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Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius (2017-)

Brief Summary

The new Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius is a three-stateroom yacht, with a built-in TV and audio system in the master that can be viewed once the blinds are drawn. She offers a large salon on the main deck for entertaining as well as a second, more intimate area with couch and retractable TV below decks. Retractable windows in the galley open aft to merge interior and exterior spaces for entertaining.

Key Features

  • Cockpit with wrap-around seating and a large settee that can be used as one large entertainment area or split to become two pieces
  • Helm includes digital throttles, joystick controlling, space for devices, and double seats with flip-up bolsters and armrests
  • Transom storage
  • Upper salon features a complete 360-degree view with open-concept galley, dinette, and helm
  • Retractable windows in upper salon
  • Lower salon includes a plush sofa and retractable TV
  • Master stateroom with walk-around island berth with café table, two built-in seats, nightstands, vanity and spacious storage
  • VIP stateroom with walk-around queen berth, storage and panormaic windows


Length Overall 49' 5" / 15.06 m
Beam 15'
4.57 m
Dry Weight 34,400 lbs.
15,604 kg
Tested Weight 35,985 lbs.
16,323 kg
Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 16 deg.
Max Headroom 6' 6"
1.98 m
Bridge Clearance 13' 3"
4.04 m
Weight Capacity Yacht Certified
Person Capacity Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity 400 gal.
1,514 L
Water Capacity 80 gal.
303 L
Total Weight 35,985 lbs.
16,323 kg


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Captain's Report

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius profile

The Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius has an LOA of 49’5” (15.1 m), a beam of 15’ (4.57 m), and can sleep as many as six in three staterooms.


The Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius is the smaller sibling of the Cantius 60 and 54 which have recently preceded her. She shares the same external lines and elegant interior that the larger boats have. She comes in either a two stateroom, two head version or a three stateroom and two head layout. The space for the third stateroom can be used for other purposes, if desired. For all practical purposes she fulfills the same basic function as the 60 and 54 Cantius models, but in a smaller package. She is intended for day cruising and entertaining, or longer cruises along the coast or offshore to the islands.


    Aft Grill -- The 50 Cantius features a compact grill off its aft swim platform, with a lid that will protect it from the elements when not in use. It is flanked on either side by stainless steel grab rails and has counter space alongside it as well.

    Transom storage -- Accessed via the aft swim platform, the 50 Cantius has a spacious storage compartment under a lid that can accommodate watersports toys, flotation devices, and other gear.

    Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius entertainment wall

    A view of the entertainment wall in the master stateroom of the 50 Cantius.

    Entertainment Capabilities -- The master stateroom on the 50 Cantius can transform into a mini-theater once the blinds are lowered, immersing the stateroom in the glow of the built-in TV and audio systems.

    Bow Lounge -- The 50 Cantius’s bow has two chaise loungers with plush armrests on their respective outside edges that have built-in cup holders, as well as a collapsible wood-grain table in between them, much like what could be found at a tiny resort around a swimming pool.

    Upper Salon -- The 50 Cantius’s upper salon has an open floorplan with 360-degree windows and retractable windows in the aft section that can open the space up to a flow of indoor and outdoor spaces.



Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius aft swim platform

A look at the aft swim platform on the 50 Cantius that shows the grilling console. Note the tracks on the swim platform which are for a cradle for the ship’s tender. With the tender launched and the cradle removed, this deck becomes another entertaining venue.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius submerged stern platform

With the stern platform submerged, a telescoping ladder that is nestled into the structure emerges to become easy-to-climb steps to the aft deck.

Swim Platform. The 50 Cantius has a fiberglass swim platform with a non-skid surface. To port is a telescoping reboarding ladder that mounts flush on the platform when not in use.

Aft Storage. Forward is the ship’s aft grill, which is found under a lift-up lid between the Cantius’s port and starboard access stairs. Just behind the grill is the transom storage space, which can be accessed with the grill’s lid down, and lifts up with the help of a gas-assisted strut. The storage space can stow fenders, watersports toys, and many other bulky items that may need stowing.

Further storage comes to either side of the grill, just inside the access steps on each side. The space is accessed by lift-up hatches with stainless steel hinges and latch.

To port and starboard are access steps up to the 50 Cantius’s cockpit, which also give access to the side-decks up to the bow.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius gas assist strut

The grill console lifts up with a gas-assist strut to reveal a large storage area that is ideal for fenders.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius aft deck

Port and starboard steps lead up to the aft deck of the 50 Cantius.

Aft Deck

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius entertaining space

A view of the cockpit entertaining area on the 50 Cantius. The aft-facing seat makes this a convivial entertaining space.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius cocktail table

The cocktail table can be lowered to convert the space to one large sun pad.

