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Cruisers Yachts 39 Express Coupe2023Request Price
With ample room to both play and relax, the 39 Express Coupe is the yacht ideal for family cruising. Aboard you'll find plenty of comfortable seating and space to entertain, warm interior accents, and all of the amenities you've come to expect from Cruisers Yachts. The capable 39 Express Coupe by Cruisers Yachts features the largest cockpit in its class, with more than 150 square feet of integrated cockpit and helm space. The plush seating is a convertible transom giving you the flexibility to create the space you need for whatever adventure may be on the horizon. Additional adjustable seating aboard the 39 Express Coupe yacht converts from split L-shaped seats with a central entry gate, to U-shaped booth seating with table, to the ultimate lounger utilizing filler cushions and the reclining transom back rest. Create the perfect, luxurious space to entertain, play or relax any day of the week aboard your 39 Express Coupe.More…24
Intrepid 477 Evolution2023Request Price
To say there is nothing like it is an understatement. This jewel of the Intrepid family is the 15-year byproduct of tirelessly chasing perfection in a luxury sport yacht. Each innovation and every upgrade was inspired by our best designers: Our customers. Our most luxurious yacht to date, the 477 Evolution’s extraordinary levels of luxury, performance, precision and style will make an impression that will remain with you long after you return to shore.More…32
Tiara Yachts 48 LS2023Request Price
The largest outboard powered Tiara yacht ever built; the 48 LS builds on the legacy of the LS series. Luxury is amplified from bow to stern through unexpected details and refined yacht aesthetics. Social zones, a key area of focus in every LS model, allow for guests to choose their preferred relaxation zone. Forward, the bow features wrap around seating and chaise lounge. Aft, the innovative rotating lounge boasts multiple locking positions and electrically adjustable backrests. deploy the terrace and expand the cockpit in addition to improving access to the water. At the helm, sliding doors provide a welcome retreat from the elements. Below deck you’ll find a forward pedestal berth and private head in addition to the aft stateroom that features dual twin berths. The berths may be converted for more comfortable adult sleeping accommodations. Ultraleather and teak blended with a mix of stainless steel, detailed accent stitching and solid surfaces elevate and amplify the elegance of every amenity on board. In partnership with mercury, the 48 LS boasts the Verado® V12 600hp engines. With the unwavering strength of a V12 powerhead, sophisticated sound-dampening technology and innovative advancements in steering and control, the 600hp Verado® engine delivers the ultimate outboard-driving experience. Triple V12’s offer control and performance, combined with the Tiara Yachts integrated electronics package including Garmin marine navigation.More…21
Tiara Yachts 34 LS2023Request Price
Complete with walk-around capabilities, outdoor galley and convertible sun pad, the 34 ls continues to define luxury day yachting. Captain and guests will enjoy multiple lounging spaces and social zones, offering relaxation and fun while on the water. Interior, guests will find a quiet refuge complete with sleeping accommodations and head. Athletic, sleek styling combined with thrilling performance ensures one exciting day on the water after another. Paired with Mercury® propulsion, the 34 ls is ready to perform. Outfitted with glass cockpit integrated electronics and the latest Garmin marine navigation systems, captains will enjoy the ease of use and navigation aboard.More…20
Boston Whaler 350 Realm2023Request Price
The 350 Realm express model combines impressive capability with purposeful features and unsurpassed comfort. For entertaining friends and family, discovering far-flung islands, chasing deep-sea fish, or spending long days at anchor, the 350 is perfectly suited for any adventure. Cutting-edge design ensures mastery of the water, so you can let imagination be your guide. Triple 300 or 400-hp Mercury® engines offer incredible power and precision. 400-gallon fuel tank provides impressive range. Robust forward console lounge includes fold-down armrests and drink holders, with forward island deck seating opposite. Portside dive/boarding door with removable stainless-steel ladder allows for easier water interaction. Entertaining-friendly Cockpit Prep Center features a refrigerator, hot & cold freshwater sink, electric grill and more. Inviting cabin includes convertible V-berth/seating area and well-equipped head for comfort on long days and overnights. Available with WHALER WATCH featuring Mercury’s Theft Deterrent System (TDS), a telematics tracking system with GeoFence Immobilization, and remote boat monitoring. Available Joystick Piloting system for worry-free docking, and Skyhook autopilot functionality for effortless station-keeping. Fishing features include pressurized 15-gallon aft livewell, 2 insulated in-floor fishboxes and available outriggers.More…27
Regal 36 XO2023Request Price
