Cruisers Cantius 41 Boat Test Notes

Notes from testing the smallest member of the Cantius family

26th December 2012.
By Lenny Rudow

Watch the video: Cruisers Cantius 41, A Smaller, Sportier Cantius

Overview: A smaller, sportier looking, less expensive version of the original Cantius.

Concept:

-Enhance natural lighting with 360-degree glass and a huge overhead sunroof.

-Allow the natural light to flow into the lower cabin, by opening up the overhead with an atrium-like design.

-Create an interior that seems as roomy and spacious as possible.Cruisers Cantius 41 performance data

Construction:

-The boat’s structure consists of three main parts, including the hull, deck, and a single-piece liner running from the engineroom bulkhead to the anchor locker.

-Hatches and lids are RTM molded for the most strength and the least weight, most are supported by gas-assist struts, and are hinged with beefy stainless-steel.

-All mechanicals, wiring harnesses, and even individual wires are clearly marked and labeled.

Performance:

-Cruises in the low to mid 20’s.

-Top end breaks 34 knots.

-Rough-weather seakeeping is excellent; vibrations and water noise are minimal.Cruisers Cantius 41 specifications

Handling:

-IPS pod drive powerplants make dockside handling a breeze.

-Carves out and leans into turns like a standard deep-V.

Unique features:

-Natural lighting in the salon is fantastic.

-Aft sliding doors let you bring the outdoors inside.

For more information, visit Cruisers Yachts.


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