Sea Ray 450 Sedan BridgeBy Capt. Bill Pike
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/480-mhp Cummins-MerCruiser QSB5.9-480 HO diesels w/ Zeus pods
Transmission/Ratio: ZF gears, 2.24:1 ratio
Props: M7 propset
Price as Tested: $1,016,001
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS.
GPH taken via SmartCraft fuel-monitoring system.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB is the level of normal conversation.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
electric canvas sunroof for hardtop
extra Raymarine E120W display
Raymarine 4-kW radar
sofa w/ pull-out berth
wooden saloon sole
Splendide 2100XC washer/dryer combo
cockpit wet bar w/ Isotherm refrigerator, Kenyon grill, sink, and table
This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.