About Cruising (power) boats for sale
Purchasing a Cruising power boat for sale
Cruising power boats have a streamline design which focuses on the speed and the agility of the vessel upon the open seas. Most of the Cruiser power boats for sale are 21’-45’ LOA. Cruising power boats are inboard powered, have cabins for overnight adventures, and are layouts encourage socialization and entertainment. If you yearn for adventure and comfort as well as power and performance in your next boat, the cruising power boat may be for you.Read More
Sterndrive inboard engines provide maximum thrust for the compact size of these vessels. Although cruising power boats are not large yachts, they do utilize the same type of engines as the larger vessels. CAT, MerCruiser, and Cummins are among the most common engines for the boats. Average cruising speed of, Cruiser Power boats is around 44 mph depending on the brand and agility of the vessel. Because of the inboard power of the boat, passengers can use the transom of the boat. Many cruisers, therefore, have diving or swim decks. Access to the decks, and availability, will vary depending on the brand chosen.
Navigation and console configuration
Generally, the navigation of the cruiser is from a right side console. Some boats may incorporate the dual console design, but even in these situations, the controls will be on the right to help with steering and turns. The bridge of the cruiser power boats for sale tend to have wrap around windshields. Depending upon the model that you choose, the bridge may be fully enclosed or mimic the flybridge design.
Most cruiser power boats have ample space for dual touch LED screens, radar, and social upgrades, such as speakers and USB/Phone port add-ons.
Unlike cabin cruisers and the full sized yachts, the cruiser power boats for sale have a limited stern area. While there is ample room for lounging, the primary focus is not on the external seating, though this is a consideration on any craft, but rather on the interior accommodations. Therefore, when the LOA is increased, potential buyers are more apt to see the bow extended and more cabin space become available than he or she is to see additional room on the stern of the vessel.
Sleeping onboard a cruising power boat is a comfortable experience. Layout for the interior will vary depending on the LOA and the brand of the vessel. One thing however that will be the same across most brands is the option of the bow stateroom. This space can be either a standard full-size berth, scissor berths, or even a convertible dining space. Cruising Power boats maintain a deep V hull configuration which allows for additional head space.
Most models emphasize natural light within interior spaces. This is accomplished through either windows in the hull and skylights in the bow of the boat. Due to the skylight, the bow is limited to the amount of seating and lounge configurations available, although certain brands may have hard covers for the sunlight when not in use to allow for bow access from the main deck while not risking injury or damage.
Luxurious seating is a part of the cruising power boat experience. Seating arrangement options include convertible lounge spaces and dining areas. Seating arrangement options include, convertible lounge spaces and dining areas. Some models house a specialized rear seating structure that can be converted into an aft facing seats, forward facing seat, or flattened to make a full lounge space.
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Depending on the LOA of the boat will determine the amenities boaters are able to get. Options such as summer kitchens, convertible dining spaces, and specialized flat screen televisions in the helm station can be standard features or have to be added for an additional fee. When purchasing your cruiser power boat, be sure to specify the need for any of these features.
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Prices for Cruiser Power Boats can easily reach $100,000+ on the new market, but the abundance of this style of boat has left the pre-owned market flooded with available models. Vessel Vendor should always be your first stop to gain the most value for any purchase without sacrificing on necessary features.
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