I have been working on the purchase of a 550 Sedan Bridge in Michigan since February. We looked at a 500 Sedan Bridge at the Seattle Boat show in January and liked what we saw. A Yachtworld search turned up a 550 in MI that looked nice, was well equipped and had the CAT 3406's rather than the Detroit's. I had the boat surveyed (Hull and Equipment by one company, engines and genset by another company) and both came up pretty clean. I went to MI in April to sea trial the boat and the boat performed well. I ran it at WOT for 10 minutes to make sure it was propped correctly and it hit the recommended WOT rpm's (2150) and speed (30kts) with no elevated exhaust temps. Here's the boat........ The salon......... Looking forward to the galley... The selling broker is taking my 330 on trade so once we came to terms on the numbers I arranged for transport of both boats. That was a cluster f*** because transport quotes ranged from $20K to $52K. I went back to MI last week to observe the haul out and removal of the bridge for transport. I'm having the boat trucked to Portland, OR to a yard to have some work done before I bring it home. They are putting in a bow thruster, swim platform extensiion, inverter, genset water separator, KVH Satellite System and a few other goodies. I've heard the horror stories about dealers shipping a boat across the country cutting wires to remove the flybridge. I didn't want that to happen so I had a tech from the boat yard in OR fly back to MI for 3 days to supervise the removal of the bridge. That went smoothly with all the wires tagged as to what they connected to, and everything under the flybridge console photographed to make reassembly easier.