There’s romance in the notion of the lonely mariner taking on the elements solo. The Old Man and the Sea. The Around Alone race. A patient angler with just his cooler and bait.
Romance? Perhaps. Fun? Not so much. Or at least not as much fun as a day with family and friends sharing the sun, the water and the all-day comforts of a Sea Ray Sundeck.
Sea Ray’s line of new Sundecks—the 240 Sundeck, 240 Sundeck Outboard, 220 Sundeck, and 220 Sundeck Outboard—lets you open up your guest list and use your boat how and where you want. Performance is maximized for watersports, exploring the shallows and all-day play. Hit the beach, unrack the wakeboards, wet a line. You and up to 13 best buds can make a full day of it.
“We’ve taken a larger, more spacious platform and combined it with Sea Ray DNA style,” explains Chadley Jaziri, a senior designer in Sea Ray’s Product Development and Engineering group who worked closely on the new Sundeck line. “It’s got a sporty, slick, aggressive and very sophisticated styling, including that important outboard variant for those who want that. It’s these two ideas coming together—space and practicality on the one hand and Sea Ray style on the other—to create that perfect balance.”
Likely the biggest news in the Sundeck line is the addition of outboard power at both the 220 and 240 lengths. Reliable, efficient, quiet Mercury FourStroke Verado engines from 200 to 300 horsepower deliver the thrills you want while keeping noise and fuel consumption at an all-time low. Some waterways and boaters are simply better suited for outboard power and the 220 and 240 Outboard Sundecks provide the solution.
Whether sterndrive or outboard, these Sundecks take the deckboat concept and turn it on its head. These are not the latest entrants in the space race, not mere compromise boats that in trying to please all please no one. The new Sundecks are Sea Rays to the core—premium craft that reflect the company’s heritage for high performance, graceful lines, useful features, and impeccable finish and trim. That Sea Ray’s engineers have figured out how to contain capacious bows, broad and welcoming benches and crowd-pleasing amenities into a beautiful envelope seems a feat of magic.
Sophisticated and stylish, the all-new 240 Sundeck blends impeccable craftsmanship, premium design and superior performance. With plush seating and intelligent storage throughout, the 240 Sundeck now holds 13 passengers comfortably, yet it’s nimble enough for seamless operation and easy care. Top-shelf MerCruiser sterndrive power means an incredibly smooth, quiet ride, along with the pull to keep your whole party entertained.
All of the new Sundecks feature acres of seating options with comfort-enhancing armrests and stainless grab handles to ensure that all of your passengers will enjoy the ride, whether idling or whipping a tube through a hairpin turn. The standard enclosed head in the passengers will enjoy the ride, whether idling or whipping a tube through a hairpin turn. The standard enclosed head in the passenger console means there’s no need to run back to the dock until after all the fun has been wrung out of the day. Everywhere you turn, premium Sea Ray fit and finish prove that capacity is not the enemy of elegant design or smile-widening performance. Turns out that luxe and scale complemebnt each other quite nicely, thank you.
240 SUNDECK OUTBOARD
Go on, explore the shallows. In fact, explore the whole lake or waterway and take the whole day to do it. The new 240 Sundeck Outboard upgrades where you can go and how much you can carry in a sporty-yet-spacious, easy-to-maneuver deck boat. And with the standard enclosed head, you can take your time, too. Superior fit and finish and ample seating options mean that every passenger—up to 13—is wrapped in luxurious comfort. The helm remains the catbird seat, with a flip-up bolster bucket seat, instrumentation with glass lenses, chrome bezels and low-glare blue night lighting, SmartCraft diagnostics, a Sony stereo and available integrated GPS.
First-rate performance goes hand-in-hand with all of that comfort, powered by smooth and quiet Mercury FourStroke Verado outboard technology. Wakeboarders, skiers and tubers will enjoy the all-day pull of this steady performer, and an optional forward-raked tow arch will add lift to their wake-hopping aspirations. When a shore picnic is called for, just trim the Verado to reach the beach easily, and come and go using the handy bow ladder.
Meet the new vision for deck boat excellence. A well-conceived mix of excitement and practicality, the all-new 220 Sundeck is equipped with an array of comfort-enhancing features and designed for precision performance. It also boasts an impressive 12-passenger capacity, so your days can be filled with the laughter and joy of all your family and friends. Premium touches like plush upholstery, hand-stitched paneling and chrome bezels yield stylish luxury, while cutting-edge MerCruiser sterndrive technology ensures a smooth, quiet ride, even at full speed.
There will be eager competition for seating in the broad bow with flip-down armrests, while the convertible portside seat and aft On Deck Sport Seat offer much more than consolation room. Clever storage solutions executed with Sea Ray style and durability will house everyone’s gear. The comfy sunpad and deep swim platform ensure the back porch will be a favorite hangout. Optional enhancements include an enclosed head for all-day comfort and a forward-leaning tow arch for sky-high thrills and an extra-sleek profile. From every perspective, the 220 Sundeck is a vision to behold.
220 SUNDECK OUTBOARD
It has never been easier or more stylish to do more with more people. The all-new 220 Sundeck Outboard expands your boating terrain with unmatched trimmability and fuel efficiency. Mercury Verado power delivers an incredibly smooth, quiet ride, while allowing easier access to the shallows and beaching your boat for fun along the shore. The well-designed cockpit offers maximized comfort, with an optional enclosed head and capacious storage to eat up all the toys you want to bring. Appealing features like deep bow seating, a plush sun lounge and space for 12, mean it’s big enough for the whole family.
Convenience, comfort and accommodation are nice indeed, but the 220 Sundeck Outboard also offers all the style, brilliance and finish that Sea Ray always brings to bear. A sleek helm with keyless ignition, generous chrome, low-glare blue night lighting and the latest command and control electronics will make the driver feel like a true captain, while the smiles of the passengers will make him feel like a hero.