As we launch into a new year, Cruiser Yachts—a U.S.-based yacht builder that recently celebrated 70 years of continuous operations and proudly crafts their prestigious vessels in Wisconsin—has debuted a sporty update to its popular 46 Cantius model, with the new 2024 version now available in Washington state via Silver Seas Yachts.
With sleek lines that are built for speed, the 46 is a mix of power and elegance, with remarkably spacious cabin accommodations for a vessel of its size.
Entering from the stern, the cockpit is notable for its wide swim step that can be lowered below the water level, allowing easy access for swimming or personal watercraft usage. Built into the stern transom is a hide-away grill station, so outdoor cookouts can take place among mingling guests. A stainless steel safety gate separates the swim step from the cockpit a few steps above, which features forward-facing, L-shaped bench seating with gray ultra-leather exterior upholstery. A small beverage refrigerator and a triangular tabletop provide more amenities for social gatherings. While the open-air cockpit has unobstructed views aft, the 46 Cantius also includes an optional retractable sunshade for hot summer days.
Moving forward past sliding glass doors, the modernist salon has satin-finished, light walnut wood interior paneling throughout, and includes a love seat and storage cupboards to starboard. To port is the galley, which features a microwave, sink, refrigerator, freezer, stovetop, and convection oven, along with an open layout to encourage conversations with guests during meal preparation.
Forward of the galley is a dinette seating area to port surrounding a dining table opposite the helm station. (The dinette can also cleverly be converted to a third berth.) The entire salon area is flooded with natural light through large widows, providing spectacular views from every part of the interior. At the starboard helm, a suite of Garmin navigation electronics includes two glass cockpit screens, a depth sounder, radar, a chart plotter, autopilot, a compass, GPS, and VHF. The vessel is also equipped with Seakeeper gyro-stabilization technology for a smooth ride, along with joystick steering and position hold controls, making the 46 easy to operate, while offering the latest in boating tech.
Down below, through a passageway beside the helm, the mid-ship, full-beam master stateroom includes an island king-size berth, a flat-screen TV, an en suite head with separate shower, and a cozy lounge and sofa to port. A vented washer/dryer combo is also housed in the master. The forward VIP stateroom at the bow also has its own head and shower, a walk-around berth, and side-bench seating.
The 46 Cantius is powered by twin Volvo IPS 600 diesels, with a total output of 440hp. The vessel cruises at about 21 knots and can sprint up to 27 knots with a 226-nautical-mile range.
Specs & Info
LOA 46’11” · Beam 14’9” · Draft 3’6”
362 gal. / 100 gal. / 50 gal.
Twin Volvo IPS 600 Diesel
Silver Seas Yachts
Seattle & Anacortes, WA