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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: Jeanneau 35, 35' - $89,000

Jeanneau 35'

Hilton Head Island, SC
Single
Engine
138277
Stock #
45 photos
$89,000
Brand New Listing
Year
2011
Brand
Jeanneau
Model
35
Type
Cruiser
Length
35' 11"
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Hunter H-31, 31' - $20,000

Hunter 31'

Sandusky, OH
Single
Engine
138762
Stock #
129 photos
$20,000
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Hunter
Model
H-31
Type
Cruiser
Length
31' 3"
Hours
unknown
Cruisers for sale: S2 Yachts 30, 29' - $17,500

S2 Yachts 29'

Tracys Landing, MD
Single
Engine
138603
Stock #
127 photos
$17,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1982
Brand
S2 Yachts
Model
30
Type
Cruiser
Length
29' 11"
Hours
513
Cruisers for sale: Pearson 33, 33' - $19,000

Pearson 33'

Lewes, DE
Single
Engine
136630
Stock #
14 photos
$19,000
Brand New Listing
Year
1977
Brand
Pearson
Model
33
Type
Cruiser
Length
33'
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: Columbia 29 S & S Mark II, 28' - $12,500

Columbia 28'

Norfolk, VA
Single
Engine
034837
Stock #
54 photos
$16,800
$12,500
Available
Year
1967
Brand
Columbia
Model
29 S & S Mark II
Type
Cruiser
Length
28' 5"
Hours
1
Cruisers for sale: Peterson 38, 38' - $20,900

Peterson 38'

Seabrook, TX
Single
Engine
100667
Stock #
147 photos
$38,900
$20,900
Available
Year
1991
Brand
Peterson
Model
38
Type
Cruiser
Length
38'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: PC Kells 28, 28' - $11,500

PC 28'

Osprey, FL
Single
Engine
098441
Stock #
134 photos
1 video
$15,000
$11,500
Available
Year
1977
Brand
PC
Model
Kells 28
Type
Cruiser
Length
28'
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: Hunter 37C, 37' - $10,000

Hunter 37'

Pensacola, FL, FL
Single
Engine
069661
Stock #
143 photos
1 video
$30,000
$10,000
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Hunter
Model
37C
Type
Cruiser
Length
37'
Hours
600

Recently Sold
Cruisers

Cruisers for sale: Hunter Vision 32, 32' - $31,000

Hunter 32'

Au Gres, MI
Single
Engine
087614
Stock #
49 photos
$31,000
Sold Monday
Year
1990
Brand
Hunter
Model
Vision 32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Freedom Yachts 36, 36' - $49,900

Freedom Yachts 36'

Portsmouth, VA
Single
Engine
121113
Stock #
148 photos
1 video
$49,900
Sold 3.1 wks ago
Year
1987
Brand
Freedom Yachts
Model
36
Type
Cruiser
Length
36' 5"
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: WWP 19, 18' - $15,000

WWP 18'

Troy, MO
Single
Engine
114674
Stock #
22 photos
$15,000
Sold 1.1 mos ago
Year
2002
Brand
WWP
Model
19
Type
Cruiser
Length
18' 9"
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Hunter 33.5, 33' - $35,000

Hunter 33'

Merritt Island, FL
Single
Engine
123136
Stock #
90 photos
$35,000
Sold 1.4 mos ago
Year
1993
Brand
Hunter
Model
33.5
Type
Cruiser
Length
33' 4"
Hours
LOW!!
Cruisers for sale: Catalina 27, 26' - $15,000

Catalina 26'

Panama City, FL
Single
Engine
131558
Stock #
11 photos
$15,000
Sold 2.3 mos ago
Year
1985
Brand
Catalina
Model
27
Type
Cruiser
Length
26' 10"
Hours
Pleasure
Cruisers for sale: WWP 19, 18' - $18,000

WWP 18'

Huntsville, TX
Single
Engine
078571
Stock #
43 photos
$18,000
Sold 2.3 mos ago
Year
2011
Brand
WWP
Model
19
Type
Cruiser
Length
18' 9"
Hours
10

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