Chris Craft 40' Roamer History Repeats Itself... And It's Good Thing! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Talk about a step into history, Chris Craft, as one of the greatest sagas in boating, rambled back with one of its all-time greats in this Roamer 40'. Sure, there are names in boating that come about and fade more than once. This one, however – this legend – has retained the extraordinary flavor of its past while embracing the latest in express cruiser design. It’s the Prince Valiant, or Odin, of power boating. So that if you know the past, or even if you don’t, you’ll quickly realize why the Chris Craft Roamer 40 offers the best of both worlds. Before we go too far into the nether region that once was, let’s take a look at just where the Roamer fits in today’s cruising milieu. I’ve known Chris Crafts since they were the stars of the cruising world, and remember fondly marina-living next to a big, comfy 48-footer way back when. That boat was an almost perfect live aboard, but when we took it out to anchor on the reefs for a little diving, it didn’t seem to care what conditions the seas were tossing at us. The C/C took it calmly; I suspect with a big smile on its face, in its element. The 40 Roamer has that same kind of sea-kindly attitude. It’s designed to handle whatever is out there, in the ocean, and does it with style.