When only comfort matters: four “extreme” cruising boats


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Soaring edges, imposing deckhouses, “beach house”-style interior volumes, and everything you could need to live comfortably aboard: if performance is not your priority but instead your need is to have a boat that serves as a summer home, then you are really looking for an “extreme” cruising model. We have selected a few on the used market, wandering through the many offerings at Topboatmarket. All of them are boats that spare nothing in terms of comfort and offer everything you could look for in terms of comfort, while still giving up significant sail performance.

Hanse 400
More than 700 were built of this 12-meter scanty characterized by an open stern and a large wheel, as well as larger windows to make the rooms well-lit. These are just some of the features of this 40-footer from the German shipyard Hanse designed by Judel&Vrolijk. A boat that offers the cruiser an easy-to-steer craft with decent performance when the wind comes up. Below deck, various solutions with two variations of lounge furniture and three for the bow. A version with three cabins and a large bathroom is appropriate. FIND A USED HANSE 400 HERE

Sun Odyssey 43
A balanced hull for a docile boat and an apt line for this 13-meter, produced from 1999 to 2005 that was in the hit parade of best-selling pure cruising boats. It was offered with various versions of interiors, from two to four cabins. The cockpit is very comfortable, with the choice of two rudder wheels being a novelty then.

Bavaria 44
It is part of a generation of boats from the German shipyard that has been very successful not only because of its attractive price, but also because of its streamlined design, thanks to its not-too-high freeboard with accentuated slips, a counterintuitive feature for boats with these characteristics. The highlight of the Bavaria 44, produced from 2001 to 2005, is the very comfortable cockpit with two helm wheels.

Beneteau Sense 50
French hull lines, designed by the Berret Racopeau studio for Beneteau, but deck and interiors the result of Italian excellence (by the Nauta studio): above all, the interiors are the real strength of this 14.98-meter-long flagship launched in 2010. An immense living area, brightly lit thanks to the glass windows built into the structure of the deckhouse. A new way of experiencing the sea, made of “monohulls,” monohulls with interior environments comparable to those of catamarans.



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