What would you get if you crossed a Windy Coho (or Kharma) with a Chris Craft Corsair? You might well end up with the Cormate T27 – the very model that the King of Norway chose to replace his Riva – and a boat that definitely deserves closer inspection. Take a look for yourself with boats.com reviewer Alex Smith.




Making her UK debut at the London Boat Show, the Cormate T27 was first launched in Norway back in 2006, immediately winning the best boat award at the Oslo boat show. There are classy touches throughout, including a sturdy, adjustable sun lounger at the stern and neat, built-in fender storage slots in the gunwhales, without forgetting the mahogany dash.

Brought to market by the same people behind the Norwegian race boats, Hydrolift, the Cormate T27 is rated to carry 600 horse-power under the stern, producing a top speed of 70 knots!


For more classic-style new powerboats, see: Spirit Yachts P40 video: first look.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.