1987 Morgan Out Island 41 Classic

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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: Hunter 27-2, 26' - $12,500

Hunter 26'

South Lake Tahoe, CA
Single
Engine
129254
Stock #
1 photo
$15,500
$12,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1989
Brand
Hunter
Model
27-2
Type
Cruiser
Length
26' 7"
Hours
unknown hours or service
Cruisers for sale: Morgan Out Island 41 Classic, 41' - $72,900

Morgan 41'

Islamorada, FL
Single
Engine
129314
Stock #
111 photos
$72,900
Brand New Listing
Year
1987
Brand
Morgan
Model
Out Island 41 Classic
Type
Cruiser
Length
41' 3"
Hours
5,000
Cruisers for sale: Olympic 32, 32' - $32,300

Olympic 32'

Miami, FL
Single
Engine
127922
Stock #
15 photos
$32,300
Brand New Listing
Year
1973
Brand
Olympic
Model
32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32' 7"
Hours
300
Cruisers for sale: Botnia 27, 27' - $17,300

Botnia 27'

Greenport, NY
Single
Engine
128170
Stock #
21 photos
$17,300
Brand New Listing
Year
1979
Brand
Botnia
Model
27
Type
Cruiser
Length
27' 2"
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' - $8,500

Tartan 34'

Bayville, NJ
Single
Engine
119212
Stock #
108 photos
$15,000
$8,500
Available
Year
1977
Brand
Tartan
Model
34C
Type
Cruiser
Length
34'
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: 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: S2 Yachts 9.2A, 30' - $10,000

S2 Yachts 30'

Panama City, FL
Single
Engine
107678
Stock #
45 photos
$15,000
$10,000
Available
Year
1978
Brand
S2 Yachts
Model
9.2A
Type
Cruiser
Length
30'
Hours
unknown hours
Cruisers for sale: Irwin Yachts 37, 37' - $19,000

Irwin Yachts 37'

Riverhead, NY
Single
Engine
109946
Stock #
152 photos
$32,300
$19,000
Available
Year
1973
Brand
Irwin Yachts
Model
37
Type
Cruiser
Length
37'
Hours
Unknown

Recently Sold
Cruisers

Cruisers for sale: Hunter Vision 32, 32' - $44,400

Hunter 32'

Walker, MN
Single
Engine
110059
Stock #
54 photos
1 video
$44,400
Sold Tuesday
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 wk 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 wks 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 2 wks 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 3.9 wks 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 mos ago
Year
2002
Brand
Amel
Model
Super Maramu
Type
Cruiser
Length
52' 6"
Hours
640

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