Aft Cabin boats for sale
What are they and where can you find one?
Cabin boats, particularly the Center console and the smaller yachts, tend to have the quarters in the bow of the ship. This allows for the stern of the boat to be used for the inboard motors or for under-deck storage. There are advantages to the Aft cabin, and anyone considering a sailboat, or a power boat should consider these before making a purchase on a cabin boat for sale.Read More
The larger space
In terms of the sleeping quarters, the Aft cabin boats for sale tend to be a bit more expansive than the bow-oriented cabin. This is due to the design of the hull. Where the front (bow) of the vessel generally comes to a point in the Deep Vee designs, the aft or stern of the boat are typically squared allowing for the space underneath to have more square footage. Those who need a few extra feet may wish for the aft boats for sale.
Another advantage of the Aft Cabin boats for sale is that the design allows for the aft balcony. Depending upon the size of the vessel and the levels allotted to the design, you may be able to have a balcony or access to the stern of the boat directly from your aft cabin. On bow configured cabin spaces this is not an option as it would undoubtedly interfere with the design of the hull. Consequently, the exception to this rule would be on super and mega-yachts for sale where there is a whole different configuration to the sleeping arrangements.
Because of the location of the cabin, the aft cabin boats for sale have a quitter stateroom. The traffic in boats is usually constrained to the console and to the bow of the ship. On traditional bow layout boats, the traffic on these areas can lend to a substantial amount of noise. However, since the aft cabins are behind the console and not a part of the bow, the likelihood of excessive noise from the deck is reduced.
Clarification of terms
When looking at express cabins as well as sailboats, particularly those which have an LOA over 40’, you may find that there is a duality to the cabin/stateroom terms. For example, you may find that a boat has a bow stateroom as well as a port aft cabin or a starboard aft cabin. For those who are not familiar with boating terminology, this may be somewhat confusing. Aft simply refers to the back or rear of the boat. Therefore, if you find a boat for sale, which offers an aft port or an aft starboard cabin as well as a bow stateroom, it simply means that in addition to the bow layout an additional cabin space is located on either the port or the starboard side of the boat, respectively.
What types of Aft cabin boats are for sale?
There are several brands of boats that offer the aft cabin. Some of these include the Young Sunrise 40’ yacht, the Carver Californian, Silverton Motor yacht, Bayliner 40’ Motor yachts, Hatteras Double Cabin, Bayliners, Sabreline Trawler, Sea Ray Aft Motor yachts, and Viking Double Cabins. On most of the Yachts listed here, many have a distinctive stern feature. This is a boxed or enclosed backing on the stern or a dedicated covered seating area. The convertible boats tend not to have the boxed aft, but it depends upon the manufacturer.
Aft cabin boats for sale start at around $50K for a 20 to 30-foot boat manufactured in the 90s to the upper hundred thousand. As expected, the larger you go with the boat, the more packaging and features included, and the newer the model the more expensive the boat will be.
Where to find Aft cabin boats for sale?
If you are interested in purchasing an aft cabin boat for sale, Vessel Vendor would love to help pair you with your dream boat. Vessel Vendor specializes in pre-owned boats from boat enthusiasts. Our listings include boats and yachts from the top manufacturers in the world. To find out more about a manufacturer, brand, or model, please visit our pages for boat reviews, manufacturer summaries, and our location pages (specifically designed to help you find the right boat for your area).
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