450 DA 1997 Model Year 139,000

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  1. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    BoatOnWater.jpg I will be posting pictures shortly and here is our description..
    We have owned and maintained this wonderful fuel efficient SR for 8 seasons.She is powered by 3126 Cats w/8 kw Westerbeke just turning 1300 hours.We have put 400 of those hours on of which 100 has been at an idle to open water.
    Recent upgrades:
    New refrigerator/ freezer 9cf
    New custom made pillow top mattress
    Brand new interior carpet with padding
    Interior ice-maker with pull out shelf
    Brand new cockpit ice maker
    Flat panel TV for cockpit
    Cockpit sound system does cd,dvd,iPod and operates with an infrared eye under arch( floating remote )
    Remote for arch lights when walking down pier at night just push the button and the cockpit lights up
    Led lighting (cockpit and galley)
    Spare new props just installed with another two for back-up
    Washer/ dryer combo works like a champ
    Upgraded 11 gallon water heater
    New 60 amp charger with brand new batteries
    One and a half bolts of original material to redo seating if ever needed
    Brand new canvas
    Camper canvas frame
    Dinghy with St Croix roll on davits
    10/6 A/B light rib w/new 20hp Tohatsu pwr trim,tilt,electric start
    2000 lb waterproof winch mounted in the transom with remote to pull the dinghy up ( works great).
    Fresh bottom paint in a few weeks
    Note to all: Frank Webster has been a wonderful mentor and has been there for me every time I had a question.If there is anything I can say about owning a SR it has been a pleasure to own and everyones help along the way has been very much appreciated.
    You can pm me with any questions or my home e-mail is:
    tommyandbeth450@yahoo.com

    Thank you,
    Tommy Thompson
     

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015
  2. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    I am extremely biased but that sure is one BEAUTIFUL boat! I bet it will be gone quickly, good luck, JC
     
  3. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Thank you.
     
  4. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Just a note to anyone who is thinking about our 450 and is concerned with financing I can give you info of a reputable marine lending company thats pretty good and has great rates.

    Thank you,
    Tommy
     
  5. barlow

    barlow Member

    292
    Feb 28, 2009
    Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
    450 Sundancer
    3116 T/A Cats 350 hp
    Nice......:thumbsup:
     
  6. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    Good looking boat! I'm back in the market and have been looking. Do you know what year they raised the arch? On the 370DA it was 1998. I'm 6'3 and the lower arch is an issue for me at the helm. Yours looks to have the lower arch.
     
  7. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The 450DA arch didn't change. The arch is at the back of the seat so the arch height shouldn't be a concern. The front top has adjustable bows so you can adjust the clearance under the top as long as there is enough fabric to do so. At the worst, you might have to have the front top remade to accommodate running the boat standing up.

    I know this boat and you will most likely not find a cleaner or better maintained 450DA for sale.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
  8. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I had no idea that the stbd galley layout and light maple were available in '97. If I had stumbled across this boat, I'd have assumed she was a later model.

    Very "cool mod" with the mid-cabin icemaker! It looks like a shot from a brochure.
     
  9. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Yes the Maple was a limited option for a short time and the ice -maker is really cool.Between the the cockpit ice-maker and the inside I can make just under 50 lbs per day ( how cool is that)?
    Heck if it was crushed I could make a small snow man lol.
     
  10. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    This boat will be going to brokerage soon so if your interested you better jump!

    Tom
     
  11. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Hello all who are looking.We have now brokered the boat at Mears Point Yacht Sales in Grasonville Md.
    Phone number 410-827-8888 ask for Mike Sweeney.
    The boat is listed for 129k

    Thank you,
    Tom
     
  12. Blown284

    Blown284 Member

    328
    Jan 12, 2014
    Chesapeake Bay
    330 Sundancer
    Twin 454’s
    From one Baltimore/Chespeake boater to another, I wish you the best of luck. If I were in the market, I'd def consider this boat --- great looking boat! Cheers, Tim.
     
  13. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Thanks Tim and it has been a pleasure to own and very comfortable to stay on.
     
  14. Sprint7TW

    Sprint7TW Member

    484
    Nov 30, 2011
    Indiana
    1998 310DA / Vintage 1976 StarCraft Montego.
    5.7 Mercruiser 260HP v drives
    just curious, why did the price drop $10,000. when you listed it with the broker?
     
  15. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Just making the deal that much better.Thats as low as we are willing to go and I am NOT giving away this boat in the pristine condition that its in.At this price I will sell the dinghy separate.
    The 1700.00 davits and winch system stay with the boat.
    Here is the difference: you pay 100K and it needs 20,30,40k just to get her right.You buy ours and its all done (turn key)!
    I just had the bottom done and new rudder packing this week.Bottom is solid as a rock and she gets splashed on Friday.
    Best part was: the mechanic said (as soon as a potential new buyer sees the engine room the deal is done my gosh you can eat off the floor).
    I made him use my drop cloth as not to scratch the diamond plate!

    Thanks for the questions,
    Tommy
     
  16. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    Tom, Your 450DA is going to make some one a great boat. Your price point is good and I believe sooner rather than later it will be prized/loved by a very happy and fortunate new owner. Good luck,
    JC
     
  17. Billfletcher

    Billfletcher New Member

    913
    Feb 20, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    2014, 44, EC.
    2 X 370HP Volvo D6, DPH Duo Prop's
    Great looking boat. From the pictures, it is obvious she was well cared for.
     
  18. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Hello fellow boaters,
    It seems we have had over 2200 lookers and am surprised why we don't get more questions about her.
    Is it to big,is it in to good of condition,price to high,location?Might it be going into winter thats a concern?
    Feel free to contact me.

    Thank you,
    Tom
     
  19. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    974
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Also for those who may be interested our broker does take trades.This would make a nice present for 2016 (-:

    Tommy
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  20. Blown284

    Blown284 Member

    328
    Jan 12, 2014
    Chesapeake Bay
    330 Sundancer
    Twin 454’s
    Tommy,
    You'll sell her but it's going to take some time. When I was shopping for a bigger boat, I looked at hundreds of boats ---- literally. As I said, if I hadn't upgraded already, i'd consider yours. I'm loving my Formula and it was a big upgrade coming from the 330DA.

    Cheers,
    Tim
     

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