Convertible Table. The aft deck has a U-shaped bench seat that extends along the transom and curls back along the inside edge of the access stairs on each side. The seating wraps around a large, solid wood cocktail table on a stainless steel pedestal. This table is a “hi-lo” and can be electrically lowered to be flush with the seating and converted to a large sunpad.

The 50 Cantius also has a wet bar in the transom as well as further storage to starboard.

Facing aft is a smaller bench seat up against the bulkhead, which seats two and has built-in stainless steel cup holders on each armrest. This is a thoughtful design that creates a convivial conversation space for cocktail parties or a view of the boat’s wake when underway.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius retractable window

A retractable window in the aft bulkhead opens up the galley to the aft deck and the outside.


Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius upper salon

A view facing forward in the upper salon. The galley is positioned so that it is in the middle of the action, and serving food to the dinette or the aft deck is convenient.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius counter area

The 50 Cantius galley has ample counter area for food prep, and overhead cabinets augment those below, providing much-needed storage.

The 50 Cantius’s main salon has an open floorplan, with 360-degree windows and a sunroof. Access comes via the cockpit through stainless steel folding doors. The salon is climate-controlled, has overhead LED lighting, and is carpeted throughout.

The galley is immediately to port upon entry. It is U-shaped, has lots of counter space, and is equipped with a two-burner glass-top stove, a microwave convection oven, and a drawer-style refrigerator/freezer. The stainless steel sink has a designer faucet.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius covers

A view of the galley. Note the covers on top of the sink and range, as well as the storage cabinets at left for pots and pans.

A breakfast bar with countertop extends along the galley’s aft end, just up against the cockpit access, offering the ability to serve a group on the cockpit easily from the galley and to stay a part of the party.

The galley has a Corian countertop, with a range that comes with countertop cover, as well as a stainless steel sink and faucet with similar countertop cover. Taken together, these covers expand the food prep area to nearly as much as one would find in a house.

Versatility. A convection oven is just below the counter surface along the portside counter space. There are four locations for drawer-type refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and a dishwasher. Two of those locations are on the starboard side under an additional counter.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius dinette

The port side dinette is raised slightly and comfortably seats four people.


Moving forward, there is a C-shaped sofa to port wrapped around a dining table that sits atop a stainless steel pedestal. The sunroof is just above this space. On the starboard side is a love seat just behind the helm.

The access hallway to the accommodations deck is forward, between the dinette and helm.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius power sunroof

The power sunroof is positioned just abaft the helm seat.


Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius helm

The helm on the 50 Cantius has a double-wide captain’s chair, a roadster-style steering wheel, and a recessed panel for a choice of electronics.

The helm has a sleek design, with a double-wide captain’s chair that features luxury upholstery, flip-up armrests, and flip-up bolsters. The roadster-style steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and is accompanied to port by the vhf radio.

Just above is a slanted touchscreen display, which can be stocked with devices to your specification.

To starboard are the electronic throttle controls and joystick control panel, the latter being a great tool for those new to navigating with such a large vessel -- the joystick simplifies and improves response for even the tightest of maneuvering.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius screens

Two multi-function glass screens provide all information needed from engine data to GPS navigation. Note that there is plenty of space to the left on the dash for other devices.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius modern helm seat

The double-wide helm seat is modern and substantial. Note that the captain can stand or sit at the helm and still see out -- something we don’t find on many European boats of this type and size.

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom on the 50 Cantius is through a door to port off the access steps. This leads to a hallway leading back to the stateroom, which has an access door to the head to port and a large mirror on the starboard side bulkhead. Further down the hall, also on the starboard side, is a large storage closet.

The master stateroom has a full beam floorplan that has a sofa/chaise to port, a large bureau with countertop on the starboard side, and a walkaround island berth. There are also nightstands on either side of the berth with storage drawers below.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius sofa/chaise

The portside sofa/chaise make this full-beam master functional and a comfortable place to escape to after a large dinner party.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius master berth

The berth in the master stateroom. Note the bureau, with counter space on top, as well as the night stands and mirrored headboard.

To port and starboard are large panoramic hull windows that allow in a wealth of sunlight, which can be blocked with blinds that come standard.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius master sofa

The portside sofa in the master stateroom. Note the large panoramic hull windows, with the blinds in place.

In lieu of a traditional “headboard,” the master has a wall adorned with an unusual stone decoration on either side of another mirror, which makes the room look even bigger than it is. The aft-facing bulkhead on the starboard side of the hallways has further closet storage, and the master stateroom’s entertainment center includes an HDTV, an audio system, and the ability to plunge the space into darkness at the touch of a button.

