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Brief Summary

Why settle for an express cruiser when, for almost the same price, you can have a sedan with 25% more deck area for entertaining, sunbathing, or just sightseeing? The answer to that simple question is one reason the Cruisers Yachts 447 has been so popular the last two years. It is simply a lot of boat for the money. Women like it because they feel secure both in the cockpit, on the flying bridge, and because it so big it is almost like a summer cottage. Men like it because the helm is high on the flying bridge which gives them great visibility when running and docking and the boat simply has a big-boat feel. The kids like it because of the great mid-cabin and a swim platform that is just above the waterline. And everyone loves the boat because it is powered by twin IPS 600 diesels with joystick control!

Key Features

  • Full width swim platform
  • Low aggressive profile
  • Bridge offers wet bar sink and optional pull-out refrigerator
  • Lower cockpit houses optional ice maker and optional cockpit seat with stowaway table
  • Salon with Flexsteel double incliner to port and Flexsteel sofa/sleeper to starboard
  • Galley and dinette one step up from salon
  • Large salon windows offer 360 degree visibility
  • Spacious galley with built-in dinnerware storage
  • Entertainment center features standard 20'' LCD flat screen and 5-disc DVD theatre system
  • Full beam aft stateroom
  • Forward stateroom offers queen-size island berth
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 45' 2''
    13.8 m
    Beam 14' 6''
    4.4 m
    Dry Weight 29,500 lbs.
    13,381 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 48''
    1.2 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom 6' 6''
    2.0 m
    Bridge Clearance 16' 4''
    5.0 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 370 gal.
    1,401 L
    Water Capacity 100 gal.
    379 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600
    Tested Power 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta D6 Diesel
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    750 5.4 4.7 1.1 5.1 4.4 1703 1481 65
    1500 8.8 7.6 5.1 1.7 1.5 576 501 76
    1750 9.2 8.0 7.9 1.2 1.0 391 340 75
    2000 9.7 8.4 12.2 0.8 0.7 269 234 75
    2250 10.1 8.7 16.4 0.6 0.5 207 180 82
    2500 17.9 15.5 18.8 1.0 0.8 321 279 78
    2750 21.1 18.3 23.8 0.9 0.8 299 260 80
    3000 25.2 21.9 26.7 1.0 0.8 319 278 80
    3250 29.1 25.3 31.4 0.9 0.8 312 272 80
    3500 32.0 27.8 38.1 0.8 0.7 284 247 82
    3630 34.1 29.7 41.2 0.8 0.7 279 243 82
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    750 1481 2741 8.70 4.16 2.15 65
    1500 501 927 14.20 19.31 0.73 76
    1750 340 629 14.80 29.90 0.49 75
    2000 234 433 15.60 46.18 0.34 75
    2250 180 333 16.30 62.08 0.26 82
    2500 279 517 28.80 71.17 0.40 78
    2750 260 481 34.00 90.09 0.37 80
    3000 278 513 40.60 101.07 0.40 80
    3250 272 502 46.80 118.86 0.40 80
    3500 247 457 51.50 144.22 0.36 82
    3630 243 449 54.90 155.96 0.35 82

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 7.5 sec.
    0 to 30 17.6 sec.
    Ratio 2.5 : 1
    Props 24 x 31
    Load 3 persons, 3/4 fuel, 1/2 water, 200 lbs. gear
    Climate 70 deg.; low humidity.; wind: 7 knots; seas; calm

    Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan (2011-) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    Learn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...

    Capt. Steve Says…

    As you step aboard the Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan from the swim platform, take a look at the fact that the cabin is “walk around.” That’ right, there are side decks on the 447. It's so easy for builders to forget that you sometimes need to traverse the side decks when line handling, and instead opt for a slightly wider main saloon.

    Cruisers Yachts 447

    This is one of the most attractive sterns on any boat in this class, in my opinion. Note the two seats port and starboard of the fender storage locker.

    The swim platform itself is large enough for a party on the hook, but there’s an option for an extended version on a hydraulic lift, just in case you have a PWC that you can’t leave home without. And since this is where the action will be on a sunny day, there is another option for two aft facing seats on either side of the line and fender storage. The boat we checked out had the optional synthetic teak decking on the swim platform, cockpit and bridge steps. This really added to the yacht's looks and feel. The cockpit had a standard shower and an entertainment center complete with refrigerated drawer.

    Cruisers Yachts 447

    You are looking at the saloon, galley and settee of a 44’ boat-- this boat is huge inside! Don’t try to slide past that pedestal.

    The Saloon…Let There Be Light!

