45′ Bayliner express cruiser


Client: Removed for privacy Date of report: April 5, 2017
Address: Removed for privacy
Our file #: 17 – 28997

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on April 3, 2017 while the vessel was hauled at XXXXX, Marina del Rey, CA and afloat in Marina del Rey, CA and attended by the client, broker and current owner.


Builder: Bayliner Marine
Model/type: 420 Sundancer/express cruiser
Year: 2005 (model year) Engine # & MFG.: (2) Cummins
Length: 45′
Draft: 3’ 2” *
Beam: 14′ * Weight: 18,000 lbs. (travel lift)
* Listing specifications


Bottom:  Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, three lifting strakes per side, double hard chines, black anti-fouling paint, propeller pockets

Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, blue with white and silver boot stripes (vinyl), deck mounted on hull in shoebox configuration, screws and adhesive fasteners

Decks & superstructure:  Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, white gelcoat, molded non-skid pattern deck surface forward, teak deck aft

Deck hardware: Two sets of stern cleats, hard top hatch, grab rails, stainless steel bow rail, sets of side and bow cleats, foredeck hatch, windshield

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass encased stringers, unknown core

Bilge:  Holding minimal fluids, stains and salt crystals in engine room

Layout/interior components: Express cruiser, port aft transom door, starboard aft cockpit bench seat, engines below cockpit deck aft, helm to starboard forward from cockpit, companionway to port forward with steps down in to cabin.  Interior has berth aft (starboard side access), head to starboard aft, galley to starboard, convertible bench to port, cabin forward with forward berth and split head – head (port) and shower (starboard) aft

Summary: Satisfactory – Good

Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled and afloat.  The hull bottom was visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The hull bottom is in good structural condition.  The current owner reports that the hull bottom was painted in July or August of 2016 at XXX, Shelter Island, San Diego, California.  There is damage to the anti-fouling paint (halo damage) about the starboard exhaust discharge fitting, the through hull to starboard aft of amidships and the trim tabs.  The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The hull sides and transom are in good structural and satisfactory – good cosmetic condition.  There are several scrapes on the starboard hull side aft, some of them have had cosmetic repairs which are not well blended.  There are minor rub marks on the bow.  There is minor cosmetic damage to the vinyl boot stripes.  There is a cosmetic anomaly on the port hull side at and forward of three through hulls, amidships, above the boot stripes.  There are minor rub marks on the starboard hull side aft and on both transom edges.  The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The deck and superstructure are in good structural and cosmetic condition.  The vessel has a sticker, “44”, but the vessel is a 420 Sundancer.  The deck hardware including safety rails, mooring devices and hatches was visually inspected and most hatches and the port lights were opened and closed.  Overall the deck hardware is in satisfactory condition.  The screws for the deck hatch supports are stiff and were not moved.  The structural reinforcements including the stringers and bulkheads were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The structural reinforcements appear to be in “as-built” condition.   The bilge is holding minimal water, salt crystals and staining.   The interior of the vessel is in good cosmetic condition.  This survey is not a mould inspection.  The condition of the coring, in the hull, deck, and elsewhere as applicable, is beyond the scope of this inspection.


Main engines: Two Cummins, model 6CTA8.3-M, 480 h.p. @ 2,600 rpm

Engine application: Diesel, V-drive, six cylinders, turbocharged, after cooled, hours on meters are: 217 to port and 219 to starboard

Serial Numbers: Port – 46402902,  starboard – 46400262

Transmissions:  ZF280IV, ratio 1.561, starboard serial #: 2005 0251, port serial # 2005 0252

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation

Engine controls: Electronic controls, dual levers, single helm station

Exhaust systems: Wet system, fiberglass tubes, flexible hoses, aft hull bottom primary discharges, aft hull side pressure relief discharges

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: 2” diameter stainless steel propeller shafts, 22 x 27 four blade Nibral Hy Torq L-cup counter rotating propellers, one bronze strut per side, Tides Marine dripless shaft seals

Steering system/rudder ports:  Bronze rudders, Sea Star hydraulic system, single actuator, tie bar, bronze packing gland seals

