“The powerful hull felt smooth and authoritative as it shouldered through the big waves”
The new Cruiser 45 is the flagship for mid-size yachts. The design highlights include, predictably, the largest bathing platform in her class, electrically raised and lowered (very James Bond) and twin rudders. With so much beam aft, twin rudders are necessary to ensure predictable steering at higher angles of heel, which a centreline single rudder could only achieve through a very deep draft. The added bonus, is that while this extremely robust dual Lewmar system is unlikely to ever give problems, the rudders can be used independently in the event of a steering failure on one side. This yacht is cavernous below decks. 3 double cabins, 3 heads and showers, all en suite, and the master suite has the shower room to port, and the head and basin separately to starboard. Outrageously civilised. Couple the on-board amenities with impressive sailing performance, massive storage in the cockpit area and the 45 is a true blue water passage maker. Also available as a 4 double cabin, 3 head and shower version, with interior joinery available in bosse mahogany, oak or walnut, and with 11 styles of upholstery to choose from, this spacious and ergonomic yacht can be customized to your individual requirements.