The 36 XO is extraordinary in every sense of the word. From the multi-position bow seating, to the immense space in the aft thanks to the two outboard engines, you will have plenty of room for you and your guests for a weekend away on the water. Venture down into the cabin, which boasts a California Queen and a spacious settee, the 36 XO will give you everything you need and more.More…30
Tiara Yachts 34 LX2023Request Price
The first in the LX lineup, the 34 LX luxury crossover provides comfortable bow rider seating accessed via a centerline pass thru. An accommodating cockpit provides abundant seating for family and friends while the transformational aft seat offers the ability to enlarge or reduce the cockpit size based on guest’s needs aboard. Smart storage allows space for beach and water gear as well as boat equipment. The sunroof and centerline passive ventilation system both offer fresh air throughout, adding comfort for captain and guests aboard. Mercury® propulsion provides power and performance both captain and guests are sure to appreciate. Integrated electronics and Garmin® marine navigation systems complement the packages, providing intuitive and functional ease of use.More…21
Tiara Yachts 43 LE2023Request Price
The first in its series, the 43 LE emphasizes the tenets Tiara outboard products have become synonymous for: sport styling combined with luxurious amenities, dedicated social zones and thrilling performance. While the bow provides relaxation via a chaise lounge, the aft social zone shows off a rotating lounge with multiple locking positions and a built-in footrest. A fold down terrace expands the cockpit and improves your access to the water. entertainment features are found throughout, including the galley, grill and premium stereo system. Head below deck and you’ll find two sleeping accommodations; a queen island berth and mid-cabin double berth. A complete head with separate shower provides all of the appropriate overnighting or day-yachting amenities one would need. The 43 LE was built for performance. Mercury Verado v12 engines combined with the Tiara Yachts integrated electronics package provide power and control at the helm. Your choice of Mercury or Yamaha engines combined with the Tiara Yachts integrated electronics package provide power and control at the helm. The integrated electronics package includes Garmin marine navigation systems that are intuitive for captain while you explore port to port.More…24
Zeelander 72023Request Price
Lithe curves and elegant grace, soaring across the water, The Zeelander 7 is an iconic and enduring interpretation of the modern motor yacht - an evolution of timeless design. Zeelander’s flagship soothes the soul and caresses the senses.More…12
Jeanneau NC Sport 8952023Request Price
The NC 895 Sport has redefined what a 29 footer can offer. She features a fully enclosed cabin and an innovative layout that combines the design features for security, ergonomics and true comfort aboard. The NC 895 Sport is truly an all-weather craft equally suited for the cool weather of the Pacific Northwest as it is for the steamy weather of Florida. The NC Sport is built for outside living at its best. With this in mind the 895 Sport offers a spacious convertible cockpit complete with an U-shaped aft folding bench seats and table that allows you to tailor your day underway. The aft benches fold up, maximizing the space for stowing of tubes and coolers. Engines can also be fully tilted up out of the water, while still using the aft cockpit space. When it’s time to store the paddle boards and kayaks, throw them up on the secured stand up paddle board rack. The deck layout feature a “no-step” side deck running along the starboard side connecting the aft cockpit to a spacious forward cockpit making it simple and easy when moving fore and aft between the two areas. When tied up, there is safe side gate access door for on and off boarding. Transitioning stern to bow, the NC 895 Sport features an L-shaped salon that converts into a full sunpad with easy access to the anchor locker. The entire interior has been reimagined on the NC 895 Sport! The salon has a large opening sunroof allowing for lots of natural light or opt-in for a soft roof for a true open-air adventure. To port you have a forward galley with sink and gas stove next to the reversible copilot seat. The facing table seating in the salon can be converted into an additional berth for overnights on the water. To starboard you have a 17 Gal fridge and storage space under the pilot seat. The helm station has a large side door for quick access to the cleats while tying up. Down below, the NC 895 Sport has two enclosed double cabins and a separate shower and head compartment.More…21
Intrepid 409 Valor2023Request Price
Sleek and stylish, the 409 Valor offers all the enhanced accommodations you would expect in a luxury performance cruiser. From a private head with shower stall and separate master berth with queen bed and hullside windows to a forward cabin section that easily converts to a large double berth. But none of it comes at the expense of the most advanced technology and fabrication techniques that deliver an incomparably smooth, dry ride with unparalleled performance. For divers and swimmers, it’s packed with thoughtful design features like a hullside dive door with step ladder and grab rails. Entertaining is elevated with cozy, custom seating and a stylish wet bar while serious sport fishermen will take note of the baitwells, rod holders, tank storage, tackle boxes and raw water washdown.More…22
