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 an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.