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(w/ 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta TAMD 75P diesels)

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Brief Summary

Cruisers Yachts gives you a little more versatility in the guest quarters and has maximized the living space in the master stateroom on the redesigned 460 Express. In addition to the functional layout, the 460 offers luxurious amenities and impressive performance that will make your live-aboard journey first class.

Key Features

  • Boarding Gate--Transom
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Foredeck Access, Center Walk-Thru
  • Radar Arch With Arch Lights
  • Extended Swim Platform
  • Wet Bar
  • Windlass
  • SmartCraft SC5000 System View
  • Two private staterooms
  • CD Changer
  • 20’’ TV & VCR/DVD Combo
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 46' 9'' incl swim platform
    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 480-hp Volvo Penta TAMD 75P diesels
    Opt. Power 2x 420-hp MerCruiser 8.1 S HO
    2 x 430-hp Volvo Penta TAMD74L
    2x 480-hp Volvo TAMD75P EDC diesel
    2x 420-hp Volvo 8.1 GXi Gas
    2x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP diesel

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 6.2 5.3 2.6 2.4 2.1 852 740 66
    750 7.4 6.4 3.1 2.4 2.1 854 742 72
    1000 9.2 8.0 5.0 1.8 1.6 659 573 81
    1250 10.3 9.0 9.4 1.1 1.0 394 343 78
    1500 10.7 9.3 16.3 0.1 0.6 236 205 80
    1750 14.0 12.1 23.6 0.6 0.5 213 185 82
    2000 23.8 20.7 26.1 0.9 0.8 328 285 82
    2250 30.6 26.6 31.6 1.0 0.8 349 303 85
    2500 35.8 31.1 41.5 0.9 0.8 310 270 85
    2680 39.6 34.4 50.5 0.8 0.7 282 245 86
    600 740 1371 10.00 9.84 1.01 66
    750 742 1374 11.90 11.73 1.01 72
    1000 573 1061 14.80 18.93 0.78 81
    1250 343 634 16.60 35.58 0.47 78
    1500 205 380 17.20 61.70 0.03 80
    1750 185 343 22.50 89.34 0.25 82
    2000 285 528 38.30 98.80 0.39 82
    2250 303 562 49.20 119.62 0.41 85
    2500 270 499 57.60 157.09 0.37 85
    2680 245 454 63.70 191.16 0.33 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 12.8 sec.
    0 to 30 22.2 sec,
    Ratio 2.0:1
    Props 22 x 28 4-blade
    Load Load: 4 persons, Fuel: 3/4 full, Water: 1/2 full, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 90 deg. Humid: 41%, Wind: none, Seas: calm

    Captain's Report

    Learn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...Tested By Capt. Bob has tested Cruisers Yachts for a few years now, but this was my first chance to test them. I was in for a great time! Cruisers seems to have a good handle on what their marketplace is looking for and continues to improve construction while working towards reducing cost. I enjoyed talking with all the crew from Cruisers and the crew from Galati Yacht Sales. We came from a near rain out just south of St. Petersburg, Florida to an unseasonably dry 41% relative humidity and 92 degrees to test Cruisers 2005 offerings.Out front, Cruisers Yachts likes to have the anchor windlass and chain under a cover which keeps the bow nice and clean. A remote controlled spotlight sits atop the rails for finding marks easily at night. The 460 Express had the optional foredeck cushions that provide lots of room for soaking up sun when you’re forward of the walkthrough windshield. We also had a nice hardtop which really helps out in the hot Florida sun. Behind the WheelThe dash was well organized with extra room for flat panel electronics, whether you want integrated systems or not. We had some trouble reading the right engine readouts, but that could have been just a panel readout problem as the left side was clearly readable. All seating from the helm to the crescent and bench seats were very comfortable. The cockpit is covered in beige carpet which is easy on bare feet. Over on the starboard side is a wet bar for entertaining topside. It features a nice prep top with sink above two wing cabinets with bottle storage, and a center refrigerator with ice maker round out this handy bar. When you feel like coming back aboard from taking a dip there’s a transom shower at the walkthrough and fender storage in the integrated swim platform. Power PlantEngine access is through a motorized hatch and down a removable ladder, which makes routine checks and maintenance a much simpler task when working around the twin engine setup. The generator is mounted in the back of the spaces and most all maintenance items can be reached with reasonable effort. Heading down below you enter the main saloon which has very good headroom and a redesigned table with single post and drop-down wings. The galley is positioned to port and includes a microwave with convection oven that will be very handy when entertaining, electric three-burner stove and electric refrigerator/freezer which are standard. Cruisers Yachts’ uses lots of wood cabinetry to enhance the looks below. The cherry is a fabulous look, but the way it takes a stain sometimes can be a challenge. StateroomsMoving forward is the redesigned guest quarters. A wet head is to port with entry from either the main saloon or from the bow guest quarters. These beds can be set up as a single upper bunk and lower bunk or the upper bunk can be rolled out further into a double berth. The owner’s cabin is in the stern and has stand-up room at the foot of the island bed. The en-suite head is divided into a separate compartment for the VacuFlush toilet, open countertop with sink, and separate shower compartment. The head doesn’t have to be completely tied up just because someone is taking a shower anymore. For all your belongings there are also full length hanging closets to stern and half length towards the bow.SpecsThe redesigned 460 Express Cruiser measures in at 46’9” in length overall with its integrated swim platform, and 14 feet wide at the beam. She needs 11’4” of clearance with her arch for bridges and 42 inches of draft below her keel. In the saloon you have up to 6’6” of headroom, which is very respectable for a boat this size. With diesel engines she weighs in at 25,900 pounds, and carries up to 400 gallons of fuel and can carry up to 100 gallons of water.Performance and RideWhen we tested the redesigned 460 Express she was equipped with twin Volvo TAMD 75P diesels as with ZF drives. There were four people on board and we had ¾ of a tank of fuel. Wind was dead calm and the only wake was from our own testing and a passing Sea Tow driver who either didn’t see us or didn’t care. The 460 handled smoothly and responded with typical diesel power. She was out of the hole in just over 12 seconds and up to 30 mph in under 23 seconds. At 2000 rpm she was cruising along at over 23 mph and burning around 26 gph. She topped out at 40 mph turning 2680 rpm. The 440 was also well insulated for sound for a diesel with a top reading of only 86 dBa for sound levels at top end.If you have enjoyed the quality ride and features of Cruisers Yachts, but really wanted a design that gives you a little more versatility in the guest quarters and maximizes room, you really need to check out the newly redesigned 460 Express.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 460 Express (480-hp Volvo Penta) is 39.6 mph (63.7 kph), burning 50.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 191.14 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 460 Express (480-hp Volvo Penta) is 23.8 mph (38.3 kph), and the boat gets 0.91 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.39 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 328 miles (527.86 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta TAMD 75P diesels.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    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: Raw Water Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Coffeemaker Standard
    Icemaker Optional
    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 Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Davit Optional
    Fuel Transfer Standard
    Freezer Standard
    Generator Standard
    Glendinning Cablemaster Optional
    Oil Change System Optional
    Vacuum Optional
    Washer/Dryer Optional


    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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