A few years ago, Cruisers Yachts tapped into a layout that redefined how we live and move aboard with the Cruisers Cantius 48. This was the original Cantius model, and since then, Cruisers Yachts has launched a 41 Cantius, a 45 Cantius, and a 60 Cantius. All of these models capitalize on the spacious, light-filled interior that made the Cantius range famous, and now the builder fills in the large gap with the new 54 Cantius. Ready to step aboard?


The most striking thing about Cantius yachts is the single-deck layout. From the cockpit through the galley to the saloon and helm, there’s no elevation change so moving about is easy. The second feature that has garnered much attention is the way the aft glass door folds out of the way to starboard, and the galley window swings up, to provide an indoor/outdoor experience. Twin bar stools in the cockpit provide seats from which you can converse with the chef, or the passengers sitting aft. It’s the best use of the entire length of a yacht and emulates the way we entertain on land.

On the 54 Cantius, three cabins are standard with a full-beam master aft and VIP stateroom forward. A third cabin to starboard may be used for guest accommodations or may be converted to an office.

The 54 Cantius is powered by twin Volvo Penta pod drive IPS 950 725 HP engines and carries 500 gallons of fuel, so extended coastal cruising is its sweet spot.

For more information visit Cruisers Yachts, or take a look at some 54 Cantius listings.

Written by: Zuzana Prochazka
Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.