1991 Island Packet 32

Cruiser
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A cruiser is a type of warship. The term has been in use for several hundred years, and has had different meanings throughout this period. During the Age of Sail, the term cruising referred to certain kinds of missions - independent scouting, raiding or commerce protection - fulfilled by a frigate or sloop, which were the cruising warships of a fleet.

The term "cruiser" or "cruizer" was first commonly used in the 17th century to refer to an independent warship. "Cruiser" meant the purpose or mission of a ship, rather than a category of vessel. However, the term was nonetheless used to mean a smaller, faster warship suitable for such a role. In the 17th century, the ship of the line was generally too large, inflexible, and expensive to be dispatched on long-range missions (for instance, to the Americas), and too strategically important to be put at risk of fouling and foundering by continual patrol duties.

In the middle of the 19th century, cruiser came to be a classification for the ships intended for this kind of role, though cruisers came in a wide variety of sizes, from the small protected cruiser to armored cruisers that were as large (although not as powerful) as a battleship.

By the early 20th century, cruisers could be placed on a consistent scale of warship size, smaller than a battleship but larger than a destroyer. In 1922, the Washington Naval Treaty placed a formal limit on cruisers, which were defined as warships of up to 10,000 tons displacement carrying guns no larger than 8 inches in calibre. These limits shaped cruisers until the end of World War II. The very large battlecruisers of the World War I era were now classified, along with battleships, as capital ships.

In the later 20th century, the obsolescence of the battleship left the cruiser as the largest and most powerful surface combatant (excluding aircraft carriers). The role of the cruiser varied according to ship and navy, often including air defense, commerce raiding, and shore bombardment. The U.S. Navy in the Cold War period built guided-missile cruisers primarily designed to provide air defense, while the navy of the USSR built battlecruisers with heavy anti-ship missiles designed to sink NATO carrier task forces.

Recently Listed
Cruisers For Sale

Cruisers for sale: Marshall 18, 18' - $18,400

Marshall 18'

Alna, ME
Single
Engine
128028
Stock #
5 photos
$18,400
Brand New Listing
Year
1984
Brand
Marshall
Model
18
Type
Cruiser
Length
18' 6"
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Piewiet 36, 36' - $27,500

Piewiet 36'

Galena, MD
Single
Engine
127789
Stock #
6 photos
$27,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Piewiet
Model
36
Type
Cruiser
Length
36'
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Cape Dory 32, 32' - $22,500

Cape Dory 32'

Waukegan, IL
Single
Engine
125856
Stock #
13 photos
$22,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Cape Dory
Model
32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32'
Hours
850
Cruisers for sale: Island Packet 32, 32' - $77,700

Island Packet 32'

Sarasota, FL
Single
Engine
113431
Stock #
8 photos
$77,700
Brand New Listing
Year
1991
Brand
Island Packet
Model
32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32' 4"
Hours
1,000

Best Value
Per Foot

Cruisers for sale: Wellcraft Starwind 27, 26' - $5,950

Wellcraft 26'

Berkeley, CA
No
Engine
105625
Stock #
79 photos
1 video
$15,500
$5,950
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Wellcraft
Model
Starwind 27
Type
Cruiser
Length
26' 7"
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Hunter 45 Legend, 46' - $55,000

Hunter 46'

Bradenton Beach, FL
Single
Engine
114689
Stock #
219 photos
1 video
$55,000
Sold 2.1 wks ago
Year
1987
Brand
Hunter
Model
45 Legend
Type
Cruiser
Length
46' 8"
Hours
992
Cruisers for sale: Ranger Yachts One Ton, 37' - $17,000

Ranger Yachts 37'

Port Saint Joe, FL
Single
Engine
112188
Stock #
131 photos
1 video
$17,000
Available
Year
1973
Brand
Ranger Yachts
Model
One Ton
Type
Cruiser
Length
37'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Morgan 35, 35' - $9,500

Morgan 35'

Norfolk, VA
Single
Engine
095413
Stock #
179 photos
1 video
$21,500
$9,500
Available
Year
1970
Brand
Morgan
Model
35
Type
Cruiser
Length
35'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Tartan 34C, 34' - $10,500

Tartan 34'

Bayville, NJ
Single
Engine
119212
Stock #
108 photos
$15,000
$10,500
Available
Year
1977
Brand
Tartan
Model
34C
Type
Cruiser
Length
34'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Kelt 7.60, 26' - $7,000

Kelt 26'

Sunny Iles Beach, FL
Single
Engine
078128
Stock #
152 photos
1 video
$16,500
$7,000
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Kelt
Model
7.60
Type
Cruiser
Length
26' 3"
Hours
Unknown

Recently Sold
Cruisers

Cruisers for sale: C & C Yachts MK II 28, 29' - $36,200

C & C Yachts 29'

Seattle, WA
Single
Engine
113867
Stock #
16 photos
$36,200
Sold 12.9 hrs ago
Year
1983
Brand
C & C Yachts
Model
MK II 28
Type
Cruiser
Length
29'
Hours
1,120
Cruisers for sale: Amel Super Maramu, 52' - $325,000

Amel 52'

Marigot,
Single
Engine
123340
Stock #
159 photos
$325,000
Sold 1.1 wks ago
Year
2002
Brand
Amel
Model
Super Maramu
Type
Cruiser
Length
52' 6"
Hours
640
Cruisers for sale: Morgan 41 Out-Island, 41' - $55,600

Morgan 41'

Boynton Beach, FL
Single
Engine
072549
Stock #
192 photos
$55,600
Sold 1.6 wks ago
Year
1973
Brand
Morgan
Model
41 Out-Island
Type
Cruiser
Length
41' 2"
Hours
Medium
Cruisers for sale: Hunter 45 Legend, 46' - $55,000

Hunter 46'

Bradenton Beach, FL
Single
Engine
114689
Stock #
219 photos
1 video
$55,000
Sold 2.1 wks ago
Year
1987
Brand
Hunter
Model
45 Legend
Type
Cruiser
Length
46' 8"
Hours
992
Cruisers for sale: MacGregor 26X, 26' - $16,500

MacGregor 26'

Middletown, RI
Single
Engine
108172
Stock #
182 photos
1 video
$16,500
Sold 3.3 wks ago
Year
2002
Brand
MacGregor
Model
26X
Type
Cruiser
Length
26'
Hours
120
Cruisers for sale: Nonsuch 30, 30' - $52,800

Nonsuch 30'

Berkeley, CA
Single
Engine
116051
Stock #
175 photos
1 video
$52,800
Sold 1 mo ago
Year
1981
Brand
Nonsuch
Model
30
Type
Cruiser
Length
30' 4"
Hours
2,623

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