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Anchor Management

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Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  18:45:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thinking about thie 48 motor yacht as my next boat. Anything to share on this boat? Any design changes in the differ years? I could not see much from the available boats on Yachtworld.
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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

Edited by - Anchor Management on Sep 12 2012 18:48:15

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BenDiss

RO# 31831

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  21:21:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you check over at that "club" that all the "sea ray" folks hang out at?

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Woodsong

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Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  22:34:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They typically are very slow to sell due to A) odd looking lines that don't appeal to some people and B) great cool weather boats not not good hot weather boats. The ones down here in the south have to run their generators 24/7 to keep them cool due to the enclosed glass- same goes for the popular sports coupe models. I like the layouts of them though personally and in your climate the glass enclosure would most likely not be a bad thing and could help extend your season. I love the enclosed helm in our 45' pilothouse but I also really like the flybridge too.

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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  02:03:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are a bunch of them in my Marina and all the owners seem happy with them
Yet a few seem to always be for sale

The owner of the one on my dock has the Cumins QMS 11 and he says he cruises at 26/27 knots

 


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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  06:59:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Woodsong. Agree the lines could be polarizing. I happen to love the look. It could pose a problem when i start looking for #9. :) Interesting on the heat issue as I never thought of that. I suppose that could be a positive up north.

Abalmuth- thank you as well. I have not seen any of the boats you mentioned for sale on Long Island on any of the web sites. Are they selling them by owner? The only ones I have seen are down south.


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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

Edited by - Anchor Management on Sep 13 2012 07:01:53

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KiDa

RO# 16492



Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  13:35:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BenDiss

Did you check over at that "club" that all the "sea ray" folks hang out at?



+1.

That boat is on my short list. Unfortunately, money is also on my short list!

Ask for a fellow named Frank Webster. I believe he delivered a couple. IIRC, he said it was not just a twist on an existing 48 hull. It is an entirely different hull and he was not at all impressed with it in snotty weather. Food for thought.

Personally, I like the boat. I've been on the 39. I like the enclosed bridge. I tire of 11 panels of canvas on my 33. I notice more and more makers are going to windshields to the hardtop with a couple of panels of canvas for covering after the day. Easy peasy.

The bridge has HVAC. I can't say how strong it is.


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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  16:29:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BenDiss

Did you check over at that "club" that all the "sea ray" folks hang out at?


Sorry Ben. You lost me on this one. Not sure where you're talking about


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BenDiss

RO# 31831

Posted - Sep 14 2012 :  05:29:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Anchor Management

quote:
Originally posted by BenDiss

Did you check over at that "club" that all the "sea ray" folks hang out at?


Sorry Ben. You lost me on this one. Not sure where you're talking about



club sea ray dot com


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CurrentSea

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Posted - Sep 14 2012 :  07:16:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like motor yachts and do like the 39 alot.
But there are 2 things about them.
How do you dock them?
Seems there is no clear view? At least with sedan bridge I can look down the stairs.

Second thing for me is the salon.
I really like looking out the salon door and seeing life.
Motor yacht is getting back to an express where your going down into a cave.

Just my opinion. But I do like the 39 look and design. Not familiar with 48.


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KiDa

RO# 16492



Posted - Sep 14 2012 :  07:54:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 48 is the 39 on steroids.

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RO# 32420



Posted - Sep 16 2012 :  15:29:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looked ate the 48 sedan bridge today. This seems to fit my life style better. I see they switched it to a 50 in I believe 05. Is there any design changes?

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Audrey II

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Posted - Sep 16 2012 :  17:50:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not to say I told you say but I told you so:)

Dave

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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Sep 16 2012 :  20:25:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to agree. Great boat. I'm going to start a new thread to get so e info on his one.

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