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.
PRE-OWNED Aft Cabin Boats
63' Viking Motor Yacht 1989
Little River, South Carolina, United States
54' Sea Ray Sundancer 2013
53' Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht 1980
Mystic, Connecticut, United States
52' Hatteras Sport 1999
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
51' Riviera 51 Flybridge 2008
Marathon, Florida, United States
BORN TO BE WILD
48' Sea Ray 48 Sundancer 2008
North Miami, Florida, United States
48' Californian 48 Motor Yacht 1986
North East, Maryland, United States
48' Fairline Targa 48 GT 2015
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.
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