Which Size Boat is Safest? | Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius | 85’-90’ Motoryachts Compared - 04/03/2018
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Comparison

85'-90' Motoryachts:
We Compare Four Classy Cruisers

Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht
Monte Carlo Yachts 86
Monte Carlo Yachts 86
Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht
Hatteras M90 Panacera
Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht

Today's comparison includes four classy 85' to 90' (25.9 m to 27.4 m) motoryachts, any of which will excel at long-range cruising, weekend harbor-hopping with family and friends, entertaining business associates, or part-time chartering to defray expenses. Not many years ago, yachts this size and weight ambled over the oceans at 10 knots or so, and folks with a lot of time on their hands were fine with that. Throttling back any of today's boats results in greater cruising range, but when time is more important than money, they can sprint, too, thanks to compact, high-horsepower diesels. Weight is also a factor: there are around 70,000 lbs. (31,751 kg) between the heaviest and lightest (also fastest) boat in this comparison. More...

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Test Video

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1:
Designed for Short-Handed Cruising, Entertaining

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
Beneteau Oceanis 41.1

Capable of extended transits, the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is designed for a wide range of applications, including short-handed cruising and weekend entertaining. The German main sheet system simplifies line handling and keeps the cockpit clean. She's available in two- and three-cabin layouts, with one or (recommended) two heads. Pricing is competitive. More...

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Entertaining Features Video

Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius:
Built to Cruise and Entertain

Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius

The cockpit of the Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius includes an open-air bar with pass-through access to the galley for refreshing drinks and snacks. The table at the U-shaped dinette can be lowered and a cushion added to form a large sun pad, or the entire area can be shaded via an optional power SunShade. The bow provides an added outdoor entertainment area with reverse crescent seating, port and starboard sun lounges, and two tables, while the salon can handle six for more formal dining. More...

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Test Video

TAHOE® 550 TS:
19'10" Entry-Level Runabout w/48.8 MPH WOT

Tahoe 550 TS
TAHOE® 550 TS

High-density foam driver and passenger bucket seats on the TAHOE® 550 TS both slide and swivel, and the optional flip-up bolster is a plus in bumpy water runs. She's a turn-key package rig priced at a competitive $26,995 with 115 Mercury FourStroke and factory-matched trailer, or move up to the 150 FourStroke, as tested, and she goes for $30,495. More...

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Engine Room and Crew Quarters Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 70:
Looking at the Business End

Monte Carlo Yachts 70
Monte Carlo Yachts 70

With high overheads and plenty of room to work between the twin 1200-hp MAN V8s, the Monte Carlo Yachts 70's engine room welcomes owner/operators. However, she also has accommodations for up to four crew members. Versatile accommodation areas include three or four luxurious staterooms and up to five guest heads. More...

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Test Video

Sea Chaser 24 HFC:
Quick Planing CC w/52.8 MPH WOT

Sea Chaser 24 HFC
Sea Chaser 24 HFC

Powered with a 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard, the Sea Chaser 24 HFC hit a top speed of 52.8 mph. Best cruise was at 31.7 mph (27.6 knots) with a fuel burn of just 4.2 mpg. The boat jumped up on plane in a little over three seconds and hit 20 mph (17.4 knots) in 5.3 seconds. She's a well-equipped nearshore/offshore CC, and includes extras like a standard hardtop, dive door, and bench seating all the way across the transom. More...

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USCG Report

Which Boat is Safest?

Industry Update
Larger boats surely find their share of trouble at sea.

Do larger boats do a better job of protecting their crews? Or are smaller boats the safer bet? Experience level with the boat size is surely a factor, as are the number of people enjoying boats of each size. More...


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