Sea Ray
Sundancer 280

Sundancer280

Run for the sun

Sundancer 280

Sundancer280

Sporty space

Sundancer 280

Sundancer280

Made in the shade

Sundancer 280

Sundancer280

Social star

  • People Capacity
    Sleeps
    4 People
  • Overall Length
    28’ 8” / 8.74 m
    Overall Length
  • Beam
    8’ 10” / 2.69 m
    Beam
  • Dry Weight
    8,166 lbs / 3,704 kg
    Dry Weight

Funny how we can work ourselves up chasing a moment of relaxation. But kicking back doesn't have to be hard. All it really takes is a couple calls, a few friends, and the Sundancer 280. Experience pure peace on the sport cruiser equipped for relaxation. The L-shaped loungers, plush seats and comfortable berth transition social time to quiet time, so no matter where you are on the water, you're in the right place and the right mindset.

Sundancer 280 Specs

Craftsmanship

Dynamic Running Surface

The wake you make

Dynamic Running Surface™

Dynamic Running Surface™ automatically optimizes running attitude and trim, delivering incredible stability and performance. Large, triangular planes in the hull create an articulated running surface that improves acceleration, reduces bow rise and keeps the boat at optimal trim, no matter the load. An option on the Sundancer 280, DRS also allows skiers and wakeboarders to define presets—letting you shape the perfect wake height.
Watch DRS in action

Dynamic Running Surface

Memory Foam Technology

Undisturbed comfort

Whether you're traveling to a weekend destination or need a moment of quiet, the Sundancer 280's spacious aft berth and mid-berth create an inviting getaway. Experience total peace on the aft berth’s memory-foam mattress. Created by NASA, memory foam delivers undisturbed comfort for full rest. It’s a detail in comfort that can extend your day on the water or transform day plans into weekend plans.

Memory Foam Technology

Streamlined Hull

Built for speed

Each line on the Sundancer 280 contributes to ultimate performance. Sea Ray’s distinctive profile doesn’t just elevate the boat’s design, it enhances the ride. Extruded strakes grab the water for greater stability while the molded-hull shape is designed to maximize water contact for better maneuverability. The Sundancer 280’s superior performance matches its great looks.

Streamlined Hull

Spacious Design

Settle in, stretch out

From the curved portside L-shaped lounger to the large fold-down sunpad, everyone onboard the Sundancer 280 can spread out and soak up the sun. Nifty under-seat storage stows away all your gear, and impressive capacity in the cabin provides comfortable overnighting for four. So go ahead, settle in and stretch out. You’ll be here for a while.

Spacious Design

Robotic-built Precision

Straight and true

A car tire out of alignment—even by a fraction of an inch—forces the driver to constantly correct for a straight drive. Incorrect alignment by even a tenth of an inch on a boat causes the same disturbance in the smoothness of the ride. You shouldn’t have to suffer that fate on the water. Sea Ray uses cutting-edge robotic equipment to measure engine placement within four thousandths of an inch—about the thickness of a sheet of paper—to ensure every Sea Ray drives straight and true.

Robotic-built Precision

Next Wave

The future of boating

Next Wave is an aggressive commitment to enacting major innovation across all Sea Ray platforms. The goal is nothing short of reimagining the boating experience. By developing and championing new technologies such as Quiet Ride™, Dynamic Running Surface™ and Digital Dash™, and design breakthroughs including SkyFlow Design™, Sea Ray is asserting itself as the dominant global presence and a company of forward thinkers.

Next Wave

Awards

Recognizing excellence

Sea Ray is the most awarded boat brand. Ever. That’s awards for quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and for having the best dealer network. A few highlights.

Adaptable Cockpit

CSI—In the annual National Marine Manufacturers Association survey of new boaters, Sea Ray consistently earns higher Customer Satisfaction Index results in more boat categories than any other manufacturer.

Adaptable Cockpit

Innovation—From innovative technologies like Quiet Ride to revolutionary boats like the 370 Venture, Sea Ray is a perennial NMMA Innovation Award winner.

Adaptable Cockpit

Editor’s Choice—Sea Ray consistently earns accolades from the esteemed publications, earning Boat of the Year, Editor’s Choice and Notable Boats awards from the boating press.

Adaptable Cockpit

J.D. Power—Sea Ray has consistently topped the J.D. Power survey of most satisfied boat owners.

Adaptable Cockpit

Top 100—In the annual National Marine Manufacturers Association survey of new boaters, Sea Ray consistently earns higher.

Adaptable Cockpit

Certified Quality—Sea Ray boats and manufacturing processes earn Sea Ray certifications, including the famously rigorous ISO 9001 quality and production standards earned by the world’s best manufacturers.

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Design

Specifications

Interior Package

Natural spotlight

No other manufacturer emphasizes the craft of decor quite like Sea Ray. The Sundancer 280’s solid-surface countertops, multi-tone vinyl and gleaming fiberglass finishes pop under multiple skylights and hullside windows. What good are finely threaded textures and expertly appointed finishes without a spotlight to let them shine?

