Divorce makes this seller highly motivated and this represents an amazing opportunity to purchase an exquist 477/497 Sports Sedan by Cruisers Yachts at a fraction of its original cost before things change give us a call. With only 160 original hours of usage this like new yacht spent its first three years in the fresh waters of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. Now relocated to Boca Raton, Florida she has been placed on the market to sell.
With all of the features typically included with the Cruisers Yachts product the interior was even further improved by the direction of a professional interior designer. From the moment you step onboard the level of ongoing maintenance is apparent both outside and in.
The Navy Blue hull is accented by her white decks and the extensive assortment of accenting canvas'. Powered by the Volvo Penta D9 575 Diesel Engines she produces a powerful but economical 575 horsepower from each of the two engines which will deliver a 24 knot cruising speed and a top end speed of 30 knots.
Sleek exterior styling gives this yacht a modern look without sacificing interior space often associated with dramatic lines. The intregral staircase takes you from the cockpit to the fly bridge with ease and sure footedness. Generous fly bridge seating and even a sun lounger lets you bring the party to the upper level.
It is our pleasure and privilage to make this extremely clean Sports Sedan available for your consideration. Truly a "MUST SEE" for the serious buyer looking for a ready to go vessel for the quickly approaching southern season. Her owner is seeking reasonable offers for this incredible yacht
To schedule a personal inspection please contact Central Agent Craig R. Travis 561-212-6154 Cell
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
47 Cruisers Yachts 2007
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
LOA: 50 ft 3 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 47 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 1 in
Bridge Clearance: 16 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 39500 lbs
This article originally appeared in the June 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.
When someone calls to tell me he wants me to see a new boat that’s really different, it’s hard not to be skeptical. "Different" is a continuum; a change in nomenclature or even color may be all that’s necessary to justify it. "Really new"? To earn that description, someone’s got to come up with a whole new take on an existing concept. Well, Cruisers has. Its 477 Sport Sedan represents a rethinking of the flying-bridge motoryacht. Some may find her too different. But some of you, I promise, will look at her, slap your forehead, and say, "Now why didn’t someone think of that before?"
When Cruisers conceived of a new series of flying-bridge sedans (a 427 will debut at the 2006 Miami International Boat Show and a 527 sometime after that), it talked to a lot of boaters before it drew the first line, asking what was most important in this kind of boat. The company says it came away with three major requirements. One, they wanted a saloon with 360-degree visibility. Two, they wanted a protected flying bridge helm where the windshield really shielded them and which they could enclose without horsing around a lot of canvas. Three, they wanted a soft ride and would give up some speed in exchange for it.
Cruisers addressed those three requirements in the 477. While technically you can’t have true 360-degree visibility, the 477’s saloon comes darn close. Between the three-panel windshield, stylish side windows, and sliding glass aft-bulkhead door, there’s not much on this level you can’t see through. Stand in the U-shape galley, forward and to starboard, and you’re eye level with the side windows. Sit at the elevated eight-person dinette table directly to port, and you really can see all around you. The same is true in the saloon, a six-inch step down and aft. Whether you’re sitting on the two port-side recliners facing the standard 26-inch LCD TV or on the starboard two-person settee (with stowage drawer below), you have a view to the outside on all points.
The flying bridge is protected by a big windshield, although lacking structural mullions, it does flex a bit at times. Because the sculptured hardtop is standard, only drop canvas is needed to fully enclose the area, and optional reverse-cycle air conditioning makes it a fine place to be most any time of year. Standards like a beverage cooler drawer and aft sunpads with tilt-up ends that make them into chaise lounges enhance the area.
The ride? I wish I’d had sloppy seas to find out. But test day brought only table-flat conditions. I can tell you that in pursuit of a soft ride, Cruisers upped aft deadrise from 16 degrees to 18 and added considerable flare and a prominent spray knocker forward. And it doesn’t appear that buyers will give up much in the way of speed, as our boat, equipped with optional 575-hp Volvo Penta D9s, handily topped 31 knots and registered a cruise of 21.3 knots at 2000 rpm. Kudos to VP for these new all-electronic diesels, by the way, as they accelerated our 36,500-pound test boat to her top speed quickly, without smoke or hesitation.
Actually, driving the 477 was a surprise overall. Although she’s tall—19 feet from keel to hardtop—she wasn’t tender. I was disconcerted by her relatively quick steering and penchant for heeling into a turn like a runabout. Maybe it’s me, but it just seems like a boat that looks like this shouldn’t be able to carve a U-turn in two boat lengths at top speed. But she does and does it well, although I would like to see Cruisers slow the steering just a bit.
