A yacht for$ 1.5 Million draws crowds

News 4 February, 2018
  • Photo Catherine Montambeault
    The Cruisers Cantius 45, a yacht of 45 feet, has a kitchen with a lunch counter, a guest bedroom and a spacious cockpit.

    Catherine Montambeault

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 22:32

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    A crowd of curious was the queue on Saturday to visit the luxury yacht worth $ 1.5 million, which stood imposingly in the middle of the Place Bonaventure.

    “We could never afford something like that, but it’s good to dream from time to time !” noted Micheline Paré, a passionate fishing and boating.

    The Cruisers Cantius 45 boat the more costly and most imposing ever presented at the Salon of the boat and water sports, which is being held this weekend in Montreal.

    Photo Catherine Montambeault


    Measuring 45 feet long and 14 feet high, the yacht was even almost did not pass through the garage door leading to the exhibition room.

    “There was an inch between the boat and the top of the door. You can’t go bigger than that, ” said Alain Roy, director general of the Association maritime du Québec (AMQ).

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    “Like an apartment “

    With its two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and spacious cockpit, the Cruisers Cantius 45 has to excite lovers of water sports. The boat is even equipped with a washer, a dryer, a electric stove, an oven, a microwave and a flat-screen tv.

    “It is completely self sufficient in energy, it is the first time I see it, said Mr Roy. There’s a generator inside, so it can run on electricity, be it for sound, air-conditioning, etc “

    “It’s really like an apartment : you can live there, he continued. With a boat like that, you can go to Florida, to sail in the Great Lakes… there are no limits ! “

    Despite the hefty price tag of the yacht, several potential buyers serious would have already presented at the fair, according to Alain Roy.

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    Overnight in the yacht

    A couple of Mercier, in Montérégie, has had the chance to sleep inside the Cruisers Cantius 45 last night, thanks to a competition organised by the boat Show. Jean Béchard and his wife were able, by the same occasion, visit the exhibition at their own pace, just the two of us.

    “I love boats since I was young, then it’s going to be special to spend the night in a boat as luxurious,” said Mr. Béchard Saturday.

    “At this point, I have a 32 feet, but I hope to be able to get me a yacht like this one day. But it won’t be tomorrow morning ! ” added the 53 year old man laughing.

    The watercraft is celebrating its 50 years

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    The first watercraft, marketed by Bombardier in 1968, is at a boat Show this weekend.


    Two times faster than its creation, the craft has become, over the decades, a gear on the cutting edge of technology.

    “There is almost nothing that has remained the same over time. Now, everything works electronically, so that the first watercraft were mechanical, ” says Simon Butcher, product specialist at BRP.

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the watercraft, the quebec-based company BRP this weekend, the boat Show and water sports, the first seadoo jet ever traded.

    Launched in 1968, the sea-doo watercraft Sea-Doo yellow and black was equipped with an engine of 18 horsepower and was designed to reach a speed of approximately 45 km/h.

    “But at that time, the sales had not risen, so Bombardier had stopped the marketing of the watercraft a few years later,” says Mr. Boucher.

    It was not until 1988, that is, 20 years later, that the watercraft “modern” is born, causing a craze major in the world of water sports.

    Today, the watercraft more fast of BRP have a power of 300 horsepower, and can reach 105 km/h. Their V-hull makes a lot more ergonomic and their engines four times are more quiet and fuel efficient.

    “And of course, it has integrated technology vehicles, points out Simon Boucher. We can have a sound system Bluetooth fully waterproof and a storage for cell phone with USB charger built in. “