2004 Cruisers Yachts 455 Express Motoryacht

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Yacht Overview

Make: Cruisers Yachts

Model: 455 Express Motoryacht

Year: 2004

Length: 45.5′

Located In: Little River, SC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8787871


The Cruisers 455 Express Motoryacht has been a popular favorite since it was introduced in 2004 as an updated version of the 4450 Express MY.  So popular the boat was built for eight years with production carrying into the 2012 model year.  The three-stateroom two-head layout is spacious and comfortable, the bridge and aft decks flow together nicely.  The 455 is comfortable, solidly built, and is easily handled.

Irish Lass is a veteran of the Great Loop, having just completed a two year journey in March of 2023.  Along the way her owners were constantly maintaining and caring for her with an extensive list of upgrades and improvements.

Powered by a pair of Volvo TAMD-75s rated at 480 HP each, her features include a full fiberglass Hardtop with Bridge and Aft Deck climate control, an Onan 11.5 kW Generator, a Magna Sine Inverter, a Bow Thruster and much more.

Also included is a 2019 10′ Zodiac Cadet 310 with a 6 HP Tohatsu outboard.


Full Specs

Boat Name

Irish Lass


LOA: 45.5
Beam: 15.33 ft
Maximum Draft: 3.25 ft
Bridge Clearance: 16 ft
Dry Weight: 36,000 lb
Headroom: 6.42 ft
Deadrise: 16 °


Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: Twin TAMD75P EDC
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 480|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: Twin TAMD75P EDC
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 480|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (140 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (500 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (100 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Cruisers 455 Express Motoryacht is the big sister of the popular 405 Express Motoryacht. The cockpit features the kind of comfortable seating associated with traditional express boats - no separation between bridge and cockpit. A full express-style windshield provides exceptional wind and weather protection, while owners will also enjoy the benefits of the 455's hard top enclosure with wing doors and full weather enclosure.

Below, the 455 Express Motoryacht will delight owners and guests alike. Behind that deceptively express exterior lies a true aft cabin interior. The bright, airy salon offers a large convertible dinette, comfortable L-shaped sofa with double incliners and a superb view all around. A fully appointed galley with extra-large refrigerator / freezer makes meal preparation on the water a joy for the most discriminating gourmet. And, keeping the desired mood on board is made simple with the deluxe entertainment center and sound system. The luxurious master suite is located aft. It features a corner queen-size bed, generous storage and a large private head with adjoining bathtub, which is also accessible through a pair of lovely French doors. A whirlpool pump is available. The forward stateroom features a queen-size bed, plenty of storage and a walk-in closet.  To accommodate additional family members or onboard guests, a third stateroom with twin berths is located amidships.

With plenty of room at the helm for all the latest electronics and available with a range of diesel power options, the new 455 Express Motoryacht is destined to excite the interest of cruising boaters who want the sleek styling and cockpit layout of an express, and the live-aboard comfort and luxury of an aft-cabin motoryacht.


The Cruisers 455 Express Motoryacht combines the best features of an Express Cruiser with those of an Aft Cabin Motoryacht.  Above the Aft Deck and the Helm Deck are only one-step removed from each other, all underneath a large fiberglass hard top with Reverse Cycle Heat and AC.

Below is a Three-Stateroom Two-Head layout with a nice central Salon, Galley, and Dinette.  The Forward VIP Stateroom features a centerline Island Queen berth with a full privacy door, TV, and large cedar-lined closet.

Aft and to starboard of the VIP is the Third Stateroom with split single bunks and a privacy door.  The combination washer-dryer is located in the closet of this Third Stateroom.

The Aft Master is quite large and features an Island Queen Berth, a large private Head and a large Tub/Shower combination with French Doors that open to the stateroom.

Engines and Mechanical
  • Twin Volvo TAMD75P-A Diesel engines - 480 HP - 1540 Hours
  • Volvo EDC Electronic Controls
  • Dual Racor Fuel Water Separation Systems - Mains
  • Side-Power Bow Thruster - 7" Diameter - Joystick Control
  • ZF Hurth Marine Transmissions
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Onan MDKAW 11.5 kW Diesel Generator
  • Magna Sine Energy Inverter
  • Two Intelli-Power PD 2050 Battery Chargers
  • FireBoy automatic Fire Suppression System
  • Single 50 Amp 240 VAC Shore Power Cord with Glendenning Cable Master Reel
  • Four Zones Reverse Cycle Heat and AC; Salon / Master/ Forward Staterooms / Bridge and Aft Deck
  • Maxwell Vertical Electric Anchor Windlass with Helm and Bow Controls

  • Tundra T80 Refrigerator with Freezer
  • Euro Kera Princess 2 Burner Electric Solid Surface Stove
  • GE Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Dual Basin Stainless Steel Sink
  • Corian-type Solid Surface Countertops
  • Beautiful Cherry Cabinetry Throughout.
  • Splendide 2000S Combo Washer/Dryer - Located Third Stateroom
  • ULine Cockpit Refrigerator
  • Countertop Icemaker
  • Propane BBQ Grill - Swim Platform Pedestal Mount

Navigation and Electronics
  • Garmin 7212 GPSMap Display
  • Furuno NAVNet C-MAP Display
  • Furuno 24 Nm Open Array Radar Antenna
  • Simrad RS35 VHF Radio
  • RayMarine Ray 53 VHF  Radio
  • SIMRAD AP 25 Auto Pilot
  • Sitex Class B AIS Transponder
  • Plastimo 4" Compass
  • Bennett Electric/Hydraulic Trim Tabs

Additional Information

Also Included is a 2019 Zodiac Cadet 310 Aero Tender with a Tohatsu MFS6DD Outboard engine.

The Tender rides on the aft swim platform and can be launched and retrieved on a stainless -steel cradle

Partial List of Repair and Improvements

Below is a partial list of recent improvements;


  • Starboard Alternator Replaced - March
  • Port Starter Motor Replaced - March
  • Starboard Transmission Replaced - Feb
  • Starboard Exhaust Elbows replaced - Feb
  • Volvo Cooling Systems Flushed, Fresh Coolant - Jan
  • 12 VDC Power Management Solenoids Replaced (4) - Jan


  • Port Exhaust Elbow Replaced - Dec
  • New Volvo Air Cleaners - Dec
  • Genset Heat Exchanger replaced - Nov
  • Bottom Stripped, New Barrier Coat / Paint / Zincs - Nov
  • New Starboard Shaft - Nov
  • New Shaft Seals Port and Starboard - Nov
  • New Cutlass Bearings Port and Starboard - Nov
  • Propellers Tuned / Engine Alignment- Nov 
  • New Engine Starting Batteries - Sept
  • New Remote Spotlight - Sept
  • New Bow Thruster Battery - July
  • New Bridge Stereo - July
  • Port Alternator Replaced - July
  • Forward Isinglass Replaced - July
  • Inverter Rewired - April