Chris-Craft UK and Balearics
If you adore nothing better than life on the ocean waves, on a stunning vessel crafted with love and dedication, welcome to our world. We are your official distributor in the UK and in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca, whether you desire a day boat, sports cruiser, launch or bow-rider.
Chris Craft – An ocean-going icon of a brand
You see it. You love it. You want it. The Chris-Craft brand is synonymous with style, good taste, superb design and the finest quality craftsmanship, all with a classical edge. We enjoy a well-deserved place at the top of the luxury boat designers list and a reputation for stealing the hearts of even the most pragmatic and hard-to-please luxury boat-owners.
It’s our job to nurture your love affair, sticking by the principles that have defined us from the start, designing and building boats with same lazer-focus on beauty, functionality and style as we’ve always employed.
Every one of our stunning boats is carefully made by highly experienced designers at the Chris-Craft factory in Sarasota, Florida. The result is a collection of craft that’s as timeless as it is supremely comfortable and distinctively unique. They are then delivered to the UK and the Balearic islands for you to enjoy up close.
About Chris Craft – Personifying America’s romance with the seas
Chris-Craft UK and Balearics is a sister company to Princess Motor Yacht Sales, which is the world’s largest, longest-established dealer and distributor of Princess Yachts. All this means we provide discerning people like you with unrivalled levels of service and support in the region.
As a family owned business, we have more than a quarter of a century’s Mediterranean yachting experience under our belts, as well as over 50 years of UK industry experience. We know yachts inside out, intimately familiar with every aspect of their design, manufacture and functionality, which means we’re perfectly placed to deliver exactly the right levels of technical and post-sales support throughout the period of your ownership.
The current range of luxury boats for sale from Chris-Craft includes some of the most beautifully made vessels you’ll find anywhere, each a masterpiece in its own right, each ideal for exploring the wild, wide blue yonder.
Chris-Craft history – 150 years of passion and dedication
Christopher Columbus Smith was one of those rare individuals who made dreams come true. He came from a small town in Algonac, Michigan, and in 1874, aged just 13, he built his very first boat. By 1881 he had joined his brother Henry and the pair were manufacturing boats full-time. Their beautifully built ‘punts’ or ‘skiffs’, as they were called, proved very popular and they soon earned a reputation as particularly fine master boat builders. Chris Smith died in 1939 aged 78, but by then the brand’s heritage was already set in stone.
The news about Chris-Craft boats spread far and wide, and they fast became a lot more than a mere means of getting from A to B. These craft were cultural icons. The values of the nation were baked into their design, they were the ultimate in eye candy, and they were built bearing in mind the values that defined the American way of life.
When the USA entered World War Two in 1941, Chris-Craft stepped in with military patrol boats, rescue vessels, and utility launches for the army and navy, more than 12,000 craft in total. The wealthy post-war years saw civilian pleasure boats become enormously popular, and we sold hand-crafted vessels to Hollywood’s finest, including Dean Martin, Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, and The King, Elvis Presley.
Now, several generations later, the Chris-Craft brand remains synonymous with exceptional quality and painstaking attention to detail, whether we’re creating a 25-foot runabout or a gorgeous 38-foot cruiser. We employ the very best carpenters, cabinetmakers, joiners and artisans, and we make certain every boat we build is absolutely perfect from port to starboard, bow to stern.
Build your own boat
We craft dreams. What about yours? All of our models come with a ‘design your own boat’ option, where you choose the colour and trim, the edition, the engine and optional fine detailing, things like carpeting, fender clips, contrasting stitching, radio tech, cockpit covers, LED blow docking lights and more.
Chris Craft boats for sale – Thrills on the ocean waves
You might already know exactly which Chris-Craft boat you’d like to buy. You may be busy researching which will best suit your purposes. If you’re looking to purchase your very own Chris-Craft either in the UK or the Balearic Islands, our professional team will be delighted to speak with you.
Please send us a message or give us a call via our contact page.