Regal 38 XO2023Request Price
Regal’s 38 XO bridges the gap between our Sport Yacht and Outboard Series and creates a class of its own. Combining luxury, innovation and the flexibility of outboard power, this Regal provides you the freedom to bring the entire family on whatever adventure you embark on.More…25
Tiara Yachts 38 LS2023Request Price
The 38 LS is the reinterpretation of luxury sport yachting, a fusion of sophistication with the demands of day yachting. The epitome of functionality, its walk-around capabilities, bridge and lounge seats via both port and starboard entries with an island style outdoor galley are just some of the features through which the 38 LS defines a luxury sport yachting segment. Multiple and easily accessible social zones allow friends and families of all ages to experience a myriad of waterplay activities, exterior grilling and dining delights along with luxury lounging via convertible sun pad, elegant cabin and aft cockpit areas. wrap around forward bow seating provides more space to laze and enjoy time on the water with family and friends. Experience the joy of motion aboard the 38 LS. Optioned with Mercury propulsion packages, she will boast performance, power and sleek styling. Glass cockpit integrated electronics including Garmin marine navigation systems provide ease of use for captain.With a fuel capacity of 331 gallons, you have plenty of range to spend a couple days running to your favorite ports of call.More…20
Regal 38 FXO2023Request Price
Spend more time together, reaching for new heights and new territories on the 38 FXO. This outboard-powered yacht provides ultimate versatility with elevated 360° open-air views when captained from the bridge or a climate-controlled environment surrounded by panoramic windows when captained in the upper salon. Staying overnight is comfortable with luxurious accents. So no matter how long of a trip or the weather, the Regal 38 FXO has you covered.More…26
Ideal for overnight cruising and day cruising these Express Cruiser boats vary in length from 20ft to 87ft and can carry 6 to 20 passengers. These powerboats use the following propulsion options: inboard engine or stern drive engine. There are a wide range of Express Cruiser boats for sale from popular brands like Sea Ray, Regal and Tiara Yachts with 945 new and 4,428 used and an average price of $129,224 with boats ranging from as little as $10,000 and $2,481,644.
Express Cruisers Guide
Maybe you’re stepping up from a cuddy cabin boat, maybe you’re stepping down from a motor yacht luxury cruiser, or maybe you’re about to buy your first boat of any kind. In any of these cases, if you know you want a boat that looks sleek and sexy, offers sporty performance, and has a cabin worthy of long cruises, an express cruiser may well be in your future. Just what defines a boat as an express cruiser? Let’s take a look at the factors, in All About Express Cruisers: Sleek, Sexy, and Speedy.
If, after watching this, you’re 100-percent sure an express cruiser is exactly what you need, then it’s time to hone down the choices. You still need to decide:
- Your budget
- The ideal size and number of staterooms you require
- How important is speed and sporty handling
- Whether you want traditional styling, or a more modern look
- What type of power system you like most; stern drives, inboards, pod drives, or outboards
Obviously, this will have a huge impact on the boats you’ll be looking at. If your budget is on the thin side, you may want to focus your search on used boats as opposed to buying new. But “used” doesn’t necessarily mean “cheap”. In fact, if you search for used express cruisers on boats.com listed from old to new, you’ll see that a $1,500 32-footer appears right across from a $179,000 classic that’s just two feet longer.
If you decide to limit your search to new boats, remember that there’s still going to be a huge spread of choices, even in a relatively limited budgetary range. Let’s say for example that you do a search for new express cruisers between $100,000 and $200,000. You’ll find boats ranging from 28’ all the way up to 36’. The bottom line? Your budget is what it is, and no matter how large or small it may be, there's probably going to be a slew of different express cruisers for you to consider.
Size and Staterooms
Just how much cabin you need depends on how you plan to use the boat, and how many people are in your family. Or, possibly how many friends you plan to haul along for the ride. In either case, there are some express cruisers that emphasize deck space over cabin space, and vise-versa. Which is better for you depends on just how often you think you’ll go over-nighting, versus how often you’ll be day-boating. If you’ll only sleep on the boat once or twice a year, choosing a boat with more cockpit space and a more open saloon, for example, would be a better decision. But if you think you'll do lots of sleeping aboard, it makes sense to choose a boat with a larger proportion of its foot-print dedicated to a cabin. And if more than one couple is involved, that cabin should be divided into multiple small rooms.
