BY APB Staff on 10 Feb 2019

The new redesign from classic American boatmaker unifies the rest of the brand's centre console range, and will be shown at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb 14-18)

Chris-Craft has announced the debut of the new Catalina 27 Pilot House, which will be revealed at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show (February 14-18).

The new Catalina 27 Pilot House design combines wind protection with elegant styling, making it uniquely Chris-Craft. The Pilot House design eliminates the need for multiple supports, providing unobstructed movement on deck. The console has been newly redesigned and boasts varnished mahogany accents.

Chris Crafts Announces Launch Of Catalina 27 Pilot House 2 

(Photo: Chris-Craft)

The meticulously redesigned Pilot House reflects the rest of the Catalina model range, unifying the center console line with a consistent design style. As a signature feature of the Catalina line, the starboard side dive-door has been integrated into the new Catalina 27 Pilot House.


Length: 26’ 6” / 8.08 m
Beam: 8’ 6” / 2.59 m
Fuel Capacity: 154 gal / 583 ltr
Dry Weight: 6,850 lbs / 3,107 kg
Maximum Persons: YC

Chris Crafts Announces Launch Of Catalina 27 Pilot House 1

(Photo: Christ-Craft)

Also on display will be two models from the GT line: the Launch 28 GT and Launch 35 GT, both outboard addition. The GT line is the most innovative yet, boasting several cutting-edge features while maintaining Chris-Craft’s signature classic design and styling. A key distinguishing feature of the Launch GT line is the option of either sterndrive or outboard propulsion. The GT line also allows for multiple boarding possibilities with a walk-through transom as well as a dive-door. With the choice of several different top options, including a matching painted hardtop, the customisation possibilities are endless. 

Chris-Craft will have a total of 11 boats on display at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show: the Launch 28 GT, Launch 35 GT, Launch 30, Launch 34, Launch 38, Corsair 34, Calypso 26, Calypso 30, Catalina 27 Pilot House, Catalina 30 Pilot House and the Catalina 34 Pilot House.