Even more surprising were her sound levels. Her dB readings were good, but they don’t tell the full story. This is one of the quietest boats I’ve ever tested. From the bridge I really couldn’t tell when the engines were running. Credit an underwater exhaust system with eight-inch mains and two-inch bypasses. Unfortunately, the engineers hadn’t worked out all of the bugs on our prototype, and there was an annoying vibration between 1500 and 1700 rpm due to exhaust gases ventilating the props. Cruisers says it’s got the fix: downsizing the mains to six inches to increase gas flow and versions reduce bubbles.
But what makes the 477 "really new" is a fourth requirement that somehow went unmentioned: room for stuff. She’s powered by V-drives, which put the engines beneath the 5’5"-long cockpit and allowed designers to create a 6’6"-long space beneath the saloon for all that miscellany—including real (as in nonfolding) bicycles—that you never have a place for. (On our boat it also housed the optional Splendide combo washer-dryer.) Cruisers is working on an option that includes twin berths and ports, which would turn this into a kid’s stateroom. But the only accesses to it are down through a deck hatch from the saloon and through a two-foot-wide door in the midcabin’s aft bulkhead. I had a problem envisioning that unless you’ve got really bratty kids.
Besides, the problem with V-drives is that you end up cramming the engines into a small space, right? Not really. The engine space is tight; there’s barely shoulder width between the D9s. But everything is accessible, including the Onan that’s aft. And wonder of wonders, you can actually reach the outboard sides of the engines if you crawl around behind them.
This whole configuration—big stowage space amidships with V-drive engines under the cockpit—contrasts with the typical European cruiser in which the engines live under the saloon and the space under the cockpit is a lazarette (stowage) and maybe crew’s quarters. The 477 may well appeal to Americans who generally eschew a captain on a boat of this size and tend to carry a lot more stuff than their continental counterparts. Still, it’s interesting to note that Cruisers exports some 15 percent of its production.
One other feature worth noting in the engine room is the presence of Racor’s fuel-recovery system. It’s standard, a first for me on production boats. We’ve tested this system, and it works: It really does eliminate diesel spit-backs during fueling. Hats off to Cruisers for making it standard, and I wish other manufacturers would follow suit.
That’s the kind of thinking that’s produced a truly different flying-bridge motoryacht. Too different? Will people buy it? I think cruisers—even just weekenders—will love the 477. She reminds me of the Ford Expedition that proved so popular because it allows people to leave nothing behind. And it doesn’t even offer a place to store bratty kids.
This article originally appeared in the June 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.
The Main Salon area was designed to open the space with plenty of natural light from the surrounding windows and the warmth of a home with its cherry wood cabinetry, light beige furnishings and taupe wall to wall carpeting. Accented with an array of colors that tie the space together all by the skillful direction of their professional interior designer. Windows along the port and starboard sides are covered by custom mini blinds and the brow by a removable vinyl screening attached to the outside when shade and privacy are desired. The main salon seating features an L-shaped sette to port which reclines in two independent sections while the Love Seat along the starboard side has a large sliding storage drawer beneath. Both are finished in a light beige leatherette fabric. Two plum ottomans with flip tops can serve as a snack table or foot rest.
L-shaped sofa w/ incliner to port
Love Seat settee to starboard
Entertainment center aft starboard corner w/ 27" Sole flat screen TV & Sony CD/DVD/5 disc CD changer w/ surround sound system
Large Capacity Wine cooler
Sliding glass door to cockpit
Large windows w/ blinds port & starboard
This stateroom is located forward and features a Queen Island berth with generous cabinet storage and hanging lockers. The stateroom is accented with a silver gray banding on a white background and the cherry wood cabinetry standard throughout the vessel. Custom made bed spread and multi-colored throw pillows complete the space. Fitted with a flat screen 18” Sole’ Television with networked Power Acoustik® DVD player to provide entertainment. There are two (2) elliptical shaped port-lights and a large circular overhead hatch with a privacy screen for increased ventilation and emergency egress. The cabin sole is covered with beige Berber style wall to wall carpeting and the bed sides have a medium gray ticked Corian surface. Halogen recessed high-hat lighting and accent lighting.
