A 46 Cantius Owner Story
Get ready to meet the Zerphy family, AKA the ultimate boating squad! These guys have been boating for many years, and they know a thing or two about navigating the high seas and how they ended up with their latest ride, a Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius.
Eric is a Chesapeake Bay boy born and raised, and Sabrina comes from a long line of military folk. These two lovebirds first met at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, where Sabrina became a surface warfare Qualified Line officer, serving aboard the USS Mount Baker (AE-34) and USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO-195). Meanwhile, Eric was all about nuclear submarines, and he rocked the boat as a line officer aboard the USS Trepang (SSN-674) and USS Cheyenne (SSN-773). They graduated in 1990, and the party was, of course, aboard Eric's parents' 1986 42' Chris-Craft motor yacht, Takara. Talk about a shindig on the water!
These two have been boating together for eons and have owned more boats than you can shake a stick at. They started their boating journey aboard a 1994 Sea Ray 200 Overnighter. Eric bought the boat while they were both stationed in Charleston and as a surprise for when Sabrina returned from her deployment. It was a welcomed surprise. Good job, Eric! After a transfer to Norfolk, VA, and news of a baby on the way, they decided to trade up into something bigger. They went through a series of boats, including a 2003 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer that they kept for almost ten years. Eric and Sabrina raised their daughter aboard this one!
In 2018, they purchased Poseidon, a Galeon 430 HTC, the most unique and innovative boat yet. The hardtop coupe design allows them to enjoy the outside without being in the elements. They traveled down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to Tampa, then down to Key West, and back to Kent Island in the winter of 2018/2019. They had so much fun on that trip that they returned to Florida in the winter of 2019/2020 for their daughter's wedding. The bride and groom even had wedding photos taken on the stern of Poseidon.
Since the Zerphys missed the larger size of one of their pervious boats, they traded in their Galeon and are currently riding high in a 2021 Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius named Echo Sierra. Like Goldilocks, Eric and Sabrina found their boat. It's not too big or too small, easy to operate and maintain, economical to run, and can accommodate occasional guests. The 46 Cantius was the perfect fit for their needs, providing everything they required in an easy-to-operate and maintain package. And since the Zerphys travel a lot—close to 200 hours on average per year, they are also happy to have a good support network through their dealership they can count on.
Besides the perfect combination of practicality and elegance, the Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius model allows for comfortable and safe travels near and far. Featuring panoramic views from the salon with an L-shaped dinette, a well-equipped galley with ample counter space, a spacious master with lounge and en-suite head, comfortable VIP stateroom, and so much more, it’s no wonder why the Zerphys are enjoying their Cantius. This yacht really does have everything for leisure and entertainment—even a cockpit fridge!
With eight boats over the last 25+ years, they've traveled from New Jersey down to Key West and everywhere in between. And guess what? They are enjoying their Cruisers Yachts 46 Cantius and don't plan on docking anytime soon.