Cruisers Cantius 46

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Never underestimate the value of a good night’s sleep, especially on a boat. That idea is not lost on Cruisers Yachts. The Wisconsin-based builder just added the 46 to its Cantius line of sport coupes, and a prime space onboard is the master stateroom. Located amidships, this full-beam cabin with en suite head has soft lighting, a comfortable queen berth and the kind of serene spatial arrangement that will induce yawns.

The 46 replaces the Cantius 45. That boat also had a stateroom amidships, but it was set up more like a crash space for kids, with a berth tucked under a section with minimal headroom and a couple of convertible lounges. On the 46, Cruisers redefines the area and gives it over to the owner, with a built-in walnut dresser to port, an upholstered settee to starboard, a hanging locker, a concealed washer/dryer, 6 feet, 3 inches of headroom at the entrance and a head with shower stall. And then there are the oversized hull windows, the type previously found only on far bigger motoryachts.

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For guests, there’s a forward stateroom with a queen berth and private access to the day head. The space is so well-done, though, some might call it a master stateroom. That’s one benefit of a 46-foot cruiser with two instead of three staterooms.

But this boat isn’t just about hunkering down for the night. The 46 also has all of the Cantius line’s signature entertaining features, including a single-level main deck, where the cockpit and saloon connect. With the bulkhead doors open, there’s a 5-foot, 6-inch-wide entry between the two social areas. The galley, in the port aft corner of the saloon, serves both areas.

Most meal-prep will happen in the galley, but the transom grilling station presents possibilities. The 45 had a barbecue in the cockpit near the cabin entrance, but on the 46, it’s been moved down near the hydraulic swim platform, where the person who is most handy with a spatula can stand and flip burgers for the crew. After the meal, take the IPS-powered 46 for a brisk run around the harbor before calling it a night and heading for that sumptuous stateroom. 

This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue.