The new 350 Sundancer embodies the phrase “balance of power,” with interior and exterior spaces reinvented and combined into a beautiful, symbiotic whole. Fully redesigned for 2013, this graceful Sea Ray sport cruiser boasts a stunning profile, a new cockpit layout and multiple interior options. “When we started designing the new 350, we knew, as the market leader, that we had to come up with something that was different and stylish to take us somewhere that we haven’t been before,” says Janet Ritchie, Sea Ray’s director of portfolio planning. “With that in mind, the key was to provide a fresh, new design for both the exterior and the interior.”
Outside, the first things you’ll notice are the aggressive hullside windows, which run almost the length of the boat. Here Sea Ray drew influence from its larger product offerings, incorporating the hullside windows from its sport yachts onto the 350. In combination with numerous skylights, the new hull windows bathe the interior with natural light. Sea Ray’s designers also enhanced the styling on the exterior, giving it a speedier, elongated look.
An optional extended swim platform extends the boat’s overall length to 37 feet, 7 inches. “We made sure the extension was flush to the integral platform so that we get a very large exterior transom space close to the water,” Janet says.
For the interior, one of Sea Ray’s main goals was to increase the cockpit size. “We heard from consumers that they want more cockpit seating,” Janet explains. “So we pushed the transom wall back to offer increased seating as well as a new seating layout.” Distinguishing it from previous models, the 350 features a stylish new pivoting dual helm seat. There’s also a lounger on the port side, which allows passengers below to stand at full height while entering the aft stateroom. “The portside lounger enabled us to add some really cool interior features, such as full standing room head height in the mid-cabin,” Janet says.
The galley has been slightly reduced in size, allowing for more space in the salon. And from the get-go, the new 350 was designed to offer the customer multiple cabin layout options. In fact, the cabin can be configured four different ways. In the bow, you can choose a standard berth, with a V-berth and salon seating, or, for a more social setting, you can select an entertainment lounge with U-shaped seating. Meanwhile, the mid-cabin can feature an entertainment room with L-shaped seating, or you can choose bunks that convert into a single queen. “It’s a really open, flowing interior floorplan that gives you a lot of ways to configure it best for your lifestyle,” Janet says.
Another option lets you fully enclose the stateroom, with an additional accent door providing private access to the head. “You have direct entry from your berth into your head for privacy if you have more friends and family onboard,” Janet says.
The décor within the head has been upgraded to include wood finishes and a vessel sink. The boat is able to sleep six passengers comfortably, and it comes with all the available interior wood and color packages that the Sport Cruiser line offers.
“The 350 Sundancer is exciting because, first and foremost, the design is outstanding,” says Tom Bucaccio, Sea Ray’s director of design at Product Development & Engineering. “It captures all the essence of a Sea Ray’s DNA. Surfaces, lines and proportions are all wonderful. At the same time, the interiors are spacious and flexible, which is really great for the consumer.”