The Sea Ray 450 Sedan Bridge is a new model that will make its public debut at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show . The boat promises creature comforts galore in addition to the performance and handling for which Sea Ray builds are known.
Sea Ray is stressing the design of the 450’s bridge deck, which includes 360-degree visibility, a dinette that converts to a sunpad, and helm and companion seats that can turn to face aft when the yacht is at anchor or tied to the dock. A bridge enclosure and hardtop are standard, and air conditioning is an option along with an electric-control canvas sunroof. These features sound like a recipe for comfort when cruising in any weather, as well as when it’s time to kick back with a cocktail and a group of friends.
Inside, the 450 Sedan Bridge boasts the curved windows that have become a signature Sea Ray design element, allowing for natural light to flow into the saloon while guests enjoy wide views of the outdoors. Standard features in the saloon include Ultraleather fabric, a 32-inch Sony LCD high-definition television, and a Sony sound system.
The raised dinette and step-down galley are forward of the saloon. The dinette’s raised platform means it allows for outdoor views, while the galley comes with an upright refrigerator/freezer, a microwave/convection oven, and a recessed two-burner stove. The location of the dinette and galley make them ideal for quiet morning or afternoon meals, or for party preparations when guests are mingling in the saloon and adjacent cockpit.
Accommodations aboard the 450 Sedan Bridge are designed to be flexible. The master cabin has a queen-size bed, while the guest cabin has twin beds that can convert to a king. Each cabin has its own bathroom, making the layout ideal for two adult couples or for a single couple with children. Note that the guest cabin’s bathroom also serves double duty as the 450 Sedan Bridge’s day head, a common design practice aboard motoryachts in this size range.
Fans of Sea Ray will recognize SmartCraft instrumentation, which is standard at the helm, as well as optional Raymarine electronics and Sirius Marine Weather Service. Joystick control of the twin 480-hp Cummins MerCruiser diesel engines is standard, as are Sea Ray’s Zeus pod drive system for easy docking and the builder’s pushbutton Skyhook system for maintaining position in wind and currents.
Draft is a full four feet with the Zeus drives. The 450 Sedan Bridge’s fuel capacity is 350 gallons, her water capacity is 120 gallons, and her holding tank can accommodate 42 gallons of waste.
Sea Ray is offering a good number of options for dressing up the 450 Sedan Bridge, including traditional teak or dark-stained hardwood floors, a lower helm station, a washer/dryer, a central vacuum, Bose sound, DSS satellite television, underwater lights, engineroom and cockpit cameras, and a thermal imaging camera for night cruising. You can also get a sexy black or blue hull if you want your boat to stand out at the docks.
The builder is keeping mum on the base price details for the 450 Sedan Bridge, but a spokesman did tell me that dealer discounts might be available at the Miami show.
Editor’s Note: Kim Kavin is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer who specializes in marine travel. She is the author of seven books including Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Vacations, and is editor of CharterWave and Boatermouth.