Looking for info on 2008-11 47 Sedan Bridge

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Ken Wolkens, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:33 PM.

  1. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    73
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    1988 390 EC
    Gas
    I told myself my next boat would be outboards...that worked until my wife saw the 47 Sedan Bridge in our marina.

    I know it had a short life and so far my inter web searches only get results for brokerage boats and magazine articles.

    Curious as to real owners thoughts on these boats like what's great and not so great about them.

    Thanks, Ken
     
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Active Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    we have "done" this boat a couple of times......lots of great info in those threads - one really nice one for sale on here now as well an ex owner or two.....im sure they will chime in....Great boat BTW - spent a bunch of time on a buddys (yes, im a boat mooch) and even ran it once....
     
  3. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Active Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Former owner. Happy to answer any questions.
     
  5. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    73
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    1988 390 EC
    Gas
    Thanks for the links Ididntdoit!

    Footballfan,

    The issues of being tippy and the angle of the bed were brought up in those threads. Any thoughts?

    Also did the boat have a normal control panel with switches and breakers? Even though I'm in the business of wire harnesses and electronic modules I'm terrified of multiplexed systems controlling a whole boat. The cost of failures has to be very high so I want to avoid if possible.

    As for the Galley Aft we like the idea. Less traffic hiking through to get stuff from the fridge. Are we looking at this wrong?

    You did a great job of dispelling the stern heavy comments in the one thread. While we are not long range cruisers we still want a boat that is reasonably efficient. Any additional thoughts?

    Thanks, Ken
     
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Ken,

    Not sure about the "Tippy" comment. If you are referring to stability of the boat - that was not ever a concern of mine.

    We had the boat in some pretty rough seas a few times - never gave me any pause.

    The angled bed in the Master was a good thing. The layout of that suite was outstanding for a 50LOA boat. Not sure I have seen any other boat that size that was as usable as that space. Of course only have 2 staterooms means the rooms can be larger.

    The electrical system is the same style as any other Sea Ray from 30' and up. There is a separate 110V and 12 volt. At the bottom of the stairs there is a central panel which has switches for both. Pretty much the same idea that any boat that size will have.

    I will add that Sea Ray in general does an excellent job with this in my opinion.

    If you have ever been on a Sea Ray boat, you know instantly where to go and what to do.

    We loved the Aft galley. Large window which opened up to the cockpit. Made for a fantastic open area.

    When we were looking at Fly Bridge boats, this model stood out with the Aft galley and the full beam master. On the other DB models of the timeframe, you were on a large boat before getting the full beam.

    It is a really good boat. If you get serious looking at them let me know will be happy to provide shopping tips.

    Zach on here has one for sale - way up north though - probably in the shed for the winter. Have not personally seen his boat - but we have talked a bit. Sounds like his boat is really top notch condition.

    If I think of anything else will through it in - or fire back more questions.

    Mark
     
  7. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    73
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    1988 390 EC
    Gas
    Mark,

    It's nice to hear from a previous owner.

    Thanks for clarifying the questions, especially the electrical panel one. A year or two ago we boarded a 36 Sedan and I freaked out when I saw the touch panel and found the system was multiplexed. I could not get away from the boat fast enough since I deal with electronics all day for a living. Glad to hear the 47 is not.

    We will plan to start the shopping process in the coming months.

    Thanks again, Ken
     
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Your welcome. I think it is the best 50' boat on the market from the 08-11 timeframe.

    Let me know how I can help.
     
  9. Zach312

    Zach312 Member SILVER Sponsor

    381
    Jan 23, 2011
    Hudson, WI
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge, 2013 Caribe D11
    Cummins QSC-600's
  10. Zach312

    Zach312 Member SILVER Sponsor

    381
    Jan 23, 2011
    Hudson, WI
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge, 2013 Caribe D11
    Cummins QSC-600's
    Very much agree with Mark. We have never felt this boat was "tippy" we where actually happy how much more stable this was compared to out 40 sundancer.

    Aft galley and full beam master truly sold us on this boat and are the main reasons we love it.
     
  11. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    73
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    1988 390 EC
    Gas
    Nice to hear from you Zach. She's a beauty. As we get deeper into the quest for another boat we will give yours consideration.

    Ken
     

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