The Cruisers Yachts is an American yacht making company that has gained notoriety over the years by designing and manufacturing innovative yachts. The engineers and designers at Cruisers endeavor to provide boating enthusiasts with elegant boats. The boats are not only innovative in design but also fuse technology and legacy. Cruisers run a tight ship with the people it employs. You will find third-generation staff working tirelessly in crafting the yachts to meet your specific design.
Most notable of the models the brand has been making is the Cantius series. The said yachts provide both a luxurious and stylish feel to the people on board. However, the crème de la crème of the yachts from Cruisers is the just-released 2020 38 GLS. The designers have managed to package a large bowrider with outboards and the luxurious craftsmanship associated with the Cantius line. The yacht has managed to create a perfect concoction of all the necessities you would need in a bowrider, outboard, and overnighter. An in-depth look at the yacht’s features will vividly outline the plethora of measures the yacht-maker has taken to ascertain that you enjoy the open waters. Here are ten things you didn’t know about the Cruisers Yachts 2020 38 GLS.
1. Best of both worlds
The 38 GLS has been created to bridge the gap for the people that are ready to upgrade to a week-ender or a versatile day-boat but are not ready for the complete package that a full-on yacht offers. It has been made to be spacious for easy accommodation of friends and family, both on the bow and on the cockpit.
The boat measures 38-foot long and has a beam of well 12.5 feet. The draft is 3 feet 6 inches. It has a dry weight of 17,500 pounds.
The 38 GLS can travel at speed upwards of sixty miles per hour if the water is calm and there isn’t any wind. Even with winds upwards of ten miles per hour, you can still manage to reach speeds excess of 50 mph. It has a single 335-gallon fuel tank. While holding back the primary 10 percent reserve of fuel required, the most economical cruise for the yacht is 35.8 mph at 4500 RPM. At this speed, the boat consumes 44 gallons per hour, which translates to 0.8 miles per gallon. The range covered is 245 statute miles. Planing speed can be reached at 17 miles per hour.
4. The helm
It has a clearly laid out dash, ergo providing the navigator with a platform, which is the starboard-placed home console, to understand fully what is going on in and around the yacht. The seats are spacious and comfortable for your liking, and it measures 3 feet 1 inch long, and 1 foot 6 inches wide. The headrest also slides aft and forward. Thus you can transform the seat from a helm to the midship. There is adequate standing between the edge of the seat and the wheel, giving enough space for the helmsperson to stand. For entertainment, it as a Rockford Fosgate sound system with the control unit located on the dashboard.
The standard boat comes with a trio of Mercury 4.6 liter V8 Verado engines, with an output of 300 horsepower. Each engine has a stainless-steel propeller with an 18-inch pitch and16-inch diameter. You also have the option of having 350 hp Verados installed.
6. Navigation features
The helm wheel is hand-stitched with sweat-absorbent material, and it is mounted on a tilt ready base. Consequently, you can change the angle tilt to your liking. There is a Ricci compass forward of the wheel for easy navigation. The Cruisers Yachts 2020 38 GLS has a two 12-inch Simrad multifunction display screen, which provides the helmsperson with all the essential readouts he or she might require. The yacht also has push-button switches, which control the accessories on the boat, that light up when activated. You can also move about using either the steering wheel or the Mercury Joystick placed on the port side of the driver. With the boat’s 12-foot beam, it would be easy to assume that it would be sluggish when using the joystick, but the said assumption couldn’t be more wrong as the boat is nimble and highly responsive.
7. The bow
The passageway from the helm to the bow is to port. It is 1 foot 6 inches wide. The bow itself is spacious and inviting. There is a filler cushion that can be installed to convert the bow into a large sun pad. Two speakers are strategically installed, giving you the best sound experience you can have. The said speakers can be controlled from the helm or by a control panel located in the bow. There is also an anchor locker that stores the Genius windlass. The anchor can be controlled by two controls, one on the port side and one on the starboard. Push-button controls are also located at the helm, offering remote windlass operations.
8. Accommodation features
The sliding door that offers access to the accommodation features on the boat is located to port of the helm. The said door can also be slid out to provide fresh air access. Inside the accommodation area, you find a microwave and a refrigerator. The seats form a U-shape, and a color-pattern of white and grey has been used to create their upholstery. The salon can be converted to a bedroom if need be.
9. Access to the mechanicals
The access to the mechanical nitty-gritty details is made easy through the aft beach seat. All the things in this compartment are clearly labeled, from the fuel tank to the feeds. You can access the main circuit breaker, the hydraulic pump, and the in-house battery. Below the twin 30-amp charges that keep the batteries charged are the thermal brakes, battery switches, and monitor lights. The boat also comes with the option of having a 5kw diesel generator installed, which has a fuel water separator and a dedicated strainer.
With the trio, Mercury 300 hp Verado outboard engines, coupled with joystick control, the retail price for the 2020 GLS is 618,000 dollars.