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Brief Summary

From the wide swim platform that doubles as a patio for the grill station built into the transom, to the bow seating/lounging area, the layout of the Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius is designed for comfort and entertaining. Below decks, the full-beam master stateroom with private, en-suite head and guest stateroom with private entry to the day-head ensures those staying onboard have privacy. Cruisers Yachts designers’ choices of materials, palette, and textures create a rich, elegant feel throughout the interior.
The boat is powered with twin 435-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS600 with pod drives with joystick.

Key Features

  • Opening side windows at the helm and dinette
  • Large opening sunroof
  • Flexible door in the galley-to-cockpit glass partition
  • Transom with flexible storage and grill built in
  • Large hull-side windows
  • Innovative cockpit sunshade
  • Innovative forward seating sunshade
  • Full-beam master stateroom
  • Well organized and labeled machinery space
  • Large, hydraulically lowering swim platform with integrated steps
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 46' 5''
    14.15
    Beam 14' 6''
    4.42 m
    Dry Weight 32,200 lbs.
    14,651 kg
    Tested Weight 34,677 lbs.
    15,729 kg
    Draft 42''
    1.07 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 17-deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 6''
    1.98 m
    Bridge Clearance 14' 8''
    4.47 m (max)
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 360 gal.
    1,363 L
    Water Capacity 100 gal.
    179 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 5.2 4.5 0.6 9.4 8.1 3034 2638.1 59
    1000 7.4 6.4 1.5 4.9 4.3 1598 1389.9 64
    1250 8.7 7.6 2.6 3.3 2.9 1084 942.7 65
    1500 10.1 8.7 5.7 1.8 1.5 571 496.8 68
    1750 11.1 9.7 8.6 1.3 1.1 421 365.8 70
    2000 11.9 10.3 13.0 0.9 0.8 295 256.8 70
    2200 12.6 11.0 16.5 0.8 0.7 247 215.1 77
    2400 14.8 12.8 21.0 0.7 0.6 228 197.9 79
    2600 17.8 15.5 25.0 0.7 0.6 231 200.6 79
    2800 21.7 18.9 27.5 0.8 0.7 256 222.3 74
    3000 25.1 21.8 31.5 0.8 0.7 258 224.5 76
    3200 29.2 25.3 35.0 0.8 0.7 270 234.6 76
    3400 32.2 28.0 38.5 0.8 0.7 271 235.6 75
    3610 35.6 31.0 44.5 0.8 0.7 259 225.4 75
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 2638.1 4883 8.40 2.27 4.00 59
    1000 1389.9 2572 11.90 5.68 2.08 64
    1250 942.7 1745 14.00 9.84 1.40 65
    1500 496.8 919 16.30 21.58 0.77 68
    1750 365.8 678 17.90 32.55 0.55 70
    2000 256.8 475 19.20 49.21 0.38 70
    2200 215.1 398 20.30 62.46 0.34 77
    2400 197.9 367 23.80 79.49 0.30 79
    2600 200.6 372 28.60 94.64 0.30 79
    2800 222.3 412 34.90 104.10 0.34 74
    3000 224.5 415 40.40 119.24 0.34 76
    3200 234.6 435 47.00 132.49 0.34 76
    3400 235.6 436 51.80 145.74 0.34 75
    3610 225.4 417 57.30 168.45 0.34 75

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 5.9 sec.
    0 to 30 21.8 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 21P
    Load 2 persons, 5/6 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 68 deg., 56 humid; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: <1

    Captain's Report

    Contents of Report

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    The Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius’ highly stylized exterior conceals a practical interior layout with many innovative features.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    The large hull-side windows create a light and airy feel in the master and guest staterooms.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    Design details such as the notch in the back of the side windows and the stainless steel detail in the hull-side windows add a contemporary style to the Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius and break up large surfaces to help make the boat lower than it really is.

    Mission

    The new Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius reflects Cruisers Yachts’ understanding of the way people use a coupe-style boat in this range, which is to say that she is designed as a day boat for entertaining, and as a comfortable, luxurious yacht for two-couple cruising.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius layout
    The layout of the transom and main deck flows from boarding on the swim-platform to the helm on one level.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius lower deck
    The lower deck includes a full-beam master stateroom with en-suite head and a VIP stateroom with a private entrance to the day-head which is actually larger than the master’s.

