370 or 380 aft cabin difference

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Captron51, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Captron51

    Captron51 New Member

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    Oct 21, 2018
    Jeffries
    454
    Folks, I am new to the forum and I am looking to buy an aft cabin. I'm confused as to the years of build or differences between 370 and 380 aft cabins. Specifically total loa. I'm looking at a 1999 boat advertised as a 380 but the broker says its really a 370. Huh? Specs say its 38'2" loa but it has the bolt on platform which really pushesvit past 40'. Length I critical as I can only take 39'4" period. Is the extended platform easily removed and if so any adverse effects and dies that truly make the boat 38'2"? Also, did they make a 370 and a 380 in same production year?
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    What sometimes happens is that the model designation (370, 380, etc) will change, however it is still the same boat. In addition, sometimes previous "optional" items are made standard over the years. That could very well be the reason for the model change from 370 to 380... the "optional" extended swim platform became standard. Go to Sea Ray's website and you can view the model information for the AC's in the 1999-ish era and compare.

    Now, can an extended swim platform be removed? Of course. But it will require some labor to properly fill the holes in the transom where it was attached. You can double check me on this, but I think the "extended" swim platform on that boat is a simple bolt on with no modifications made to the hull. On the plus side, you could possibly recoup at least some of the money spent in removing/fixing by selling the platform.
     
  3. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    If you are limired to total length do not forget the anchor can protrude a foot in front of the boat and if you put a dinghy on the swim platfrom it can go out a couple of feet.
     
  4. Captron51

    Captron51 New Member

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    Oct 21, 2018
    Jeffries
    454
    Yes, that is in the equation. Thanks.
     

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