Chris-Craft is an old American brand that produces beautiful motor boats. Its first wooden boat was built by Chris Smith way back in 1874, but the brand has become world famous since 1927 under the leadership of Chris’ son, Jay Smith, becoming the world’s largest builder of mahogany motorboats.
The style and quality of her mahogany hulls were unmatched chosen by presidents and great celebrities she has been icons for several generations of American affluence. Although fiberglass revolutionized the production of pleasure boats starting from the second half of the 1950s, transforming artisanal production into industrial production, the shipyard continued to build mahogany boats until 1971 which marked the end of an era, when Chris-Craft built his last mahogany boat.
However over the years the shipyard has been able to adapt to the changes of the time in the sector by expanding its range to include as early as 1955 their first boat made of fiberglass.
Over the years, the charm of Chris-Craft boats has remained unique despite the fact that modern materials and manufacturing technologies are used today.
The distinctive elements that make these boats exclusive because they are made with refined elegance and fitted out with care, precision and perfectionism at the highest levels through a meticulous work of artisan technique without leaving anything out by combining traditional skills with modern innovations.
All to satisfy the most demanding customers, those who appreciate the design, the quality of the details, the search for materials, the contours, the finishes and the solidity of the entire boat and the functioning of each single element used.
Today the shipyard builds motor boats ranging between 24 – 35 feet divided into three series. The Open Bow Launch & Launch GT series with boats in the 27 – 35 foot range. The Calypso Series double consoles range between 24 -35 feet. And finally the Catalina series, the central console range with boats between 24-34 feet.
The Chris Craft Launch 35 GT is the largest model in the Launch & Launch GT series a stunning sports cabin that can be propelled by either sterndrive or outboard engines complete with joystick docking this is one of the most distinctive features of the GT line.
Even if it is already proposed with an obsessive attention to detail in line with the shipyard’s DNA and with an exceptional finish, the boat can be customized according to the needs and preferences of the owner who can also decide the type of propulsion and power of engines as well as choosing from a long list of accessories and options to have the boat of your dreams come true.
It’s a boat with timeless beauty that will never go out of style and every detail has been designed both inside and out to enhance durability and reliability to keep the boat for a long time. This model is the most innovative ever, boasting numerous cutting-edge features. The deep V-bottomed hull with flared bow designed with its unmistakable classic style lines that make it an exclusive Chris-Craft is made of fiberglass therefore very light and resistant and painted through a five-part process that requires preparation meticulous and skillful application using colors improved to withstand more and more the harsh marine environment.
Access on board is very easy and can take place either through the transom or a functional side door equipped with an integrated deployable ladder that can be folded down on the bottom which can be used for diving in water, very convenient especially if you decide to power the boat with engines however, outboard is an additional ladder to the one already present on the transom.
The Chris Craft Launch 35 GT is 37 feet (11.30 m) long and 10 feet 10 inches (3.30 m) wide, dry weight or 13,499 pounds (6,123 kg), fuel tank capacity 185 gallons ( 700 litres) has been designed to work in harmony with the best sterndrive and outboard engines in the world today.
The helm station is protected by a wraparound tempered glass windshield which helps cut through the air easily, eliminating any drag on the stainless steel framed boat with the center section opening together with a draft door underneath to allow passage to the bow cockpit.
In addition, the driving position is covered by an aluminum hard top with a motorized sunshade that serves to shade the entire large cockpit, the paint can be customized to match the color of the hull with LED lighting and speakers.
Driving is assisted by Garmin multifunction electronics with dual flat screen displays, built into the dashboard panels together with two beautiful indicators that allow you to control all the automation and navigation control systems installed on board, while the digital engine controls are included in the selected thruster packages.
To make driving even easier, the fabulous steering wheel that certainly does not go unnoticed has been created according to the latest technologies and ergonomic developments.
The diamond patterned upholstery of the two fabulous adjustable seats surrounded by stainless steel bars on the driver’s and passenger’s side in the helm station is color coordinated with the boat’s exterior with logos and stitching patterns crafted with meticulousness and perfectionism at the highest level.