Ventilation: Engine room blowers

Generator: 9 kw Onan, model # 4MDKAV-2982, serial # E040649869

External / peripherals:  Suitable application, satisfactory installation,  417 hours on meter

Through hulls & components: Bronze through hulls, bronze seacocks, bonded

Seawater systems: Reinforced hoses, double clamped connections

Bilge pumps: Rule 2000 electric / automatic forward in engine room, two Rule 2000 electric / automatic aft in engine room, Rule 2000 electric / automatic aft in saloon

Comments:  The engines and transmissions were visually inspected and tested during a brief sea trial.  The client had the engines and transmissions inspected by a mechanic, please refer to the mechanical survey report for greater detail as to the condition of the machine systems.  The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear satisfactory.  The engines had reportedly not been started over night prior to our inspection.  They started quickly, functioned normally and the transmissions shifted normally.  The switches for cruise, idle adjustment and slow idle did not change any function on the engine.  Wide open throttle was 2750 rpms on each engine, the owner was only willing to operate at wide open throttle very briefly and no top speed was recorded.  The engine controls functioned normally, except as noted above.  The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed.  The propulsion components including the propellers, propeller shafts, struts and shaft seals were visually inspected.  The propellers were percussion tested and spun with a fixed object adjacent to the blades.  The propeller shafts were manipulated in the struts and observed while underway.  Overall the propulsion components are in satisfactory – good condition.  There is a ding on one of the starboard propeller’s blades.  There is minimal play between the propeller shafts and the cutless bearings in the struts.   The steering system was visually inspected and test operated.  The steering system functioned normally.  The engine room blowers were energized.  The generator was visually inspected, test operated and loaded.  The generator functioned normally.  There is rust staining in the generator’s drip pan.  The generator’s sea water pump appears “new”.  The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated.  The through hulls are in satisfactory – good condition.  The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested.  Overall, the seawater systems are in satisfactory – good condition.  A few of the sea water hoses, including the air conditioner cooling hoses exhibit external cracks.  The electric bilge pumps were energized with their float switches.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good


Fuel: Tanks not accessible and not inspected, 335 gallon capacity *


Fill & vent: One fill fitting per side on transom, hoses not seen

Feed & return: Flexible hoses, Racor filters

Water: Deck fill fitting to port aft of amidships, plastic tank below aft berth, 100 gallon capacity *

Holding: Deck fitting to starboard on transom, plastic tank to starboard aft in engine room, 42 gallon capacity *

Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed.  Where visible the fuel system components are in satisfactory condition. The fuel tanks and the fill and vent hoses were not inspected.  The fuel tanks are (apparently) installed forward of the engine room and are inaccessible.  The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water, holding) and hoses is beyond the scope of this survey.  Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity.  The water pressure system functioned normally, except the forward head sink had very little water pressure.   Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey.  The waste system level gauge indicated empty but the indicator light in the aft head had its “do not flush” light illuminated.  There is corrosion on the fresh water manifold to port in the aft cabin.

Summary: Satisfactory


AC system: Two 30A/125V shore power inlets to port in transom locker, two shore power cords, 110 volt system

DC system: Two Duralast (1000 MCA) and one Interstate (1000 MCA) Group 27 12 volt wet cell batteries to port in engine room, two similar Interstate batteries forward on centerline in engine room, two Interstate (750 MCA) batteries to starboard in engine room, 12 volt system

Wiring:  Multi-strand wires

Circuit protection: Main AC circuit breakers to port in transom locker, DC subpanel forward in engine room, fuses and circuit breakers below helm, main distribution panel to port aft in cabin includes main AC circuit breakers, main DC solenoid switches, branch AC & DC circuit breakers, 2 AC & 1 DC voltmeter, 2 AC & 1 DC ammeter, GFCI outlets

