2008 44 Sedan Bridge Purchase

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hampton, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Guys (and Gals), I've been keeping my mouth shut for weeks, if not months, on a variety of potential deals on our new boat. This last one has been in the works for 2 1/2 weeks. We closed today, finally. We bought a new, demo, 2008 Sea Ray Sedan Bridge with a white hull, black canvas, hard top, and full new boat and new engine warranties. This boat has never been titled.

    The interior is exactly what we wanted. The boat has dual Raymarine E-120's with radar, and we are adding a KVH HD-7 satellite tv system with 4 receivers, Sea Lift extended swim platform lift, a separate, high output cockpit A/C system, 6 Lumishore color changing underwater LED lights, 1 Ocean LED underwater camera, and new bottom paint. The boat is from a dealer on the Great Lakes, so it has never seen salt water.

    This was a very painful deal, but, it was well worth the effort in the long run. We traded the 340. We ran her full open today with 5/8 gas and 1/4 water and zero of our belongings. Man, did we have that thing loaded down! She passed a 3-hour, fine-tooth-comb survey by a Sea Ray Technician (former F-15 mechanic) with flying colors. He was upside down in the bilge, in and out at least 5 times.

    My biggest news for everyone out there is:

    BANK OF AMERICA! - 4.75% (after the tax break, that is a negative expense compared to inflation/cost of living increases).

    This loan paid for every one of my options when compared to the other loans available. The ladies are extremely helpful and very diligent. Thank you Leigh and Connie.

    We had to fly up to the great white North to survey the new boat. Pics are coming ASAP.
     
  2. tdappleman

    tdappleman Active Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    1996 270 Sundancer
    New twin 4.3's - 235hp each with Alpha 1 Gen 2 Drives
    Congrats - sounds fantastic!
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
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  4. searay40dad

    searay40dad New Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    Western KY/Panama City FL
    2001 480 Sedan Bridge w/ Novurania RIB
    660 hp CAT 3196's
    Beautiful boat. Congrats!
     
  5. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
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  6. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
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  7. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thank you. (Same to you, btw.)
     
  8. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Wasn't going to post this because of the canvas abuse, but here's the master stateroom:

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  9. Kameroo

    Kameroo Member GOLD Sponsor

    676
    Feb 1, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    280CC '97
    7.4L LX MPI
    Awesome!
     
  10. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    ROAD TRIP!!!
    Congratulations!!!!
    Looking forward to discussions of your new adventures!
    Dan
     
  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Nice looking boat. Looks very clean and shows no use at all. What part of MI is that coming from?

    BTW, if you want the names of two shippers NOT to use, PM me.
     
  12. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    congrats....best of luck. Have you decided how you're getting her home?
     
  13. VTSeaRay

    VTSeaRay Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Northern Vermont
    2007 210 Select w/5.0L 260HP MPI Mercruiser Alpha 1
    8 cyl 5.0 Merc mpi, w/alpha 1 with 19" prop, with the speedo hole on the leading edge just above it
    Wow, What a nice looking boat!! Congrats!!!
     
  14. JimG

    JimG Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    That's great!

    Enjoy!
     
  15. Summer Fun II

    Summer Fun II New Member

    Oct 8, 2008
    New York
    Looking again
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    Very nice !! & Congrats on the new toy. :thumbsup:

    EDIT, Does every big boat have the steering wheel in the middle of the helm ??.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  16. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    So much for "two"-footitis, huh, John? Looks beautiful! It must be hard to sleep, right now.
     
  17. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Edgewater, Maryland
    2007 48 DA
    Cummins QSC 540
    Congrats John, now you're in the diesel club!
     
  18. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thanks all. PM'd about shipping. Sleeping well, now. Yeah to the diesel club!
     
  19. Paulkarlsven

    Paulkarlsven New Member

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Port Stephens, Australia
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    Absolutely beautiful looking boat John, I am sure it will give you many years of enjoyment.:thumbsup:

    And look at all the beautiful white sandy beaches in your photos. :lol:

    Ice Fishing? Who the heck wants to catch ice and more importantly what do you use for bait and how do you cook it?:smt043:smt043
     
  20. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    It's darn near impossible to cook it since it keeps putting the flame out:lol:
     

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