1998 Cruisers Yachts 4270 Express Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted on August 15, 2016 / 133
1998 Cruisers Yachts 4270 Express
Price : $129,900
Builder | Manufacturer : Cruisers Yachts
Condition : Used
Year : 1998
Length : 42ft
Model : 4270 Express
Hull Material : Fiberglass
Fuel Type : Diesel
Engine/s : Twin Inboard
Engine Make : Caterpillar
Engine Model : 3116
Engine/s Year : 2008
Total Power : 700hp
Max Speed : 28 kn
Cruising Speed : 24 kn
HIN # : CRSUSM04G798
Bridge Clearance : 10.83
LOA : 42'
Max Draft : 3.5 Ft.
Displacement : 22000
Fuel Capacity : 400 gal.
Hull Type/Shape : Deep Vee
Cabin Headroom : 6.5
1998 Cruisers Yachts 4270 Express



Sue-Perb is a special boat in many ways.  She is a BIG full-bodied express with a luxurious two stateroom two head layout, huge cockpit and helm deck area and a sleek profile accented by her long foredeck, wide beam, reverse radar arch and extended swim platform.

The interior is expansive with a unique private Midcabin with its own head and dressing area. There are twin beds that can be converted to a queen bed. There is a very workable galley that has everything needed  and plenty of storage space.

There is an Island berth in the master and the master head has a separate stall shower.

The aft deck is the perfect place to entertain, be it large or small parties. She is safe and comfortable and in amazing condition. All protected with a full camper enclosure.

The 350 HP Cat engines with V-drives will cruise at a comfortable 24 Knots and top speeds around 28 knots. The engines were replaced new by Caterpillar in 2008 and have under 400 hours as of 6/16

Sue-Perb is a must see for anyone wanting a comfortable and economic Island cruiser or for short trips to the local establishments for a time on the town.  She is easy to handle and has plenty of room.

Showings can be arranged almost any time.



SUE -PERB was originally built in 1998. She was purchased in 2000 by the current owner with only 30 hours total time on the boat.

In 2003 it was discovered that there was a weak stringer under the galley sole causing it to sag in areas. TO THE GREAT CREDIT OF THE INTEGRITY OF CRUISERS YACHTS, Cruisers agreed to take it back to the factory, even though the warranty had expired, where they spent the winter rebuilding the boat. The entire interior of the boat was removed and the stringers remanufactured. Then the entire interior was replaced and All appliances put in new. It was delivered to the owner for the summer season of 2004 almost as a new boat.

In 2008, Caterpillar agreed to replace the problematic 3116’s with new engines. Caterpillar replaced many of these engines using American Made blocks rather than the originals which had experienced sporadic failures.  The new engines now have just under 400 hours and have proven very reliable. The owner follows a strict maintenance schedule and reports the engines have performed perfectly since they were replaced.

