2023 Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

The 50 GLS couples quality construction with modern luxury.

Cruisers Yachts debuts its new 50 GLS as the ultimate dayboat, which is true in one sense, but limiting in another. Yes, this is a huge express bowrider pushed along by triple 600 hp Merc outboards. But it’s also perfect for long weekends aboard, with two separate cabins and a surprisingly spacious head.

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS running
The 50 GLS mates performance with luxury. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

Start at the stern, where the Mercs hang from a wide transom that allows ample room to use the outdoor kitchen, featuring twin grills and a sink. Fold-down bulwarks stretch the usable floor space from the 14-foot-6-inch beam to 21 feet. The cockpit behind the windshield adds an L-shaped galley with twin fridges behind the helm, plus three L-shaped lounges and a settee aft with twin tables.

Stroll through the opening windshield and there is wraparound seating with three dedicated forward-facing seats with armrests for security. (Don’t forget the 1,800 hp on the transom.)  

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS helm
The helm offers a glass dash with triple 19-inch Simrad screens and advanced CZone digital switching. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

The skipper gets a dedicated adjustable seat with a headrest, and the companion seat handles two guests to keep an eye on the glass dash with triple 19-inch Simrad screens and advanced CZone digital switching. A bow thruster adds to the maneuverability. Most of the cockpit is covered by the fiberglass hardtop (with sunroof), while an awning extends to protect the remaining deck. 

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS cockpit
There’s a settee aft with twin tables. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

Below, a private master cabin has a queen-size berth forward, while the aft cabin has flexible single or double berths. Both cabins share a spacious head with a separate stall shower, and the salon has a fridge and TV.

The flagship of the Cruisers GLS line of seven boats (four with outboards), the 50 clearly calls to experienced boaters with the fold-down terraces aft, triple outboards that provide speed (56 mph), and a deep forward cockpit that’s safe for kids. Add to that the overnighting and long-weekending ability from the two cabins, full air conditioning with a generator, and thoughtful amenities, from cellphone chargers to a microwave for morning coffee.  

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS cabin
A private master cabin has a queen-size berth forward. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

Cruisers’ construction, from the sturdy stringer grid to the flawless joinerwork, has long been a hallmark of this company, and the 50 GLS with its modern details just adds to that luster.  

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS beached
Fold-down terraces expand the entertainment space. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

High Points

  • All-fiberglass construction with foam coring prevents rot.
  • Folding cockpit “terraces” add flexibility and space at rest.
  • Designed to handle Mercury V-12 outboards.
  • Two distinct sleeping cabins make this more than just a dayboat.
  • The wide transom makes the outdoor galley and grills fully usable.
  • High coamings both fore and aft are safe for kids.

Pricing and Specs

Price:Not available
Draft (max):3’11”
Draft:2’10” (drives up)
Dry Weight:38,000 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity:660 gal.

Cruisers Yachts – Oconto, Wisconsin; 800-743-3478; cruisersyachts.com