Above: Chris-Craft Launch 25 dockside. Photo: Chris-Craft via Harborside Yacht Sales in Clinton CT.

Join boats.com and boat reviewer Lenny Rudow for a full walkthrough virtual tour of a 2021 Chris-Craft Launch 25 boat in the video below.


Vessel Overview

This classy bowrider boat is quick and responsive with Chris-Craft's signature hull design and flared bow that gives her not only that sophisticated, stylish appearance but also provides a great ride. The GT version comes in either stern drive or outboard (the model we walkthrough in the video above is a stern drive) and she has a great transom design with a large sun lounge seat, boarding ladders and easy access to the water or dock.

While she is certainly not the most affordable bowrider on the market, she is one of the best bowriders being built today, and buyer's who choose Chris-Craft expect a certain attention to detail not present on some other vessels of similar size and class. She's a sleek runabout boat, ideal for day cruising with the family and above all, just having fun in the sun. Plain as day, the Chris-Craft Launch 25 is a pretty boat with beautiful curves and classic styling that turns heads at the docks. 

Bow Area

The bow is a comfy place for passengers to lounge and enjoy the views, with gorgeous fittings, tastefully-integrated cleats and a teak anchor locker that offers convenient, enclosed storage that is well-hidden - and paired nicely with an easy through-hull anchoring system. The bow lights on the GT are completely custom to the model and are another elegant touch to what is more than just a day boat. This vessel is a work of art. 

Customization And Cockpit Features

Customization is endless aboard the Launch 25 GT. In addition to sterndrive or outboard propulsion options, there are options for either a bimini or a folding arch top. Chris-Craft is known for using the highest quality marine vinyl and custom fabrics available and this classy bowrider is no exception. Plus owners can choose from 9 solid and two-tone color combinations to make their Launch 25 unique. 

Photo: Chris-Craft via Harborside Yacht Sales in Clinton CT




Photo: Chris-Craft Launch 25 GT with a folding arch top sitting dockside. Photo: Chris-Craft boats, via Harborside Yacht Sales in Clinton. CT.

To stay a bit more out of the elements, owners can choose the convenience of a power folding arch top, however, if they choose the bimini top option, it's notably a much studier bimini than most, featuring heavy-duty pipework. Teak toe rails and accents and features throughout really bring the aesthetics up a notch. This is a boat designed for kicking around, day cruising and even watersports (there's an integrated ski locker in the deck). The cockpit can be closed from the bow on rough windy days to protect passengers from the elements when necessary.

At The Helm

In the captain's chair drivers will enjoy the plush seating and a solid leather-wrapped mohagany wood grain tilt steering wheel. The controls feature an integrated, full color 10" Garmin flatscreen and retro-style speedometer accompanied by shiny chrome switching. Quick and responsive the Launch 25 GT is a nimble boat with a solid stainless steel windshield that makes her a joy to drive. A bluetooth-enabled premium Fusion stereo option with remote control pumps the tunes onboard for up to 10 passengers. Trim tabs also come standard.

Aft Deck And Transom

Built around Chris-Craft's classic "tumblehome" transom, which compliments her flared bow up front, the rear of the vessel features a large rear-facing chaise lounge sun seat, with a teak platform and back. Also notable is the stout hardware on the grab rails on the back of the seats. There are also boarding ladders on either side of the transom. 


Length (LOA): 26'8" (24'10" without swim platform)
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 17" (engine up)
Dry Weight: 5,580 lbs.
Bridge Clearance Height: 53"
Fuel Capacity: 77 gallons
Fresh Water Capacity: 9 gallons

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Written by: Ryan McVinney
C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, writer and producer. As an experienced boater he regularly produces and directs on-the-water video shoots for major boat manufacturers, yacht brokers and dealers, as well as independent film and media companies. He is president of the National Soho House Film Club with chapters in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA and regularly contributes content to YachtWorld, boats.com and Boat Trader.