Chris-Craft Launch 23


The Launch 23 is a stylish bow rider that's perfect for water sports. With plenty of forward space as well as a practical and comfortable main deck area, she boasts all of the classic touches that make her a Chris-Craft.

Lavish craftsmanship sits at the heart of this wonderful sports boat, a seriously stylish yet practical bow rider that appeals to lovers of water sports.

Small yet spacious, the Launch 23 accommodates a group of up to 8 passengers, combining incredible Chris-Craft details with quick acceleration and agile handling. As well as delivering powerful pull for towing a variety of water toys, she offers plenty of forward space and the main deck area is as practical as it is a joy to relax on.  A wide, flared hull creates the space for a large U-shaped bow seating area, while a 3-person aft bench makes it ideal for socialising, sunbathing and relaxing.

Adding a host of classic Chris-Craft touches, the Launch 23 will work her way deep into your heart. How can you resist?

For more boats, view the Chris-Craft range here, or the flagship of the Launch range the Launch 34. Contact our offices for more information.

Specifications - Dimensions

Length Overall (w/ Swim Platform) 23' 5" 7.14 m
Beam Maximum 8' 3" 2.52 m
Dry Weight 4,109 lbs 1,823 kg
Fuel Capacity 58 gal 219.6 ltr
Water Capacity 9 gal 34 l
Maximum Persons 6  

Specifications - Main Features

  • 5 Year Hull & Structural Warranty
  • Deep-V Hull Bottom with Flared Bow
  • High-End Fit and Finish
  • Forward Bow Seating with Under Seat and Helm Storage
  • 13 Cubic Feet of Storage Space for Gear
  • Stainless Steel Curved Glass Windshield
  • Hidden Bimini Top Storage
  • Integral Swim Platform with Swim Ladder
  • Wood Free Hull Construction
  • CE Certification
  • Ocean Shipping Cradle
  • Water Ready Package

Specifications - Engine Packages


  • V8 6.2L (300 HP) Bravo III
  • V8 6.2L (300 HP) Bravo III (Non-Catalyst)
  • V8 6.2L (350 HP) Bravo III
  • V8 8.2L (380 HP) Bravo III, FWC, and DTS


  • V8-C 5.3L (300 HP) Duoprop and FWC
  • V8-C 5.3L (350 HP) Duoprop and FWC
  • V8-C 6.0L (380 HP) Duoprop and FWC

Engine Options

  • Mercury -Seacore (6.2L Requires DTS Option)
  • Mercury (DTS) - Digital Throttle & Shift
  • Volvo - Ocean X
  • Volvo (EVC) - Electronic Vessel Control
  • Selectable Exhaust
  • High Altitude Drive

*Non-Catalyst engine only available for sale outside the U.S.

Specifications - Options & Accessories

  • Cockpit Cover
  • Cockpit Carpet
  • Convertible Top (Exchange for Bimini)
  • LED Docking Lights
  • Fresh Water Cooling
  • Heritage Trim Edition Teak
  • Heritage Edition Teak
  • Mooring Cover
  • Teak Caulk Color
  • Teak Cockpit Table
  • Underwater Lights
  • Teak Swim Platform
  • Transom Shower

Specifications - Colour Selections

Gelcoat Colour

  • Alpine White
  • Ivory Cream

Painted Hull Colour - Optional (* indicates metallic colours)

  • Midnight Blue
  • Deep Sapphire*
  • Blue Crystal*
  • Fountain Blue*
  • Aqua Marine*
  • White Sand*
  • Silver Bullet*
  • Dark Graphite*
  • Onyx Black
  • Black Pearl*
  • Cashmere*
  • Alpine White
  • Ivory Cream
  • Custom

Stripe Colour

  • Riviera Red
  • Midnight Blue
  • Coach
  • Black

Cockpit Vinyl Colour (Base Colour/Insert Colour)

  • Alpine White
  • Champagne
  • Coach
  • Ivory Cream
  • Sand
  • Sapphire

Canvas Colour

  • Navy
  • Toast
  • Black

Teak Caulk Colour

  • Black
  • Blonde

Upholstery Details

Half the pleasure of owning a boat is the freedom it gives you. The other half is an appreciation of the craftsmanship lavished upon it.

Whether you are cruising the blue waters, anchored off a sandy shoal or moored in a palm-tree-lined alcove, we believe you will find that even the fabrics and wood finish chosen for these models will surpass your expectations.

To see a full range of colour options, please click here.


Carpet Selection

  • Dune Dune * Formally known as Seagrass
  • Boucle Boucle

Cockpit Base Vinyl Color

  • Almond Almond
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Saddle Saddle
  • Mocha Mocha
  • Oyster Oyster
  • Stone Stone
  • Portabella Portabella

Cockpit Insert Vinyl Color

  • Almond Almond
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Saddle Saddle
  • Mocha Mocha
  • Oyster Oyster
  • Stone Stone
  • Portabella Portabella

Contrast Stitching Colors

  • Navy Navy
  • Coach Coach
  • Black Black

Teak or Esthec Caulk Color

  • Black Black
  • Blonde Blonde

Disclaimer: Upholstery colours may differ on individual computers. Please speak to your sales person to see the selection of samples.


Chris Craft Launch 23 Plan View Diagram
Chris Craft Launch Side View Diagram