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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 Platform59' 10"17.83 m
  • Beam16' 0"4.9 m
  • Bridge Clearance w/Hardtop13' 6"4.1 m
  • Cabin Headroom6' 5"1.96 m
  • Height—Helm6' 8"2.03 m
  • Draft (IPS)4' 2"1.27 m
  • Fuel Capacity650 gal2460 L
  • Water Capacity149 gal564 L
  • Waste Capacity100 gal379 L
  • Weight Approximate—Diesel55,000 lbs24,948 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.

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Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Bluewater Yacht Sales to Dealer Network

OCONTO, WI - June 25, 2015 - KCS International, Inc., owner of Cruisers Yachts, announces a new long-term sales and service agreement with Bluewater Yacht Sales to cover the Mid-Atlantic Region. Bluewater will represent Cruisers Yachts in their locations within Northern South Carolina Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Bluewater Yacht Sales has a strong, 47 year history selling and servicing yachts. Bluewater is represented with over 40 professional sales associates in 10 locations throughout the Mid Atlantic. Bluewater operates their service and warranty departments in 3 world class yacht facilities.

"This is a big enhancement to our already strong dealer network," says Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales. "Our strategy with dealer recruitment has been aimed at partnering with successful, stable, and established dealerships and Bluewater Yacht Sales is a perfect fit. With our current lineup of yachts and the direction of our new products, the team at Cruisers Yachts is excited about everything that Bluewater Yacht Sales brings to the table, including first class service, an elite sales team and an ownership team that is committed to the boat business."

"Our organization is committed to selling the highest quality of yachts," said Jan Boone, President of Bluewater Yacht Sales. "Cruisers Yachts is positioned well for the future as their ownership and management team share similar philosophies to us. Cruisers product is an excellent fit with our existing boat lines. Everyone at Bluewater welcomes this new partnership and we are excited to get things kicked off."

Bluewater Yacht Sales will began carrying Cruisers Yachts for the 2016 Model Year, which begins on July 1st. Bluewater is looking to have Cruisers product ranging from 32 - 60 ft on display at their sales offices and make a large presence at the Annapolis Boat Show in October.

About KCS International Inc.

Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., KCS International Inc. owns Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts brands. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world's premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts 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.

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Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Galati Yachts Sales of Houston to Dealer Network

OCONTO, WI - April 7, 2015 - KCS International, Inc., owner of Cruisers Yachts, announces a new long-term sales and service agreement with Galati Yacht Sales of Houston. Together with Galati's seven locations throughout Florida and Alabama, the agreement makes them the designated Cruisers Yachts dealer for the Gulf Coast. Galati Yacht Sales was inducted into Boating Industrys Hall of Fame in 2010, which honors North America’s best boat dealers.

"Galati is overall a great company," said Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales. "We have a strong, 32 year history with Galati Yachts Sales in Florida. Year after year Galati has been one of our top five dealers in terms of sales volume. Galati also has a very strong commitment to service and we are very excited to grow with them in the Houston market."

"We are very excited to expand our market with the Cruisers Yacht team," said Joe Galati, President of Galati Yacht Sales. "This will make the entire Galati experience seamless for our customers throughout the area."

Galati Yacht Sales of Houston will begin carrying 2015 model year Cruisers Yachts ranging from 32 to 60 feet this month.

About KCS International Inc.

Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., KCS International Inc. owns Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts brands. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world's premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts from 31 to 59 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.

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Cruisers Yachts Welcomes Crate's Lake Country Boats to Dealer Network

OCONTO, WI - January 5, 2015 - KCS International, Inc., owner of Cruisers Yachts, announces a new long-term sales and service agreement with Crate’s Lake Country Boats, a four generation boat dealer based in Orillia, Ontario.

"This new relationship will allow us to continue our growth in the Canadian market," said Dan Zenz, Vice President of Sales. "We are excited to be partnered with such a strong dealer serving Central Ontario. Crates Lake Country shares the same values as our company by providing exceptional sales and service to their customers. I strongly believe our existing clients will benefit from their dedication to service."

"We are very excited to be once again associated with Cruisers Yachts and Cruisers Sport Series," said Brian Crate, principal at Crate's Lake Country Boats. "Years ago, we were a Cruisers dealer and I am glad to be back doing business with such a wonderful company. Our customers will benefit from the expanded product line Cruisers Yachts has to offer as well as their history of building a quality yacht."

Crate's Lake Country will begin carrying 2015 model year Cruisers Yachts and Cruisers Sport Series later this month and will have them on display at the Toronto International Boat Show in January.

About KCS International Inc.

Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., KCS International Inc. owns Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts brands. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world's premier providers of midsize luxury pleasure yachts from 31 to 54 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.

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