2007 CHRIS CRAFT 20'2" WOODY SPEEDSTER
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.
Chris Crafts 20-footer was borne out of a call from faithful owners for a smaller boat, something that would be suitable for waterspports and with a 2.41m beam, the Speedster is also completely trailerable.
Construction is all GRP, and the devil is in the detail. The finish is nothing short of meticulous and 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 decks are dotted with gorgeous designer fittings fashioned from high-grade polished stainless steel including: stainless steel engine vents, exhaust ports, pop-up cleats, custom nav light, horn, flagstaff, Chris Craft insignia and badges are all nice touches.
The Woody Speedster includes teak accents that run from a centre foredeck rail and deck rails to the swim platform, practical teak cockpit sole and drinkholder inserts. The Speedster also has an anchor locker, which isn't always the case on an American 20-footer.
More 'cool' is reflected in the two-piece AmeriShield windscreen, the stainless steel hinges on the boat's opening hatches, and the pop-up ski pole.
The Speedster harbours plenty of storage, with a mile of room under the foredeck and a big lined storage bin under the aft lounge the Speedster also has a carpet-lined underfloor ski/wakeboard locker, lined glovebox and two drinkholders.
In respect of seating, the Speedster can take three adults on its rear lounge, plus two in the helm seats and camel-coloured vinyl upholstery and stitching has a soft, sexy feel.
Powered by 270hp small-block Volvo V8 (96hrs) with Aquamatic sterndrive leg and optional selectable Corsa exhaust means this Speedster will be not just seen and heard.