7 2.5 2.2 334 290 61
    1000 7.1 6.1 3.2 2.2 1.9 297 259 71
    1500 9.2 8.0 6.4 1.4 1.2 193 168 81
    2000 15.0 13.0 9.1 1.6 1.4 222 193 76
    2500 25.3 22.0 11.7 2.2 1.9 291 253 84
    3000 32.7 28.4 17.0 1.9 1.7 260 226 83
    3500 38.0 33.0 25.0 1.5 1.3 205 178 81
    4000 46.2 40.1 34.9 1.3 1.2 179 155 84
    4500 52.5 45.7 45.2 1.2 1.0 157 136 87
    4800 56.4 49.0 48.9 1.2 1.0 156 135 88
    600 290 538 6.90 6.44 1.05 61
    1000 259 478 11.40 12.11 0.94 71
    1500 168 311 14.80 24.23 0.61 81
    2000 193 357 24.10 34.45 0.70 76
    2500 253 468 40.70 44.29 0.92 84
    3000 226 418 52.60 64.35 0.82 83
    3500 178 330 61.20 94.64 0.65 81
    4000 155 288 74.40 132.11 0.56 84
    4500 136 253 84.50 171.10 0.49 87
    4800 135 251 90.80 185.11 0.49 88

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.3 sec.
    0 to 30 6.1 sec.
    Ratio 1.95:1
    Props F7 stainless steel
    Load full :Fuel, none :Water, 2 persons:Load, minimal :Gear
    Climate 89 deg :Temp, 78 % :Humid, calm: Wind, 1-2 ft : Seas

    Chris-Craft Corsair 28 Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Style, Class, and Comfort
    Whether you are a boating purist or just looking for a way to arrive in style, Chris- Craft offers the Corsair 28. This is the largest cabin boat in the Corsair series of pleasure craft. She boasts a healthy 10-foot beam, an entertainment lounge, and a cabin to relax in when the weather gets bad. Starting at the foredeck, you will find a deep anchor locker and a polished stainless steel running light housing. An anchor windlass and remote control is available as an option, making anchoring much easier. Two beautiful stainless steel trumpet horns adorn the deck on the starboard side and work very well!Below deck, the cabin is wide yet the headroom is minimal. A large V-berth and concealed toilet beneath the berth complete the accommodations. You will also find two storage cabinets, one to port and one to starboard, for your wardrobe or other gear. Although generally simple, the Corsair's cabin is about functionality and necessity. At the helm, the starboard side captain chair is wide enough for two to enjoy the ride. Unfortunately, it does not use a flip-up bottom to aid in maneuvering. The aviation style dash panel and multi function gauges look like something from the past, but utilize modern, digital technology. The stainless steel steering wheel is actually made of soft vinyl, providing safety and a good grip. The companion seat located to port, is adjustable fore and aft and has access to the glove box, which conceals the CD stereo system. When it is time for entertaining, the 28’s cockpit provides everything you need for an enjoyable day. The L-shaped settee incorporates a chase lounge to port and ample storage beneath all the cushions. Directly to starboard is a large wet bar, conveniently located aft of the helm seat. Under the generous counter top, the wet bar houses a sink, refrigerator, and lots of storage. Your guests will also appreciate the massive Bimini top that folds down into a recessed well and under the engine hatch. This concept provides a cleaner look to the boat and keeps cumbersome canvas out of your way.Chris-Craft offers several choices of sterndrive power to propel this beauty. Gasoline engines from Volvo-Penta or MerCruiser are available, or you can go with diesel power supplied by Yanmar. Typically the Corsair 28 is delivered with a twin-engine configuration, but can be order with only a single engine if you so desire. Under way, the 28 provides a smooth and quiet ride. Our test boat was equipped with a pair of Volvo-Penta 5.7L Gxi gasoline engines, supplying 280-horse power each. During our test evaluation, the 28 got on plane with the effort of a much smaller and lighter craft. Cruising through the power band and performing slalom turns, the boat delivered a velvety smoothness to all maneuvers. Impressive!The Corsair 28 has few faults. Most significantly is the lack of cabin ventilation. I am assuming the designer felt that a bow hatch just wouldn’t look right on such a sexy boat, but that is not reality. Without some means of air movement, the cabin is unapproachable below the 40th parallel. The Retro styled bi-fold cabin doors make cabin entry a bit of a squeeze and do not coincide with the technologies incorporated into the rest of the boat. Access to the foredeck was precarious as a result of the small foot pocket/step built into the bulkhead. Great idea, but just not right. And finally, at the stern, the telescoping swim ladder challenged me to the point of futility. In conclusion, the Corsair 28 is not for everyone, but if you are looking for style, class and comfort, then your boat has arrived.By Capt. Ron SvobodaTest Captain

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Chris-Craft Corsair 28 is 56.4 mph (90.8 kph), burning 48.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 185.09 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Chris-Craft Corsair 28 is 25.3 mph (40.7 kph), and the boat gets 2.16 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.92 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 291 miles (468.32 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 280-hp Volvo-Penta 5.7GXi.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Standard Clarion
    Head: Portable Standard
    Head: Fixed Optional
    Power Steering Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Windlass Optional


    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Optional

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional


    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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