Chris-Craft Carina 20, New Vertical-Bow Runabout


Chris-Craft powerboats adorn many a megayacht as a tender. At this month’s Miami International Boat Show, the venerable builder will debut a new model with a vertical bow sure to grab more than a few owners’ attention. It’s the Chris-Craft Carina 20.

The vertical bow isn’t just a nod to current trends. It’s actually a design element that adorned Chris-Crafts way back in the 1920s. That vertical bow is paired with a stainless steel bow plate and complemented by another eye-catching design, a reverse transom. If you know Chris-Crafts, then you’ll know the reverse transom is a signature style.


The Carina 20 measures 20 feet, though if you include the swim platform, LOA is 21’2” (6.46 meters). Beam  is 7’11” (2.16 meters), while fully loaded draft is 2’10” (86 centimeters). All of this means more than a few tender garages can accommodate her. Unfortunately, Chris-Craft has not revealed the top or cruise speeds, though it does say fuel capacity is 34 gallons (129 liters).

Additional highlights of the Chris-Craft Carina 20: a frameless windshield, diamond-patterned fabric on seating, and a graphite metallic paint job.

The Carina 20 is actually the first of two vertical-bow boats that Chris-Craft is unveiling this year. We’ll have to wait for the summer to see the next one, though the builder does say she’ll have a closed deck. Stay tuned.

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