2007 Chris-Craft Speedster Freeport, NY
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2007 Chris-Craft Speedster
Price : $38,000
Listing Type : PowerRunaboutsTender
Builder | Manufacturer : Chris-Craft
Condition : Used
Year : 2007
Length : 20ft
Model : Speedster
Engine Make : Mercruiser
Engine Model : 5.0 MPI Close Cooling
Engine/s Year : 2007
Total Power : 260hp
Max Speed : 52 kn
Cruising Speed : 35 kn
Range : 170 nmi
LOA : 20'
Beam : 7.92
Max Draft : 2.8
Displacement : 2850
Hull Type/Shape : Deep Vee
2007 Chris-Craft Speedster

Charming Speedster in High Condition

Charm yourself and friends with a special boat ride in elegance.  Her rich upholstery and hardware display rare detail and craftsmanship for enduring value and your pride.  Bigger optional Mercruiser 5.0 MPI CLOSE COOLED, 94 hours, cruise 35 MPH, top 52 MPH.  Standard equipment plus: dual batteries with switch, SS propeller, cockpit cover, custom full cover, convertible top, Corsa selectable exhaust, lifting ring package sunpad for rear deck.  Snow White hull color, Coach Tan stripe color, Cream with Coach trim interior color.  Maturely owned and operated by original owner.  Her limited use with storage out of the water plus professional maintenance shows her in best condition.  Freshly painted with special Racing Bronze bottom paint.  Flag and burgee plus new life jackets included.  Drive proud that you arrived.  offers welcome.

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Manufacturer Provided Description

The Speedster is available with a choice of engine options up to 270 hp with the V-8 configuration. Its impressive agility makes this a great boat for water-skiing or wake-boarding.


By: David Lockwood
Date: 07.07.2009



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Having long been the choice of the social elite, Chris-Craft has upped the ante in the 20ft market with the Speedster a day boat that just oozes style and sophistication
In 1874, Jesse James gang robbed a train at Gads Hill, Missouri; Harry Houdini, the magician and escape artist, was born; Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with copper rivets at US$13.50 per dozen; and the Sydney General Post Office in Australia opened. Later, barbed wire was invented before Jesse James gang returned and decided to take another train, this time in Kansas, just before Christmas.

It was also the year that Chris-Craft began building pleasure boats and, in the ensuing decades, a lot of water has passed under the hulls of this enduring American icon. And one cant overlook the list of dignitaries who haven’t recoiled from being seen aboard a Chris-Craft.
Never far from the limelight, Chris-Craft takes centre stage in the latest Mission: Impossible movie with Tom Cruise fanging along the Venice canals in a nail-biting boat chase. More impressively, these have been the boats of choice of the Vanderbilts, Fords and Firestones, Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
So as you can appreciate Im keeping good company when I venture onto Sydney Harbour in Chris-Craft’s new Speedster. What’s more, this is the Woody Edition, with extra eye candy by way of teak accents, a pretty tan hull, and engine upgrade.
While no longer building timber boats, Chris-Craft still makes craft that ooze style. It teams the latest technology with timeless lines and beautiful handcrafted accents. The Speedster, especially the Limited Edition Woody, rode in high style as though it was a convertible café racer hunting for attention.
One of the latest Chris-Crafts in the range, the 20-footer was borne out of a call from faithful owners for a smaller boat, something that would be suitable for day racing and watersports, that I imagine might also be swung from davits off a superyacht or garaged at a waterfront. With a 2.41m beam, the Speedster Woody Edition is also completely trailerable.
Construction is nothing too exotic and all GRP, but the devil is very much in the detail. Examine the finish in out-of-the-way places and you will see meticulousness not normally found in manufactured boats. By my reckoning, the engine installation and engineering were in keeping with high-end luxury cruisers and the finish above decks will most certainly appease the fastidious buyer.
Add the timeless runabout styling with tumblehome aft and flared bow forward, and teak accents of this Woody model, and you have a boat that covets attention. The optional tan hull with coach stripe and teak boarding platform add to the good looks, while an upgraded 270hp small-block Volvo V8 inboard with Aquamatic sterndrive leg and optional selectable Corsa exhaust means this Speedster will be seen and heard. When switched to straight-through mode, the V8 purred like a Harley.
The engine room was definitely a cut above that in your average 20-footer, with a fully-moulded liner, watertight forward bulkhead, good access to the sender on the forward fuel tank which had double-clipped fuel lines, and plenty of servicing room around the Volvo motor.
There was a clean wiring run to a busbar, with main battery isolator and primary breakers alongside. The silver-Mylar sound insulation added to the quiet ride and the non-skid engine room lids lifted easily on gas struts. Either side of the motor were storage boxes for things like hoses and chamois, mooring lines and wet togs. The boat had a supplied safety package including a fire-fighting system.
The decks were dotted with gorgeous designer

US BoatTest.com

If you had to name one pleasure-boat builder that embodies the history of
modern recreational boating, it would be Chris-Craft, with roots reaching back into the 19th century.
    This year, five new Chris-Crafts three runabouts and two cruisers draw on that design heritage for inspiration. The results are impressive. I caught up with the Launch 25 during on-water trials at Floridas Lake Bryan last fall. With a running surface designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, it has top performance to go along with its classic good looks.
    The boats also a pas-senger-pleaser, though, with dock-level boarding from atop lockers on each side of the cockpit and walk-though to the swim platform.
    A modern open-bow design, the Launch has curving forward side-decks that reflect the tumblehome in the aft deck sections. Combined with the boats deep topsides, it conjures up designs such as the barrel-back runabouts of the 1940s.
    For all its backwards-looking appearance, the boat includes up-to-the-minute engineering and materials — vinyl seats with flip-up bottoms for increased visibility, a perforated stainless-steel instrument panel with pressure-sensitive waterproof switches and a steering wheel that looks like brushed aluminum but is actually cool, comfortable  polypropylene.
    The boats modern sterndrive  powerplant, a 350-cid 5.7 GSi, is linked to a DuoProp sterndrive; the compact installation allows spacious L-shaped cockpit seating aft to port. Spacious storage areas, including a locker big enough for wakeboards and water skis in the aft port quarter and an in-floor locker big enough for a portable cooler, are other advantages of modern fibreglass construction. Small details, such as the burgee-staff forward, the teak-covered swim platform and fold-down armrests add to the boat’s overall appeal.
    The chemical head in the in-floor locker forward is convenient and usable, but the framed privacy curtain would only fit a small child; it needs a re-design.
    On the water, the boat has great acceleration, tight handling (the DuoProp helps) and more than respectable speeds. With a test crew of two, the through-transom exhaust option open and 80 gallons of fuel onboard, driving an F-6 prop set (average pitch of about 25 inches), the Launch tops out at 53.6 mph on radar at 5,000 rpm. The boat still exceeds 50 mph with seven people aboard, with the exhaust routed through the hub.
    Power options up to a 420-hp 8.1-litre Volvo-Penta are available. I see little need for more power, although the boat could easily handle it.
    The Launch cruises nicely at just under 40 mph at 4,000 rpm, at 33.1 mph at 3,500 rpm and 28.3 mph at 3,000 rpm. Quiet at top speed (88 dbA at the helm and 93 dbA in the aft cockpit area), the boat is even quieter at 3,500-rpm cruising speed, with readings of 79 dbA at the helm and 94 dbA in the back seat.
    If you choose the optional exhaust switch system, you can let the boat growl. But one way or the other, the Launchs timeless styling speaks for itself.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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