Cruis­ers Yachts re­places its Can­tius 45 with a new 46, which has lay­out changes that make it more com­fort­able than ever.

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Never un­der­es­ti­mate the value of a good night’s sleep, es­pe­cially on a boat. That idea is not lost on Cruis­ers Yachts. The Wis­con­sin-based builder just added the 46 to its Can­tius line of sport coupes, and a prime space on­board is the mas­ter state­room. Lo­cated amid­ships, this full-beam cabin with en suite head has soft light­ing, a com­fort­able queen berth and the kind of serene spa­tial ar­range­ment that will in­duce yawns.

The 46 re­places the Can­tius 45. That boat also had a state­room amid­ships, but it was set up more like a crash space for kids, with a berth tucked un­der a sec­tion with min­i­mal head­room and a cou­ple of con­vert­ible lounges. On the 46, Cruis­ers re­de­fines the area and gives it over to the owner, with a built-in wal­nut dresser to port, an uphol­stered set­tee to star­board, a hang­ing locker, a con­cealed washer/ dryer, 6 feet, 3 inches of head­room at the en­trance and a head with shower stall. And then there are the over­sized hull win­dows, the type pre­vi­ously found only on far big­ger mo­to­ry­achts.

For guests, there’s a for­ward state­room with a queen berth and pri­vate ac­cess to the day head. The space is so well-done, though, some might call it a mas­ter state­room. That’s one ben­e­fit of a 46-foot cruiser with two in­stead of three state­rooms.

But this boat isn’t just about hun­ker­ing down for the night. The 46 also has all of the Can­tius line’s sig­na­ture en­ter­tain­ing fea­tures, in­clud­ing a sin­gle-level main deck, where the cock­pit and sa­loon con­nect. With the bulk­head doors open, there’s a 5-foot, 6-inch-wide en­try be­tween the two so­cial ar­eas. The gal­ley, in the port aft cor­ner of the sa­loon, serves both ar­eas.

Most meal-prep will hap­pen in the gal­ley, but the tran­som grilling sta­tion presents pos­si­bil­i­ties. The 45 had a bar­be­cue in the cock­pit near the cabin en­trance, but on the 46, it’s been moved down near the hy­draulic swim plat­form, where the per­son who is most handy with a spat­ula can stand and flip burg­ers for the crew. Af­ter the meal, take the IPS-pow­ered 46 for a brisk run around the har­bor be­fore call­ing it a night and head­ing for that sump­tu­ous state­room. — Jeanne Craig

LOA: 46’5” Beam: 14’6” Draft: 3’6” Displ. (dry): 32,200 lbs. Fuel: 360 gals. Wa­ter: 100 gals. Power: (2) 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600s Price: TBD

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