Depending on the model, 14-meter motorboats are generally suitable for both day trips and longer cruises. There are some that are more sporty, others that are more focused on cruising comfort, and even units that can be used as real second homes. In this review we see 8 models that well represent the market in this range between absolute novelties of the last year and not only.
Cranchi A46 Luxury Tender – 14.25 m
This model is definitely one of the best walk-arounds of the market. The “Made in Italy” and Cranchi’s experience in this model combine with one of the hottest trends on the market. It starts with a very well thought-out hull (designed by Aldo Cranchi), a deck plan conceived by someone who knows the needs of sea-goers inside out (Cranchi’s Study and Research Centre) and then the attention to aesthetics and detail, followed by Christian Grande. The result? A boat with clean horizontal lines, without excess, but with a strong character. The IPS engine gives this model stability, comfortable cruising and interesting consumption.
Rio Daytona 46 – 14.9 m
The new Rio Daytona 46 follows in the footsteps of the Rio Daytona 34. Almost 15 metres long, this walkaround features a central helm station to maximize the space available on deck. With this in mind, the configuration also includes an aft cockpit (with sundeck). The tender can be stowed underneath. The stern platform, also present with outboard propulsion, provides the possibility of having a tenderlift.
At the same time, following a popular trend in this size, there are two folding terraces in the side. These increase the surface area available and give the feeling of being on board a larger boat.
Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 – 14.78 m
One of the latest additions to the Beneteau range, the GT 45 is a very livable and versatile cruiser. Suitable for both day trips and short cruises, it is also capable of delivering interesting speeds. Its strength, however, lies in its great liveability both above and below deck. With large windows, a large sunpad and U-shaped cockpit seating, it is designed to maximise conviviality and life on board, both inside and out.
De Antonio D46 – 14 m
On the market it is positioned just below the flagship, the De Antonio D50. It is available in two versions: the D46 Cruiser which, as the name suggests, is “all weather”, thanks to the helm station being sheltered by a superstructure. It is therefore suitable for those who want to sail in both winter and summer, always in maximum comfort; and the D46 Open, perfect for those looking for a more summery and aesthetically sporty boat. It is an immediately recognizable model, with a muscly look and plenty of power. Both models reach and exceed 46 knots of speed, thanks to the outboards “hidden” under the stern sundeck.
A true trademark of the shipyard, outboards make it possible to combine ease of use and performance with greater comfort below deck. The great thing is that, despite this type of propulsion, the boat still retains all the comforts that are typical of inboard-powered boats (with sterndeck).
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Invictus TT460 – 14.27 m
The Invictus flagship is the TT 460, 14.27 meters long. Among the most elegant on the market, this model stands out and is instantly recognizable as part of the Invictus family. Style and sophistication are combined here with performance: two Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines are on board the new TT460.
Characterising the profile of this new Invictus powerboat is, from bow to midships, the windscreen, which finds continuity in the carbon fibre hardtop.
Azimut Verve 47 – 14.5 m
The Verve 47 is perhaps the sportiest boat of this selection. With up to 1,800 outboard horsepower, it has already become a cult model in America. It embraces the trend of folding swim platforms and makes the exteriors its privileged area with a large open space area in the aft cockpit, where the galley is also located. Below deck, the sleeping zone consists of six berths: two in the forward master cabin, two in the aft cabin and another two in the dinette. There is also a head on board with a separate shower.
Sessa Marine C47 – 14.27
Looking for a boat that will take you on a summer cruise but is also suitable for winter sailing? One of Sessa Marine’s latest innovations is called Sessa C47 and was created to satisfy owners looking for space on board, both on and below deck.
The new Sessa Marine C47 is a 14-metre boat that focuses strongly on space on board. We visited it at the Venice Boat Show.
Absolute 48 Coupé – 14.9 m
ABSOLUTE 48 COUPÉ Absolute inaugurates the Coupé range with the new Absolute 48, which made her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Sporty lines, Absolute spirit, ecological soul. With this model, the boatyard is aiming to enter a new market, one that is more sporty but still luxurious. This coupé fully reflects the shipyard’s DNA in a new kind of boat. Maximum liveability, therefore, both in the cockpit and in the saloon with its large windows for light and air. Outside, the opening of the side flaps offers a direct view of the sea. Powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines, she will have a cruising speed of 25 knots and a maximum speed of around 30 knots.