Master Head

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius shower stall

The master head on the 50 Cantius. Note the shower stall to the left with glass doors, as well as the mirrors and wood design.

The master head is wood-detailed -- a pleasing continuation of the design in the stateroom itself. The counter surface is Corian, just below the vanity, with a sink and faucet. The countertop also has useful storage doors just below.

Finally, on the forward end of the head, is the full-standing shower, with glass door and in-stall seat.

VIP Stateroom

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius forward stateroom

The forward stateroom has ledges port and starboard to put “stuff.” We’d like to see a fiddle along the edges so smartphones, sunglasses, and other small items can be placed there. The window treatments are elegant and unusual in this size boat.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius vip stateroom

The VIP stateroom is in the bow, and has an island berth with storage drawers beneath.

Immediately forward the access stairs, in the bow of the boat, is the VIP stateroom. The VIP stateroom has an island berth, with storage drawers below. To port is a pair of steps up to the berth, with the hull extending out from the bow to provide table-like space on both sides.

The stateroom has large, panoramic hull windows, as well as blinds to block out any unwanted sunlight. Above is an opening hatch for air and light, or emergencies. It has a TV on the aft bulkhead, as well as a climate control panel just near the berth.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius private access

This image shows the private access to the head, as well as the steps up to the side of the bed.

Guest Room

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius guest stateroom

The guest stateroom on the 50 Cantius has two bunk beds, seen here, plus storage and a TV. Note the large hull windows behind the beds.

Immediately to starboard, when coming down the companionway, is the guest room on the 50 Cantius. It has two twin beds, stacked like bunk beds. This space can be outfitted with an optional TV and features a wide hull window that offers plenty of natural light, despite its smaller profile.

The guest stateroom has storage and a hanging locker.

This space can be used for other purposes, if desired. Some will use it as a study with desk and chair; others will use it as a laundry room, although there is already a washer/dryer adjacent to the master stateroom.

Shared Head

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius access door head

The day head has an access door off the main accommodations deck landing, as well as a private access door via the VIP stateroom.

The shared head is decorated in similar fashion to the master head, with a smaller footprint. The countertop is smaller, with the toilet alongside, and the free-standing shower is also with glass door and in-stall seat.


Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius wide side decks

The side decks on the 50 Cantius are reasonably wide, with stainless steel guide rails for safety, as well as one along the side of the boat itself. We like the raised gunwale that keeps people aboard when the deck is slippery.

The side decks on the 50 Cantius are wide, with straight-up-and-down stainless steel guiderails on the outside.

The bow lounge features two loungers -- which are separated with a table -- facing forward. The backs to each can prop up or recline very easily, with a pad in between at the head that creates a U shape when the loungers are reclined.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius design

We’ve never seen a design quite like this one, and it reminds us of chaise lounges set up around a resort swimming pool.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius cocktail table

The bow lounge, shown here with its optional canopy in place. Note the cocktail table and the adjustable backs on the lounger.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius opening hatch

In between each chaise lounge is a small cocktail table that can collapse to move out of the way as well. Between the loungers at the feet is the VIP stateroom’s opening hatch. The Cantius can be outfitted with a canopy for sunbathing as well.


The 50 Cantius comes with twin 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600 systems, standard. We have not yet tested the new model, but we plan to do so in the future. However, the folks at Cruisers Yachts have tested the boat, so we will pass along their test numbers. The test weight of their vessel was estimated to be 41,868 lbs. and the prop-set used was IPS 15 N4.

Cruisers Yachts reports that at wide open throttle they reached a top speed of 32.93 knots (37.90 mph) at 2950 rpm. Best cruise came at 2500 rpm where the boat went 25.46 knots (29.30 mph), burned 42 gph for .70 statute miles per gallon, and had a calculated range of 282 statute miles at that speed.


Cruisers Yachts come with the following warranties:

    • Five-Year Limited Structural Warranty

    • Three-Year Limited Blister Warranty

    • One-Year Limited Components Warranty


Probably the most notable aspect of the new 50 Cantius is that the designers at Cruisers Yachts have managed to get virtually all of the major functions of the 54 and 60 into the 50. Also, Cruisers Yachts has managed to turn some new tricks, such as adding the aft-facing bench seat on the aft deck and the separated chaise lounges with serving table in between on the foredeck.

Not an inch has been wasted on this boat nor has any creature comfort been left out.

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius luxurious boat

The Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius is a luxurious boat with ample accommodations and tasteful lines and interior decor.

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