Chris-Craft Corsair 34 Boat Review And Walkthrough Video

Join Boat Trader and Ryan McVinney for a quick walkthrough video tour from stern to bow of a 2020 Chris-Craft Corsair 34 in the video below, then read on for an in-depth boat review.

Vessel Overview

Boasting beautiful teak accents, classic lines and chrome hardware throughout the vessel, the Corsair 34 is a classy, head-turning cruising yacht in any marina that feels like an Italian sports car on the water. Based on one of the builder’s earlier model’s, the Corsair 33, she’s a slick, James Bond style sport boat that oozes class from stern to bow along her full 34 foot length and 10’2″ beam.

Photo: By Chris-Craft via Rick Obey Yacht Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Above: A couple enjoys an exhilarating day the water aboard a Chris-Craft Corsair 34 retro-style sport boat while underway. Photo: By Chris-Craft via Rick Obey Yacht Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Inside The Cockpit

From the retro-style gauges to the elegant curve of the seat backs and the shiny gelcoat finish, the boat’s cockpit exudes a highly polished feel. Featuring lush, premium diamond-stitched upholstery seats and impeccably finished in hand-selected woods, this boat is so inviting, she’s hard to leave.

Cabin Interior Layout

In the cabin below, heat or air conditioning fills the luxurious living space which features a standing shower and full wethead to starboard, a queen v-berth up front in the bow, a convertible dining table, and a small galley with fridge, counter and cooktop on the port side. The spectacular private cabin is bright and open, thanks to three expansive overhead sunlights.

At The Helm

The dashboard resembles a vintage Aston Martin or perhaps even a Mercedes, with high-gloss walnut colored wood and stainless steel. Despite the retro feel, she of course has all the modern controls as would be expected including Garmin GPS/chartplotter, engine monitoring and display, joystick controls and bow thruster. She gives a smooth, dry ride for the most part and tops out around 45-50 MPH.

Aft Deck And Transom

The recessed cockpit gives way to a swim platform, which Chris-Craft calls a “bathing platform” on this model, that has a removable sunpad. When the pad is taken off a teak walkway is revealed to access the main cockpit, as you walk over the engines in the engine bay below. Despite being tucked away, engine access is quite quick and easy since the whole sunpad lifts up to reveal a spacious engine compartment.


The Corsair 34 we hopped onboard was powered by twin Volvo 6.2 liter 380 horsepower engines underneath her aft deck. Max speed with this power option is around 45 MPH with a cruising speed around 25 MPH. Other engine options are available depending on availability and dealers.


Length Overal (LOA): 34’3″
Beam: 10’2″
Deadrise: 22 degrees
Dry Weight: 9,950 lbs.
Bridge Clearance: 60″
Passenger Capacity: Yacht certified
Water Capacity: 35 gallons
Fuel Capacity: 185 gallons

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Written by: Ryan McVinney

C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, writer and producer. As an experienced boater he regularly produces and directs on-the-water video shoots for major boat manufacturers, yacht brokers and dealers, as well as independent film and media companies. He is president of the National Soho House Film Club with chapters in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA and regularly contributes content to YachtWorld, and Boat Trader.


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