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Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by joe and ali, Mar 2, 2009.
would like to share info; these boats, the aft cabin motoryachts, are almost identical from 1986-91.
We have a 410 Dancer with 3126 Cats
Nice boat, but not a motoryacht. Your boat is too rich for my blood! we once owned a 260 dancer and it was great fun, beautiful, sexy, but too small! Our 415 aft is a condo on the water. Lake Erie, huh? Good for you! We're practically neighbors.
Joe & Ali,
We have a 420 AC which I agree is a small condo on the water. Bought here in Aug 07 in Ft Lauderdale and used her like one till March 08 then headed N to the lower Chesapeake Bay. Great boats with lots of room to spread out on as we consider ours to have 6 rooms which would sleep 7 but that's way to many people on board in most cases.
If I count my flying bridge, cockpit, salon, galley, forward cabin, aft cabin. thats is 6. I'm sure the layout, etc. is different on the newer boats. Ours is a very nice livable area with space to spread out [get away] if need be.
What kind of furniture to you have on the cockpit? We bought ours with a table and chairs that is functional but way too big for the space. Like to get a telescoping table for back there.
My friend JamesV lurks around quite often but has only made two posts in 6 years. He has a '99 420AC. Come on James, come out of the closet and converse with your fellow AC Owners!
I have a 2000 420 AC.
Not an aft cabin but I have a 1995 440 EB. She has 3116 Cat's, a 8KW WB genny and I would love to talk shop on these or similar boats!
Yes.... seems like there are not many of us using sites. I have a 1989 SeaRay 440AC with Cat 3208TAs
Glad to be here!
Hello and Thanks to you all for replying.
We have gas engines and are looking to compare cruising speeds and handling. Our boat performs more like a troller than a planeing hull, because the bow never comes up out of the water. she runs best at 1900 r.p.m s and 10 mph We were wondering if the 415ac boats run like that.
We love our boat
We cruise around 2350 +- 20k with a clan hull and full load of fuel and gear.
What is your total HP of both engines? My 440AC is a total of 750hp and planes at 1700rpms. I cruise at 2300rpms at 20 knots. If you have gas engines, you need to be at 3200rpms for cruising speed. BUT!!!.... i dont know what props you are running... if they are stock, then gas engines run at much higher rpms than diesels.
Bottom line...... if you are doing 1900rpms with gas engines..... 10mph sounds about right.
if you arelooking to plane the hull.... 3000rpms.
Have 420ac 1997 3116 cats
We own a 1987 410 aft cabin with gasoline engines. Located
on southern georgian bay Canada.
I just bought a 90 44 aft with cats tons of questions in ft Lauderdale area anybody still
own this model that I could speak with.. Thank you
In the mid-eighties we were building the 410AC at the Merritt Island plant. That same boat became the 415AC a couple years later with no mold (what we make boats in) change. By the nineties we actually lengthen the hull and deck and created the 440AC providing some more inside room. In the lamination department we had two guys spraying gel coat and I being one of them. For those of you who have the above mentioned boats, I am proud to say that I sprayed the gel coat on your decks and hulls….and my buddy who still works with me, sprayed the gel on all of your smaller parts such as showers, galleys, arches and seats. I think it is way cool that you still own these great boats (they were our flagships in their day) and therefore I would like to be of some assistance to you.
Tedd930, I see that you live in the Conch Republic or as others may say, the Florida Keys. If you ever find yourself riding up 95 and pass our exit, I would like for you to contact me and stop by. Our Customer Service group who love to help you but instead of taking up phone time for everybody, I would prefer to sit you next to a copy machine and hand you the three packed full binders that hold all the engineering and assembly prints for the AC’s and you can walk away knowing more about your boat than we do. If I suggested that you have an old boat that would be synonymous with calling most of my co-workers old too, because the ones that built your 410/415/440AC are the ones who are building our newest models today. They would laugh at the notion that a thirty year old Sea Ray is old…… She’s just getting her second wind boss !
The 420AC, 440EB were built up the road by my friends at our Palm Coast facility and are also great boats. From there the discussion goes to gas v. diesel but that is what it is and we can talk forever there, but remember, I am as old as your boat and will probably fall asleep while typing….just kidding I hope.
You guys have really cool boats and if I can help you know more….stop by !
Rusty, where were the 390 EC's built?
It began in Merritt Island then moved up to the Palm Coast facility. You can determine the build location of your boat by reading the HIN serial number on the stbd aft corner of the transom. SERF (Merritt Island plant) SERP (Palm Coast plant)
Hope it helps.
We purchased our 420 AC last May and love the boat, our guest can't believe how much room it has & my boating buddy is ammazed how well it handles. We are new to boating, the boat has been very forgiving. Sea Ray customer service group has been extremely helpful in providing information. Happy boating, enjoy it.