Specifications

Name: 420-440 Sundancer
Length: 42, 44a
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 400 gals.
Model Years: 1990—1995
Draft: 3'3"
Beam: 13'11"
Water Capacity: 100 gals.
Waste Capacity: 28 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: 47'1"
One of the largest American-built express yachts of her era, the 420 Sundancer (called the 440 Sundancer in 1992–95) took Sea Ray styling and luxury to the next level when she was introduced in 1990. With her powerful lines, spacious cockpit, and expansive two-stateroom interior the 420/440 Sundancer was further evidence of Sea Ray’s dominance in the express cruiser market. She’s built on a deep-V hull with a solid fiberglass bottom and a wide 13-foot, 11-inch beam. (Note that the 440’s hull has prop pockets while the original 420 hull did not.) Below decks, the Sundancer’s wide-open interior is a blend of curved bulkheads, white Formica cabinets, and light oak woodwork. Pocket doors provide privacy for both staterooms, and the step-down mid cabin features a vanity and concealed portable head. Topside, the cockpit is arranged with a triple companion seat at the helm, wet bar, and U-shaped lounge seating aft. In 1994 the original sliding cabin windows were replaced with oval ports. Twin 330hp MerCruiser V-drive gas inboards cruise at 17–18 knots (low-to-mid 20s top), and 300hp Cat (or Cummins) diesels cruise at 20 knots. Optional 425hp Cats top out in the high 20s.

Overview

Elegant sportcruiser (called 420 Sundancer in 1990-91; 440 in 1993-95) was state-of-the-art in luxury, design in the early 1990s.

Features

Posh midcabin interior with two heads features 9-foot salon sofa, full entertainment center, large galley with upright refrigerator. Salon extends aft into midcabin with convertible sofa, sliding privacy door. Huge cockpit has triple companion seat at the helm, U-shaped aft seating.

Comments

440 model has hull pockets, 420 does not.

Performance

Standard gas inboards cruise at 15-16 knots; 364hp Cat diesel cruise in the low 20s.