1979 CSY 37

Cruiser
Boats for Sale

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: Hunter 340, 33' - $57,800

Hunter 33'

Apollo Beach, FL
Single
Engine
131860
Stock #
15 photos
$57,800
Listed 1.8 hrs ago
Year
2001
Brand
Hunter
Model
340
Type
Cruiser
Length
33' 10"
Hours
1,100
Cruisers for sale: Heritage Yacht 36, 36' - $36,200

Heritage Yacht 36'

Treasure Island, FL
Single
Engine
131670
Stock #
1 photo
$36,200
Brand New Listing
Year
1977
Brand
Heritage Yacht
Model
36
Type
Cruiser
Length
36'
Hours
500
Cruisers for sale: Grampian 30, 30' - $17,500

Grampian 30'

Portsmouth, RI
Single
Engine
131665
Stock #
8 photos
$17,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1971
Brand
Grampian
Model
30
Type
Cruiser
Length
30'
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Catalina 27, 27' - $15,000

Catalina 27'

Panama City, FL
Single
Engine
131558
Stock #
8 photos
$15,000
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Catalina
Model
27
Type
Cruiser
Length
27'
Hours
Not yet known

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: Tartan 34C, 34' - $6,500

Tartan 34'

Bayville, NJ
Single
Engine
119212
Stock #
108 photos
$15,000
$6,500
Available
Year
1977
Brand
Tartan
Model
34C
Type
Cruiser
Length
34'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Irwin Yachts 37, 37' - $15,000

Irwin Yachts 37'

Riverhead, NY
Single
Engine
109946
Stock #
147 photos
$32,300
$15,000
Available
Year
1973
Brand
Irwin Yachts
Model
37
Type
Cruiser
Length
37'
Hours
Unknown
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: Hunter 37C, 37' - $16,000

Hunter 37'

Pensacola, FL, FL
Single
Engine
069661
Stock #
143 photos
1 video
$30,000
$16,000
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Hunter
Model
37C
Type
Cruiser
Length
37'
Hours
600
Cruisers for sale: Morgan 35, 35' - $8,500

Morgan 35'

Norfolk, VA
Single
Engine
095413
Stock #
179 photos
1 video
$21,500
$8,500
Under Contract
Year
1970
Brand
Morgan
Model
35
Type
Cruiser
Length
35'
Hours
Unknown

Recently Sold
Cruisers

Cruisers for sale: Islander 30, 30' - $16,000

Islander 30'

Rowlett, TX
Single
Engine
128198
Stock #
16 photos
$16,000
Sold 3.4 wks ago
Year
1983
Brand
Islander
Model
30
Type
Cruiser
Length
30'
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Hunter Vision 32, 32' - $44,400

Hunter 32'

Walker, MN
Single
Engine
110059
Stock #
54 photos
1 video
$44,400
Sold 1 mo ago
Year
1991
Brand
Hunter
Model
Vision 32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Nautor Swan 441, 44' - $89,500

Nautor Swan 44'

Kapolei, HI
Single
Engine
086607
Stock #
208 photos
1 video
$89,500
Sold 1.2 mos ago
Year
1979
Brand
Nautor Swan
Model
441
Type
Cruiser
Length
44' 5"
Hours
1,000
Cruisers for sale: Hunter Legend 40.5, 40' - $83,400

Hunter 40'

Cape Coral, FL
Single
Engine
090012
Stock #
228 photos
$83,400
Sold 1.3 mos ago
Year
1993
Brand
Hunter
Model
Legend 40.5
Type
Cruiser
Length
40' 6"
Hours
2,500
Cruisers for sale: Beneteau Oceanis 321, 32' - $49,999

Beneteau 32'

Irmo, SC
Single
Engine
116926
Stock #
122 photos
$49,999
Sold 1.4 mos ago
Year
1995
Brand
Beneteau
Model
Oceanis 321
Type
Cruiser
Length
32' 1"
Hours
Unknown
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 1.8 mos ago
Year
1983
Brand
C & C Yachts
Model
MK II 28
Type
Cruiser
Length
29'
Hours
1,120

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