    Talk about open and airy… the saloon windows give you 360 degrees of visibility whether sitting or standing. Don’t take this for granted. Not only does that allow you to enjoy your ever changing scenery, but having the ability to continually see the horizon does a surprisingly effective job at keeping mal-de-mer at bay for your more shore based passengers. The greenhouse effect of all that glass is countered with tinted glass and 40,000 BTUs of air conditioning. That’s a substantial piece of equipment and it's powered by either a standard 11.5kw Onan genset if you are cruising in the US or by a 9.5kw generator if you are in the European market.In the center of the saloon sole is a hatch that opens to a cavernous storage compartment. Some say this is a huge bonus, others say that it takes up space that could otherwise serve as another stateroom, or perhaps adding to the existing stateroom. I like it because there is never enough stowage space on a boat and the 447 might be the one exception that proves the rule. Opinions vary, but there it is, and it’s thanks to the space saving Volvo IPS600 engines. The saloon also features a large sofa that has two recliners as well as a sleeper.

    Cruisers Yachts 447

    Double sink and lots of storage – look at the drawers and cabinets at left.

    The Galley…

    The Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan is a galley up layout, and it’s one step up from the main saloon. This eliminates the option of a lower helm, but gives a better living and working area. In a yacht of this size, it makes no sense to tie up valuable space with a second helm station that would rarely get used. Standard features include a coffee maker, microwave/convection oven, refrigerator/freezer, dual stainless steel sink, and two burner stove. There’s a settee and dining table that is slightly curved to face the saloon, so even these guests are a part of the group. With that many standard items, what’s left on the options list? Cruisers will provide you with plates and silverware for four settings.

    Cruisers Yachts 447

    The master stateroom is in the bow. Note the tasteful cabinets just below the overhead above the portlights.

    Accommodations…

    Because we’re not taking space for a galley down, the cabin has room for two staterooms and two heads. The forward stateroom is the master with a queen size island berth. The finish is Cherry veneer with curved panels overhead. The two hanging lockers are cedar lined and there are drawers beneath the berth. If you tend to worry about treating your guests like second class citizens, you can rest easy. The Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan treats the guests as well, if not better than, the owners. The guest’s stateroom has six opening portlights that make this anything but a dark cave. There is a twin berth that converts to a queen simply by adding filler cushions.

    Cruisers Yachts 447

    “Captain Kirk here…prepare for warp speed, Scotty.”

    Captain to the Bridge…

    The flying bridge is the control center of the yacht. The helm is one of the most nicely laid out we’ve seen. There are five panels for displays, two for accommodating the optional 12” Raymarine E120 displays. Below are two panels on either side of the helm, holding the switch array to port, and engine switches to starboard. Circuit breakers are below and easy to get to. There’s a full windshield, so if you opt for the air conditioning on the bridge, you’ll benefit from its cooling effects without having all the air be instantly swept away.

    Cruisers Yachts 447

    I prefer the bunny pad up on the flying bridge than on the foredeck. It's safer for one thing, and then it is just more handy…

    To port is a lounge that curves around the aft end of the deck. Aft is a sun pad with dual chaise type incliners.

    Specs…

    The Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan has a LOA of 45’2” (13.8 m). If you opt for the extended hydraulic swim platform, you’ll increase her LOA to 47’6” (14.5 m). Her beam is 14’6” (4.4 m) and she draws 4’ (1.2 m) with her IPS pods. She carries 370 gallons (1,401 L) of fuel and 100 gal. (379 L) of water and displaces 29,500 lbs (13,381 kg). Her standard power, in fact her only power, is a pair of Volvo Penta IPS600s at 435-hp each.

    Performance

    I have not had the pleasure of testing this boat, but a couple of years ago my colleague, Capt. John Wenz, did. The boat he tested did not have the IPS pod drives but did have the same Volvo Penta 435-hp diesels. He got a top speed of 34.1 mph (54.6 kph) WOT and a best cruise of 25.2 mph (40.3 kph) getting .95 mpg (.35 kpl). With the IPS600s the boat obviously does so much better that Cruisers management has decided to offer it only with that engine and drive combo.

    My Complaint

    And that brings me to my one major criticism of the boat. I like choices, and like a lot of veteran boat handlers I’m pretty good at twin screw maneuvering in tight quarters, so I don’t really need the joystick. I’d like having the option of seeing how much more the joystick and pod drives cost, vs the old V-drive option that Capt. John tested. While I’m sure the boat gets a lot better mileage at best cruise, I’d like to make that “dollars now or dollars later” calculation for myself.Whether you’re cruising to the islands for the weekend with friends or family, or spending the day having a water borne picnic and watching the sunset, there are few platforms more aptly suited than the Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan. Once aboard, I think you’ll be hooked. Check it out for yourself.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan (2011-) is 34.1 mph (54.9 kph), burning 41.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 155.94 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan (2011-) is 34.1 mph (54.9 kph), and the boat gets 0.83 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.35 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 279 miles (449.01 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta D6 Diesel.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Standard
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Coffeemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Standard
    Oil Change System Optional
    Vacuum Optional
    Washer/Dryer Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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