420/44 DB Owners Club

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Can anyone confirm that the engines in the photo are v-drive? If so, they are not from a 420DB and the ad in yachtworld has the wrong ER pictured.

Those look like V-drives to me. Assuming the exhaust tubes flow towards the stern...

Definitely not a 420/44 DB. My guess would be a 420/44 DA before the deck was fitted to the hull.
 
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Excellent. Just let me know where you keep the keys - I know my way around your marina:smt001

You know I've lived in Brooklyn for few years. So, having real life experience there, you can simply guess what I do with the boat and where the keys are when I leave the marina. :grin:
 
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Completely agree on changing the name of this thread to 420/44DB... they are the same boat!
.........

Thanks to Chuck's quick assistance we (420s and 44s) are big and happy family under the same thread :smt038
 
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Great thread, great stories. I'm about a month behind you - or less.
 
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Thanks Tim,

It's very possible that after this summer I'll be asking for tips on how to install the bridge A/C. I remember seen your thread somewhere.

Alex, I am assuming DB stands for dual/double bridge so don't you already have one helm (in salon) that is air conditioned/heated? My slip mate had a Mainship 40 with dual helms and he said on really hot or cold days he would just drive inside instead of on top. Also that is a really nice KVH dome you got along with the teak flooring others have noted.

I looked briefly at a Regal 3780 SB that was a really inexpensive dealer boat with diesels. I could have traded in my 320 but decided to wait until the Admiral and I had a year on Lake Michigan to see if we liked it compared to the river where we are moving from in the Spring. Diesel boats on the river here are hard to sell compared to your part of the world.
 
No - Sedan Bridge. You can add a helm inside for $40,000, but I've never seen one.
 
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Alex, I am assuming DB stands for dual/double bridge so don't you already have one helm (in salon) that is air conditioned/heated? My slip mate had a Mainship 40 with dual helms and he said on really hot or cold days he would just drive inside instead of on top. Also that is a really nice KVH dome you got along with the teak flooring others have noted.

I looked briefly at a Regal 3780 SB that was a really inexpensive dealer boat with diesels. I could have traded in my 320 but decided to wait until the Admiral and I had a year on Lake Michigan to see if we liked it compared to the river where we are moving from in the Spring. Diesel boats on the river here are hard to sell compared to your part of the world.

Bob,

Actually, I had to turn away from Azimut boats in similar size range due to dual station, which looks like a standard option. I don't need 2nd helm, specially if I have dedicated bridge for it. The extra living space in the main salon was much more important for us. As far as I know, all 420DBs come with the dinette layout.

This is from a sister-ship.

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KVH was on our "nice to have list", but it was another selling point for the deal. Bow thruster and the lift were much more important.

Great thread, great stories. I'm about a month behind you - or less.

Hey John,

It'll be great to have you as part of the 420/44DB family.

Good luck with the hunt. I know it's not easy to meat your criteria. But, never say never.
 
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Alex, thanks for getting the thread title changed, the 420/44DB are identical twins so now we've got our family under onr thread. I spent hours yesterday on the 52DB at the NY show, and quite a bit more time negotiating between the new one and an '05 MM is brokering and an '06 they took on trade. I have a feeling we'll be sticking with the 44 for another season or so, we'll see. As my wife said repeatedly to me yesterday "we have a great boat already, we'll do this when and IF the right situation arises".....on to the Miami show and Key West in under a month....then 3 weeks to shrink wrap off....
 
No - Sedan Bridge. You can add a helm inside for $40,000, but I've never seen one.

I've never seen one either and yet Sea Ray still offers it as an option. I wouldn't be surprised if they build those for the European market, it seems as that is a standard configuration for British and Italian manufacturers. :huh:
 
One other thing that was interesting. The price gap between that new 52DB and the new 450DB is marginal after all the negotiating is done (well, marginal when you're talking about boats with show pricing over $1M). I'm not sure Zeus drives on the 450 (and a revised interior I don't like) to ever get me to buy the 450 over a 52, but that's just me.
 
Congratulations on getting a beautiful boat. I read through the other thread you linked to and must say that your experiences with that broker and salesman were very similar to the experiences I had in MI with buying my boat. I persisted with that purchase because the boat was in good shape (as confirmed by both surveyors) and I'm glad I did.

Your new baby looks like new, and from the description of the boat you traded in, it also was. Like you, I was able to trade my 330 in on my new boat and, while I didn't take a beating on it, I didn't quite get what I wanted for it.

The nice thing is....now that we're enjoying the new boat so often, those old memories have faded into the past and are no longer significant. I'm sure you will find the same to be true with your new boat.

Again, congratulations and thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
 
Not sure why the designation is DB, but all of SR's "Sedan Bridges" have the DB surname in the HIN, even my old girl. No such thing as an "SB."
 
Congrats Alex. by the looks of it, we can do lunch in the spring as we get our boats ready for drop in. Heck, you may want to stay put and explore the sound.
 
...... As my wife said repeatedly to me yesterday "we have a great boat already, we'll do this when and IF the right situation arises".......

Brian, I totally agree with your wife.


....now that we're enjoying the new boat so often, those old memories have faded into the past and are no longer significant. I'm sure you will find the same to be true with your new boat.

Again, congratulations and thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

Thanks for the warm wishes. I can only imagine the trip we could make with the new to us yacht, but there's no way for us to forget what we've experienced with previous boat, especially 320. Looking back in years it's very interesting how each boat changed our boating life stylte. 240 was a transition from trailerable boat to a full time in water and what it means to stay in marina during the season. 320 gave us a nice introduction of long distance cruising and what it means to live on the boat for a week or two at the time. I can't wait to learn what 420DB will bring to our boating life style. :thumbsup:

..... Heck, you may want to stay put and explore the sound.

Mike, that's actually very interesting idea.
 
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Alex, I agree 100% regarding the 320DA being a great boat and having great memories in her. We loved our 320 but are hoping more a long future of memories in the 410. One thing I do know is there is a lot more fiberglass to take care of!
 
Alex...was your new boat local to you? I recall reading your story about the 400DB. Have you picked out a name for the new boat? She looks like a beauty.:thumbsup:
 

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