Named after the beautiful tropical flowers with which it shares its name, the Kanter Bougainvillaea 54 is a stunningly fast, incredibly stylish off-shore, long-distance cruising yacht. Beyond her speed and great stability, the Bougainvillaea 54 also boasts remarkable safety and a level of opulent comfort that is unique to the Bougainvillaea series of yachts.
The Bougainvillaea 54’s exceptional performance is the result of her impressively light displacement as well as her aggressively bulbed keel and optional water ballast.
The keel is the latest version of the elliptically bulbed shoal draft keel and places the ballast far lower than would be the case with a traditional keel for exceptional stability. The combination of her light weight and high-tech keel enables the Bougainvillaea 54 to be carried up into wind speeds that yield truly exhilarating sailing speeds.
Noted naval architect Chuck Paine derived the design of the Bougainvillaea 54 from single-handed offshore racing concepts and believes that a yacht should be fast enough to outrun a storm yet strong enough to sail through one. To accomplish this goal, the Bougainvillaea 54 is built using high-strength, welded -alloy construction, with a combined hull, deck and superstructure.
Two welded, watertight aluminum bulkheads make the Bougainvillaea 54 an incredibly strong and safe craft, while the hull design creates integral storage tanks for water and fuel below the sole, effectively creating double-bottom construction and safety.