Sea Ray’s All-New Sundancer 370
By Stephen P. Parag, II
It’s been hard to keep our excitement under wraps, but now that the all-new Sundancer 370 has made its debut, we are thrilled to showcase the sleek and sophisticated design of the brand new Sea Ray model. METRO received an exclusive sneak peek and a test-drive of the new Sundancer 370 and were immediately impressed with the attention to detail design features that created an immediate feeling of luxury, yet evoked feelings of warmth and comfort, inviting an immediate state of relaxation.
The Sundancer 370 was three years in development and was launched in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the Sundancer series. Offering the latest in design and technology, there are characteristics of the Sea Ray heritage, but a chance to move forward into the future. Previous Sea Ray boat owners will recognize many of the design elements in the Sundancer 370 as unquestionably Sea Ray.
“Our goal was to define the foundation for bold and pure design expression,” said Charlie Foss, Sea Ray Design Director. “Working together with Designworks, we were able to produce a fresh set of design principles that pay homage to our brand’s past while indicating the future, resulting in a look that is undeniably Sea Ray. An output of the collaboration was the definition of four key design characteristics to inform Sea Ray models moving forward: sleek, confident, athletic, and distinctive.”
The design elements are carried throughout the 37-foot cruiser with various features from the fabric to the hardware. The Sundancer offers the ideal family boat that is perfect for entertaining friends in a space that has been thoughtfully designed with every comfort imaginable. The U-shaped cockpit is ideal for hosting dinner parties and cocktail hours with a wet bar, flameless Kenyon® grill, optional refrigerator and optional teak tables. With seating for up to five adults, the bow transforms with an optional filler cushion from a table to a spacious sun lounge. The three-position convertible transom seat easily transitions from a hard-back surface when underway to an aft-facing seat or sunpad when at rest.
The stylish cabin below is luxuriously appointed with inviting comforts for an oasis-like retreat on the water. The windows allow in natural light and and the space offers spa-like finishes. The forward V-berth lounge area offers an L-shaped couch and smart TV to watch a movie. The cabin gourmet galley offers all the creature comforts of home with an optional microwave, refrigerator, solid-surface countertops, a trash receptacle and cabinetry with lower storage to prepare drinks, snacks and meals. When it is time for sleep, the L-shaped couch converts to the master bed and the mid berth features fill-in cushions to form a queen-sized bed.
“We are feeding the demand of the market and will take six months to build the first 10,” said Ritch Ragle, Sea Ray’s Director of North America Sales. “Like all industries, qualified labor and supply chain are a challenge now, especially with all the handcrafted components.” When asked how many Sundancer 370s Sea Ray will be manufacturing, Ragle joked, “One more than we can sell.”
With a top speed of 52 miles per hour, the Sundancer will take you where you want to go in style and luxury. The Sundancer 370 Outboard is propelled by powerful triple Mercury® Verado® 300 outboard engines with Joystick Piloting for Outboards, and offers Active Trim (automatic engine trim system) and optional Dynamic Running Surface™.
The retractable sun shade offers plenty of time to enjoy the Florida sunshine or take cover during the hottest part of the day. Whether spending the day with family and friends on the waters of Tampa Bay or heading to Boca Grande for fishing, the Sundancer 370 will take you there in ultimate luxury. M
For more information, visit www.SeaRay.com.
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