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Cruisers Yachts 415 Express (2002-)
(w/ 2 x 420-hp Caterpillar 3126 TA - Diesel)


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Brief Summary

The diesel powered version of the 415 Express. More expensive than its gasoline consuming equivalent but also more fuel efficient. 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'' incl swim platform
Beam 13' 8''
Dry Weight 32,000 lbs.
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 2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon
Tested Power 2 x 420-hp Caterpillar 3126 TA - Diesel
Opt. Power 2 x 420-hp Caterpillar 3126 TA

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
600 4.0 3.5 1.2 3.3 2.9 1140 991 61
850 5.8 5.0 1.8 3.2 2.8 1102 958 65
1000 7.2 6.3 3.2 2.3 2.0 770 669 72
1250 8.8 7.6 6.6 1.3 1.2 453 394 74
1500 9.9 8.3 8.8 1.1 1.0 383 333 73
1750 11.1 9.7 13.2 0.8 0.7 288 250 73
2000 12.3 10.7 20.8 0.6 0.5 202 176 77
2250 15.7 13.7 25.0 0.6 0.6 215 187 77
2500 23.2 20.2 28.8 0.8 0.7 276 240 79
2900 30.1 26.1 37.4 0.8 0.7 275 239 80
600 991 1835 6.40 4.54 1.42 61
850 958 1773 9.30 6.81 1.37 65
1000 669 1239 11.60 12.11 0.96 72
1250 394 729 14.20 24.98 0.57 74
1500 333 616 15.90 33.31 0.48 73
1750 250 463 17.90 49.97 0.36 73
2000 176 325 19.80 78.74 0.25 77
2250 187 346 25.30 94.64 0.27 77
2500 240 444 37.30 109.02 0.34 79
2900 239 443 48.40 141.57 0.34 80

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 14.9 sec.
0 to 30 25 sec.
Ratio 1.75:1
Props 4 blade 22 x 25.5 x 2
Load 3 persons, full fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 80 deg., 55% humid., wind: calm knots; seas: flat

Cruisers Yachts 415 Express (2002-) Line Drawing


Captain's Report

Learn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...By Capt. Ron SvobodaAre 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 birth 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 birth in this stateroom is ideal with room to move about and generous storage above and below the birth.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.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 415 Express (2002-) is 30.1 mph (48.4 kph), burning 37.40 gallons per hour (gph) or 141.56 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 415 Express (2002-) is 23.2 mph (37.3 kph), and the boat gets 0.81 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.34 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 276 miles (444.18 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 420-hp Caterpillar 3126 TA - 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
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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