Chris Craft Launch 35 GT features a large cockpit all lined with comfortable padding and quilted upholstery with comfortable seating.
Immediately behind the two seats forward of the helm station adjacent to the port side we find a generously padded bench which extends as far as the aft of the cockpit forming an L-shaped sitting area with stainless steel cup holders and fixed under the seats we discover a drawer refrigerator and a fold-down folding table.
On the right side we have a second fridge and a wet bar with an electric grill and sink that create a functional outdoor kitchen that is very useful for extending the day at the beach.
The transom ends with a spacious chaise longue comfortable for lying down, relaxing and sunbathing with the whole area enjoying the components of the stereo system and with a swimming platform with a hidden ladder with 3 steps with handle all in steel stainless.
The passage from the cockpit to the side decks is very easy and it is possible to walk without any obstacles to get to the bow.
In the very deep bow cockpit area there are comfortable seats with very high backrests consisting of two large chaise longues with armrests facing forward, one on each side, the one on the starboard side which is wider and U-shaped sofas along the bow of the boat with an automated foldaway table that can be controlled from the driver’s seat that you can also choose to stop up to the height of the sofas and through the filling cushions to create a comfortable and large sunbathing area. This area too is supported by elements of the high-end stereo system installed on board and stainless steel cup holders.
On the furthest bow clad in teak is the locker which houses a luxurious automated anchoring system and an access ladder for getting on or off the beach from the bow of the boat if necessary.
On the starboard side next to the helm station there is a door with access to a welcoming cabin that is very useful for taking a break below deck, furnished with seats that can easily be converted into beds with a wall-mounted TV. On the opposite side of the boat below deck is a toilet with toilet and sink with mirror. The two rooms are equipped with air conditioning.
Even the interiors are coordinated with the colors of the exteriors, an atmosphere of great luxury has been created, all created with perfectionism and scrupulousness to satisfy the most demanding navigators.
In the boat’s standard features and equipment, the flooring is supplied in synthetic teak but other solutions for the cockpit flooring can also be chosen.
The customer can choose to adopt an integrated full spectrum lighting system that coordinates multiple lighting zones both in the boat and underwater, all controlled from the helm station.
From bow to stern, under the padding of the seats there are several lockers to store everything you need on board and personal items.
For the engine, you may prefer a package with twin Mercury sterndrive engines of the 6.2L 350 HP V8 type or a twin Mercury V8. 8.2L 380hp or 430hp. By changing the type of engines, alternatively, a package can be installed with a double Volvo V8 5.3L of 350 HP or a double Volvo V8 6.2L of 380 HP or 430 HP.
The packages also include the electronics and digital engine controls.
With the sterndrive version we have the transom swim platform fully available for diving, bathing, swimming and scuba diving.
With the outboard version due to the encumbrance of the engines we have less space on the bathing platform to get on and off the water on the other hand we have greater usability of the spaces below deck in fact when the aft part of the cockpit is pulled up electrically a large stowage space is accessible . Furthermore, you have the possibility to customize your boat to the maximum by selecting not only the power but also the type of outboard to be installed. Furthermore, these are engines where it is easier to carry out the foreseen periodic maintenance.
Due to these characteristics, customers seem to prefer boats with outboard engines lately.
Therefore, if you decide to install outboard engines to push Chris Craft Launch 35 GT you can even choose a configuration that includes a package with a triple Mercury from the 300 hp Verado range with this configuration the boat can reach a maximum speed of 61 mph equal to 98 km/h.
As an option, by changing the type of outboard engine, you can choose to install a package with a twin Yamaha V8 425 XTO 425 hp 8-cylinder V engine, the first mass-produced 4-stroke direct injection marine engine.
Chris Craft Launch 35 GT is a luxury sports boat, where speed, comfort and safety integrate perfectly, it is a light and robust pleasure boat set up in perfect Chris Craft style.
Made for the yachtsman who appreciates both functionality and performance, as well as elegance and refinement with plenty of space on deck with many large hidden stowage spaces.
Perfect for a day trip where you’ll find everything you need for a great day on the water.