Boat Review by: Richard Crowder
The all-new 46 Cantius replaces the very popular 45 Cantius and is one of five Cantius models in Cruisers Yachts’ lineup from forty-two to sixty feet. Cruisers Yachts offers a total of thirteen models including three separate versions of a thirty-three foot bowrider, a 35 and 38 foot express cruiser, a 39 express coupe, plus a 54 and 60 foot flybridge.
The Cantius series has become ever more popular each year and at almost forty-seven feet on a wide fourteen foot, nine inch beam, the 46 Cantius fits neatly between the forty-two and the fifty and offers almost all of the features of the three larger Cantius models.
Three stairs up on the starboard side from the large extended swim platform takes you to the entertaining cockpit of the 46 Cantius with its port side L-shaped lounge and standard woven mat flooring. The lounge extends across the transom to the walk-thru offering generous seating for six with its triangular table. Both port and starboard side convenience centers offer storage and may be outfitted with an icemaker and refrigerator.
From the cockpit and through the full-height, double-wide glass doors and to the front of the salon, the floor is all one level and full three-sixty degree windows provide excellent sightlines and ambient lighting. Immediately to starboard as you enter the salon through these doors is an entertainment center with standard flatscreen TV and stereo system above a large refrigerator with separate freezer.
To port is an L-shaped galley with sink, electric stove, convection microwave and lots of storage and counter space. The position of this galley immediately next to the cockpit and also to the raised L-shaped dinette ahead of it to port, offers excellent access to both for meals or entertaining. Opposite the dinette is a full-size stretch-out couch. Overhead within the hardtop is a retractable powered sunroof.
Ahead of the starboard side couch is the raised helm of the 46 Cantius with its very organized and professional looking dash fronted by a sporty wheel and a double-wide helm seat. A high one-piece windshield with articulated wipers provides excellent sightlines while a sliding opening side window on each side of the cabin offers fresh air and allows communication to the outside while docking, etc.
Power is from twin 435 horsepower Volvo D6 IPS 600 diesels with pod-drives and Joystick helm control. Cruise at a comfortable 30 mph and top out at 35. Choose a Raymarine electronics package with a pair of Ray Axiom 12-inch screens, sonar, radar, autopilot, and VHF or alternatively, the Volvo Glass Cockpit package with a pair of 12-inch Volvo 7612 displays plus the balance of the items listed above. A 13.5 KW generator is standard and may be upgraded to 17 KW which is required if you opt for the comforting automatic stabilizing system.
A full-beam aft master stateroom is bathed in natural light from the large hullside windows and features a centred, raised, queen bed with full-width mirror, night tables, bulkhead-to-bulkhead starboard side drawers, double-wide hanging locker, and a portside lounge facing a built-in flatscreen TV. The en-suite master head offers a separate shower, lots of counter and storage plus designer fixtures.
The forward VIP guest stateroom, again with hullside windows, features a pedestal bed, hanging locker, drawer storage, plus dedicated access to the day head with its separate shower stall and designer fixtures. Proper mattresses are provided for both staterooms and they may be upgraded to therapeutic foam and supplied with custom-fitted sheets and pillow cases. Towel sets are available for the heads. A TV is available for the forward stateroom.
All of the standard equipment you would expect to find on a yacht of this size such as a windlass, reverse-cycle air conditioning/heating, direct and indirect lighting, choice and colour of fabrics, etc. is indeed provided and the list of available options is surprisingly short. Satin walnut interior is standard and you may upgrade to high gloss or Charcoal Oak. A unique foredeck lounge with snack table and a cover is standard and you may choose to add a foredeck sunshade.
You may also choose an aft-deck awning, power hydraulic lowering swim platform, swim platform mat, underwater lighting, handy aft transom refrigerator and/or grill, dynamic positioning system, cockpit auxiliary Joystick docking, anchor and/or cockpit washdown, a washer/dryer combo, or central vac. All white hull is standard; Slate Gray, Blue, or Black hull sides are available.
Cruisers Yachts’ newest 46 Cantius is complete and accommodating and elegant just as you would expect and with all of the luxurious and convenient features close at hand to ensure extended stay onboard comfort and relaxation.
|Dry weight:||32,200 lbs||14,651 kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||360 US gals||1363 L|
|Base Engine / Drive:||Volvo D6 IPS 600 (Pod Drive)|
|Engine HP:||Twin 435|