    Major Features

    • Interior Decor. Cruisers Yachts choice and application of interior materials, wood, upholstery, fabrics, metal accents, and palette create a feeling of opulence and class.
    • Accommodations Layout. This yacht was designed for cruising by two adult couples in genteel privacy. Both the master and the VIP cabin have large beds, lots of deck space, and large heads with walk-in shower stalls. The builder has not tried to cram three cabins in as most builders do.

    • Forward Seating. The flexible forward seating allows for a group to be seated or converts to side-by-side loungers with a solid wood table that deploys from under the center seat.
    • Aft Glass Bulkhead. The stainless steel framed glass bulkhead has an opening door and the three panels collapse to open the galley and salon to the outside.
    • Transom Storage. The transom features storage that can accommodate fenders, lines, lifejackets, hoses and has a freshwater spigot and shore power connection.
    • Transom Grill. The starboard side of the transom has a smokeless grill under a cover that acts as a back splash when open.
    • Large Hull-Side Window. The large hull-side windows allow daylight into the staterooms and provides views outside.
    • Optional Hydraulically Lowering Swim Platform. Full beam, 4’5” (1.35 m) deep swim platform that can launch the ship’s tender and act as a beach. Integrated stairs automatically deploy as the platform lowers. This is optional, but we recommend it for anyone considering cruising as it is the best place to stow the tender.

    Performance

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius pod drives
    Powered by twin 435-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS600 with pod drives, the 46 Cantius proved to have a comfortable ride.

    The Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius has a length overall of 46’5” (14.15 m), a beam of 14’6” (4.42 m), and a draft of 42” (1.07 m). With an empty weight of 32,200 lbs. (14,606 kg), 87% fuel, and three persons onboard, the estimated test weight was 34,677 lbs. (15,729 kg).

    With twin 435-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS600 with pod drive turning counter-rotating propellers spooled up to 3610 rpm, a top speed of 35.6 mph (31.0 knots) was recorded. With the engine brought back to 20 mph (17.4 knots) cruise, the 46 Cantius was burning 27 gph (102 lph) that produced a range of 250 statute miles (220 nautical miles).

    Displacement Speeds. Dropping the speed even more, naturally produced significant increase in range. Dropping to 10.1 mph (8.7 knots), the range increased to 571 statute miles (486.8 nautical miles).

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    The sea conditions that the 46 Cantius was tested in were nominal, therefore the ride in chop was tested by crossing the photo-boats wake.

    There were not any significant sea conditions during our test, which meant the 46 Cantius was not tested in rough water conditions. However, the 46 Cantius performed well driving through the wake of the photo-boat with the chines extending forward, forming a spray barrier that sent water out low, presenting a dry ride.

    The pod drives of the Volvo Penta IPS600s does not present exhilarating high-speed cornering on any boat. That means it is nearly impossible for the skipper to get heavy-handed and throw the boat into an unsafe high-speed turn. Guests and family will appreciate this detail. Likewise, firewall starts are also gentler than what might be possible on non-IPS power yachts. The performance is dialed to give the operator confidence and control and the passengers a relaxed, assured feeling.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    During our test runs, the 46 Cantius hit a top speed of 35.6 mph at 3610 rpm while burning 44.5 gph at a range of 259 statute miles.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    She planed in 5.9 seconds, and then accelerated to 20 mph in 8.8 seconds, then up to 30 mph in 21.8 seconds.

    Docking

    With the Volvo Penta IPS600, the pods can vector to allow the 46 Cantius to virtually move in any direction at any attitude when operating at low speeds. Close in maneuvering and docking is stress-free using the systems joystick when it is properly calibrated. Every boat model must be individually calibrated by Volvo techs or trained builder personnel.

    Joystick Operation. Moving the joystick forward, back or side to side makes the boat move in the chosen direction. Twisting the joystick, left or right, changes the attitude of the boat. It is an intuitive system that is easy to learn. Some systems are slower than others, or may have a delay before engaging. This characteristic can take some getting used to, and in tight confines with a crosscurrent the operator must definitely plan ahead.

