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Sea ray 47 Sedan bridge or Carver 52 voyager

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Yacht' started by Captain Dufy, Nov 16, 2014.

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  1. Captain Dufy

    Captain Dufy Member

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    Thanks Capt J. During vacation in late december ,i will check out both boats while in Florida.Us Notheners need to recharge batteries.If any other of you in boat world have comments,do not hesitate to recommmend other boats. Tanks again.With snow flying.i am anticipating greatly seing warm waters again!!
  2. Capt J

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    I would consider Neptunus on your list as well as it is also a good boat and falls somewhere into the middle of that mix.
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    I will. looking at internet to evaluate neptinus and pricing of used boats is going to be my next priority .Thanks
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    The original boats had interior finishes on the same level with much larger, more expensive yachts, but layout and accessibility were questionable. Keep in mind the Neptunus name is not widely known and this can effect resale value.
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    I am looking at different Neptinus used boats for sale .Somebody forgot to Tell the owners or the dealers that the resale value is affected by there not being known!!
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    Just remember that by definition the ones you're looking at have not sold at those prices and many will ultimately sell for far less. Asking prices for used boats is a circus unto itself.
  7. Captain Dufy

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    Also,can the 56 bridge being a V drive affect their reliability,their performance or their value??
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    I dunno
  9. Captain Dufy

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    When reading a Sea ray forum about the Sea Ray 47 Sedan last nite ,it seems V drives are less reliable and less efficent milleage wise because of more gears and more lag.their main utility being taking less space.those were the only comments i could find on the 47 sedan.
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    V drive thing or Sea Ray thing?

  11. Captain Dufy

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    A Sea ray thing.
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    A Sea ray thing with comments made by Sea ray owners in 2009
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    I have not seen really any issues with v-drives being less reliable. The early Searay MPM/ZF v-drives (stand alone with a seperate transmission and jackshaft) were indeed problematic or suffered longevity issues due to their aluminum case, they stopped using those around 1994 ish. They're generally used quite a bit by various manufacturers in the size range you're looking at. Off the top of my head in the types/size of boats you're looking at, the manufacturers that use v-drives off the top of my head are :Searay, Sunseeker, Azimut, Neptunus, Cruisers, Carver, Marquis and many others. As for additional fuel consumption, I haven't seen that either as it's really a moot point because generally a V-drive boat will have a slightly better shaft angle and make up any in-efficiency of extra gears by more efficient shaft angle.

    The 56' Neptunus is a good riding/running yacht. Their 63'-64' are also good running and riding and well made with quality falling somewhere between the Searay and Hatteras.
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    Well, considering how many Searay's I've seen that have skidded across the tops of sandbars at cruise speed by their owners, I would expect most all of those situations would have transmission problems if they were so equipped instead of v-drives also.
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  15. Captain Dufy

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    Real good info thanks. I e mailed Neptinus to ask who they recommend. They might eventualy have a good traide in. I do like their interiors and the Cat motors (800 ) would seem to be quite adequate. Not the Hatteras engine room though. A lot less weight and better mpg ratio. I still am looking at the 52 and 55/58 Sea Ray. Hatteras,Sea Ray,Neptinus ,at least i am in the right direction!!