Three To Fall For This SeasonBy Michael Vatalaro
Published: October/November 2012
It's boat-show time of the year at last. Don't miss these and other beautiful new models on display at the fall shows in the coming months.
Hunt launched two of the new 44s earlier this summer, with the new model following in the wake of the larger 52. Both of the new boats were ordered with Volvo IPS pods jack-shafted to the diesels, an arrangement that opens up additional space for a dinghy garage and creates an extra cabin under the bridge. In a nice demonstration of the options semi-custom builders like Hunt can offer in such a space, the first hull uses this extra cabin as a wine cellar (I kid you not), with a trash compactor and additional storage lockers. In hull #2, there's a single berth. The dinghy garage can hold a 10-foot RIB and lifts up at the touch of a button. And of course, it's built on the famous Hunt deep-V hull. Hull #3 will be making the rounds at the fall boat shows.
Cruisers Cantius 45
The third model in Cruisers' popular Cantius series will debut at the Fort Lauderdale show, filling the space between the earlier 41- and 48-foot models. Predicated on a feeling of openness, derived from plenty of light and lots of glass, the newest Cantius follows suit with 114 inches of glass separating the cockpit from the upper salon, and a 71-inch-square sunroof. Opening the door and a window above the galley in this wall of glass when the weather allows connects the cockpit with the salon. An optional retractable sunshade provides an additional six feet of shade to completely cover the cockpit, further unifying the space. More windows below allow light into three staterooms. All the Cantius models feature Volvo IPS propulsion.
Chris-Craft 32 Corsair
The new Corsair splits the difference in Chris-Craft's lineup of cuddy cabins, slotting between the 36 and the 28. Introduced in July, the 32 features a similar cockpit seating arrangement to its big brother, with a U-shape lounge capped with rear-facing reclined seats. A drop-leaf table fits in the center of the U for entertaining, and hides away under the sun pad at the stern when not needed. The sun pad cushions lift up to reveal a teak motor box walkover on the hatch, covering the twin Volvo engines, which leads to the teak swim platform.
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