As we continue to seek value for boaters, this week, we look at another cruising boat on the used market in the 40-foot size range. The Sea Ray 390 Motoryacht is a great cruising boat due to its expansive living area and privacy between cabins. This flush deck Motoryacht was produced by Searay for a number of years but was less popular than the Sundancer line. While there are fewer of this model on the used market, clean examples can be had for under $165,000 depending on year and power. The boat was offered with both Mercruiser 8.1 inboard gas or Cummins diesel engines connected to straight shafts.
The 390 has two private staterooms, one forward and one aft separated by the galley and salon. The boat also has two heads both with separate showers. She is beautifully appointed as is common with Sea Ray boats and is very high quality. I have toured a 390 Motoryacht and found the interior space to be bright and very liveable. The bridge deck offers excellent views and room for guests to relax. A nice feature are the wing doors which close off the side decks from the bridge deck reducing wind entering while underway.
This vessel is seaworthy underway and makes a great cruiser!
Searay has put its own sense of style on this classic flush deck design. She is sleek and stylish and I would put this one on your list if you are looking for a fun cruiser or live-aboard.
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We love the ocean and boating! We cruise in our 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, Calypso II, on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Island. Join us on our adventures – we share favorite ports and places to visit, favorite boating products, and how-tos.
+ Our current boat – Calypso II, a 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge:
In 2019, we wanted a new boat which was bigger and had a longer range, so we targeted 40-footers with diesel power to achieve both of these goals. With our criteria and budget, we searched for a diesel-powered Sea Ray 400 Sedanbridge 2001 or newer. After scouring the Internet we found a boat on the Chesapeake Bay which would become Calypso II.
+ Specs – 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge:
• Length: 41 feet
• Beam: 14 feet
• Draft: 4 feet
• Fuel: diesel 350 gal
• Power: 2 Caterpillar 3126 inboard straight-shaft diesel engines 350hp each
+ Our first Sea Ray – Calypso I:
Our boating life started when we looked for a motor cruiser around 30 feet long. We liked Sea Ray because of its style and quality. We noticed a boat listed on CraigsList and went to take a look. We found a Sea Ray 310 Sundancer that met our requirements and seemed in good shape. After a survey was completed, we bought the boat and rechristened her “Calypso”, with all appropriate rituals to the sea spirits for good luck.
+ Specs – 2000 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer:
• Length: 33.9 feet
• Beam: 11.6 feet
• Draft: 3.5 feet
• Fuel: gas 200 gals
• Power: 2 Mercruiser 5.7 Horizon freshwater cooled V-drive inboard gas engines 300hp each
2013 North Atlantic Inflatables, 8″ 2″ high-pressure floor inflatable boat
Mercury 3.5Hp outboard motor
+ Where we cruise:
Calypso II is moored in Sippican Harbor in Marion, MA – in Buzzards Bay. We use our boat to explore the islands, ports, coves and harbors of this amazing place.
For overnight boating, we often head to Cuttyhunk Island, Martha’s Vineyard Island or Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. In 2021, we plan to head to Maine to explore some of the beautiful harbors and ports of Southern and Mid-Coast Maine.
+ Our commitment to the sea:
Because we enjoy boating and the fun it brings our family, we are committed to protecting the bays, harbors and oceans we cruise on, as well the ones we dream about. Starting with following no-discharge rules, not using disposable plastic bottles and only using biodegradable products on Calypso II, we try to do our part to preserve this invaluable resource.
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