Marine News from the Great Lakes

Your Perfect Style, Size: Found in the Cantius Series by Cruisers Yachts

Published: Friday, July 7, 2017

Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius lineup now includes 8 models in the 40–60 foot segment, six coupes and two flybridge models. For the coupe style, there is a 41, 45, 48, 50, 54, and 60. The flybridge models include a 54 and 60.

When Cruisers Yachts developed the Cantius series, it was a first of its kind for the US market for coupes. Cruisers developed the lineup to have full glass enclosures with glass entry doors. This design eliminated the need for canvas and increased the interior furnishings on the main deck. Powered sunroofs became standard allowing the interior to open up to the elements. The goal of this design was to make boating easy.

Cruisers developed the series around Volvo Penta’s IPS system. This engine package allows for better interior space utilization, especially in the staterooms. It also provides an economical fuel burn while cruising. The Volvo joystick is installed on every Cantius for excellent maneuverability.

The 48 and 41 Cantius’ were the first two boats in the lineup. Both boats were designed around a two stateroom, two head floorplan. The 48 and 41 also have the galley located on the accommodation’s deck. Upstairs to the main deck, both models are built with a sliding patio door to open the salon to the cockpit. The Cantius series was established with the introduction of these two models.

Cruisers continued to research how the 48 and 41 were being utilized by their owners, which lead into the next project: the 45 Cantius!

Cruisers changed the interior layout on the 45 to reflect consumer needs. Instead of positioning the galley on the lower deck, it is on the main deck and located aft. The 45’s door is hinged and features a large opening window to the galley. This door gives owners the ability to entertain from the galley to the interior and exterior. Variations of this interior layout was used in future models.

Cruisers Yachts broke history in 2016 with its introduction of the 60 Cantius, the largest yacht in the series. This yacht features a three stateroom, two head layout. The main deck is single level throughout and great for entertaining. The foredeck features seating for wining and dining and chaise lounges for sun bathing. The 60 also features Raymarine’s Digital Switching for DC Power. The vessel can be operated at the helm from the Raymarine touch screen.

For the design of the 60, Cruisers’ engineering group partnered with Debasto Designs for guidance on the interior wood species choice and fabric finishes. For the exterior, Cruisers worked with Facheris Designs to collaborate the exterior lines and shape of the vessel. Cruisers and Facheris remain partners for future projects.

The 54 Cantius followed shortly after and successfully filled the gap between the 48 and 60. The 54 Cantius carries similar exterior profile lines to the 60. Cruisers maximized interior volume with excellent utilization of space on the 54.

The 60 and 54 Flybridge models were designed simultaneously with the 60 and 54 Cantius models. The hull and structure were engineered to be built as a coupe or flybridge. The flybridge models give owners another deck from which to cruise and entertain. They are equipped with standard hardtops, ample seating, helm station, and a wetbar.

Cruisers Yachts continued to innovate and revealed the 50 Cantius, featured on the cover of this magazine, at the Miami Boat Show this past February. The Cantius series received raving reviews following the introduction of this model.

To learn more about this amazing yacht line up, visit For a U.S. dealer in the Great Lakes region, contact Skipper Buds or visit For a dealer in Canada, contact Crates Lake Country in Orillia, ON or visit

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