Cruisers 5370
JULY 2001
Length overall 58'
Beam 16"
Draft  42"
Displacement 45,000 lb
Fuel Capacity 700 gals
Water Capacity 150 gals
Standard power  Twin CAT 3406E 800 HP diesels

The owner's stateroom (left) has all the comforts of a luxury suite. The quality of the interior workmanship shines through in the gleaming varnish of the solid teak dining table and the cabinets of the entertainment center in the saloon (center). The main saloon (right) is spacious, thanks to the 16' beam and the well-designed floor plan. The coffee table in the foreground rises and expands to make a large dining table.

This is the biggest boat ever built by Cruisers Yachts, and it's obvious that they pulled out all the stops in order to make a big impression on yacht owners and yacht oglers alike. And at just a tad under 60 feet and just a squeak over a million, they've provided a lot of what it takes to be an eye-catching head-turner as well as a premium party platform for elegant entertaining afloat.

Start with that sleek profile, the long, long bow, the swept-forward radar arch and the slight bulges along the walkarounds that suggest well-muscled shoulders. The lines project power, and that image comes to life when you crank up the twin 3406E 800-HP Catarpillar diesels. These behemoths reside in a cavernous engine room accessible through a hatch in the lounge deck sole. The generator, heating and air-conditioning units are standard features, along with the automatic fire-extinguisher system.

The helm is a space-age affair, with the adjustable wheel to starboard and room on the wrap-around dash for the optional Northstar 962 DGPS, Furuno 1932 MK II radar, Robertson Ap22 autopilot, plus the monitors for the twin Cats. Hydraulic steering is standard, as are the trim tabs and, of course, the stereo/CD player.

A massively framed windshield wraps around the helm deck, allowing room for walkaround decks on either side, leading up to the expansive foredeck, where sun pad cushions lie snapped in place via indentations molded into the deck. The sun pads even have their own Clarion speakers.

Aft of the twin pilots' chairs is a cabinet containing an optional electric barbecue grill and sink. This faces the lounge deck, which is equipped with a bar and a standard refrigerator/ice maker. A sickle-shaped settee becomes a sun pad with a filler piece that pulls out from under the seat and sets itself into place with the flick of a switch, like something you'd find in James Bond's bachelor pad. A removable table gets stored neatly in its own hatch behind the barbecue. The lounge and helm decks are protected by a standard Bimini top and enclosures.

Steps lead down to the expansive swim platform, where there's yet another comfortably cushioned lounge facing aft athwart the transom. Another neat option, a large, hydraulic lift, hides neatly under a hatch, ready to help haul or launch yacht tenders or personal watercraft.

Down below, the saloon is nothing shy of expansive, thanks not only to the 16-foot beam, but also to the thoughtful flow of the design and imaginative use of available space. The cabinetry is all solid cherry, with beautifully burled panels in all the doors and the paneling covering the large refrigerator and freezer. The galley counter seems to meander along the port side. The Corian covers a three-burner stovetop and twin stainless sinks. There's a big microwave/convection oven above and loads of storage in the cupboards and cabinets.

The galley counter merges into a serving and dining counter area with two bar stools and a 32-inch TV and DVD/CD changer. You can watch from a huge sectional couch spanned by matching recliners. The long, wooden coffee table rises and expands for a dining table that could easily seat eight. The bulkheads and ceilings are covered in a light faux leather, and in the center of the ceiling, braced by two circular hatches, is a round mirror etched with a compass rose. This drops out of a wooden panel and covers a central air duct, providing warm or cool air strategically from the middle of the room.

The guest stateroom is forward, but ranks with what would pass for the owner's stateroom on another yacht. It's equipped with a full island berth with tiered shelves on either side, a deep, cedar-lined hanging locker and its own entertainment center. An attractive circular hatch over the berth lets in plenty of light and air. A door leads in the day head, with its ceramic-tiled floor, Corian counter, and black sink and toilet. A huge shower stall has room for a seat.

The entrance to the owner's stateroom is aft from the saloon and down one step. The queen-sized berth faces an entertainment center behind burled wooden cabinet doors, and there's not just a hanging locker, but a real walk-in closet , cedar lined, of course. The head here is also ceramic tiled and has yet another large, separate shower stall.

There are three interior plan options, including a three-stateroom layout and a two-stateroom plan with or without a separate office space. As if this weren't enough, you can also get a dishwasher, washer/dryer, bow thruster, and even custom fitted sheets to go along with your new yacht.