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McDaniel Yacht Basin, Inc. image Established in 1929, we have pursued a course in commitment to excellence and fairness. With this reputation, we have been able to grow in all facets of our boating operations.

Located on the North East River, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, McDaniel Yacht Basin is easily accessible from I-95. Open year round, we provide for all of your boating needs, including sales, financing and insurance, complete service, storage slips, supplies and much more. McDaniel Yacht Basin is an extremely well-protected anchorage with over 200 slips (open and covered) and storage for over 400 boats on land.

We have been here for 60 years in the service and sales business. McDaniel is staffed with employees who enjoy boating themselves and can guide you in your purchase of either a new or pre-owned boat from 15' to 100'.

We realize that when you make an investment in a boat, you want to protect and care for that investment. We offer every service to maintain your boat in top condition - mechanical, fiberglass, canvas, painting, repairs or total reconstruction. Our staff is knowledgeable and courteous and will care for your boat as if it was their own.

We are the largest Chesapeake Bay Carver dealer. McDaniel Yacht Basin is also proud to announce that we have acquired the Upper Chesapeake, Delaware and Pennsylvania franchise for Larson Boats and the East Coast Franchise for Jenneau Prestige Motor Yachts. We also have over 100 pre-owned boats for sale as well. Our staff will help you choose your first boat or trade up to your dream boat. If you can't find a boat in our inventory, we have 50,000 additional listings nationwide through "" and "Yachtworld".

As an additional service, McDaniel Yacht Basin offers insurance and financing to make your purchase as easy as possible.

Featured Boat
photo of 40' Sea Ray 400 Express Cruiser
40' Sea Ray 400 Express Cruiser
1995 US$ 78,850


With her bold styling, huge cockpit, and luxurious interior the Sea Ray 400 Express Cruiser was considered a state-of-the-art boat when she was first introduced in 1992. This was the long-awaited replacement model for the 390 Express Cruiser, and while she has less beam than her predecessor, she was a big step up in luxury and appearance. Built on a deep-V hull with solid fiberglass bottom, the two stateroom interior of the 400 Express offers comfortable accommodations for six. The master stateroom includes a pedestal island berth as well as a TV and a privacy door, and a circular pocket door closes off the starboard sitting room, converting it into a private stateroom with a full-size bed and convertible upper bunk. A separate shower stall is found in the head, and the large galley includes a breakfast bar and generous storage. On deck, double helm and companion seats are forward in the cockpit, while U-shaped seating aft converts into a sun pad. An extended swim platform was a popular option in later models. Twin Cummins Diamond Series diesels rated at 315hp will cruise the 400 in the mid 20’s while topping out in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s.(2013 PowerBoat Guide)


This Sea Ray 400 EC has got to be the nicest one of its vintage on the market...period! She has been shed kept in the fresh waters of the upper Chesapeake Bay since new by her current, original owners. Pride of ownership by knowledgeable, avid long time boaters shows! She has received fresh oil changes every season, while her exterior receives a full stem-to-stern, inside-and-out detailing every Spring, while receiving regular washing and shining every week of the season by a professional detailing team. Every nook and cranny of this vessel is spotless and every surface shines!

Earlier this season (2014) she was hauled, bottom cleaned, inspected and found be be completely blister-free before receiving fresh bottom paint and new anodes. 

Her cockpit upholstery is in perfect, flawless condition with no rips, tears or discoloration. Her canvas and eisenglass are pristine and crystal clear. Even the cockpit carpeting is spotless and free of any blemishes! The engine sure to remove your shoes before's THAT clean!

Below decks is equally as impressive and beautiful as her top sides. her owners have done a little updating with new leather upholstery, toning down the typical 90's Sea Ray colors, giving her a more modern up-to-the-times appearance. Again, every inch of this vessel is spotless and evidence of pain-staking care and love is clearly visible from all angles.

Her fuel-sipping diesels combined with her large fuel capacity of 300 gallons means you can cruise a long range. Keep her at a respectable 24 knots and you'll sip fuel at about 19 gallons an you a range of over 300 miles! 

Every once in a while, a vessel comes along that wows us with her condition and appearance. This is one of those times. Words can not accurately describe the level of condition that which this yacht shows...and the photos only capture part of the essence. This is a MUST see yacht for anyone that is considering a 40' express cruiser. You would be hard pressed to find one in this condition unless you purchase new. Incidentally, in today's market a 40' express cruiser with similar amenities as this one would run in the half million dollar range!

McDaniel Yacht Basin, Inc.

PO Box E
15 Grandview Ave.
North East, MD 21901-0286, United States

Toll-free 877-413-1108
Tel (800) 320-6231
Fax (410) 287-8127
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