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Cruisers Yachts 415 Express - GAS (2002-)
(w/ 2 x 420-hp MerCruiser 8.1 HO Horizon V drives)

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Brief Summary

Also available with diesel power. Combines features from express-style and motoryacht-style boats to form unique boat design that is one-of-a-kind.

Key Features

A full aft cabin offers ample storage room and tremendous comfort. Gorgeous salon offers a large L-shaped sofa with double incliners and a convertible dinette. The master stateroom is located aft and is pure luxury with a walk-around queen size bed, master head with separate shower, and plenty of seating and storage. A second stateroom is located forward and offers private head access and separate shower. The upper deck offers an express layout with one step separating the helm and cockpit seating area.


Length Overall 42' 6''
Beam 13' 8''
Dry Weight 32,000 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 14' 0''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 380 gal.
Water Capacity 100 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 2x370-hp Merc 8.1 Horizon
Tested Power 2 x 420-hp MerCruiser 8.1 HO Horizon V drives
Opt. Power 2x340-hp Crusader gas

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
650 4.2 3.6 2.8 1.5 1.3 507 441 60
1000 6.6 5.7 4.8 1.4 1.2 467 406 63
1500 8.5 7.4 7.4 1.2 1.0 393 342 73
2000 9.7 8.4 11.2 0.9 0.8 296 258 75
2500 9.7 8.4 19.0 0.5 0.4 174 151 75
3000 11.7 10.2 29.2 0.4 0.4 137 119 78
3500 19.3 16.8 39.6 0.5 0.4 167 145 79
4000 27.9 24.3 44.8 0.6 0.5 213 185 80
4500 33.4 29.0 57.6 0.6 0.5 198 172 81
4800 36.6 31.8 65.0 0.6 0.5 192 167 81
650 441 816 6.80 10.60 0.63 60
1000 406 752 10.60 18.17 0.58 63
1500 342 632 13.70 28.01 0.49 73
2000 258 476 15.60 42.40 0.37 75
2500 151 280 15.60 71.92 0.22 75
3000 119 220 18.80 110.53 0.17 78
3500 145 269 31.10 149.90 0.21 79
4000 185 343 44.90 169.59 0.26 80
4500 172 319 53.80 218.04 0.25 81
4800 167 309 58.90 246.05 0.24 81

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 8.7 sec.
0 to 30 29.0
Ratio 2.82 : 1
Props 4 blade 22 x 26 x 1.75
Load 5 persons, full fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 80 deg., 52% humid.; wind: calm; seas: flat

Cruisers Yachts 415 Express - GAS (2002-) Line Drawing


Captain's Report

Learn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...Are you seeking a luxurious vacation home on the water but can’t seem to get past some the bulbous or boxy designs that are available these days? Well then, Cruisers Yachts may just have the vessel for you. The 415 is a hybrid yacht that combines the aesthetic appeal of an express cruiser with the uncompromising spaciousness of a motor yacht. Typical of an express is an ample cockpit with comfortable seating for all on board. The 415 is no different, with lots of room above deck to entertain with its expansive lounge and port side wet bar. The optional hard top provides a distinct look and can be completely enclosed to keep the entertaining ongoing, regardless of the weather.This yachts is all about comfortable living space on the water, so lets go below decks to see what she offers. The sliding Plexiglas companionway door incorporates a secondary sliding screen door for fresh air ventilation. Down the large steps into the salon, you immediately notice the richly appointed interior and enormous headroom available. The gourmet’s galley is located to starboard and includes a full size refrigerator and freezer. A microwave is standard and you can opt for an oven or a combo microwave/ convection oven if you desire. Double sinks and a ceramic cook top finish off the food prep counter space. When it is time to enjoy the chef’s cuisine, or relax and watch TV, the salons huge wrap around settee and cherry wood dining table is located to starboard.The master suite is located aft and is accessed through a port side cabin door that is down a few steps from the salon. This stateroom offers luxury and privacy that is more commonly found on larger yachts. The island birth has plenty of room on either side for ease of movement and you will find lots of storage cabinets. Concealed in one of the starboard side cabinets, is a combo washer and dryer unit for your laundry. The master head is just forward of the berth and to starboard. Here you will find ample room at the vanity and in the separate shower compartment.Moving back through the salon, you will find the guest stateroom all the way forward and down a few steps. At the bottom of the stairs is the main head with shower located to starboard. The double doors allow your guests access through the salon or through their stateroom for added privacy. The island berth in this stateroom is ideal with room to move about and generous storage both above and below.Access to the engine room is via a hatch located amid ship in the sole of the salon. Here you have the option of several engine packages to choose from in both gas or diesel power. We were able to test this yacht in both configuration and found very different performance attributes aside from just fuel economy. In the diesel version, the boat performed as expected, with a steady acceleration interval until the turbo’s spooled up and the engines were at there optimal speed. The 420-horse power Cats seemed well suited to propel the girthy motor yacht. But the diesels also took up most of the space in the engine room, making fluid and Racor checks a bit of a challenge for us large folks. Contrary to this was the gas configuration. Although possessing enough raw horsepower, the gas motors seemed to labor significantly when getting this big vessel up to cruising speed. The lack of torque from the gas engines gave this yacht a very different ride characteristic when compared to her diesel sister ship. Granted the diesel motors will cost you considerably more dough than the gas power will, but you may want to sea trial both versions before ordering your luxury home away from home.By Capt. Ron SvobodaTest Captain

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 415 Express - GAS (2002-) is 36.6 mph (58.9 kph), burning 65.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 246.02 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 415 Express - GAS (2002-) is 27.9 mph (44.9 kph), and the boat gets 0.62 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.26 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 213 miles (342.79 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 420-hp MerCruiser 8.1 HO Horizon V drives.

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
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard


Coffeemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard

Exterior Features

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


Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Standard

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Generator Standard
Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
Oil Change System Optional
Vacuum Standard


Hull Warranty

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