Knoxville, Tenn. - A staple of the industry-leading Sundancer line, the 240 is a graceful blend of space, comfort and power. "This is the baby of the cruising line," says Michael Smith, part of the design team at Sea Ray's Product Development and Engineering facility. "But that doesn't mean it falls short of our demanding Sundancer standards."
Owners will appreciate a number of seating innovations, and the social flow of the cockpit benefits greatly. The helm seat is to starboard and is a doublewide with a flip-up bolster. The companion can sit forward, or turn to the side to face the unique "bistro" seating arrangement along the portside. "There are two seats mounted against the port coaming with a little swing-out table between them," explains Smith. "So people sit almost opposing each other, but more at an angle. That, along with the flexible companion seat, creates a very nice conversation area."
The 240 maintains the signature Sundancer sleekness in details like the helm station's high-gloss "black coral" finish and SmartCraft® instrumentation with low-glare blue night lighting, chrome bezels, a four-in-one gauge (fuel, oil pressure, trim and water temperature) and system tachometer (depth/water temperature, engine alarm/hourmeter, fuel consumption/usage, trim level, voltage and digital speed).
The 240 Sundancer easily fits all your passengers. At the transom, there is another bench seat for two. "This is kind of like a sofa, very comfortable, with headrests" Smith says. "But where you normally would have arm rests, there are individual cup holders integrated into the seat." The beverage center is located on the starboard side of the cockpit, with a sink and carry-on cooler with its own nook.
Additional space is evident in the cabin, which has more room than you would imagine in a 24-foot boat. Forward is a V-berth with a removable filler cushion. Stow the cushion and it becomes a lounge. Insert a solid-wood table and it becomes a dinette for four. For quiet time, use the privacy curtain. A mid-stateroom has a double berth with its own privacy curtain. The galley comes complete with a microwave oven, a molded-in fiberglass sink, refrigerator and stowage top and bottom.
The 240 Sundancer is also equipped for getaways. The head is fully enclosed with a shower and shower curtain, portable MSD and a vanity with sink. The water system comes standard with a freshwater washdown spigot, dockside water inlet, 20-gallon water tank and a six-gallon water heater.
Not surprisingly, the team at Sea Ray has created a great-riding boat from the inside out, powered by a standard 260-hp 5.0L MPI Bravo® III MCM. Options include gasoline and diesel sterndrives: 350 Magnum® MPI Bravo® III MCM (300 hp) and 350 Magnum MPI Horizon Bravo® III MCM (300 hp), and a Yanmar 6BYZ diesel delivering 220 horses. Any of these will pop this Sundancer up on plane to give a little kick to your cruise.
The 240 Sundancer also includes free membership in the exclusive Sea Ray Owner's Club. Entry into this organization comes with a world of wallet-pleasing benefits and on-water events for members only. You can even earn points toward a discount on your next Sea Ray when its time to trade up. All this and you can still slide this boat up on a trailer (8'6" beam) and motor anywhere, making the 240 Sundancer a smooth ride both in and out of the water.
Specifications* for the 240 Sundancer® are as follows:
w/Std Swim Platform
|Draft (Sterndrive down)
|Draft (Sterndrive up)
|Holding Tank (optional)
*The specification measurements are approximate and are subject to variance.
ABOUT SEA RAY
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 www.searay.com.