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Used Aft Cabin Boats For Sale

photo of 70' Hatteras 1988

70' Hatteras 1988

$ 250,000

Stuart, United States

photo of 63' Viking Motor Yacht 1989

63' Viking Motor Yacht 1989

$ 475,000

Little River, United States

photo of 60' Viking 60 Cockpit Sport Yacht 1996

60' Viking 60 Cockpit Sport Yacht 1996

$ 329,900

Palmetto, United States

photo of 56' Carver 564 Motor Yacht Aft Cabin 2002

56' Carver 564 Motor Yacht Aft Cabin 2002

$ 129,000

Portland, United States

photo of 55' Viking 55 Convertible 2013

55' Viking 55 Convertible 2013

$ 2,149,000

Pensacola, United States

United Listing
photo of 54' Hatteras Motoryacht 1987

54' Hatteras Motoryacht 1987

$ 210,000

Savannah, United States

photo of 54' Sea Ray Sundancer 2013

54' Sea Ray Sundancer 2013

$ 749,000

Cancun, Mexico

photo of 53' Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht 1980

53' Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht 1980

$ 144,500

Mystic, United States

photo of 52' Hatteras Sport 1999

52' Hatteras Sport 1999

$ 385,000

Miami Beach, United States

photo of 51' Riviera 51 Flybridge 2008

51' Riviera 51 Flybridge 2008

$ 649,999

Marathon, United States

photo of 50' Absolute 50 Fly 2019

50' Absolute 50 Fly 2019

$ 1,060,000

Manhattan, United States

photo of 50' Custom Trawler 1991

50' Custom Trawler 1991

$ 144,900

Little River, United States


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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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.