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(w/ 2 x 435-hp Volvo D6 Diesel)

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Brief Summary

After 5 years of market exposure, the 460 gets freshened up with a redesigned helm and interior. A host of additional cruising features were implemented, along with two different cabin layout options giving you a choice of guest stateroom configurations.

Key Features

  • Integrated full width swim platform
  • Easy access shorepower, dockside water, and phone/TV hookups on transom
  • Hydraulic engine hatch
  • Removable wrap-around seating with sun lounge
  • Cockpit wet bar with standard refrigerator/ice maker combo
  • Large companion seat with aft facing lounge
  • Walk-thru windshield with heavy-duty handrail
  • Full fiberglass cabin liner
  • Standard cherry wood interior with solid cherry wood bi-fold table
  • Spacious galley with generous storage
  • Full-standing headroom in master stateroom
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 46' 9''
    Beam 14' 0''
    Dry Weight 27,000 lbs. DIESEL
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 42''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom 6' 6''
    Bridge Clearance 13' 1''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 400 gal.
    Water Capacity 79 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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 Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 435-hp Volvo D6 Diesel
    Opt. Power 2 x 420-hp Merc 8.1 S HO
    2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta D6
    2 x 420-hp Volvo 8.1 GXi
    2 x 440-hp Yanmar Diesel 6L3Y3-STP
    2 x 480-hp Yanmar Diesel 6LY3 - ETP

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    1000 6.5 5.6 1.6 4.0 3.5 1451 1262 72
    1250 8.0 6.9 2.4 3.3 2.9 1193 1037 76
    1500 9.3 8.0 5.7 1.6 1.4 584 508 77
    1750 10.2 8.8 8.6 1.2 1.0 425 369 79
    2000 11.1 9.6 12.9 0.9 0.7 308 268 79
    2250 12.4 10.7 17.9 0.7 0.6 248 216 80
    2500 16.6 14.4 23.2 0.7 0.6 257 233 81
    2750 24.0 20.9 26.3 0.9 0.8 329 286 82
    3000 28.5 24.7 27.6 1.0 0.9 371 232 84
    3250 33.3 29.0 33.7 1.0 0.9 356 309 84
    3500 36.3 31.5 40.8 0.9 0.8 320 278 86
    3550 37.0 32.2 44.1 0.8 0.7 302 263 86
    1000 1262 2335 10.50 6.06 1.71 72
    1250 1037 1920 12.90 9.08 1.41 76
    1500 508 940 15.00 21.58 0.69 77
    1750 369 684 16.40 32.55 0.50 79
    2000 268 496 17.90 48.83 0.37 79
    2250 216 399 20.00 67.76 0.29 80
    2500 233 414 26.70 87.82 0.30 81
    2750 286 529 38.60 99.56 0.39 82
    3000 232 597 45.90 104.48 0.44 84
    3250 309 573 53.60 127.57 0.42 84
    3500 278 515 58.40 154.44 0.38 86
    3550 263 486 59.50 166.94 0.36 86

    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 10.9 sec.
    0 to 30 19.0 sec.
    Ratio 1.82 : 1
    Props Bronze
    Load 2 pers, 7/8 fuel, full water, min gear
    Climate 95 deg., 95% humid.; wind: 15 mph; seas: 1-2 chop

    Cruisers Yachts 460 Express (2007-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Learn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...Out with the Old, in with the NewBy Capt. Ron SvobodaCruisers Yachts is selling a premium product to very discerning group of boat buyers. After coaming the docks for a while I hopped onboard the 460 Express, a boat that has been on the production line for about 5 years now, so I thought I’d see what’s changed. The first thing I noticed was the redesigned helm. The dash has been totally revamped and uses cutting edge technology to bring this big express into the future. By implementing all digital controls and instrumentation and tossing the analog gauge cluster in the trash. The yacht now has a modern yet simplified attitude. Of course the atypical Raymarine chart plotters are present, but two 12 inch units now take center stage providing optimal data processing. While just to the left of them, is the new Murphy HelmView which dispenses a gamut of engine information. Anything you want to monitor is simply at the touch of the screen. Now the Murphy set-up is only available with the Volvo Diesel power packages, and it should be noted that the HelmView’s touch screen takes some getting used to, so be sure your dealer spends plenty of time instructing you on it’s mannerisms. A Relaxing EntertainerSome other notably cool items include a new cockpit wetbar. This large, triangular bar is positioned right behind the captain’s chair and boasts a stowable 2-inch LCD TV on a swivel mount, allowing you to watch it from almost anywhere in the cockpit. Directly below the tube, is a large granite-like countertop with built in sink and electric grill. This BBQ will see a lot of use, so a cockpit refrigerator is now standard equipment. If you like Jimmy Buffet, an optional icemaker is available to keep the fridge company. Speaking of company, the 460 received a restyled cockpit seating arraignment and will also be available with an aft facing “rumble seat” that flips out of the transom locker. Belowdeck Features The salon of the 460 also received considerable attention during the redo. For starters, two different cabin layout options are available that give you a choice of guest stateroom configurations. Located at the forepeak, the guest accommodations can be be ordered with a pair of single bunks or one island berth. Either way, the stateroom has a spacious, en-suite head compartment with its own shower stall.The elegantly restyled salon of the 460 boasts plenty of high-gloss Cherry. The space reminded me of a fine hotel as opposed to a boat cabin, showing that Cruisers Yachts continues to build one of the finest production yachts in the states. To enhance the salon, six large windows add light and ambiance to the sitting area and galley. Just aft is the master stateroom with the owners berth located amidships to offer greater comfort and space. Complete with its own TV and entertainment system, the cabin can also be equipped with a washer and dryer combo unit. The master stateroom also features an en-suite head and shower compartments separated by a vanity and sink unit.Overall, the 460 Express seems to have found its niche. It has matured into a high quality boat with some amazing new features and has always delivered a classy interior and dependable performance. These reasons may be the cause that nearly one quarter of Cruisers Yachts productions shipped overseas.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 460 Express (2007-) is 37.0 mph (59.5 kph), burning 44.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 166.92 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 460 Express (2007-) is 28.5 mph (45.9 kph), and the boat gets 1.03 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.44 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 371 miles (597.07 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 435-hp Volvo D6 Diesel.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional


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


    Coffeemaker Standard
    Icemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

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


    Hull Warranty

    Deck Warranty
    5-Year Yes
    Engine Warranty
    Engine warranties vary by manufacturer Yes
    Gelcoat Warranty

    Blistering Warranty
    3-Year Yes
    Accessories Warranty
    1-Year other parts and components Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes
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