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cords, shore power inlets, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were tested.  Overall the electrical system is in satisfactory – good condition.  The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection.  The age of the batteries is unknown.  The autopilot heading and the magnetic compass varied by 17 degrees during the sea trial.  The windshield wiper blades are age damaged.  There are stains on top of the water heater, indicative of a leak onto the water heater.  The water heater does not have a heat exchanger.  A mechanical connection is loose on the windshield vent assembly.  The slide control for “line 1” AC main circuit breaker is missing.  This slide is designed to prevent two simultaneous sources of AC power.  The vacuum did not turn off when the hose was pulled out, the vacuum turned on and off from the switch on the vacuum canister.  The light outside the aft head did not energize, it is apparently controlled by the “valance light” switch.  There are loose string lights below the starboard aft cabin berth.  The port aft engine room light is inoperative.  The lights in the galley refrigerator and freezer did not illuminate.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good



Portable fire extinguishers: None

Fixed fire system: Sea Fire FH500 Halon 1301 mfg: 06/2004

Flotation devices:  Approximately ten type II adult PFDs

Horn/distress flares: Electric horn, no flares seen

Navigational/anchor lights: Separate side lights, stern light, combination steaming / anchor light

Anchor & ground tackle:  Kodiak anchor (no visible size), chain and line rode

Other equipment:  CO alarms in aft cabin, saloon and forward cabin

Comments: Safety equipment for firefighting protection is marginal.  The fixed fire extinguisher is original and there are no inspection tags.  There were no portable fire extinguishers aboard.  Personal flotation devices appear suitable for near coastal use. There were no throwable type PFDs seen.  No distress signal flares are aboard.  The horn is functional however the horn fixtures have come loose from the grill mount.  The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged and installed.  The aft bulb of the combination steaming / anchor light is inoperative.  The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory.  The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be so inspected prior to use. There is no secondary anchor aboard.  The windless would not “free spool”.  All of the carbon monoxide alarms had been disconnected from their power source.  They were reconnected and tested.  The age and maintenance schedule of the carbon monoxide alarms is beyond the scope of this survey.

Summary: Satisfactory


Navigational & operational electronics: Trim tabs, underwater light, integral swim platform, boarding ladder, anchor roller, hard top, enclosure, transom door, water pressure inlet, aft water spigot, TV / phone inlet, two Raymarine C120 multi-function devices with plotter and radar, depth information on Smart craft instrument, engine synchronizer, engine instrumentation is Smart Craft electronic display with separate tachometers, oil psi., temp & volts, two fuel level gauges, Vetus bow thruster, Clarion stereo remote control, Raymarine Ray 240 VHF, Sea Ray System Monitor, cockpit shower, cockpit seating and table, cockpit sink, generator instrumentation includes temp, volts and oil pressure, generator fuel selector valve, electric engine hatch lift, Norcold DE 0740BB refrigerator, Cruisair air conditioning with controls in cockpit, saloon and forward cabin, windshield with opening vent and two wipers, internal sea strainers, oil change system, engine room spigot, water pressure pump, Atwood EHMII-SM water heater, engine mounted instruments include oil psi. and temp, Ritchie compass, remote controlled spot light, cockpit courtesy and hardtop lights, fender holder, Lofrans project 1000 two direction electric windless with foredeck and helm controls, bow wash down, digital and satellite tv antennas, Clarion Marine stereo with satellite radio, Clarion DCZ625 CD charger, water and waste level gauges, fresh water manifold to port in aft cabin, Zenith tv, Cybernet CH-DVD 300, carpet runners, ship’s vacuum, aft head includes vacu-flush head and sink with shower fixture, sump collector with pump, Inteli-Power Marine PD2040 battery charger, Direct tv boxes, carpet runners saloon dinette, 4 opening port lights, engine room lights, Coolmatic RSD-115 refrigerator and RPF-1050U/F freezer, galley vent, Panasonic microwave oven, Samsung dvd or Blu-ray (model not visible), Kenyon two burner electric stove, Samsung tv in saloon on elevator, Vizio tv and Cybernet dvd in forward cabin


The vessel is a production fiberglass express cruiser equipped with two diesel engines and a diesel generator.  The current owner reports purchasing the vessel in July 2016 in San Diego, California.  He stated that the engines, transmissions and generator are original.  The broker reports that there was significant mechanical work performed on one of the engines following his purchase.  The current owner disclosed no knowledge of any problems with the vessel or any significant events in the vessels history, such as submersions, collisions, fires, etc.  The vessel was inspected while hauled, afloat and during a brief sea trial off shore of Los Angeles, California.  The vessel is basically structurally and mechanically sound.  The vessel is cosmetically clean.  The vessel has very little in the way of personal effects, tools or safety equipment.  Most of the components including the electronics are likely original.  Upon completion of the recommendations, suitable commissioning and outfitting, the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a near coastal cruising vessel.

