Top-level luxury and long-distance cruising from this fully customisable steel boat

Product Overview


  • Totally bespoke interior, quality fit-out, massive flybridge, huge lazaratte


  • Marred visibility from inside help, strong euro


Aquanaut Global Voyager 1700


Price as reviewed:


Aquanaut have mixed top-level luxury with long-distance cruising practicality on
a roomy but surprisingly sleek design, along with some lovely touches that will make using this boat a joy.

The Global Voyager is a limited-edition RCD Category A model, bespoke-built for customers who want to go trans-ocean in style. Cue large tank capacities, hydraulic stabilisers and either single or twin Perkins engines.

The flybridge has a high spray screen, sink with drinking water and a simple but safe, wind-free and private floor-level sunlounger.

Aquanaut have installed a swivelling passenger seat up at the dashboard that initially looks quite clumsy, but in fact really makes the link between helmsman and passengers.

With bow and stern thrusters, getting in and out of berths is no problem, and once out in open water the Perkins engines were steady through the revs up to a maximum of 2,250hp and about 10 knots.

The big thing, though, is the level of customisation available. The only room you can’t fiddle with is the engineroom – apart from that, you’re given more or less free rein to design your own boat.


For those who seek a real floating home, this high-quality steel vessel from Holland should suit


Displacement:35 tonnes light
Top Speed:9.8 knots
Fuel Capacity:275 imp gallons (1,250 litres)
Beam:16ft 9in (5.10m)
Cruising Speed:7 knots
Water Capacity:275 imp gallons (1,250 litres)
Air Draught:12ft 4in (3.75m)
RCD Category:A/B (owner's spec)
Length Overall:56ft 3in (17.15m)
Engines:Twin 148hp Perkins M150
Range:2,500 miles