While down in Lake Dora a couple weeks ago, we had the chance to go out and drive, touch and basically molest the new prototype Chris-Craft Capri V Drive from Katz’s Marina. The details and much better photos will be featured in an upcoming Brass Bell, so we will just report our feelings and snap shots. One word describes how it feels, so it’s gonna be a short review. Here it is.
OK, that’s it. No real need to talk about the amazing smooth power, or smooth ride. I won’t talk about that. Or the brilliant hommage to it’s rich history. Nope, not a peep!
Then Don Ayers took the helm to try it out. Seth is very generous with folks driving. Did I mention this is a prototype! As in one of one!
The designers at Chris-Craft get it. They understand how to keep the boat a Chris-Craft without falling into the trap of a dead end retro look.
The desire is always to bring back greatness instead of improving on it. And they pulled off that in spades. Only a few companies are able to achieve this. Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Chris – Craft.. Bringing back a V drive version is more than just engineering, it’s a statement. And we love what it statements! So we won’t go on, but will end it with just 4 words. Thanks you Chris Craft!