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Knoxville, Tenn. - May 6, 2008 - If you think it sounds hard to create a new deckboat that meets the varied needs of owners around the world, just imagine revamping an entire series of boats to those standards. That's exactly what Sea Ray is doing with its popular Sundeck lineup. The company recently introduced new 210 and 290 Sundecks, and now comes the new 230 Sundeck - a vessel that, like its next-generation siblings, has all the features an active boating family craves.
This leads to the natural question: What does an active boating family crave? Quite simply, the ability to host lots of people easily and comfortably without losing the performance, good looks and "trailerability" of a sport boat. That's no problem with the 230 Sundeck.

Measuring 24'1" by 8'6" wide, this model has plenty of room for guests to enjoy cruising, wakeboarding, fishing or all of the above. They can relax on plush bow lounges, which can be converted to a sun pad with optional filler cushions. Two swiveling bucket seats with flip-up bolsters ensure that the captain and navigator have a good vantage point whether sitting or standing. The large cockpit lounge becomes a sun pad with adjustable backrest. There’s even an aft-facing transom bench at the stern.

Convenience is a big contributor to comfort, and the new 230 Sundeck has it in spades. The walk-through windshield provides easy access to the bow, while also granting unobstructed views. A bow block-off door offers protection from the wind while under way. A bow boarding ladder, enclosed head compartment, bimini top and snap-in carpet all come standard. The carry-on cooler has designated storage that allows access without requiring that guests stand up and move aside.
There’s never a shortage of storage space on the 230 Sundeck, thanks to a cavernous floor locker with gas-assisted lid and mildew-resistant vinyl matting, in addition to a huge compartment under the transom bench for wakeboards and water skis. Storage is also located beneath the helm and lounge cushions, which are hinged for quick, easy entry.

Based on a 21-degree deadrise hull and boasting a standard MerCruiser® 5.0L MPI Bravo® III sterndrive that delivers 260 horsepower (194 kW), the 230 Sundeck imparts the adrenaline rush of a zippy bowrider. Optional power ranges up to a fuel-injected MerCruiser® 6.2L MPI Bravo® III DTS (320 hp - 239 kW). Power-assisted steering gives the driver responsive control of the boat, and he or she can monitor and operate the vessel’s systems with the standard SmartCraft® diagnostics and Vessel Control System® (VCS®), which features integrated steering-wheel thumb pads.

When it’s time to drop the hook and get the party started, the 230 Sundeck obliges with a standard Clarion AM/FM stereo with single CD player and digital cockpit remote. Eight cup holders and a cockpit table will hold all your food and beverages. The latest Sundeck also scores style points for its contemporary design, which incorporates slick touches like stainless-steel engine vent covers and an extended swim platform with rubber insert and concealed ladder.

Available options on the 230 Sundeck give you more than enough choices to personalize your craft, including a premium stereo upgrade with amplifier and subwoofer, hull colors and graphics, water sports tower with wakeboard racks, air compressor for water toys, speed control and two trailer packages. One thing that hasn’t changed is a full free membership in the Sea Ray Owners ClubTM, where you can earn discounts on everything from travel and insurance, to your next Sea Ray. If you're looking to take your family boating to the next level, join the evolution with the Sea Ray 230 Sundeck.

Specifications* for the 230 Sundeck are as follows:
Overall Length (w/Extended Swim Platform) 24’1” 7.34 m
Beam 8'6" 2.59 m
Draft (sterndrive down) 37” 94.0 cm
Draft (sterndrive up) 22” 55.9 cm
Dry weight 4,850 lbs 2,200 kg
Fuel capacity 55 gal 208.2 L
Water capacity 9 gal 34.1 L
Dead rise 21° 21°
Max Persons/Weight 10/1,600 lbs 725.7 kg
Max Weight Persons/Gear (MWC) 1,800 lbs 816.5 kg
*The specification measurements are approximate and are subject to variance.

Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world’s largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of Brunswick Corporation. With more than 40 models ranging from 17 to 60 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle — each built with a unique commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at