Designed as a “pilothouse cutter”, the Kanter 53 was initially created for a British yachtsman who yearned for a vessel that exuded beauty and speed. Beyond its style and performance, the Kanter 53 also boasts the safety and comfort expected of a world-class yacht.
As performance and ease of operation are crucial to the success of a cruising yacht, the Kanter 53 was designed to be a pleasure to pilot, in good weather or bad.
Designed by Dieter Empacher, a leading international naval architect, the hull form of the Kanter 53 guarantees an excellent reaching boat while keeping the entrance of the waterline fine for good upwind capability. The keel has been designed for maximum lift and the low-wetted surface ensures good light-air performance, though it can be modified to meet each owner’s individual draft requirements. With her easy handling, the Kanter 53 is a comfortable day-sailor or an impressive self-contained long-distance ocean cruiser.
The hull, deck and superstructure of the Kanter 53 are one welded unit, constructed from aluminum marine alloy. Welded, watertight aluminum bulkheads fore and aft make for an incredibly strong, safe craft. The hull design features integral storage tanks for water and fuel below the sole. This makes for a double-skinned hull for additional safety and enhanced cruising comfort while lowering the craft’s centre of gravity to reduce the angle of heeling.