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Aft cabin boats generally refer to cruiser-style yachts that feature sleeping accommodations towards the helm or cockpit area. These boats typically offer the owner a bit of privacy between the guest cabin and the main suite, especially if the main cabin is forward in the bow. Aft Cabin boats and yachts range anywhere from 25 to over 60 feet in length and could include either inboard or stern drive engines. Typically aft cabin boats do not have outboard engines, however new boat builders have lately been adding outboard power to almost everything! United Yacht Sales has the expertise and team across the country to help you find the perfect Aft Cabin Cruiser.

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photo of 73' Cheoy Lee 73 Fast MY 1983

73' Cheoy Lee 73 Fast MY 1983

Palmetto, Florida, United States

photo of 66' Marlow Explorer w/ 77 LOA 2017

JOAN'S RONDEVOUS

66' Marlow Explorer w/ 77 LOA 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

photo of 65' Sunseeker Manhattan 65 2016

65' Sunseeker Manhattan 65 2016

Florida, United States

photo of 57' Chris-Craft 57 Constellation 1968

PYRAT

57' Chris-Craft 57 Constellation 1968

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

photo of 50' Azimut 50 Flybridge 2018

50' Azimut 50 Flybridge 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

photo of 48' Nova Yachtfish 1986

FOLLY

48' Nova Yachtfish 1986

Bremerton, Washington, United States

photo of 45' Custom Hong Kong Junk 1983

45' Custom Hong Kong Junk 1983

Singapore

United Listing
photo of 44' Hatteras Motoryacht Tri-Cabin 1970

44' Hatteras Motoryacht Tri-Cabin 1970

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

United Listing
photo of 42' Chris-Craft Catalina 1987

SUMMER WIND

42' Chris-Craft Catalina 1987

Gulfport, Mississippi, United States

United Listing
photo of 42' Sea Ray Aft Cabin 1997

PISCES PLAY IV

42' Sea Ray Aft Cabin 1997

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

United Listing
photo of 42' Carver 405 Aft Cabin 1997

SEA TRIAL

42' Carver 405 Aft Cabin 1997

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

photo of 42' Custom Camargue 1989

GOOD LIFE

42' Custom Camargue 1989

Stuart, Florida, United States

United Listing
photo of 41' Hunter 410 2002

MREMBO

41' Hunter 410 2002

Fort Pierce, Florida, United States

United Listing
photo of 41' Chris-Craft Flush Deck 1973

41' Chris-Craft Flush Deck 1973

Punta Gorda, Florida, United States

United Listing
photo of 40' Carver 405 Aft Cabin 1997

40' Carver 405 Aft Cabin 1997

New Bern, North Carolina, United States

If privacy between owner and guests aboard is on your ‘must have’ list, have we got the perfect idea—an aft cabin motor yacht which will fulfill your ‘wish list’ requests. This style cruiser’s unique design commonly prioritizes living arrangements above performance or style. Customarily, it’s designed with the sleeping quarters aft, just behind the cockpit. At times, the main cabin is situated forward or—if it’s a center cockpit layout, then it will sit beneath the cockpit. Looking for lots of extra cabin space as the main goal, then this is a fit… keep in mind there will be a smaller on-deck area when going this route. An aft cabin boat is a match for overnight and extended cruisers along with those looking to liveaboard. Double berths are the norm with the latest models offering a dose of practicality with beneficial layouts such as twin over-and-under single berths popular with those parent boat shoppers and - of course - their lucky kids.

Some prominent builders of aft cabin boats and yachts are:

Looking for a downside to aft cabin cruisers? Some builders have had issues with poor ventilation. And only a handful of aft cabins provide great cross ventilation, making it an undesirable choice for owners looking to cruise the tropics, quite stuffy when journeying in the rain or even just when underway. Compared to other style cruisers, the aft cabin isn’t as popular as an express, sedan or even a convertible. With all the focus on the interior, owners are limited in its applications. 

Those looking for a trade-off when it comes to choosing interior volume over performance and outside space, this boat’s for you! You’ll cash in with an uber comfortable, extra roomy cabin area for you and your guests. But if deck play is the goal, this type of boat disqualifies.

The aft cabin’s high point is her ability to make tremendous use of her amazing full beam width, with its extra spacious, over-sized cabin. And with her salon, galley & dinette standing between the aft & forward cabins, family and friends can enjoy their own private zones.

Onboard an aft cabin boat you’ll get to enjoy a flybridge. Keep in mind, this boat will have those aboard climbing stairs or a small ladder to access her cockpit area and then more steps -again, to get to the helm. The central part of the boat, houses the engine — typically beneath the living room floor. Two models that fit this description are the Carver 456 or Meridian 408 - for example.

One other standout aft cabin beauty is the Bavaria E40 Fly which offers full displacement cruising and an aft cabin in a classy 40ft package.

Her D4 300 engine allows you the ability to cruise at 10 knots as opposed to hitting all record top speeds. Flat out she reaches 15 knots with 10 knots being the speed where the boat is most comfortable.

The helm is located aft in the wheelhouse and mounted centrally with the dinette seating stretching out ahead of it. The bench seat at the helm seats up to three people in face forward direction leaving the skipper at the center of the activities.

Not providing a huge amount of space to play with on the top deck other than the small spot of seating and table, the guests will be better fit to enjoy cocktails and bites rather than an expansive meal.

On her flybridge, there is a small sunpad aft. But —to get excited…take a look inside.
This model offers the two-cabin layout, but —if you wish, you can separate the aft double into a pair of twins for more sleeping space or charter use.

Her twin cabin layout offers space and privacy. Both cabins feature comfortable double beds and ensuite access to private bathrooms. The forward cabin’s highlight is her split shower room and toilet.

The full-beam master ensuite aft is central to the E40’s appeal.Being beautiful, sturdy and strong, she draws you in and keeps you there with her frugal cruising, aft cabin privacy, practical decks, a bright saloon and all at good value.