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Cruisers Yachts Announces 60 Cantius

OCONTO, WI - Cruisers Yachts, a division of KCS International, Inc., announces the 60 Cantius, setting a benchmark for design within the company. The 2016 model year yacht features fresh exterior styling and a contemporary interior. It will be unveiled this summer and available at dealerships in the fall.

"This new yacht is highly anticipated to say the least," said Matt VanGrunsven, director of marketing at KCS International, Inc. "The 60 Cantius appeals to those looking for a larger yacht for long range cruises. It's also great for day boat cruising. Whether island hopping or inviting friends on board, the 60's primary appeal is entertaining."

To create the boat, Cruisers' internal design team collaborated with two renowned design firms. Facheris Designs in Sarasota, Florida, partnered with Cruisers on the exterior. DeBasto Designs in Miami partnered with them on the interior. Each brought fresh ideas and innovative looks to the already popular Cantius line.

"Overall they both brought a lot to the party," said Tony Martens, director of product design and engineering at KCS International, Inc. "It was exciting and refreshing to have another set of eyes working from a clean sheet of paper. The 60 is the new flagship of the line. It really resets the bar for Cruisers and the Cantius line moving forward."

Above Deck
The 60 Cantius features sleek, exterior lines and an aggressive stance. The linear design continues inside for a complimentary look. The interior space uses light/dark wood combinations and contrasting materials. Thoughtful, surprising features can be found throughout. From innovative faucets to the placement of furniture, every detail has been scrutinized and perfected.

Throughout the deck level are plenty of places to entertain. It's also seamless - with the cockpit, galley, salon, and helm all on one level. Boaters enter the cockpit from the swim platform by ascending four steps. Here, boaters will find a large seating area and bar with two stools. A refrigerator, icemaker and grill come standard. Above, a sunshade awning provides protection when needed. The swim platform itself can be raised with a hydraulic lift to haul a jet ski, tender, or dingy. There is also an optional lazarette for tender storage or an optional crew's quarters.

Guests can move easily from outside to inside through the open bulkhead. Inside, guests are greeted by a portside galley that was made to be at the center of entertaining. The galley features a refrigerator with freezer, full sink, stovetop, microwave and storage. A dishwasher is optional.

Facing the galley, on the starboard side, is the upper salon. A sofa with seating for three is flanked by end tables with plentiful storage. A 50" flat-screen TV raises when in use and conceals when not. A state-of-the-art sound bar is above. The TV is in easy view of a portside U-shaped dining area. With seating for up to six adults, it's perfect for dining or cocktails. A hi-lo table serves as a dining table, cocktail table or coffee table. The entire space is open, airy and light-filled thanks to operable windows on each side and a sunroof above. A seamless windshield up front completes the 360-degree picturesque views.

Moving to the helm station, the captain and first mate will enjoy STIDD brand chairs. Each features their own arm rests and flip up bolsters. Also at the helm, boaters will find the latest in electronic navigation. Touchscreen technology on Raymarine monitors easily controls both navigation and digital switching. Electrical systems can also be controlled and monitored by iPad, iPhone and even remotely. Owners can arrive at the dock to a boat that's powered up and cooled down.

Other technical advancements on board include Bluetooth controlled stereos, Polk audio and three sound bars throughout. Head units are standard in the upper salon and Master stateroom and are optional for the foredeck and secondary stateroom. All music and movies are streamed digitally; there are no CD or DVD players on board.

Moving to the bow, the foredeck is an ideal space for sunning, lounging and entertaining. The foredeck is accessed from the stairs in the cockpit, which lead to port and starboard sidewalks. Bench seating with cup holders can be found at the brow of the foredeck. There are two sun lounge areas with cup holders, a cooler and cocktail table. An optional Bimini awning provides shade when needed. A sound system is also optional.

Accommodations Deck
Heading downstairs, boaters descend into a lower foyer. This area can also be converted into a third stateroom, if desired. The space is roomy and light with full beam windows on each side. As a foyer, a pair of incliners and space for an optional 50" TV provide another comfortable place for guests. There's also a wine cabinet, wine glasses, and refrigerator along with a spare closet with the foyer configuration.

The 60 Cantius features luxurious accommodations. A midship, full-beam Master stateroom comes with a king-size bed. On the port side is a large hanging locker and plentiful storage. The starboard side features a breakfast table with seating for two. A 32" flat-screen TV is standard. Large windows let in generous light not only in the Master stateroom, but throughout the entire accommodations deck. A private Master Head features dual sinks with designer faucets and a large walk-in shower. A secondary suite features a queen-size bed, ample storage space, and a private entrance to a VIP head.

The engine room is easy to access and move about in. The 60 Cantius is powered by two of Volvo's latest IPS 2 engines boasting 950 HP.

"Simply put, the 60 is a game changer," said Martens. "We expect it to make a loud statement."

60 Cantius Specifications
L.O.A Including Swim Platform 59' 10" 17.83 m
Beam 16' 0" 4.9 m
Bridge Clearance w/Hardtop 13' 6" 4.1 m
Cabin Headroom 6' 5" 1.96 m
Height—Helm 6' 8" 2.03 m
Draft (IPS) 4' 2" 1.27 m
Fuel Capacity 650 gal 2460 L
Water Capacity 149 gal 564 L
Waste Capacity 100 gal 379 L
Weight Approximate—Diesel 55,000 lbs 24,948 kg

***Weight, Bridge Clearance, Draft subject to change***
***Consumable liquids may be less than max capacity***

About KCS International Inc.
Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, KCS International Inc. owns boat brands Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world's premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces models from 31 to 60 feet in its Oconto facility. Cruisers Sport Series, a world-class line of sport boats, range from 20 to 32 feet, and are designed to create an unrivaled boating experience while representing a perfect blend of luxury and practicality. Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts combine comfort and convenience with speed, durability and performance focused engineering. Built at the Oconto facility, Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts create highly fishable express and convertible vessels, 34 to 45 feet. For additional information about these lines, visit: CruisersYachts.com; CruisersSportSeries.com, and RampageYachts.com, or call (920) 834-2211. Like us on Facebook.