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    I think I found the right boat....gonna check the 30ft avanti and 2455 sunday.....

    Anybody know any good or bad about about the 2455....I think it's What I need....I dont have many details about both of them I wanna to surprise me....

    My question is there is any fiberglass arch for the 2455? or just for the bigger models....can sound stupid but that can be a deal breaker for me I am really in love with this arch.....

    What where the options the 2455 are??

    So far I found:

    fridge, toilet, sink, aft cab, table

    shore power? shower? Arch? hot water? etc?

    Anything else?


  • #2
    The 80's models 2455 came standard with an icebox, alcohol stove, head and aft berth. With the shore power opition you got a fridge, alcohol/electric stove, battery charger and water heater. No showers until later years. Many have added transom showers. To the best of my knowledge the radar arch was not available on the early 2455's.
    John Rupp
    1989 2455 Ciera Sunbridge
    5.8 OMC Cobra

    1989 3288
    Hino 135


    • #3
      No radar arch available for the 2455. Had a '97 2455 which served my family well. I installed my own shore power, 2nd battery and battery charger. The 97 came with the 305 Cobra as standard. I always thought the 305 was a little underpowered for an equiped boat with 4 or more aboard. Not terrible, but you had to work a little bit at getting on plane by tabbing and "walking" the stern if you were fully loaded. The Cobra system was a nice idea - combining the best of Mercruiser with the best of OMC drives. If the '98 came with Mercruiser - it's a better deal since the Cobra drive itself was good but the shift interupter system they used could be a real pain. I became an expert on that system and the switch mechanism so I could keep it working properly.

      But all in all the 2455 was a great boat, well built, solid and able to take the worst Lake Michigan could throw at it. With a good tow vehicle, it's readibly towable, but equally at home in a slip.


      • #4
        When I started shopping I wanted a 30 footer. I also like the look of those big boats and that fibreglass arch.

        But after looking at alot of boats and sea-testing a few, I found the 24' models best suited my needs. Mostly due to flexibility and operating costs. The boat is a breeze to trailer both at the ramp and when towing the twists, turns and hills. Especially STOPping. Nice and quick when plans change - we can back up to the ramp and meet up with anyone anywhere in fresh water or the salt without much fuss. We also like to run ours pretty wide open. I can get the teenagers knee/wake boarding and get a bunch of my little guy's buddies thrashed around on a big tube without needing to stop at the bank every weekend.

        We have a shower in the cockpit. It is nice to have a blast of warm water when playing in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. I am over 6ft and shower in the head without too much issue. We cook onboard both with the stovetop at the galley and with a BBQ that fits into the rod holder. 7 burly Canuck hoseheads hang out with me (when the family lets me leave them behind) and they all use the head regularly cause the AC/DC fridge is stocked with cold ones. They are a menace to any structure yet we all manage to work around each other without any fistfights - yet.

        One other thing to consider which is entirely subjective and individual: I found that I am far more confident handling a 24 footer as compared to the 30ft+ size. To each their own on that one, though.

        I got very lucky and found a 2001 2455 with an aftermarket arch. I was worried that it would make the boat 'feel' small, especially with the dinghy standing on the swim-step. But it actually feels (and looks) good - all dressed up like big boat. There are pictures in my photo album if you go to my profile page.

        I hope you find the right boat for your needs.

        Good Luck!


        • #5
          Thank you so much......for the imput ....

          But I like the look of the 86...90 specially with the "star wars" gages lol.....


          • #6
            We have had a 1988 2455 for two summers now. I love the boat and the versatility. We pull our adult kids on both tubes and skiis without burning too much gas. My wife and I went up the Trent Severn this past summer up to the North Channel. Wow, what a trip. It happened to be the hottest part of the summer. We found that air conditioning would have been so nice. Next boat... Enjoy your boat.
            Bill and Janice
            Chatham, Ontario, Canada
            1988 2455 Ciera


            • #7
              I know of a 3055 with a radar arch that may come available if an offer is accepted on a 2003 Monterey 322.
              Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
              1998 3055 Ciera
              (yes, a 1998)
              Previous boat: 1993 3055
              Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
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              Sea Doo GTI SE
              Life is short. Boats are cool.
              The family that plays together stays together.
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