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Chris-Craft Corsair 28 Review


The Chris-Craft Corsair 28 is a luxurious cabin boat from a long-established manufacturer of stylish, high-performance cruising craft. The spacious boat offers an entertainment lounge and cabin with a head and large V-berth for two people. The cabin also includes two storage cabinets. The cockpit has plenty of seating for family and friends on leather-look vinyl upholstery on U-shaped seating and bucket seats. If you are looking for a high-end cuddy boat with style, class and comfort, the Chris-Craft Corsair 28 should be on your list.

Who and what was this boat designed for?

The Chris-Craft Corsair 28 is picnic/sunbathing boat with a cuddy cabin designed for cruising moderate distances in lakes, rivers and coastal waters. It provides a smooth, quiet ride thanks to copious amounts of top-end material that give the boat a heavy and firm feel. The classic Chris-Craft flared bow helps reduce spray while powerful petrol inboards provide fast, economical cruising.

What commentators say about this boat?

This is a boat that was very carefully designed to be a unique blend of classic elegance with the versatility of modern performance.

You don’t necessarily have to pamper the boat, but it will pamper you.

To own this boat you have to enjoy wiping and buffing, the same type of finicky attitude used in the construction process.

Once you hit the open water, you see that this boat is all about the helm and the driving experience.

It feels that fast, but always wonderfully in control

No other boat is better for escaping quickly and arriving in style.

Model variations

The Chris-Craft Corsair 28 is available with single or twin inboard petrol engine options:

  • Volvo Penta V8-380-C
  • Volvo Penta 8.1GiCE 400hp
  • Volvo Penta 8.1GXiE 420hp
  • 2x Volvo Penta D3-200 200hp
  • 2x MerCruiser 350 MAG 300hp
  • 2x Volvo Penta V8-300-C 300hp
  • 2x MerCruiser 350 MAG 300hp
  • 2x Volvo Penta V8-320-C 320hp


  • Length overall: 29ft 8in (9.0m)
  • Beam: 10ft 0in (3.05m)
  • Weight: 3.75 tons (3,402 kg)
  • Draft, twin engine: 2ft 9in (0.85m)
  • Draft, single engine: 2ft 11in (0.89m)
  • Fuel capacity: 124 gallons (150 US gallons) (568 litres)
  • Water capacity: 29 gallons (35 US gallons) (132 litres)

What’s great about the Chris-Craft Corsair 28?

  • Classic design and style
  • Spacious cockpit
  • Practical cuddy cabin
  • Smooth, dry ride
  • Exhilarating performance
  • Outstanding workmanship and finish

What to look out for on a pre-owned Chris-Craft Corsair 28?

If you’re buying a used Chris-Craft Corsair 28, our engineers and owners have reported some things to watch out for and potential faults that might occur on this boat from time to time.

  • Cabin area lacks natural ventilation.

Keeping your Chris-Craft Corsair 28 in shape

When buying a used Chris-Craft Corsair 28, regular scheduled servicing and attention to some minor points will keep your craft in top condition.

Regular servicing

Carry out regular engine and drive servicing in line with the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.


We don't currently have any specific maintenance information for the Chris-Craft Corsair 28.

If you have ever owned or worked on a Chris-Craft Corsair 28 and would like to share your thoughts, then get in touch and we'll add your information to the page.

Laying up

Follow manufacturer’s recommendations when laying up for winter.

Model-specific repairs

The Chris-Craft Corsair 28 is not known for needing specific repairs more frequently than other boats.

Why buy a pre-owned Chris-Craft Corsair 28?

A secondhand Chris-Craft Corsair 28 gives you style, performance and quality workmanship in a luxury family cabin boat. The Chris-Craft name gives you a reassurance of engineering excellence and build quality in a great-looking boat.


Get this Chris-craft Corsair 28 Luxury Family Boat Online on Rightboat.com


Written By: Samantha Wilson

Samantha Wilson has spent her entire life on and around boats, from tiny sailing dinghies all the way up to superyachts. She writes for many boating and yachting publications, top charter agencies, and some of the largest travel businesses in the industry, combining her knowledge and passion of boating, travel and writing to create topical, useful and engaging content.

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