There is an in suite head and stall shower with bi-fold black lexan doors and upgraded plumbing fixtures. A beautiful glass “bowl” style sink set on the gray ticked Corian counter top and upgraded Moen® fixture and a vanity mirror. The head is a Tecma® Marine Toilet. The sole is finished with the gray ticked Corian.
VIP Guest Stateroom
The entry is situated to the port side of the midline passageway and is a step down leading you onto the upper level of this full beam stateroom. Along the port side wall there are three (3) large oblong port-lights just above the large vanity which runs fore and aft with lots of storage in the four draws provided towards the aft end and a small settee towards the forward end with a large mirror above creating an even larger feel to the entire stateroom. There is beige Berber style carpeting and all carpeted surfaces have custom beige Sunbrella® canvas runners for protection. Taking an additional step down from this level and looking to the starboard there are a pair in single berths with a padded insert at the head between the berths. Custom bedding and plenty of multi-colored throw pillows add a fun accent to the stateroom. Overhead above the berths there is a Sole” 15” flat screen television/DVD player. Hidden behind along the aft bulkhead is a Spendide 2000S® fully programmable combination Washer/Dryer.
There is an adjoining head with shower that also saves as a guest day-head. Like the master there is a cherry vanity with the “bowl” style sink with an upgraded Moen® fixture. The head is a Tecma® Marine Toilet. There sole has an insert of light gray ticked Corian and the white fiberglass borders.
●Berth, Island--Master Suite ●Berth, Twin Bunks (Converts to King)--Aft Stateroom With (6) Opening Vertical Portholes ●Carpeting--Cabin, With Sunbrella® Canvas Snap Down Cover ●Central Vacuum System ●Clothes Lockers, Cedar-Lined ●Custom Designer Comforters & Pillow Shams ●Dinette, Crescent-Shaped ●Hatch--Bow, Ventilating With Screen ●Mattresses, Therapeutic Foam ●Portholes / Portlights (Opening) ●Portholes / Portlights, Vertical (All Opening)—VIP Guest Stateroom ●Flexsteel Sofa/Sleeper—Salon ●Vanity With Stool--Master Suite
The galley is forward of the main salon on the same level which maintains the sense of a large area and runs fore and aft with the “U” light gray ticked granite countertop. At the aft section there are a pair of highly polished stainless steel basin sinks recessed into the countertop. Beneath the countertop there are a variety of kitchen appliances that include a Nova-Kool Freezer and a separate Nova-Kool Refrigerator, a Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher, Tappan Convection Grill/Microwave and Princess Euro Kera two (2) burner cook top. Large windows run the length of the countertop and a small cabinet above the countertop forward stroes the Black & Decker Automatic Coffee Maker. The galley sole is Teak & Holly Synthetic.
Directly across from the galley is the raised “U” shaped dinette with seating for six (6) adults. The seating is upholstered with the same light beige leatherette surface as the settees in the main salon and a large oval laminated cherry table top completes the area.
Electronics & Navigation
Fly Bridge Electronics
With the helm seat situated on the centerline forward on the bridge all electronics are flush mounted and easily monitored. The large high visibility bridge gives the captain complete control of all surroundings. These electronics include the following:
● Raymarine E120 Color Multi-Function ● Raymarine 48 NM Color Radar ● Raymarine Autohelm Series ST-8002 Smart Pilot Autopilot ● Standard Horizon Quest-X GT 1500 S VHF Marine Radio with Distress feature ● Side Power Bow and Stern Thrusters ● SeaKey® Monitoring System ● Clarion CMD4 Sirius Ready Marine Stereo/CD with four (4) upgraded JL Audio speakers ● Plastimo Compass ● Horn, Air ● Rudder Indicator ● Spotlight, Remote Control, 175,000 CP ● Volvo Digital Instrumentation ● Volvo Tri-ducer (Depth, Water Temp & Speed)
What is SeaKey®
SeaKey®, the only proven satellite-based system that monitors and communicates vital information from your boat to our live SeaKey® 24/7 Response Center, as well as to your personal SeaKey® Owner’s website. Test-drive our new website and take a system tour. SeaKey® is monitoring for such trip-altering problems as high water and low battery voltage, and keeping track of your boat’s position (GeoFence), so you can relax. The safety and security features that SeaKey provides to the boat owner such as boat monitoring, emergency messaging, and boat tracking, gives the owner assurance that they and their vessel are safe while offshore and when the vessel is in its berth. These features also reduce many of the risks of boating and insurers and boating associations are applauding. Some insurers are offering their members up to 10% off marine coverage for boaters with active SeaKey systems installed on their vessels.
