Cruisers Yachts Prepares to Add First IPS Only Sports Coupe to Model Line-Up

Oconto, Wis. (Oct. 30, 2008) - Cruisers Yachts, Wisconsin’s premier manufacturer of luxury yachts,  once again raises the bar in Sports Coupe styling by designing the industry’s first 46-foot luxury coupe with walk-through windshield and IPS only propulsion.  Set to officially debut in 2009, special artist renderings of the new Cruisers Yachts 470 Sports Coupe will be on display at the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida. 

“The striking exterior profile of the new 470 SC will make her look just as grand on the water as her luxury sister vessel, the 520 SC”, says Jon Viestenz, product manager for Cruisers Yachts. “Our engineering team truly held nothing back when it came to designing the 470 SC. In fact, amenities like the walk-through windshield, cockpit A/C and heat and a 15.5 KW generator are standard features on this new model,” says Viestenz. 

The 470 SC is powered by the revolutionary IPS propulsion system. Manufactured by Volvo Penta, the IPS dramatically increases power and fuel efficiency when compared to other conventional inboard models. Best of all, the IPS joystick makes maneuvering, handling and docking the yacht as  easy as steering a car.

Above Deck
From bow to stern, the 470 SC is equipped with many of the same features that people have come to love on the 520 Sports Coupe. Additional options and upgrades allow for customizing the vessel to meet individual needs and desires. 

Starting at the bow, for added safety, stainless steel grab rails on both sides of the optional foredeck chaise lounge cushions are standard and assist when moving to and from it. The standard walk-through windshield is a signature design on all of Cruisers Yachts Sports Coupes, and the 470 SC is no exception. This allows for safe and easy access to and from the foredeck. Other topside amenities include a standard single helm seat with an optional double helm seat offering flip up bolsters and folding armrests. To the port side of the helm, at the same level, is a companion seat with a lounging arrangement and storage below. Also standard is a windshield defroster that allows for continual 360 degree visibility, even during climate changes.

Moving back toward the cockpit is a multi-functional dining area with two tables that drop down to create a lounging area. Both of these tables are self storing. An additional cockpit wet bar with solid surface, refrigerator, sink and faucet, along with plenty of storage are standard. For added entertainment value, an optional 26-inch LCD/DVD cockpit TV, on an actuating arm, and ice maker are available. An iPod/MP3 interface cockpit stereo system also comes standard on the 470 SC. The 13-inch wide side boarding landings makes boarding from the side a breeze. Accessing the engine room is also a snap through a wide door in the cockpit floor.

At the stern of the boat a fiberglass cooler/ice chest with a built in drain is ideal for those hot summer days on the water when drinks need to stay cold. In place of the fiberglass cooler / ice chest is an optional concealed transom grill for those that want to take cooking-out to a whole new level. The transom seating has the ability to convert to an aft facing sun-lounge which is great for those boaters looking to catch some rays. A full-beam swim platform comes standard, with an optional hi-low swim platform available.

When it comes to storage, Cruisers Yachts has given great thought to providing its customers the extra space they need, right where they need it, allowing for all gear to be put in its proper place. With room beneath all cockpit seating on the 470 SC and additional storage under the transom lounge seating, Cruisers Yachts is proving once again it has thought of it all.

Below Deck
Step below on the 470 SC and immediately notice the abundance of natural light and ventilation. One of the unique features on the vessel is its 12 vertical portholes with additional circular port holes. Solid-surface counter tops and a standard dinette with optional sofa sleeper or recliner add to the luxurious feeling found in the salon of the 470 SC. Other amenities that can be found in the galley include: a microwave/convection oven, electric stove, large refrigerator/freezer, double sink and plenty of storage for supplies. A lighted liquor cabinet is standard and for additional convenience a dishwasher, wine captain and trash compactor are also available.

Elegant amenities are what give Cruisers Yachts its style and legendary comfort. The forward stateroom boasts a full-size island berth with storage below, and is accessible from both the port and starboard side. Several large, cedar-lined, hanging lockers and an optional 19-inch flat screen TV/DVD are perfect for those longer cruises. Guests will also appreciate the private entrances to the split shower and day head. Cruisers Yachts has also made the day head accessible from the salon. 

The master stateroom features a private head with a separate shower stall and generous amounts of headroom. There is a large vanity located outside the head compartment, with solid-surface counter tops and storage above and below. In addition, a large queen-size walk-around island berth with a therapeutic foam mattress and abundant storage for those longer cruises can all be found. An optional washer/dryer combo unit and a 26-inch LCD flat screen TV/DVD are all within reach in the comfortable master stateroom that gives six-feet, six-inches of headroom throughout. Full-length, cedar-lined, hanging lockers can also be found in the master stateroom, while six vertical port holes allow for ample natural light during the day.

About Cruisers Yachts
Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., Cruisers Yachts is part of KCS International Inc., which includes sister company Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts and produces 13 models from 30 to 56 feet in its Oconto facility. For additional information about Cruisers Yachts, visit

470 Sports Coupe Triple IPS Specifications
L.O.A. with Integrated Standard Swim Platform  48’ 6” / 14.8 m
Beam        14’ 6” / 4.4 m
Bridge Clearance with Hardtop     12’ 1” / 3.7 m
Cabin Headroom      6’ 6” / 2.0 m
Draft        40” / 1.0 m
Height - Keel to Top of Hardtop    14’ 5” / 4.4 m
Fuel Capacity       350 gal. / 1.325 L
Waste Holding Capacity     50 gal. / 189 L
Water System Capacity     80 gal. / 303 L
Approx. Weight, Diesel Engines    34,500 lb / 15,648 kg
Approx. Weight, Gas Engines      33,500 Ib / 15,195 kg

Engine Options - IPS

  • Volvo Penta IPS 500 Drive T-D6 Diesel, EVC/EC, T-370 hp (T-276 kW)
  • Volvo Penta IPS 600 Drive T-D6 Diesel, EVC/EC, T-435 hp (T-324 kW)
  • Volvo Penta IPS 550G Drive Gas, T-375 hp (T-280 kW)