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Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius
Draft (max): 3'5"
Displacement (approx.): 29,500 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 18.5 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 10'0"
Max Cabin Headroom (when applicable): 6'6"
Fuel Capacity: 362 gal.
Max Horsepower: 870
Available Power: Twin Volvo Penta IPS diesel pod drives
The master stateroom aboard the 45 Cantius offers a luxurious place to sleep, the convenience of an en suite head, and a place in which waking hours can be spent pleasantly and privately when other crew are aboard. Decor here is “deco,” evidenced by the angular geometry of the berth and the deck-hatch surround and valances. Doors are solid walnut, there is access to the queen-size berth from both sides, and the headroom taped at 6 feet 7 inches.
Aft are two more staterooms and a second head with shower stall. For a cruising couple, the convertible chaise lounges provide a quiet reading nook as light streams in via post-glazed hull windows. When entertaining, one of these staterooms serves as media room, perfect for movie nights.
The compact size of the twin 375 hp Volvo Penta IPS 500 pods combines with the upper galley to allow for this layout. These also delivered confident control of the boat in rough seas. Back at the dock, the joystick eases the stress of docking. And, with the aft bulkhead closed, sound levels are hushed, even running at high speed into the wind.
Marginal electrical power often irks me when inspecting cruising boats. That, however, was not the case aboard the 45 Cantius. I noted with approval that Cruisers Yachts wired this boat for 50-amp shore power. Additionally, this boat’s generator puts out 13.5 kilowatts, whereas 9 kW or 10 kW gennies are too often seen aboard boats this size. Both facts mean you’ll be able to run more gear whether dockside or swinging on the anchor rode, with less need to play “electricity cop” with your crew. The power largesse also allows for the installation of the massive 40,000 Btu reverse-cycle heat and air conditioning, divided into three separate systems throughout the boat.
The layout, propulsion and systems aboard the Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius integrate and accentuate each other in that rare way that makes the sum equal more than the parts of the whole. That allows this boat to work great as either a long-term cruiser or as day-tripper big enough to handle open water and a large crowd of friends.
Comparable model: Regal 46 Sport Coupe