A contemporary design spices up the latest family member.
Cruisers Yachts found success with its Cantius line, which it announced and rolled out about five years ago. The sleek lines and contemporary interiors have struck a chord with buyers, and the line has grown to include five models, the latest of which is the 54 Cantius. Meant to bridge the gap between the 48 and the 60, the 54 takes its cues from the 60, with its swept-back windshield, its huge amidships hull window that’s bisected by a stainless steel bar that adds visual interest to the hull side, its adjustable sunpads on the bow and much more.
Like its larger stable mate, the 54 has a focus on entertaining, and it’s laid out to accommodate crowds. The cockpit is large and includes a settee on the transom and two barstools at the bar that also serves as the aft counter in the galley. A grill occupies the forward port corner. With the door open and the power window lowered, the cockpit and main cabin are one seamless space on one level. A retractable sunroof almost spans the hardtop and opens about half of the top to the elements. It’s a great feature on the 60 that migrated to the 54.
Two settees sit forward of the galley, which is two separate areas that span the cabin. A love seat is starboard, while a C-shaped settee is to port around a dining table with room for four to eat comfortably. The doublewide helm seat is forward of the love seat.
The master is a full-beam retreat that includes a breakfast nook with cushioned seating for two, a media center with a built-in flat-screen TV, a walk-in closet and an en suite head a full walk-in shower stall. The VIP stateroom is in the bow and has private access to the second head and shower, and a third stateroom is to starboard. A second, more intimate salon is at the base of the steps from above and includes a retractable TV and a sofa.
The helm reflects the yacht’s contemporary look and feel. The glass bridge includes two large low-profile multifunction displays on a black dash, the IPS joystick, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the cream-colored captain’s seat contrasts with the dark wood, dash and window frames.
Cruisers Yachts keeps growing its Cantius line and evolving the look within it, and the 54 benefits from all the experimentation.
|LOA||53 ft., 7 in.|
|Beam||15 ft., 6 in.|
|Draft||4 ft., 4 in.|
|Displacement||(dry) 43,000 lbs.|
|Engines (tested)||Twin Volvo Penta IPS950 diesels, 725 hp|
|Cruisers Yachts, Oconto, Wis.; (920) 834-2211; cruisersyachts.com|
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