    Features Inspection

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius swim platform
    The full-beam swim platform leads to the side-decks on both sides. The cockpit is entered from the starboard side only from the stern platform.

    Swim Platform

    The full-beam swim platform extends out 4’5” (1.35 m) from the transom and provides an ideal boarding area when secured to a floating dock. There are stairs on the starboard side that deploy when the platform is lowered. The re-boarding ladder is under a deck hatch cover and is deployable from in the water.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius optional platform
    The test boat had the optional swim platform that hydraulically lowers to form a beach or launch a tender. The stairs deploy as the platform lowers.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius raised
    The swim platform is raised and lowered with a remote controller which is stored inside the transom storage.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius ladder
    The four-step re-boarding ladder stows neatly under a deck lid with a gas assist strut.

    Transom

    Cruisers Yachts built into the transom a storage area that provides space to store lines, fenders, hoses, and cleaning materials that are convenient to those who need them. The storage can be accessed from the lid on top or from hatches in the transom. On the starboard side of the transom storage is a grilling station.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius transom
    The transom storage can be accessed from above or below. Note the 10” (.25 m) stainless steel cleats mounted on the transom side rail.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius transom
    Inside the transom storage on the port side is the shore power connection, city water connection, and a freshwater washdown spigot.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius grill
    Built into the transom storage on the test boat is an optional Kenyon electric grill under a lid that has a gas assist strut to keep it in place when lifted to the splash back position.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius grill
    Underneath the grill on the test boat is an optional drawer refrigerator convenient to keep the ingredients fresh before grilling.

    Cockpit

    Cruisers Yachts cleanly arranged the cockpit or aft deck with L-shaped seating that spans the length of the transom with forward facing bench seating and extends the length of the port side with inboard facing bench seating. This arrangement maximizes seating while leaving egress from the swim platform restricted to the starboard steps. There are steps on the port side that lead to the side deck on the port side. There is 6’8” (2.03 m) of freeboard at the forward end of the cockpit.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius steps
    There are steps leading from the swim platform to the side decks on both the port and starboard side.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius u shaped table
    The triangular-shaped table is surrounded by the L-shaped bench seating.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    The storage below the bench seating has hinges that keep the seat base upright for easy access to what is stored below.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius gate
    A safety gate is mounted at the top of the steps on the starboard side. The gate has positive locks that both open and close.

    The safety gate is just one example of Cruisers Yachts attention to detail with fit-and-finish that reflects quality. All of the stainless steel shows high quality and welds are buffed smooth to eliminate unnecessary corrosion.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius bench seating
    Forward of the bench seating on the test boat is an optional icemaker with a drink prep station on top.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius prep station
    On the starboard side is a prep station with a trash receptacle built-in. The test boat had the optional refrigerator built in.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius light switches
    Above the starboard prep station are the external light switches and control switch for the optional cockpit awning.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius sun shade
    The test boat had an optional sunshade built into the hardtop. This electrically actuated shade has continuous tensioning and nearly silent operation.

    Side Decks

    Leading forward are side decks both on the starboard and port side of the vessel. There is 17” (.43 m) from the superstructure to the safety rail which is 26” (.66 m) above the deck. There is a 5” (.13 m) step up at midships. The foot well is 8” (.20 m) wide and there is a 5” toe rail, making walking on the side decks secure.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius side deck
    Shown is the starboard side deck. Note the safety rail on the outboard side and the handrail on the hardtop. This makes moving along the side decks more secure.

    Forward Seating

    The U-shaped forward seating on the 46 Cantius demonstrates that Cruisers Yachts understands how their owners use their boats. They designed the seating in a U-shape so that a group can sit and have a conversation or a cocktail party. They can be converted so two can use them as a lounge for sun bathing.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    Shown is the forward seating area set up as a conversation pit. Note the hatch which brings light below.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius lounge
    The backrest can be raised up to create lounge-style seating. The table stows inside the center seat and has built in drink holders.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius seat storage
    Under the seat is storage. Note, the test boat had the optional forward sunshade. The support bars are stored under the seats.

