Motor Yachts 1996 Sea Ray 440 Express Bridge boat for sale at a glance:

  • Offered by United Yacht Sales for $89,000
  • Powered by twin Caterpillar 3126
  • The boat located in Awendaw, South Carolina
  • To see full description and more details click on the `Description` tab above.

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Quiet Thyme is a 1996 version the popular Sea Ray 440 Express Bridge. The 440 has a full beam interior, offering the space of much larger yachts in a mid-40 foot hull. Twin staterooms plus a convertible settee allows easy sleeping for six. Quiet Thyme is powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 diesel engines, and is easy to see in convenient and beautiful Charleston, SC.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Sea Ray 440 Express Bridge is a fine example of a sleek flybridge sport yacht. Its ergonomically designed interior and attention to detail distinguish it from its competitors. The 440 Express Bridge, with standard twin T - 292-hp - 218-KW Caterpillar T-VD-CAT3116TA powerplants and a carefully crafted hull, provides outstanding performance. The slip-stream exhaust with lift-type mufflers makes it quiet as well. With 400-gallons of fuel, 100-gallon pressure water system, and the best operational and safety systems afloat, this is one very advanced sport yacht. The walk-thru bridge has an adjustable captain's chair, forward and aft bench seating for guests, a wet bar with ice maker, and a cocktail table that stores out of sight. At the helm, a custom dash places every control, switch, gauge, and throttle at your fingertips. Raytheon electronics package includes GPS - Loran, VHF and Raydata multifunction instrument with depth finder, speed - sumlog, and water temperature. With a full aft bench seat and optional adjustable cocktail table, the roomy self-bailing cockpit provides plenty of space for entertaining. Tinted sliding glass doors lead from the cockpit to the salon. Two transom doors provide easy access to the swim platform. An optional TNT hydraulic marine lift swim platform is available. A bench seat for two is found on the foredeck. Access from the cockpit is via the deep recessed walkaround; from the bridge, simply step through the hinged venturi windshield. In the salon, a comfortable sofa - dinette converts to sleeping quarters for two. Guests will also enjoy the entertainment center with TV - VCR combination and Clarion AM - FM digital cassette and single CD stereo. The mid-stateroom has a full-size bed, cedar-lined hanging locker with mirrored door and large vanity. There's also a separate head with VacuFlush toilet and shower. The built-in vanity in the mid-stateroom has deep drawers and a large compartment to provide plenty of room to stow belongings. In the master stateroom, a full-size bed with innerspring mattress promises a good night's sleep. It features a private entertainment center with TV - VCR - radio combination, mirrored vanity with settee, generous storage, and private access to the master head. The master head can be accessed from the forward stateroom or the salon. It has a VacuFlush toilet, vanity, and shower with tempered glass door. The fully appointed galley has a three-burner electric stove, upright refrigerator - freezer, microwave and convenience package with coffeemaker, blender, and ice maker. Abaft the breakfast bar, a desk and chair provide a quiet place to plan the day's activities or your next dinner party.

Powerboat Guide Description

Distinctive styling and an enormous full-beam interior are just two of the many features that made the 440 Express Bridge a popular model for Sea Ray in the mid 1990s. Like most “express bridge” designs with their space-saving V-drive power and low deckhouse profiles, the 440’s sunken salon utilizes the entire width of the hull to create a huge, wide-open floorplan laid out on a single level. With the engines under the cockpit there’s even room for an innovative mid-cabin stateroom — complete with a second head — beneath the molded cockpit bridge steps, something not seen in any previous express bridge models. Built on a fully cored hull with moderate beam and prop pockets to reduce the shaft angles, the 440’s huge, party-time flybridge is arranged with the wraparound helm console/settee on the centerline and additional bench seating forward. A walk-through gate in the flybridge coaming provides access to the foredeck with its built-in bench seating. The cockpit features a full bench seat at the transom as well as dual transom doors and a gas-assist hatch for engine access. Optional 340hp Cat diesels cruise the 440 Express Bridge at 20 knots and deliver a top speed of 23–24 knots.

Vessel Walkthrough and Details


White gelcoat exterior Stainless steel bow and side rails Anchor locker Integral fiberglass anchor pulpit with stainless steel anchor guide Stainless steel CQR plow anchor with chain/twisted nylon rode Lewmar 12v windlass with controls on bow Bow access from the flybridge Transom fish box Transom live well ER access in cockpit New flybridge canvas and isinglass Flybridge molded fiberglass sink Fiberglass radar arch Swim platform (hydraulics inoperable) Underwater lights


Large settee to port Separate table legs allow conversion of the dinette to an additional berth Harmon Kardon receiver Central vacuum system Samsung flat screen TV Dometic 16k BTU reverse cycle HVAC

Master Stateroom:

Centerline queen berth Samsung flat screen TV Bench seating Cedar lined hanging closet En-Suite head with separate shower stall Vacu-Flush heads Power ventilation Granite counter tops

Aft Stateroom:

Athwartship queen Indirect light Hanging closet En-Suite head Vacu-Flush head


Fiberglass counter tops with plentiful cabinets and drawers Single basin fiberglass sink with pressure hot and cold water Kenyon three burner glass cook top Vitrifrigo upright refrigerator/freezer Panasonic microwave oven Black and Decker Space Saver coffee maker Black and Decker Built-In can opener Oster stainless steel toaster oven


Standard Horizon VHF radio BG Network autopilot BG GPS BG Quad – speed and depth Raytheon radar - R41XX Raytheon depth sounder - V850 Clarion Stereo Model CMDA4A – AM/FM/XM/6CD Ritchie compass Spotlight

Engine Room/Mechanical:

Caterpillar 3126, 420 hp diesel engines Serial numbers P-8NM03799 S-8NM03303 Twin Disc V-Drive transmissions Props – 4 blade 24x25 1 ¾” Stainless steel shafts Dripless shaft logs Racor filtration Reverso oil change system Westerbeke 8kw generator (inoperable) 392 Gallons Fuel – 2 x 196 Gallon Tanks 100 Gallon Freshwater Tank Two 20 gallon polyethylene holding tanks Attwood 10.5 gallon hot water heater Mastervolt 12/40-3 battery charger Sea Fire halon ER suppression (3) Rule 2000 bilge pumps Sea Star hydraulic steering


All boat related items convey USCG equipment Rupp outrigger bases


  – Owner's Personal Belongings

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

Approximate boat location – Awendaw, Sc
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