Main Salon Electronics
● Entertainment center aft starboard corner w/ 27" Sole flat screen TV & ● Sony CD/DVD/5 disc CD changer w/ Sony surround sound system. ● Carbon Monoxide Monitors ● Galvanic Isolator System Controls ● Glomax Television Controls
Deck & Hull
Good visibility is paramount in this new design, whether you're watching the watery world go by on the flying bridge, dining or relaxing in the saloon, or waking from a good night's sleep in the cabins below. Twin captain's chairs and a very large L-shaped bench with table on the bridge all have marvelous 360-degree views. Positioned behind a swept-back windshield that's high enough to protect even tall owners and arched side windows that protect the crew from cross-bridge gusts, seated guests will enjoy the open air without being buffeted by it. The futuristic hardtop has an inset skylight for views above, hatches for ventilation and sturdy welded supports that echo the curves of the cabin sides below and suspend it firmly without any apparent movement. Two side-by-side sun-pads abaft the bench seat feature prop-up end panels for reading, lounging and napping.
●Anchor Roller (Polished Stainless) & Cleat ●Boarding Gate—Transom ●Bottom Paint, Anti-Fouling ●Bow Rail, Welded Stainless Steel ●Cabin Walk-Around ●Cockpit Shower ●Dockside Water Inlet ●Drink Holders ●Fender Storage ●Fly Bridge Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning ●Gunwale Molding, Stainless Steel ●Helm Captain Swivel Seat ●Helm Companion Seat ●L-Lounge—Bridge ●Refrigerator—Bridge ●Rope Locker—Bow ●Sun Deck With Chaise Lounges—Bridge ●Swim Platform With Elevating (Lift) aft section and a Boarding Ladder ●Table—Bridge ●Wet Bar--Bridge With Drawer Refrigerator ●Windlass Includes: Foredeck Foot Switch Anchor 200 ft. of 3/8 in. Chain
Fiberglass Hardtop · Front Curtain · Side & Aft Curtains · Skylight · Ventilation Hatches · Privacy Cover, Front Cabin Window
● 12 / 120 / 220 Volt Systems ● Generator, Diesel, 11.5 kw 120/240V With Sound Shield ● Bonding System ● Shore Power Cord, Retractable With Remote Control (Glendinning Cable Master) ● Battery Charging System & Monitor ● Battery Isolator ● Battery Parallel Switch
Engine & Mechanical
Driving this 477 Sport Sedan confirms Cruisers' reputation for performance and good sea-keeping qualities. Spin the wheel and the 477 will answer with tight, nicely banked turns that leave you with a sense of complete control. This hull planes quickly, goes where you point it and doesn't wander from the desired track thanks to its aggressive modified-V hull and stepped chines. The Volvo's 575 HP D9 V-drives are situated in the wide engine room aft with plenty of room to move around when performing maintenance or just doing pre voyage checks. With only 160 total hours of usage and an impecable maintenance record and log this is an absolute MUST SEE yacht.
● Air Conditioner/Heater All Interior Spaces and Fly Bridge ● Battery Charging System & Monitor ● Battery Isolator ● Battery Parallel Switch ● Bilge Lights ● Bilge Pumps (3) With High Water Alarms ● Blowers—Bilge ● Bonding System ● Dockside Wiring, 240V, 50 Amp ● Fire Extinguisher--Engine, Automatic With Engine Shutdown ● Fire Extinguishers (4) ● Fuel Cross-Over System ● Fuel Overflow Recovery System ● Generator, Diesel, 11.5 kw 120/240V MDKBK 330 Hours with Sound Shield ● Ground Fault Interrupter Outlets ● Lights--Cabin, Side Boarding ● Lights--Cockpit Courtesy ● Lights--Navigational, International ● Master Panel, AC/DC With Voltmeters & Function Indicators ● Power Assist Hydraulic Steering ● Propellers, Nibral ● Seawater Strainers ● Shaft Logs, Dripless ● Shore Power Cord, Retractable With Remote Control (Glendinning Cable Master) ● Steering Wheel, Tilt ● Telephone & Cable TV Dockside Receptacle ● Trim Tabs, Electro Hydraulic ● Windshield Washer ● Windshield Wiper
Exclusion to Sale
Please note that the Kawasaki Jet Ski shown in the photos is NOT included with this offering.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.