    Foredeck

    The foredeck has 10” (.25 m) stainless steel cleats port and starboard, and an anchor locker that leads to the through the stem stainless steel anchor. The windlass has pedal switches or can be remotely actuated from the helm. The test boat came with an optional freshwater anchor washdown system located inside the anchor locker. There is 7’4” (2.24 m) of freeboard at the bow.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius anchor locker
    The anchor locker hatch has a gas-assist strut that keeps it open. Note the cleat to secure the rode when the anchor is deployed. The stainless steel circular plate is the mount for the optional forward sunshade. The opening to the right of the windlass gives crew a fighting chance to untangle chain after a rough passage.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius anchor
    Shown is the stainless steel anchor with a stainless steel through-the-stem bow roller.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius light
    On the bow is a remotely operated searchlight. The controls are on the helm dash.

    Glass Bulkhead

    The coupe has an aft glass bulkhead in three panels. The center panel opens like a swinging door, giving easy access to the galley/salon area inside. Additionally, all three panels can slide to the port side creating a 5’4” (1.63 m) wide opening, making the cockpit and galley/salon areas open to the cockpit for socializing.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius panel
    The center panel opens like a standard swinging door.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius panels
    The three panels slide to the port side to create a 5’4” (1.63 m) opening that allows flow from the cockpit to the inside.

    Galley

    The galley on the 46 Cantius is between the cockpit and the dinette and salon seating, making it central to entertaining both inside and outside. Solid surface countertops on the port side form an L-shape and there is a smaller countertop on the starboard side above the refrigerator/freezer. Above the port and starboard counters is cupboard storage. There is 6’6” (1.98 m) of headroom throughout the galley and salon area. Amtico decking is used throughout the galley, salon, dinette, and helm area.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius counter tops
    Shown is the port side countertops. Both the sink and the stove have cover inserts creating more counter space when needed.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius prep
    There is additional prep area on the starboard side. Note the salon television in the stowed position. It swings out when needed. The cabin light switches are well positioned just inside the door.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius microwave
    The microwave/convection oven is located in the forward lower cabinets.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius cook top
    Shown is the two-burner cooktop with the cover removed. Note the safety push-switch which disconnects power to the burner when the cover is in place.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius galley
    The stainless steel galley sink is deep, and the sides are nearly vertical. This helps to keep any water in the sink from sloshing.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius panel
    Just inside the glass enclosure are the cabin light switches, stereo controller, air conditioning, power outlets, and 12-volt outlet.

    Salon/Dinette

    Cruisers Yachts located the salon and dinette area forward of the galley on the 46 Cantius. Placing a settee on the starboard side behind the helm and a dinette that doubles as a double-berth on the port side. This arrangement of the available space maximizes inside social space for dining or simply entertaining while still maintaining a full galley.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius settee
    The starboard side settee can comfortably seat two adults.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius dinette
    There are two steps up to the dinette. A 9” lower step and an 8.5” second step. The raised dinette allows for greater headroom in the master stateroom and enables guests to see out the windows.

    Dinette. The test boat had a solid wood dining table. Cruisers Yachts is working on a design that will allow the table to convert the dinette into a third berth. Future 46 Cantius yachts will have this feature.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius wood table
    The solid wood table on the test boat folds to allow easier egress to the seating that surrounds the table.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    For privacy, the 46 Cantius has pleated blinds that lower over the glass bulkhead and side windows.

    Helm

    The helm station is a well-executed amalgamation of anti-glare materials, woods, cloth, metals, Lexan, and carbon fiber. All controls, switches, and touchscreens are arranged logically and within easy reach.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius helm
    The helm is well-executed. However, we would like to see a storage pouch or cubby above the armrest for incidentals.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius helm
    The view from the helm is through a windshield that is 9’ (2.74 m) wide and 3’6” (1.07 m) vertically.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius dash
    The Lexan dash supports twin 12” Garmin multifunction display units and the Rockford Fosgate full function wired remote with 2.7” display. Note, the compass is located directly in front of the steering wheel.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius helm
    On the port side of the helm station is the remote for the searchlight, a 12-volt outlet, a stainless steel drink holder, and a Qi induction cell phone charger all built into a carbon fiber panel.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius vhf
    The Garmin VHF radio is located to the left of the steering wheel within easy reach.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius helm
    The starboard side of the helm station are the system switches all clearly marked mounted on a carbon fiber panel. Note the horn switch is clearly discernable in red.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius controls
    Engine controls are mounted on an armrest next to the helm seat.

