Sea Ray has just launched its latest Sundancer. The 370 Sundancer Outboard is a new design for Sea Ray, a brand that had all but exited the market a few years ago. Prior to this launch, Sea Rays Sundancer lineup had shrunk to a few variations on one platform the 320. That boat was offered in a coup, an express hardtop, an outboard, or a strendrive.
At one time Sea Ray had a lineup that included Sundancers from 24 feet to 55 feet and the L-Class was 59 feet to 65 feet. All of that is gone now after Sea Ray imploded several years ago. Parent company Brunswick tried to sell the brand with no luck. After a major retrenchment in the cruiser market, the 370 outboard is the first addition to the Sundancer lineup in several years.
The new boat is a hard top coup with a forward seating area to provide multiple entertainment spaces for friends and family. The cockpit is spacious and includes a summer kitchen. Below are a forward convertible double berth and there is also a mid-cabin double to round out the sleeping accommodations. She has a roomy head with a separate shower stall.
Priced at $750,000, she is well above some of the recent boats we have looked at. This is a significant amount of money for a modest-sized boat and you will need to decide if this represents a good value. By comparison, a late model Princess 61, with twin Volvo diesel engines and 3 staterooms can be had for less than $700,000.
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We love the ocean and boating! We cruise in our 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, Calypso II, on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Island. Join us on our adventures – we share favorite ports and places to visit, favorite boating products, and how-tos.
+ Our current boat – Calypso II, a 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge:
In 2019, we wanted a new boat which was bigger and had a longer range, so we targeted 40-footers with diesel power to achieve both of these goals. With our criteria and budget, we searched for a diesel-powered Sea Ray 400 Sedanbridge 2001 or newer. After scouring the Internet we found a boat on the Chesapeake Bay which would become Calypso II.
+ Specs – 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge:
• Length: 41 feet
• Beam: 14 feet
• Draft: 4 feet
• Fuel: diesel 350 gal
• Power: 2 Caterpillar 3126 inboard straight-shaft diesel engines 350hp each
+ Our first Sea Ray – Calypso I:
Our boating life started when we looked for a motor cruiser around 30 feet long. We liked Sea Ray because of its style and quality. We noticed a boat listed on CraigsList and went to take a look. We found a Sea Ray 310 Sundancer that met our requirements and seemed in good shape. After a survey was completed, we bought the boat and rechristened her “Calypso”, with all appropriate rituals to the sea spirits for good luck.
+ Specs – 2000 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer:
• Length: 33.9 feet
• Beam: 11.6 feet
• Draft: 3.5 feet
• Fuel: gas 200 gals
• Power: 2 Mercruiser 5.7 Horizon freshwater cooled V-drive inboard gas engines 300hp each
2013 North Atlantic Inflatables, 8″ 2″ high-pressure floor inflatable boat
Mercury 3.5Hp outboard motor
+ Where we cruise:
Calypso II is moored in Sippican Harbor in Marion, MA – in Buzzards Bay. We use our boat to explore the islands, ports, coves and harbors of this amazing place.
For overnight boating, we often head to Cuttyhunk Island, Martha’s Vineyard Island or Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. In 2021, we plan to head to Maine to explore some of the beautiful harbors and ports of Southern and Mid-Coast Maine.
+ Our commitment to the sea:
Because we enjoy boating and the fun it brings our family, we are committed to protecting the bays, harbors and oceans we cruise on, as well the ones we dream about. Starting with following no-discharge rules, not using disposable plastic bottles and only using biodegradable products on Calypso II, we try to do our part to preserve this invaluable resource.
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