This 2013 32 foot Chris Craft Launch has been meticulously maintained and is absolutely turn-key ready. Known today as a "Day Boat" or an oversized runabout, this boat maximizes comfort and sportability.
Chris Craft has been a trusted name in the marine industry since 1874. The builds of today maintain the sleek retro look as they did in their inception. Some notable features incorporated into the 2013 Chris Craft Launch include prominent dual horns and classic engine vent grates. The hull design resembles the vessels of yesteryear. Most importantly, Chris Craft takes pride in attention to detail; its fit and finish are spectacular.
Equipped with regularly serviced twin Mercruiser sterndrives, at only 320 hours, she can get up on plane in 5 seconds flat. Each engine is a V8 8.2 Liter HO that boasts 430 horsepower maxing her out at 860 horsepower on 87 octane gas. Her onboard fuel capacity is 185 gallons at a burn rate of 17 gallons per hour while at cruising speed. The fuel capacity combined with the cruising speed burn rate allows for over 10 hours of run time to keep you away from the fuel dock.
The Launch offers an incredibly smooth ride. With a cruising speed of 28 knots, the boat glides comfortably over the water in a significant chop. At maximum throttle, the twin engines power the Chris Craft up to 43.5 knots.
Known as a sports boat, its maneuverability is unmatched. The responsiveness is quick and avoids cavitating at steeply angled turns. Seaspray is minimal and will rarely douse the windshield because of its 22-degree deadrise and flared bow.
Comfort is key; the Launch provides the utmost comfort for up to twelve passengers. The helm features double seats, a bucket seat on the port side, and another starboard with a flip-up bolster for the drive. The cockpit just aft of the helm is a lounge area shaped in a U. Its new OEM antique white cushions are perfect for sitting back and enjoying the sights around you. The most forward seating on each side of the cockpit are angled and rear-facing to lounge in the boat's center. Converting the cockpit to a dining area is simple; a folding teak table can quickly be put into place. Just aft of the cockpit is a spacious sun pad that can be adjusted into aft-facing recliners. Forward of the helm in the bow is a rounded seating area. Special attention was given when constructing the bow; the bolster is at a slight angle with comfort in mind.
At the glare-free helm, you will find a Garmin Chartplotter to aid you in navigation. The steering wheel is finished in wood and is branded in the center. To simplify docking, the Launch comes with a joystick for precise maneuverability, allowing you to get into tight slips with ease. Let your copilot be in control of the Fusion stereo, installed alongside the port helm chair. You and your guests can enjoy the high-quality sound emitted from the MB Quart Marine speakers.
At the very aft end of the boat is a large swim platform. The aft sun cushion has a removable center to expose a pathway from the cockpit to the swim deck. Some notable points in the swim platform are both its retractable aft cleats and grab rail. Avoid tripping over the grab rail while handling lines by stowing it in the deck. For ease of access in and out of the water, extend the ladder situated below the platform.
The Launch offers ample storage space to include an expansive ski locker that is built into the floor. The vault runs the length of the entire bow. Here you will have ample room to store your beach gear and water toys. At the port helm chair is a glove box for the safekeeping of small personal items. Located under the starboard cockpit lounge is a large storage bin that features a drain for use as a cooler. On the opposite side, under the cushion, is storage for fenders and lines. Also on the port side is a slide-out refrigerator for the day's drinks and snacks.
Chris Craft is proud of its name, and that is apparent by its onboard branding. As you step up from the swim platform, the engine vent located above the step, all recessed cleats, and the teak anchor locker are branded with the Chris Craft name.
Don't miss the comfort of your own home. On the port side of the Launch is a below-deck head with a sink. The head system is a Tecma, which includes a tank and overboard pump. In the starboard side door, just forward of the helm, is a cabin. This space is airconditioned, features a skylight, double bed, and sitting area. The swim platform offers a heated shower with 35 gallons of available storage for freshwater. Although the Launch is considered a day boat, she is well equipped for overnight trips.
On those hot summer days, cool down by taking advantage of the Bimini top. What's unique about the design is that it retracts completely away underneath the sun pad to remain invisible unless it's in use.
If you're in the market for a day boat, this Launch 32' is the perfect fit for you. Its navy blue hull and classic elegant finish is sure to be a head-turner when you're cruising by. Please schedule a showing to realize the level of care she has received and the quality manufacturing Chris Craft has been known for all these years.