cabin cruisers

Life is good on a cabin cruiser. Creature comforts include a galley or kitchen, a head or toilet, and one or more berths or sleeping areas. Don’t be surprised to find air conditioning, heating, hot water, electrical power from a generator, and a hookup for quick access to shore power.

Cabin cruisers with sterndrive power, sometimes called inboard/outboards, are popular in inland waters and range in length from 24 to 40 feet. Saltwater boaters sometimes favor inboard drive, finding it easier to maintain in that trickier environment. With inboard power, the engine and propeller provide straight-ahead pushing, while a rudder directs the force and the boat’s travel. Fewer parts are immersed in corrosive salt water. But, dockside handling requires different techniques than sterndrives, which are steerable in forward and reverse.

Quick Stats

  • overnight cruising
  • day cruising
  • N/A Max
  • 26 - 75 ft
  • inboard engine
  • sterndrive engine
  • not trailerable