48 Feet: Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius
At nearly 50 feet, the Cruisers 48 Cantius, and boats like it, can comfortably cruise a family for a week or a snowbirding couple for an entire season. With large staterooms (the master featuring a queen-size bed), a flatscreen-equipped salon that’s big enough to dance in, a galley that includes an upright refrigerator/ freezer and even an optional washer/dryer, the Cantius is equipped for life aboard. Heck, even this boat’s swim platform is large enough for entertaining. The engine compartment is similarly spacious, as it is in most cruisers in this size class, and it offers easy access to vital systems, with plenty of storage capacity to boot. Finally, the Cantius is a performer, attaining a top speed above 37 mph.
Contact: Cruisers Yachts Oconto, Wisconsin; 920-834-2211; cruisersyachts.com
Class Advantage: This class offers the size, interior space and amenities to hit the spot for two couples on extended cruises.
Specs: LOA: 46'6" Beam: 14'6" Displacement (lb.): 32,000 Fuel Capacity: 400 gal. Max Horsepower: 870 Range at Cruising Speed: 315 nm Berths: 6
Price: $916,820 (with twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS 500)
Gotta Have: Optional hydraulic swim platform makes launching your RIB or PWC easy.
Another Option...Sunseeker Portofino 48
Sunseeker mixes it up, offering a double bed in the forward “VIP suite” that swings apart to form two separate, single berths. The Portofino is also offered in either open or hardtop versions. sunseeker.com