Any thoughts on 2004-2007 420 Sedan Bridge?

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by TechDoc, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. TechDoc

    TechDoc Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    San Diego
    2005 390 Motor Yacht
    Twin 480CE Diesel
    I was originally looking at 1998-2002 40' Sedan Bridge, but have decided to look at the next version of that boat, specifically 2004-2007 years. It seems that the model changed for 2004. There was a design refresh (most notable to me are the larger, down-sweeping salon windows), a slightly longer LOA, and it's after the balsa core hull era. It means I will be spending more up front, but I am feeling very comfortable with the change.

    Does anyone have thoughts about the model I am now considering? Are there any known issues to look out for? Any thing that is much improved, or worse than the previous version?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Somewhere on here AlexF wrote a story about the exact same scenario. He started intending to buy a 400DB, but after a bad experience attempting to buy one he moved to a 2005 420DB. If you can find that thread your might find a lot of insight.
  3. TechDoc

    TechDoc Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    San Diego
    2005 390 Motor Yacht
    Twin 480CE Diesel
    Thank you ZZ13.

    After a search for Alex F's username, then looking through his posts, I found the thread! I will ask my questions on that thread and see how it goes.

    thanks again for the great advice.
  4. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    Listed for sale: "Lollygagger" 2003 320DA
    Boat Under Contract: Name TBD, 2003 400DB
    Now: Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives
    Forthcoming: Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    Can you share the link to that thread?
  5. SKybolt

    SKybolt Member

    Nov 11, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    1988 460 EC Sea Ray. w/12.5K Westerbeke Genset.
    Twin 6v92TA Low profile's (475hp) with Alison Gears.
  6. knotajet

    knotajet New Member

    Apr 6, 2014
    orange beach, alabama
    2005 455 cruisers yacht and 2012 hurrcane
    volvo tamd
    we are doing a sea trial and etc on a 2005 db tomorrow! very excited!

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