Manufacturer Provided Description
  • A true thoroughbred on the water, the Cruisers 4270 Express has introduced an innovative design concept: an express cruiser can effectively blend comfort with the best in express performance and handling.
  • The 4270 ups-the-ante in her class with a unique midcabin suite located amidships, a comfortable second stateroom with private head, and standup changing area.
  • The 4270 is a design that will change thinking about the meaning of “express”. Deceptively sleek on the outside, the Cruisers 4270 Express features broad shoulders that allow for a roomy, open interior layout. Bathed with plenty of natural light and featuring impressive 66-inch headroom, the 4270 ‘s salon offers a convertible dinette – sofa with crescent-shaped seating, a stereo with 6-CD changer, and a TV – VCR. The 4270 also has optional cherry veneer interior.
  • Rather than the usual “cave” layout, the special midcabin aboard the 4270 includes twin berths that can be converted to a king-size bed using a self-storing filler cushion. Also included in the second-cabin suite arrangement: a private changing area with standing headroom and storage for personal items, as well as a private head with shower, also with full standing headroom.
  • The master stateroom boasts a queen-size island berth with inner spring mattress, luxurious appointments and ample storage space for the big cruise. For additional onboard comfort, the main head includes a separate, standup shower stall. This head is conveniently accessible from both the salon and the master stateroom.
  • The 4270’s galley surpasses that of other boats in this class, providing a large refrigerator – freezer, microwave – convection oven, three-burner electric stove, plenty of counter and storage space and, as an extra touch, attractive wood flooring.
Equipment List
  • Cruisers 4270 Express Specifications –
  • Standard Equipment – Camper top – Top, Bimini (includes front – side curtains) –
  • Amidships cabin – Berth, island, forward – Dinette – sofa, convertible, crescent-shaped – Helm lounge, companion double – Helm seat, double –
  • Rear cockpit seat (removable, wrap-around) –
  • Sunlounge – table, cockpit – 
  • – Bulkhead and door, forward stateroom –
  • Carpet cover, acrylic snap-down – Carpeting, cabin –
  • Galley top, fiberglass with solid surface inlays – Hot water system, 11 gallon (41.7 l) with engine heat exchanger –
  • Mattress(es), inner spring –
  • Microwave oven (std. 220V) – Microwave – convection oven (std. 110V, N-A in 220V) – Refrigerator – freezer – Sink, double – Skylight, ventilating with screens – Stereo, cassette with remote, 120 watts – Changer, 6 disc CD – Subwoofer with amplifier and 2 extra speakers –
  • Stove, electric, 3-burner – Table,
  • cabin – Telephone wiring, jack and dockside receptacle – Television and VCR with remote and antenna, salon (N-A in 220V) –
  • Windows, hull port –
  • Head compartments, private (2) – Head, VacuFlush (2) – Pump, shower, sump – Second door for head compartment  – Shower, head compartments (2) – Vanity with sink, head compartments – Ventilation system, head compartments –
  • Arch, radar, aluminum (with arch lights) –
  • Battery isolator – Battery condition monitor – Battery charging system – Bonding system –
  • Bottom paint antifouling –
  • Cabin door (sliding patio with screen)
  • Cabin foredeck access, center walk-through – ‘
  • Cabin walk-around –
  • Carbon monoxide detect –
  • Carpeting, cockpit –
  • Dockside water inlet –
  • Dockside wiring, 115V, 30 amp – Dockside wiring, second outlet 30 amp – Electrical master panel, AC-DC with voltmeters and function indicators –
  • Fender storage – Fiberglass cockpit self-draining –
  • Fire extinguishers (3) – Fire extinguisher, automatic,diesel engines –
  • Fuel system, crossover –
  • Generator,, 9.0 kW, diesel w- FWC (N-A in 220V) Ground fault interrupter outlet
  • Horn, dual trumpet air –
  • refrigerator, cockpit –
  • Lights, bilge – Lights, abin side boarding – Lights, cockpit courtesy Navigation lights, international –
  • Propellers, bronze (Nibral std. with diesels) –
  • Pulpit, bow –
  • Pump, bilge, automatic (2) –
  • Rail, bow, welded stainless steel –
  • Rope locker, bow –
  • Sea water, strainers –
  • Shaft logs, dripless – S
  • hower, cockpit –
  • Spotlight, remote control, 175,000 candlepower –
  • Steering, power, hydraulic – Steering wheel, tilt non-magnetic –
  • Swim platform, extended, with boarding ladder –
  • Trim tabs –
  • Wetbar, cockpit –
  • Windlass, remote control, with foredeck foot switch, includes anchor with 150′ 5-8″ line and 6′ 5-16″ chain –
  • Windshield, safety glass – Windshield wipers (2) –
  • Compass –
  • Depth sounder –
  • Synchronizer
  • Cruisers 4270 Express Optional Equipment – Cover, cockpit – Lounge cushions, foredeck – ‘
  • Coffee maker (N-A in 220V) – Sheets, custom-fitted –
  • Television and VCR with remote control, aft stateroom
  • StateroomTelevision wiring and antenna —
  • Vacuum system, central –
  • Water purification system –
  • Macerator pump-out for holding tank – Y-valve and overboard discharge –
  • Battery, each – Bow thruster –
  • Davit swim platform –
  • Oil change system –
  • Washdown system, cockpit –
  • Windshield, stainless steel frame –
  •  Radio, VHF
Engine Notes

Original 3116 Caterpillar engines were replaced by Cataerpillar in 2008 due to an inherent issue with the original 3116 series.  Caterpillar replaced the engines in Sue-Perb with new 3116 engines with the American made blocks in 2008 and that solved the issue and the engines have been flawless since the change. Sue-Perb’s engines have had regular maintenance since new and the owner reports they are economical and reliable. These new installations now have less than 400 hours and run perfect.

The generator is seldom used and has only 70 hours since new. It has had complete service 6/16.

Fresh oil changes and service make Sue-Perb ready to go and enjoy.

  • Bottom serviced 1/16
  • Props and shafts pulled, trued and replaced
  • Rebuilt stuffing boxes (Dripless)
  • Replaced Cutlass Bearings
  • Three new bilge pumps
  • New shower sump pumps (2)
  • Full service on engines and generator including fluid changes and waterpump service.
  • 2014 Full enclosure Camper top and Bimimi
  • 6/16 new forward isinglass
  • 6/16 Cockpit upholstery NEW.
  • 6 New fire extinguishers 5/16
  • 2015 4 Group 27 Batteries

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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

-Garmin 2006C GPS Map (2006) -Plotter -SE-TEX T-185 Marine Radar -Radio -Raymarine 650 autopilot &Raydata Multifunction display -ICOM IC M504 -Compass -Depthsounder -Battery Charger -Electric Bilge Pump -Sea Water Pump -Shore Power Inlet -Cockpit Shower -Cockpit Table -Cockpit Cushions -Full bimini top and camper enclosure along with new eisen glass, all in excellent condition. -Cockpit Speakers -Swimming Ladder

-Electric Head -Hot Water -Heating -Air Conditioning -Refrigerator -Microwave Oven -Deep Freezer -CD Player -There are three flat screen TV’ one in the master stateroom and one above the refrigerator in a hidden cabinet.

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