    Engine Controls. Cruisers Yachts placed all of the engine controls along an armrest. The engine start/stop switches are under the system switch panel, directly in front of the engine controls. The trim tabs are mounted directly behind. Further back is the joystick control for close in maneuvering. Behind the joystick is a Garmin display controller and a stainless steel drink holder.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    The helm seat is double wide and has a bolster that can be positioned for standup operation. We would like separate bolsters for the operator and passenger.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius storage
    There is a storage drawer under the helm seat. A good place to keep registration documents.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius foot rest
    There is a fold-down step that raises the operator up when standing and a footrest both with non-skid inserts.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius steering wheel
    The leather wrapped and stainless steel steering wheel has a tilt base.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius space
    There is space behind the dash that could be utilized for storage.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius breaker panel
    Below the helm, in the companionway is the breaker panel which is logically laid-out.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    The companionway stairs lead down to the staterooms and day head.

    The VIP Stateroom

    Cruisers Yachts used an appealing palette of colors and textures to make the guest stateroom inviting. The hull-side windows and overhead hatch bring in light and water elements. Wood frames the windows with stainless steel accented fabric. A mirror serves as the headboard and reading lights are to port and starboard. Dual hanging lockers and under the berth drawer storage allow for extended stays aboard. Private access to the day head should give guests a feeling of comfort and privacy.

    Both the stateroom and the head have a bit more deck space than we often see on boats this size that try to cram three cabins into a similar sized space.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius head room
    The headroom entering the guest stateroom is 6’3” (1.91 m) and the double berth is 74” (1.88 m) long and ” wide. There is 3’5” (1.04 m) headroom over the berth.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius guest stateroom
    Entering the guest stateroom, to starboard is a hanging locker and the private entrance to the day head.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius tv
    To port is a second hanging locker and entertainment center with a flat panel television, stereo control, and air conditioning controller.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius hatch
    An overhead hatch brings light into the suite and provides the required emergency exit.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius berth
    Sconces double as reading lights. An attractive combination of fabric, mirror, and metal elements frame the double berth.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius windows
    Wood frames the hull-side windows with pleated blinds providing needed privacy.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius double berth
    Storage drawers built into the base of the double berth offer accommodation for guests staying aboard for extended periods.

    Day Head

    With an entrance from the companionway and a private entrance from the VIP guest stateroom, the day head serves dual purposes.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius day head
    The day head has a separate shower stall with bench seat.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    A vessel sink and stainless steel faucet are mounted on a solid surface countertop above a storage cabinet.

    Master Stateroom

    The full-beam master stateroom has large windows port and starboard, letting lots of light and fresh air into the space. The starboard side bureau, cabinets, and hanging lockers provide storage for extended stays aboard. Entering the master stateroom, there is 6’3” (1.91 m) headroom which drops down to 5’6” (1.67 m) in the mid cabin and 4’10” (1.47 m) further aft.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius master stateroom
    The centerline master berth is 79” (2.01 m) long and 57” (1.45 m) across.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius storage locker
    A large storage locker in the entrance to the master stateroom provides additional space to stow personal items onboard.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius bulkhead
    Wood, fabric, mirror, metal, and sconce lighting combine to create an attractive aft bulkhead, using the same theme as seen in the VIP stateroom.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius port lounge
    Cruisers Yachts offer a choice of a port lounge or an additional bureau. The test boat had the lounger with additional storage at the foot.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius storage drawer
    Shown is the storage drawer open and there is also storage under the lounge.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius controls
    Stereo, light switches, power outlets, and air conditioning controls are conveniently located on the starboard side of the double berth.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius hanging locker
    An optional washer/dryer was on the test boat filling a space that would otherwise be a hanging locker.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius tv
    A flat panel television is on the port side forward bulkhead.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius hull side windows
    The hull-side windows are 4’2” (1.27 m) wide and open to allow fresh air into the master stateroom. A plexiglass shield outside prevents water from entering the space.

