Posted 2016/09/02 at 1:55 in Yacht Reviews
The 60 Cantius stands strikingly tall amongst a fleet of sisterships at a dealership, beating even the 54 Coupe. The headroom is 6 feet 5 inches and the beam is a 15-foot beam which accounts for the enormous size of the saloon. The sunroof is very large at 7 feet length, as well as the fixed glass area and so there’s always enough sunlight to brighten it up during the day; and at night, LED lightning is used to brighten up the ship.
The saloon and the cockpit have a glass bulkhead door that demarcates them; the door can be opened fully to turn the saloon and cockpit into one big room. The galley is also located on the same floor and is used for dining. The saloon glass has a structure that gives you that outdoor feeling when you are actually inside. This glass is shaped into an electric moon shape and fixed panels and used in the overhead.
In the rooms beneath, the full beam that gives support to everything is many times larger than the king-size bed in the room. The headroom is 7 feet plus, the windows on both sides are almost full length and there is a private head for the forepeak VIP V-berth. There are many rooms in the bunkroom available midship. The cockpit is not left out, as it is also large at 7 feet 6 inches long; the foredeck is also large and can house a 5-person settee and several sun pads.
She is constructed with an overlapping hull-to-deck joint held firmly with urethane adhesive; mechanical fasteners are used to fasten the stainless steel rail on the joint to a high impact polymer rub strip. This will hold them more firmly together. The structure also consists of internal bulkheads attached to the deck’s interior with ash battens or stainless steel stock.
Specific companies are employed to supply the cruisers with electronics, wood, upholstery and metal. This is done to ensure that the materials used are of the same and best quality.
The ship’s fuel tanks and backing plates are made in-house using aluminium from 5052 aircraft, the counter tops are also made in-house from Atlanta. There is a special wood facility used to transform the wood into various specific shapes. This facility is also responsible for cutting, staining and finishing the wenge and cherry that will be used in the ship’s construction. Stainless steel is used for wood fasteners and hardware; powder is used to coat the drawer rollers to make them smooth for work.
The engine room insulation is responsible for the low sound levels of the Cantius 60; the material used by the engine room is a SoundDown composite which mixes a mylar surface with two underlying absorptions and decouple layers together, they are demarcated using a thin layer of lead. The hatches and floor members are also made from this material.
There is just one power option which carries the whole weight of the ship and this is the twin Volvo Penta IPS950s. This power option moves the ship effectively; the speed is at zero to 26 knots in 13 seconds which is amazing for a vessel of its size. The supercharger in the engines has been identified to as the reason for this speed. The supercharger is combined with the regular turbocharger to give that extra low-end torque, which makes the engines unique.
The design of the hull is also amazing as it enables swift speed maintenance; the person at the helm has wide latitude to pick a suitable speed for cruising. Cruising could be from 1800 rpm (18 knots), which is the regular speed of the 60 planes, to about 2250 rpm (34 knots).
Even though the 60 is a large vessel weighing 55,000 pounds, it is very easy to handle. The helm has a quick turn rate, its response is IPS-quick, and the hard-over turns could give the vessel the kind of lean similar to a sport boat. This combination of spaciousness, speed and easy handling puts ranks the 60 Cantius high when talking about high performance cruisers.
FUEL: 637 GAL
WATER: 149 GAL
TEST POWER: 2/725-HP Volvo Penta IPS950 diesel pod drives