The Chris-Craft Capri 27 classic sports boat

Capri 27 is a boat of the ancient American brand Chris-Craft famous throughout the world for the style and quality of its mahogany hulls chosen by presidents and great celebrities has been icons for several generations of American wellbeing.

Owning a boat of this important shipyard has always been the dream of all boat enthusiasts both today and in the past and it is certainly a great privilege for those who can enjoy it.

The first boat built by this traditional shipyard was launched in 1874 by Christopher Columbus Smith in Algonac, Michigan but became a prestigious brand for the production of mahogany motorboats worldwide only since the late 1920s under the presidency of the then Jay Smith. Over the years the charm of the boats has remained unique even though today obviously modern materials and technologies are used.

The distinctive elements that make these boats exclusive are that they are set up with the same care and precision that the old master carpenters used to build, built using a technique of craftsmanship and the craftsmen who built them have inherited a huge experience from their predecessors, a heritage that only very few shipyards in the world can boast.

Therefore, everything is meticulously created with a pignolement, perfectionism and scrupulosity at the highest levels, without neglecting anything to satisfy the most demanding customers, the one that appreciates the quality of the details, the research of leather and fabrics used, the design, the peculiarity of the stitching , the contours, the finishes and the solidity of the entire upholstery, but also the practicality and functionality of every single element used.

Today the shipyard designs and builds new models of different types Capri 27 is 8.10 meters long and 2.60 meters wide and was built with the most advanced technologies and set up according to the yard’s DNA.

Let’s say immediately who decides to buy today this boat is not only for the tradition of the shipyard for the quality for the style and its finishes, but also for its performance and sporty character.

In fact, Capri 27 has been set up with the maximum engine possible with a good 430 hp with a petrol-fueled V8 Mercury sterndrive engine to be able to control through trim and throttle.

Capri 27 is equipped with a singular cockpit all covered with comfortable padding and very spacious quilted upholstery with a sofa aft that has three anatomical seats and can accommodate up to 4 people with very high and protective backs with two piloting chairs that have a integrated handrail that also serves as an armrest and are pivoting so as to orient them towards the stern to form a pleasant area of ​​socialization after fantastic hikes on the waves.

Along the inner walls there are two drop-down tables with integrated handles and water drainage edges. Under the cockpit floor there is space for a glove usually used to house a portable icebox.

The bow is covered with teak with a luxurious automated anchor. Below deck there is a cabin with two berths, easily convertible into a double bed with a hidden but not separate toilet.

The plank is classic wraparound refined in   mirror polished stainless steel   teak glossy where you can taste the style of the 30s models.

At the stern there is a wide and padded sunbathing area, but by removing a side cushion by operating a command, an innovative motorized parapet is lowered and you discover a corridor that assumes a horizontal position to facilitate the boarding of 6 passengers. This innovative solution eliminates the need to cross the padded surface of the aft sundeck.

The boat is very stable with precise turns even under wave. From the tests carried out with the 2600 rpm engine the boat reaches 22 knots of speed while at 3500 rpm at 33 knots. The top speed with stable marine weather conditions reaches 50 knots.

Main technical characteristics
Length f.t. 8.10 m; Flotation length 6.8 m;
Width 2.6 m; Unload displacement 2,585 Kg;
Fuel tank capacity 310 l; Mercury 430 hp petrol engine;
6 people capacity; Cabins 1; Sleeps 2.

 

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