Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck is the model inbetween Open and Weekend versions. It proves that compromise can work very well.
Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck seems to be the perfect choice for who can’t decide between the day cruiser version 755 Open and the one with the cabin and a tall superstructure, 755 Weekend. It features a comfy cabin, but also large sun beds, a cosy dinette, and a sporty attitude as the look suggests.
Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck: deck and cabin
Having a cabin doesn’t mean that Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck is not livable outside. The foredeck, despite quite raised, is there to be enjoyed. The solarium is well protected by a tall and sturdy guardrail so to be used also during navigation. The anchor winch beneath the flooring is another touch of comfort. Access from the back is granted by two steps up from the cockpit and the handrail that frames the windshield.
The dashboard is the same of 755 Open and features a catchy design: sporty yet functional as it can house all the electronics needed for long-range navigation.
A useful awning will protect the cockpit is the hottest hours, but unfortunately its structure doesn’t hide in a recess, thus hindering the exterior look of the boat.
The living area is in the cockpit itself: a kitchenette to starboard with grill, sink and refrigerator serves a dinette where the settees are a full beam sofa and the pilot’s and co-pilot’s seats, which turn 180 degrees. Access to the water is granted by a passage to port and the two swim platforms on both sides of the engine.
The real plus of Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck is the cabin: two berths turning into a double bed but also into a belowdecks dinette. Headroom is fine, and the space in general is good for a cruise for two.
Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck: the test with four different Mercury engines
As we did with 755 Open we focus our attention on four of the six outboards available in bundle with Quicksilver Active 755 Open. We cover the full range of power, from the 150HPof the naturally aspirated F150 to the 200, 250 and 300 HP powersteps of three different supercharged Verados. The propellers are three-blade, steel Enertia Eco: 14” for the smallest engine, 15” for the ones in the middle and 16” for the top Verado.
The tests from the boatyard highlight a 12 knot gap between the two extremes, with a difference in weight of just 100 Kilograms: 2340 to 2440 Kg, including some 400 Kg of extra gear and fluids to simulate a real world navigation. Let’s not forget as well that Quicksilver Active 755 SunDeck can carry up to eight passengers so these figures can still vary a lot.
So, which engine should we go for? It depends. If the owner prefers daytime cruising with no need for speed and a few guests on board, the F150 is the perfect choice. If, on the other hand, the use of the boat will be mainly with many passengers on board and much gear for water sports, then more horsepower (and speed) is necessary and the Verado range is there to satisfy these needs.
And, let’s not forget the money factor: the difference in price between the two extremes is around € 10,000 (+ taxes), and the fuel consumption is different as well. At cruising speed (around 20 knots) the gap is little, but when more power is needed the Verado can provide plenty at the cost of many liters per hour.
Sure thing, with any engine the build quality and hull design of Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck will grant a safe navigation even in rough conditions.
Wanna see the real differences between the Quicksilver Active 755 versions? Chek our test of 755 Open and 755 Weekend.
The numbers of Quicksilver Activ 755 SunDeck
Length overall 7.23 m (23ft 9in)
Length hull 6.95 m (22ft 10in)
Beam 2.55 m (8ft 4in)
Displacement 1468 Kg
Max output 300 HP
Fuel reserve 280 l (73 US gal)
Fresh water reserve 80 l (21 US gal)
CE design category C
Performance with Mercury F150 EFI
Performance with Mercury F200 Verado
Performance with Mercury F250 Verado
Performance with Mercury F300 Verado
Indicative prices (VAT not included)
Mercury F150 EFI € 32,500
Mercury F175 Verado € 35,300
Mercury F200 Verado € 35,800
Mercury F225 Verado € 36,600
Mercury F250 Verado € 38,000
Mercury F300 Verado € 40,100