Schaefer 450 From Brazil! Boat Review

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Boat Review Date: 28 April 2024
Author: Dans Boat Life


If you have owned an outboard powered day boat or sterndrive sports cruiser and you still want some speed but now require enough living space for day trips with between 8 - 12 people and overnights for up to 6 people then this Schaefer 450 is worthy of your attention.

What stuck with me the most after around 8 hours driving her in both calm and quite windy conditions was the very neat construction of the hull. I like this hull for people who want to run up an inland waterway at speed with lots of wind and boat chop and also for those of you that desire a bit of coastal hopping of say 50 - 100NM at a time. For this purpose I see the Schaefer 450 providing you with a comfortable platform to travel on and a super nice floating home for when you arrive at your destination.

About the Author: Dan Jones is a retired boat salesman of 20 years who is creating real world independent boat tests for his YouTube Channel, Dans Boat Life. He has personally sold and delivered over 450 power and sailing boats and has 30 years’ experience with yacht racing, cruising sailing and power boats of all types. Dan has trained hundreds of owners on the operation of their new boats and is a specialist in coaching new boat owners on how to confidently park their boat in a marina berth.