How much difference can 12 inches make when going from an older yacht model to a new one? In the case of the Cruisers Cantius 42, the impact is severalfold.
The 42 is replacing the builder’s Cantius 41, and from an aesthetic point of view, the 42’s dramatically raked side windows work in concert with an equally aggressive and radiused superstructure stretching from the foredeck aft like windswept hair. The design creates a chic profile while seeming also to lower it. (The 41’s hardtop squared off where it met the top of the front window’s mullions.)
The 42 borrows some of these new design elements from the builder’s Cantius 50, 54 and 60 models.
Additionally, the 41 had four hullside and rounded portholes amidships, whereas the 42’s glazing has two trapezoid-shaped pieces nearly the length of the amidships master stateroom with athwartships berth. Two more glass sections flank the forepeak VIP stateroom, which has a step-up berth. Both rooms have en suite heads.
The 42 also has a galley-up as opposed to the 41’s galley-down. This layout is an improvement, allowing owners to serve guests at the dinette as well as those sitting at the cockpit’s L-shaped settee.
One thing that won’t change is the yacht’s hand-laid solid-fiberglass hull. Balsa coring is used in the hull sides for added rigidity without extra weight.
She’s only a foot longer than the 41, but the Cruisers Cantius 42 packs a yacht’s worth of newness into the space.