You can see a great example of how different boats place a different emphasis on over-nighting versus day-boating, by comparing the Cobalt A40 with the Cruisers Cantius 41. The A40 has a huge open bridgedeck, cockpit, and swim platform, plus a pair of loungers on the foredeck. A relatively small area of the boat is dedicated to the cabin, which doesn’t have any separate staterooms and has a maximum sleeping capacity of just four. This design is ideal for someone who wants to maximize fun in the sun, and doesn’t plan to sleep aboard very often nor for an extended period of time.
Cobalt A40: Elegant Subtlety.
Now, consider the Cruisers Cantius 41. This model has an open cockpit but the bridgedeck is enclosed, and has a saloon with a settee and dinette. The boat has a full galley on a lower level where you’ll also find private forward and aft staterooms, each with their own private head.
Cruisers 41 Cantius: Entertainment Value.
Both of these boats are express cruisers. Both are in the same pricing neighborhood (you’ll find them new in the upper $600,000 to mid $700,000 range, depending on power and options). Yet they have vastly different uses of space and will be “ideal” for very different styles of boating. Which is more appropriate for you depends entirely upon how you personally plan to use your boat—an important factor to think through, before you start shopping seriously.
Speed and Handling
Express cruisers appeal to a wide audience, so naturally, the emphasis a builder puts on performance varies quite a bit. Some boats offer neck-snapping acceleration, eye-watering speeds, and sportscar-like handling. Others prioritize fuel efficiency and comfort. Many boats try to find a happy medium, but generally speaking, you do have to make trade-offs for these different attributes. Extremely fast, sporty express cruisers do not commonly have the best efficiency. A loss of interior volume may also be a trade-off for high performance, since many performance-oriented boats are narrower than boats focused more on luxury.
A look at the Formula 370 Super Sport versus the True North 38 gives us a clear look at these sorts of choices. The Formula cruises in the mid 40’s and tops out at 54 MPH. Throughout the range, it gets around one mile to the gallon. The True North, on the other hand, cruises at 25 MPH and tops out just under 30 MPH—but gets about 40-percent better fuel efficiency at cruise. The True North also has a separate forward stateroom and an enclosed dinette and galley on the bridgedeck, while the Formula combines these areas into a single space belowdecks.
Formula 370 Super Sport.
Traditional, or Modern?
Perhaps no two express cruisers so clearly exemplify the split between classic looks and modern appeal as the Hunt 44 Express Cruiser, and the Four Winns H440. The Hunt’s lines scream “classic,” while the Four Winns looks radically different. The Hunt’s interior glows with high-gloss varnished wood and marble countertops, but the Four Winns cabin is best described as like a modern studio apartment.
The Four Winns H440 is, we admit, a rather extreme example. As the first of its kind—dubbed a “bow cruiser”—this model is more than a little bit forward-thinking. The bow of the boat has been scooped out to create a bowrider-like forward cockpit, complete with seating, sunpads, cupholders, and a stereo system. There’s absolutely nothing quite like it afloat. But it’s also proof-positive that boats can be as innovative and different as the imagination allows, yet still fit the definition of what is an express cruiser. That Hunt 44, meanwhile, shows us that traditional looks and classic lines are also prevalent in express cruisers built today. Which one’s right for you is, of course, a completely personal choice.
Hunt 44 Express Cruiser.
Express Cruisers are one of the few types of boats on which you’re likely to see all of the different power choices. Many have stern drives, many others have straight-inboard power, plenty of new models feature pod drives, and there are even a few which run on outboard power or jet drives.
Stern drives are usually seen on small to mid-sized express cruisers. Their articulating drives give them good handling characteristics, and many modern stern drive systems can be optioned with joystick control for easier dockside maneuvering. Straight inboards are common on larger express cruisers, which require big diesel powerplants. But they’re quickly being supplanted these days by pod drives, which offer better handling and increased fuel efficiency. Learn more about this relatively new power system in All About Pod Drives: Volvo Penta IPS, MerCruiser Cummins Zeus, and ZF Marine.
Outboards are rare on express cruisers, but the efficiency and reliability of modern four-strokes is appealing to many boaters. This is especially true of those who are stepping up out of smaller runabouts powered by outboards, since they're already accustomed to dealing with this power system. At this time there are two main competitors in the outboard-powered express cruiser market: Sea Ray, and Pursuit.
Good luck, fellow boater, in your quest to find the ideal express cruiser. Consider all the factors we’ve mentioned above, do lots of research by reading these reviews and watching these videos, and look at as many listings as possible here on boats.com. We know that sooner or later, you’ll find the express cruiser that’s perfect—for you.
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