Chris-Craft Reveals Capri 25 Ahead Of Cannes Debut
Chris-Craft is one of those boat manufacturers that never wastes an opportunity to showcase its latest products. That’s especially important today since the Cannes Yachting Festival is scheduled to be held from September 8 to 13, 2015. With the event drawing close, it was only a matter of time before Chris-Craft would debut its latest offering. As it turns out, we didn’t have to wait too long because Chris-Craft has unveiled the first batch of photos of the Capri 25.
The Capri 25 will make its public debut at Cannes where it’s expected to attract its share of attention. That’s always been the MO of Chris-Craft and don’t expect the American boat builder to steer away from what’s made it such a popular attraction at Cannes.
The versatile daybook will feature plenty of items that Chris-Craft is known for. Exceptional craftsmanship is one of them and the versatile dayboat has that in spades. The vertical bow takes its design cues from the 1930s, similar to the styling inspiration that was used in the Capri 21. The twin helm seats and the bench seat on the aft are made from plush - and water-proof - materials that places comfort above everything else. The two seats can be swivelled 180 degrees to create a nice seating configuration with teak tables that can be folded out. With that set-up, occupants of the Capri 25 can have a nice and relaxing time in the open seas.
Take a trip below the deck and you’ll be greeted by a comfortable cabin that has enough space to accommodate as many as three adults, making any trip with the Capri 25 as pleasant as the waters allow it.
The relative small size of the daybook will be put to good use by a Volvo-sourced Penta V-8 engine that produces 350 horsepower. Chris-Craft has yet to bare the details of the boat’s top speed, but when you combine the size of the Capri 25 with the V-8, something like 40 to 50 knots could be attainable.
The Capri 35 will be shown alongside the alongside the Corsair 32, Launch 32, and Launch 36 at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Continue reading to learn more about the Christ-Craft Capri 25.
Why it matters
I’ve gone aboard a Chris-Craft boat in the past and I can attest to the quality and craftsmanship skills of the American boat manufacturer. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I’m particularly excited to see the Capri 25 when it makes its debut at Cannes.
There are so many things about the boat that has me intrigued. That includes the cabin below the deck, which has been one of the few sore spots of Chris-Craft. It’s true. As much as I love the company’s boats, those beds are uncomfortable, especially to someone who has had some pretty serious back issues in the past.
I want to see what the cabin’s like inside the Capri 25. I’m not keeping my hopes up, but I’ve always been a glass-half-full kind of guy. Any sort of improvement, no matter how small, will be a badge in Chris-Craft’s sleeve.
That’s what I’m looking forward to the most, but it’s not only thing I want to see either. Chris-Craft’s well-earned reputation for boating design should manifest itself in the Capri 25 again. I just want to see how it’s going to be presented without the benefit of design renderings. The hull looks promising and the use of materials like teak wood has always been something Chris-Craft has taken pride in.
So let’s see what it has in store for us with the Capri 25. I don’t see any reason why I’m going to be disappointed so here’s to hoping that my instinct is right about this one.