    Master Bath

    The en-suite master bath is private and offers a separate shower enclosure. The vessel sink and stainless steel faucet are mounted on a vanity with storage.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius shower
    The shower consists of a mounted shower wand and there is overhead lighting.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius bench seat
    A molded in bench seat in the shower enclosure.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius vessel
    A vessel sink and stainless steel faucet are mounted on a solid surface countertop over storage cabinets. The portlight opens to allow fresh air into the space. A mirror is mounted just above the vanity counter.

    Machinery Space

    The machinery space is brightly lit and well organized with all cable and hoses labeled. Day check ports and gauges are easily accessed. The machinery space is well insulated creating only 64.8 decibels of sound at the helm station.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius machinery space
    Access to the machinery space is through an insulated hatch in the cockpit deck.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius engines
    The twin in-line six Volvo Penta IPS600 produce 435 horsepower each. Note, both oil dipsticks are mounted on the inboard side of each engine for easy day checks.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius pod drives
    The pod drives with forward facing counter rotating propellers are designed to breakaway cleanly when striking a solid object without allowing water intrusion into the hull.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius batteries
    Batteries are easily accessible and are solidly clamped to the deck with brackets.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius hose
    Critical hose connections are double clamped for security.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius fuel separators
    The fuel separators are neatly mounted in front of the fuel tank and easily accessible.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius generator
    The 46 Cantius has a 13.5 kW generator that can power all of the systems.

    Additional Features

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius hardware
    All stateroom and head doors are solid and have rugged hardware.
    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius
    Shown is an exterior design element. The metal is offset from the window.

    Warranty

    Cruisers Yachts offer a five-year limited structural warranty, three-year limited blister warranty and one-year limited components warranty.

    Options to Consider

    • • Hydraulic operated swim platform
    • • Electrically actuated cockpit sunshade awning
    • • Manual forward seating area sunshade awning
    • • Anchor washdown system
    • • Cockpit washdown system
    • • Transom grill
    • • Transom refrigerator
    • • Cockpit refrigerator
    • • Cockpit icemaker
    • • Washer/dryer

    Observations

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    Although her Euro-styled look is quite appealing, she has been built for American ergonomics.

    While the 46 Cantius is Euro-styled, she is designed for American ergonomics and ruggedly constructed. For example, her low-rake one-piece windshield reminds us of many European express boats – virtually of which have such low overheads at the helm that the captain can’t stand at the helm, and if he can, he has to bend over to see out. This is not the case with the 46 Cantius, which has a 6’6” (1.98 m) overhead clearance at the helm.

    In profile the 46 Cantius looks robust – and she is. Cruisers Yachts knows its buyers have no interest in a crawl-in mid cabin which some 40-something express cruisers have. While lots of things scale, the human body does not. There is no way to provide headroom for 6’+ owners and guests other than to go up. That is why the dinette is up two rather high steps.

    Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius running
    The Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius has room enough to fit the tallest of captains with an overhead clearance of 6’6” (1.98 m) at the helm. On this express cruiser, there’s plenty of space and comfort for everyone to have a fun time aboard.

    The all-glass aft bulkhead is unusual and is a culmination of a long quest by Cruisers Yachts to “bring the outside in.” It opens up the interior and creates one large area that encompasses the cockpit, galley, and dinette for entertaining and easy flow of guests in and out. As mentioned before, we recommend the hydraulic swim platform because it adds such utility to the boat. When grilling it becomes another gathering spot.

    In our opinion, the best feature of all of the Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius are the two, large and private staterooms with en suites. There is no better way to make a guest couple comfortable on a cruise then give them space – and a private head with separate shower. The VIP on this boat is one of the best we have seen in class.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius (2019-) is 35.6 mph (57.3 kph), burning 44.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 168.43 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius (2019-) is 32.2 mph (51.8 kph), and the boat gets 0.8 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.34 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 271 miles (436.13 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Swim Platform Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Freezer Standard
    Generator Standard

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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