America's Boatbuilder Since 1874

About Chris-Craft

Chris-Craft, founded in 1874 by 13-year old Christopher Columbus Smith, is a true American Icon. Crafted with the same passion and dedication as they were 145 years ago, Chris-Craft boats continue to speak to boat enthusiasts everywhere. Whether it’s an open bow ideal for socializing, or a larger cruiser with a cabin for extended excursions, every inch of every boat we build is carefully considered.

Our vision is to build boats that stand out in a sea of sameness.

Our mission is to design and build premium boats and yachts that remain true to the heritage, the iconic status and the reputation of the Chris-Craft brand which represents:

  • America

  • History & Heritage

  • Classic elegance

  • Design excellence

  • Craftsmanship and absolute quality

  • Exclusivity

  • Total reliability

  • Exceptional client service