Jul 13

Press Release – Cruisers 45 Cantius


Cruisers Yachts unveils the New 45 Cantius




July 11th, 2012 – Cruisers Yachts, Wisconsin’s premier manufacturer of luxury yachts, announced a private unveiling of the new 45 Cantius at the 2013 Annual International Dealer Meeting in Sturgeon Bay, WI to be held July 30th through Aug 1st, 2012. This will be followed by the pubic debut at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The stylish 45 Cantius, is powered by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, is joining the growing Cantius fleet, the sister ships the 41 and ever popular 48 Cantius.


“Both the 41 and 48 Cantius really set the standard for engineering design in the Cantius family; it was up to our engineers to not only hit, but exceed those standards with the new 45 Cantius,” said Mark Pedersen, President of KCS International Inc. “ The 45 Cantius will stand in a league of it’s own by offering a newly designed open floor plan, which allows boaters to open up the glass enclosure at the cockpit and experience the feel of an express boat while enjoying the luxuries of a sedan.”


Both the KCS International Inc. team and our dealer network are excited for the anticipated launch of the 45 Cantius. “There was a tremendous response with the 41 and 48 Cantius models and we anticipate the 45 Cantius won’t be any different. We are planning for the same level, if not greater, of enthusiasm.” Stated Ryan Crate of Crate Marine Sales, last year’s Cruisers Yachts dealer of the year recipient. “Cruisers Yachts continues to redefine luxury and we are proud to offer our customers the high quality boats the company designs and produces.”


45 Cantius – Above Decks


Beginning at the stern of the vessel, a standard fixed swim platform extends over two feet from the transom, with an additional high-low platform that adds an additional 28” of length, which will allow for easy access one and off of the boat, Storage is never be an issue because of the L-shaped transom seating area lifts up, offering ample space for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies and an array of water toys. The standard transom sun lounge provides additional storage; that space may be reached from the swim platform, allowing for more convenient accessibility. More storage can be found in the standard starboard fiberglass unit which encases an ice chest with additional space below. An optional fiberglass unit on the port side can also have an additional cockpit refrigerator or icemaker and a cockpit grill, allowing for customization between both units.

The 45eningeers have made opening and closing the boat a breeze by blocking out the unwanted weather the 114” of glass that separate the cockpit from the galley, upper salon and helm area. On gorgeous days, boaters can easily open up the swinging stainless steel glass entry door and window over the galley, to create an open and spacious entertaining area. Supplying more natural lighting to the upper salon and galley, the 45 Cantius has a power actuated 71”x71” sunroof. Additionally, Cruisers Yachts has upped the ante by providing boaters with an optional retractable hardtop sunshade. This sun shade provides an additional 6 feet of shade, completely covering the cockpit, allowing guest to be protected from the elements.  

When it comes to entertaining the 45 Cantius provides a living area that the Captain, the Cook and all of their company can enjoy together. The inventive port side galley includes a stainless steel 7.5 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, electric stove, convection microwave oven, stainless steel sink and plenty of storage for supplies. Located above the galley there is a 32” standard LED TV, which rotates do that all seating areas from the cockpit to the helm may enjoy. There is plenty of seating to choose from; guest can relax at the standard raised interior companion/dinette seating, with removable table. Additionally the 45 Cantius gives you the choice of a standard sofa, an optimal sofa sleeper, or two optional recliners, allowing for complete customization of the upper salon.


The truly remarkable area of the helm is the navigation center. The cutting edge station offers unique command of the vessel and monitoring systems of the twin Volvo Penta diesel IPS 500 or 600 engines. Revolutionary Volvo Diesels IPS systems with joystick are standard, so the vessel is more efficient and ease of maneuvering, while greatly reducing noise and vibration while increasing efficiency and performance. Since the propulsion units are mounted just forward of the transom, accessing the engine room is made easy through a wide hatch in the cockpit flooring. The engine room offers a bright, functional area with ample room for tool storage and extra equipment.  

Cruisers Yachts invites boaters to safely transition from the cockpit to the bow by using the molded in the steps on the port side with the extended stainless steel bow rails as far aft as possible to provide safe and easy access along the eleven inch walkway. The windlass anchor line and chain are recessed into the hull, which enhances the sleek design that Cruisers Yachts series is known for. Stainless steel grab rails along both sides of the optional chaise lounge with flip-up back rest cushions for a safe and maneuverable foredeck.


45 Cantius – Below Decks


Step below decks and notice how the 45 Cantius has reinvented the master and convertible second and third staterooms. The mid staterooms feature a standard chaise lounge that provides the ideal reading nook, while looking out the post glazed windows at water levels. A queen berth completes the room and provides sleeping arrangements for guests. Finally, boaters can sit back and relax while cruising with a television in the theater area that converts from a single berth to twin loungers with foot rest. Six post glazed windows offer natural light into the secondary stateroom, flooding it with natural light. Completing the guest’s accommodations is access to the day head with a private wet shower.


Temperature outside will not be an issue, even with fully occupied staterooms. Boaters can keep cool or warm year around with three air / heating units touting a total of 40,000 Btu, strategically placed throughout the boat for optimal comfort and accessibility. The Kohler 13kw generator allows for worry free use of all electrical components throughout the vessel without power management issues.


Elegant amentias define Cruisers Yachts style and legendary comfort and the 45 Cantius is no exception. With 6’6” of headroom, a full beam master stateroom features a queen size island berth that is accessible from the both port and starboard sides with storage below. Two full length cedar lined closets and large overhead storage units on both the port and starboard sides offer ample space, perfect for extended cruises. Post glazed windows surrounding the berth capture natural light, illuminating the massive master stateroom. Finally, boaters occupying the master stateroom can enjoy the privacy of the forward head compartment with a separate shower stall.


About KCS International Inc.

Headquartered in Oconto, WI., KCS International Inc is the parent company of Cruisers Yachts, Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts and Azure Sport Boats. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts that produces models from 31’ to 54’ in its Oconto facility. Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts creates highly fishable express and convertible vessels from 34’ to 45’. Azure Sport Boats, a world class line of sport boats ranging in size from 22’ to 29’ and are designed to create an unrivaled boating experience, while representing a perfect blend of luxury and practicality. For additional information about these lines please visit, www.cruisersyachts.com, www.rampageyachts.com, or www.azureboats.com or call 920.834.2211.


45 Cantius Specification


LOA with Integrated Platform                                             45’0” / 13.7m

Beam                                                                              14’6” / 4.3m

Bridge Clearance w/hardtop                                               10’0” / 3.0m

Cabin Headroom                                                                6’6” / 1.8m

Draft                                                                                  41” / 1.2m

Height – Keel to top of hardtop                                            13’6” / 4m

Waste Tank Holding Capacity *                                            48 gal / 182 l

Fuel Tank Capacity *                                                           362 gal / 1,370 l

Water Tank capacity                                                            100 gal. / 379 l

Approx. Weight – diesel engines                                        29,500 lbs / 13,381 kg


*note usable capacity will be less than maximum capacity





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