Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius

Abundant features in a mid-size package.

By Arnie Hammerman
For 25 years, Cruisers Yachts of Oconto, Wisconsin, has achieved a reputation for building boats that deliver the accommodations and amenities boaters want.


  • LOA: 43'2"
  • Beam: 13'8"
  • Draft:
  • Weight: 28,469 lbs. diesel; 26,147 lbs. gas
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 80 gals.
  • Power:
  • Price: $912,400

The 42 Cantius, which launched in 2018, offers a lot of features found on larger yachts. 

Sliding glass and stainless doors open between the cockpit and the main salon, improving flow and connecting these areas to provide a big-boat feel. Large L-shaped seating in the cockpit features a removable table and convenient under-seat cooler. An electric awning extends from the hardtop for sun protection. The swim platform, with an optional hydraulic lift, holds a tender; as it lowers into the water, steps pop up for easy access. A transom cabinet lid lifts to reveal storage and an electric grill. Side decks with stainless rails lead to a “bow lounge” with twin bolstered lounge seats, drink holders, and a convenient pop-up table perfect for appetizers or to hold books, tablets, sunscreen and more.

The salon has a retractable roof, plenty of seating, and a helm with great visibility fore and aft. Controls and flat-screen Raymarine MFDs are within easy reach. 
Standard engines are Volvo Penta IPS D6-500 (370 hp) with other engine packages optional. Manufacturer testing showed a top speed of 34.6 mph, fuel burn of 26 gph at 25.6 mph, or .98 mpg with a 265-mile range. 

The aft galley allows for easy serving into the cockpit and around the salon, and includes a deep stainless sink, refrigerator and convection oven/microwave. An icemaker and bar sink aft of the galley in the cockpit are optional.

Below deck accommodations are spacious for a boat this size, with a queen master forward that includes twin hanging lockers, drawers and a flat-screen TV. The head has a separate shower compartment, and a second cabin under the salon has a settee and athwartships bed. The extra cabin is excellent for kids, with headroom just under 5 feet; the bed is a generous double that can alternate as a guest bed for another couple.

“The 42 Cantius is a full-featured express cruiser that allows families or couples to cruise in style and comfort,” says Matt VanGrunsven, director of marketing at Cruisers Yachts. 

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