The Chris Craft Calypso 30 is a magnificent luxury center console boat that is a true marvel of design, combining sleek features with great performance on the water. If you're looking for a top-of-the-line runabout-style boat that's perfect for family outings, then it's worth considering the Calypso 30. Our full review is below, so buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable ride!

Above: A 2023 Chris-Craft Calypso 30. Photo via Harborside Marina in Clinton MA.


Step aboard the Calypso and get ready to embark on an aquatic adventure in style. With a length of just over 30 feet and width of 10 feet, this beauty boasts ample space for you and your crew to stretch out and enjoy the ride. But the real magic lies in her deep-V hull design, which delivers an ultra-smooth and stable ride that'll make you feel like you're gliding on glass, and can help you handle those occasional choppy conditions. Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely day of fishing, water skiing, or just cruising around with your family and friends, the Calypso is up for anything. She's a great multi-tasker, equipped to handle a wide range of activities with ease.


This high-performance center console boat has exceptional speed and agility. She comes equipped with twin Mercury Verado 300 or 350 engines, which are known for their impressive power and reliability. The Verado engines feature supercharged technology, which enables them to deliver outstanding acceleration and top speed while maintaining fuel efficiency. 

The hull of the Calypso 30 is designed for optimal performance, with a deep-V shape that allows for smooth and stable handling in rough waters. The boat also features a stepped hull design, which reduces drag and increases speed and fuel efficiency. In terms of speed and performance, the Chris Craft Calypso 30 can reach a top speed of around 54 to 60 mph, depending on the engine configuration and load. It has a cruising speed of around 30 to 40 mph, making it ideal for long-range trips or quick getaways.


The stern and transom of the Chris Craft Calypso 30 are designed to provide both functionality and style. The boat features a large swim platform at the stern, which provides easy access to the water for swimming, diving, or fishing. The platform is also equipped with a swim ladder, making it easy to climb back onto the boat after a refreshing dip. 

The transom of the Calypso 30 features a large, open design, which allows for easy access to the cockpit from the swim platform. It also features a convenient door which provides easy access to the cockpit from the dock. In terms of style, the stern and transom of the Calypso 30 are designed to reflect the classic Chris Craft look. The boat features teak decking on the swim platform and transom, which no doubt adds to the boat's luxurious appearance. 


The cockpit is spacious and features a U-shaped seating area with a removable table, providing ample space for socializing and dining. The seating is upholstered in high-quality materials, adding to the boat's luxurious feel. There is also a wet bar with a sink, refrigerator, and storage for drinks and snacks. Moving aft, the boat features a large aft deck area that extends beyond the cockpit. The aft deck provides additional space for relaxing, lounging, or sunbathing. It features a large sunpad with adjustable backrests and integrated cupholders, as well as additional seating along the sides. The aft deck also features a unique folding hydraulic swim step that can be lowered into the water for easy access to the water. This swim step provides a great spot for launching water toys or for simply lounging in the sun.


The helm station features a variety of controls, instruments, and displays that enable the captain to operate the boat safely and efficiently. These typically include a steering wheel, throttle and shift controls, engine gauges, navigation equipment (such as GPS and chartplotters), and other instruments for monitoring the boat's systems. 

On the Chris Craft Calypso 30, the helm station is designed to be both stylish and functional, with a clean, modern look and intuitive layout. The boat also comes equipped with a range of advanced features, such as joystick control for easy maneuvering in tight spaces and an optional bow thruster for enhanced maneuverability.


The interior cabin on the Chris Craft Calypso 30 is designed to provide comfort and convenience for overnight stays or extended trips on the water.T he cabin features a large V-berth with comfortable sleeping accommodations for two adults. There is also a small galley area with a sink, refrigerator, and microwave, as well as a separate enclosed head compartment with a toilet and shower.  ,The interior is finished in high-quality materials, such as premium leather and hardwoods, and features a modern and sophisticated design. Large windows provide plenty of natural light, while air conditioning and heating ensure a comfortable interior temperature year-round.

Length Overall (LOA): 30'6"
Beam: 10'
Draft: 23"
Fuel Capacity: 220 gallons 
Water Capacity: 35 gallons 
Waste Capacity: 15 gallons 
Dry Weight: 8,800 lbs. 
Maximum Capacity: 12 people 
Engine Options: Twin Mercury Verado 300 or 350 horsepower engines

Written by: Laila Elise
Laila Elise is a former fashion model, writer, actress and entrepreneur, with an affinity for a life on the water. She has a Masters in Finance and a Bachelor's in Business Education, and has traveled extensively around the world working with top agencies and designers. She writes regularly about her passion for the sea on her blog: