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(w/ 2 x 330-hp Volvo Penta IPS450)

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Brief Summary

The 390 Sports Coupe satisfies the needs of a family that still loves watersports and now wants to do some weekend cruising -- or, for the couple who would like to do some serious cruising with another couple and go most anywhere coastwise. She has the speed of a sportsboat and the amenities of a cruiser for a family of four or more. The extended swim platform will be popular with the kids as they dip their toes in the water, dive off for the starfish or a couple sips some fine wine while observing a sunset. The unique design allows everyone to be in the action when you are underway. The wet bar abaft the center companion seating makes good use of space often wasted. You can add a refrigerator and ice maker to make the most of the entertainment possibilities topside. Below decks, you have room to entertain another half dozen or more, or set up movies for the kids to enjoy while you have private time topside.

Key Features

  • Optional fore deck chaise lounge includes grab rails & beverage holders
  • Full width integrated swim platform & drained storage
  • Electric engine hatch for easy access to engines
  • Two different engine drive systems available -- V-drive inboard or Volvo Penta's IPS drive system
  • Double wide helm seat with flip-up bolster
  • Generous aft cockpit seating with storage under
  • Double companion seat which converts into unique facing dinette
  • Cockpit wet bar with optional refrigerator/ice maker
  • Ergonomic dash with ample room for electronics
  • Integrated fiberglass hardtop with sliding sunroof and frameless walk-thru windshield
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 40' 2''
    12.2 m
    Beam 13' 0''
    4.0 m
    Dry Weight 20,500 lbs.
    9,979 kg w/eng
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 45''
    1.14 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 10' 0''
    3.0 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 300 gal.
    1,136 L
    Water Capacity 75 gal.
    284 L
    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 330-hp Volvo Penta IPS450
    Opt. Power 2 x 330-hp Volvo Penta IPS450 D6
    2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta IPS500 D6
    2 x 375-hp Volvo Penta IPS 550G Drive Gas
    2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1 S Horizon Gas
    2 x 420-hp MerCruiser T-8.1 HO Gas

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.7 3.2 0.6 6.1 5.3 1643 1428 67
    1000 6.7 5.8 2.1 3.2 2.8 861 749 72
    1500 9.2 8.0 4.6 2.0 1.7 540 470 78
    2000 11.2 9.7 10.6 1.1 0.9 285 248 80
    2500 16.2 14.0 17.8 0.9 0.8 245 213 81
    3000 24.5 21.3 25.0 1.0 0.9 265 230 83
    3500 32.0 27.8 29.0 1.1 1.0 298 259 83
    3640 34.1 29.6 31.0 1.1 1.0 297 258 85
    600 1428 2644 6.00 2.27 2.58 67
    1000 749 1386 10.80 7.95 1.36 72
    1500 470 869 14.80 17.41 0.85 78
    2000 248 459 18.00 40.13 0.45 80
    2500 213 394 26.10 67.38 0.39 81
    3000 230 426 39.40 94.64 0.42 83
    3500 259 480 51.50 109.78 0.47 83
    3640 258 478 54.90 117.35 0.47 85

    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 N/A
    0 to 30 14.4 sec
    Ratio 1.82 : 1
    Props T3
    Load 3 person, 1/2 fuel, full water, 75 lbs. of gear
    Climate 59 deg.; 48% humid.; wind: 2-3 MPH; seas; moderate chop

    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe (2011-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    By Captain Robert SmithLearn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...

    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe
    Cruisers Yachts' new 390 Sports Coupe is just right for entertaining and watersports.

    The Mission

    The 390 Sports Coupe is a coastal cruising yacht targeting the boating family who wants to enjoy watersports, yet needs room for entertaining friends and special guests. She is also a good boat with which to start some serious cruising. I think she is one of the best built boats in class made in North America and she holds her own with the best European products as well. The boat is large enough that there are separate spaces for the kids and the parents. The integrated hard top with canvas enclosure extends the boating season by weeks both in the spring and fall.

    Unique Features

    Cruisers designers arranged this yacht with an impressive entertaining venue, and maximized standing heights and seating in the cockpit using a unique bench companion seat. This bench faces forward, with an aft facing bench seat in the center windshield walk-thru. This unusual set-up can be used a number of ways. While under way, a table can be inserted and the navigator can sit here with a paper chart on the table. Or, it is a great place for lunch while underway. When anchored and with the cushion on the steps to the windshield walk-thru it provides a cozy place for four people to have cocktails or snacks. This not only allows more guests to relax under the hardtop, but creates a second conversation spot topside. Below there is great versatility in the layout. For extended cruising for two couples, perhaps the boat will be configured with solid bulkheads forward, making the bow stateroom more private, and a permanent wood bulkhead aft creating a mid cabin with door. If the boat is to be used primarily for day trips and cruising with just the family, the owner might want an open layout with just privacy curtains for the forward cabin and mid-cabin berth. In this way, the salon is kept open allowing seven or eight people to enjoy a dinner together, or the whole family (and friends) to watch a movie together.

    Main Deck and Helm

    One of the most used areas on a sport cruiser is the stern platform. People will come and go, tie up and relax here. The optional synthetic teak and hydraulic lift add value and utility to this very important space.

    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe
    Just like the island bar in a modern kitchen, the center bar in the cockpit will be a popular hangout.

    Access to lines and fenders will be safer because the designers made the stern trunk accessible from the cockpit. Now your crew can prepare to dock without going out on the platform. When leaving the dock, they still have access from the stern to stow the lines and fenders before coming into the cockpit.The helm is ergonomically designed and the instruments are clearly visible in daylight and dark. The angled dash has room for flat panel touch screens and analog/digital gauges. With joystick operation, the helmsman can relax behind the wheel and dance the 390 just about anywhere he wants including holding position while working with the ground tackle.

    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe
    The standard helm design leaves room for joystick drives, touch screen displays, autopilot and a host of other equipment.

    Below Decks and Accommodations

    Cruisers Yachts designers understand how headroom makes a boat feel smaller, so they made sure even a six-footer will feel comfortable anywhere below decks. Privacy curtains are standard and the bulkheads are optional. Cruisers' joinery work is top notch, even in difficult corners and angles.

    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe
    The Flex Steel sofa to starboard of the companionway opens into a double bed. Note the wraparound privacy curtain.
    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe
    The salon sofa is offered as a standard straight design or crescent shape.
    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe
    The diagonal double berth forward creates more room.

    Handling and Test Results

    Helm visibility is good. Of course, with a hardtop and center windshield walk through, you will have some distractions with the extra framing but you'll get used to it. When backing into a berth and looking aft without the Isinglass, you have unrestricted visibility.We tested in blustery conditions with 2-3 foot seas and gusty winds of 12-19 mph crossing Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. The 390 Sports Coupe handled as though it was a calm day on a small lake. In all conditions, head seas, beam seas and following seas, we could let the wheel go and she would maintain her course with the autopilot off for ten seconds or so. This little test speaks volumes about the tracking ability of the counter-rotating props in the Volvo Penta IPS pod drives. So not only do the pods give you better fuel economy but they also give a better-responding helm in sloppy conditions. We raced across Green Bay in less than perfect conditions and reached a top speed of better than 34 mph. We didn’t notice any creaking, cracking or other working noises coming from below and the dBA readings at the helm didn’t exceed 85. At a best cruise speed of 32.0 mph and 3500 rpm, she delivered a fuel efficiency of 0.96 miles per gallon..

    Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe


    We find the Cruisers 390 Sports Coupe easily meets both of the mission statements outlined above. She is a solid performer and with the Volvo Penta pod drives, anyone should be able to take the helm and put her back in the slip. Her design, construction, fit-and-finish, and amenities place her at the top ranks of express cruisers world-wide. I'm hard-pressed to think of anything major that I'd change on this boat. That speaks well of the job Cruisers Yachts has done.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe (2011-) is 34.1 mph (54.9 kph), burning 31.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 117.34 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 390 Sports Coupe (2011-) is 32.0 mph (51.5 kph), and the boat gets 1.10 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.47 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 298 miles (479.58 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 330-hp Volvo Penta IPS450.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    VHF Radio Optional


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


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

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

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Optional
    Oil Change System Optional
    Vacuum Optional


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