Overall Summary: Satisfactory – Good




INVESTMENT – $210,000.00

The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.

Standard Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.


  1. Provide at least the federally required number, size and type of portable fire extinguishers and mount them conspicuously.
  2. Maintain the fixed fire extinguisher per the manufacturer and NFPA’s recommendations.
  3. Properly secure the horns to their grill mount.
  4. Service and prove the aft bulb of the combination steaming / anchor light properly functional.
  5. Maintain the carbon monoxide alarms per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  6. Provide a suitable throwable type personal floatation device, we encourage providing a device with a retrieving line, a strobe light and a suitable dye or smoke device.
  7. Provide a secondary anchor and rode for use in two anchor situations and emergencies.
  8. Address the group of longitudinal scrapes on the port hull side aft as desired.
  9. There is a ding on the edge of one of the starboard propeller blades.  Address as necessary.
  10. Service the air conditioner’s sea water supply system.  Several hoses exhibit cracks and there is corrosion on the manifold to port forward in the engine room. Maintain the system as necessary.
  11. Determine the significance of the deviation between the magnetic compass and the autopilot and address as necessary.
  12. Replace the windshield wiper blades.
  13. Service to eliminate any weep or leak onto the water heater.  Repair damage if necessary.  Remove stains from on top of the water heater to allow detection of any future weep or leak.
  14. Service and prove the port aft engine room light properly functional.
  15. Determine why there is a disparity between the waste system level gauge and the indicator light in the aft head and address as necessary.
  16. Provide the lock-out slide for the “AC 1” main circuit breakers.


  1. Service and prove the windlass functional in the free spool mode.
  2. Service the forward head sink faucet which had very little water pressure.
  3. Address corrosion on the fresh water manifold in a small locker to port in the aft cabin.
  4. Reconnect the disconnected tube (bracket) on the starboard side of the windshield vent assembly.
  5. The ship’s vacuum does not turn off when the hose is removed, service and prove this device properly functional as desired.
  6. Service and prove the overhead light outside and of the aft head functional.
  7. Service and prove the inoperative lights in the galley refrigerator and freezer properly functional as desired.
  8. Monitor as a result of moderate play between the propeller shafts and the strut’s cutless bearings, address if / as necessary.
  9. There was no change in the engine function using the cruise, idle adjust and slow idle controls.  Determine if this is a problem and address if / as necessary.
  10. Remove rust stains from the generator’s drip pan to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
  11. Properly prepare the hull bottom where there is hallo damage around various metal fittings prior to the next anti-fouling paint job.  Hallo damage was noted about the starboard exhaust discharge fitting, about the starboard through hull aft of amidships and about both trim tabs.
  12. Address the minor rub marks on the bow as desired.
  13. Address the minor cosmetic damage to the boot stripes as desired.
  14. Determine the significance of the cosmetic anomaly visible on the port hull side at and forward of the three through hulls (above the boot stripe).  Address as necessary or desired.
  15. Address the minor rub marks on the starboard hull side aft and the minor rub marks on both edges of the transom as desired.
  16. The vessel is reportedly a model “420”, but stickers on the side say “44”, address if / as desired.
  17. Service and prove the set screws for the deck hatch lifts properly functional or replace as necessary.
  18. Documentation of prior repairs was provided and reviewed, however this inspection and report is not a verification or validation of that work.
  19. The following components were not tested or inspected: forward television and dvd, saloon dvd / Blu-ray (no visible markings), system monitor, oil change system, aft tv / dvd, water pressure inlet, tv / phone inlet, all functions of entertainment devices and all functions of navigational electronics.

Christian& Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.

By: Mr. Kells Christian

S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301