Cruisers 45 Cantius

Game-Changing Open Layout Boat Design Features Fully Integrated Retractable Sunshade System as Factory-Install Option; Automated System Extends from Hardtop for Complete Cockpit Shade Coverage

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 15, 2012 – SureShade, the designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, was proudly showcased as a factory-install option on the brand new 45 Cantius during a private unveiling at the Cruisers Yachts 2013 Annual International Dealer Meeting in Sturgeon Bay, WI July 30 – August 1, 2012.

Intended to bring the outside to the inside, the 45 Cantius offers a newly designed open floor plan that is perfectly complemented by the SureShade retractable sunshade system which automatically extends shade comfort from the hardtop to the entire cockpit lounge area of the boat. At a touch of a button, the sunshade extends to protect guests from the elements with an additional 6 feet of shade in the cockpit – whether entertaining at the dock or cruising to new destinations. The integrated factory installation comes complete with a custom fiberglass end cap to allow the shade to seamlessly retract back into the hardtop and virtually disappear when not needed.

“Cruisers Yachts has truly upped the ante for the express cruiser segment by integrating our automated shade system within the innovative and stylish layout of the 45 Cantius,” says Dana Russikoff, SureShade business leader and co-founder. “Express boaters are looking for the perfect combination of style, performance, comfort and convenience. The 45 Cantius with the automated shade system is a game changer and elevates the boating experience to a whole new level.”

Cruisers Yachts dealers attending the annual meeting expressed enthusiasm for the availability of the automated sunshade option on the new 45 Cantius. Ryan Crate of Crate’s Marine in Keswick Canada stated, “We have sold and installed the SureShade system as an aftermarket option on several boat models already, and we are thrilled to see that it will be available as a factory-install integrated option on the 45 Cantius.”

The 45 Cantius is the first model in the Cruisers Yachts Cantius line to feature a factory-installed automated shade option by SureShade, and the 41 and 48 models are expected to be modified to accommodate the integrated shade option.

“The automated shade system allows us to maintain a flagship feature of the Cantius line – no canvas to fret over,” said Jon Viestenz, product manager at Cruisers Yachts. “Boaters can enjoy the full open floor plan layout of the 45 Cantius in complete shade comfort from the hardtop to the cockpit, without the need to contend with canvas.”

The private unveiling of the new 45 Cantius at the annual dealer meeting will be followed by a highly anticipated public debut at the 53rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 25-29, 2012.

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