Interior Package

Fit & Finish

Attention to details

Fine textures, elegant finishes and superior style—this is the work of Sea Ray’s expert craftsmen. From the Corian® wet bar countertop with stainless-steel trim to the fully finished interior head, details on the Sundancer 280 impress. Plush, durable marine-grade vinyl is hand-finished on site, meaning every stitch of the multi-tone upholstery is placed with intention. Hard work has never looked so luxurious.

Fit & Finish

Warranty

Count on Sea Ray’s 3-Year Factory Warranty

One of the primary benefits of a new boat purchase is the freedom to relax, to put aside worry and focus on savoring the well-lived life on the water. Accordingly, Sea Ray is proud to offer a stellar 3-year factory warranty. This program, Sea Ray SENTIN3L, provides 3 years of enhanced coverage on every new cruiser, sport yacht and yacht in the Sea Ray lineup. The end result? Exceptional peace of mind.

All 2017 Sea Ray cruisers, sport yachts and yachts feature Sea Ray’s 3-year, bow-to-stern factory warranty on the boat and its components from defects in materials and workmanship. Additionally, gas engines are covered by a 5-year warranty backed by Mercury and Brunswick Product Protection, while diesel engines receive the coverage defined by their manufacturer. Finally, beyond the 3-year bow-to-stern coverage, all cruisers, sport yachts and yachts also have a 10-year Structural Hull Limited Warranty.

Applies only to new 2015, 2016 and 2017 Sea Ray cruisers, sport yachts and yachts built in the USA or Mexico. See your Sea Ray dealer and the Sea Ray Express Limited Warranty for complete details.

SURPASS Warranty
  • Overall Length
    28'8" / 8.74 m
  • Overall Length w/ Opt. Extended Swim Platform
    30'6" / 9.29 m
  • Beam
    8'10" / 2.69 m
  • Draft - Stern Drive Down
    42" / 107 cm
  • Draft - Stern Drive Up
    24" / 60 cm
  • Dry Weight
    8,166 lbs / 3,704 kg
  • Fuel Capacity
    85 gal / 322 L
  • Water Capacity
    28 gal / 106 L
  • Holding Tank
    28 gal / 106 L
  • Deadrise
    19°

Features

Natural Lighting

Illuminated thinking

The Sundancer 280’s naturally lit cabin is as inviting as the view from above. Foredeck skylights and extended hullside windows throughout the cabin flood the mid-state room, mid-berth and galley with natural light.

Natural Lighting

Convertible Helm

Join the party

A superior deck design on the Sundancer 280 allows seamless transitions from the helm to the cockpit social zone. The pivoting double helm seat adjusts to join the cockpit center. Because being in charge doesn’t mean you can’t relax. Join the conversation.

Convertible Helm

Enclosed Head

The total package

There is nothing like the comfort of home out on the water. That’s why Sea Ray makes the VacuFlush™ on the Sundancer 280 standard. The fiberglass enclosed head features a features a shower and a finished vanity with mirror and countertop. The stainless-steel handrail, faucet and sink complete the package with shine.

Enclosed Head

Convertible Dinette

In position to transition

Entertaining in the spacious cabin is as easy as hosting on deck. A convertible dinette crafted from solid teak sets the tone for an intimate dining experience. Memory-foam cushions with dedicated storage make overnight transitioning effortless.

Convertible Dinette

Standard Features

Options

  • Camper Canvas Package:
    Camper Aft Curtain
    Camper Top w/Boot & Vertical Storage
    Canvas Storage Bag
    Front Curtains
    Side Curtains (Bimini & Camper)
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Extended Aft Bimini
  • Toast Tweed or Blue Canvas (In Lieu of Black)
  • Horizon
  • Mahogany
  • Mojave Tan
  • Onyx
  • Sea Ray Blue
  • 5.0 kW Kohler® - Low Emission - Gas, 120V/60Hz
  • Air Conditioning/Heating 120V/60
  • Anchor Chute with Hawse Pipe
  • Bottom Paint (White Hulls Only)
  • Bow Rail, Split
  • Bow Thruster
  • Carpet Liner, Snap-In - Cockpit
  • Carpet Liner, Snap-In, Infinity Upgrade - Cockpit
  • Carpet Runners, Interior (Sunbrella®)
  • CE Option Group
  • Colored Hull, Full Hull (Onyx, Sea Ray Blue, Mahogany Brown, Mojave Tan or Horizon Grey) Includes Bottom Paint
  • Colored Hull, Two -Tone (Onyx, Sea Ray Blue, Mahogany Brown, Mojave Tan or Horizon Grey)
  • Digital Dash (9" Display); Includes Raymarine a95 Chartplotter
  • Door, Cabin Entry w/Screen
  • Dynamic Running Surface™
  • Flag Pole w/Base & US Flag
  • Flooring For Opt Extended Swim Platform - Teak
  • Flooring, Wood - Cabin
  • Gel-Coated Dash
  • Gray Water System
  • Grill, Cockpit - Built-In (120V/60Hz), Stainless Steel
  • Head, VacuFlush® w/Overboard Discharge (Int'l)
  • Inverter, 12V to 120V/60 Cycle
  • Lighting, Enhanced LED Package, White or Blue - Cockpit
  • Lighting, Thru-Hull - Underwater
  • Macerator w/Seacock Interlock System
  • Portlight, Opening - Cabin / Galley
  • Refrigerator, Cockpit (Dual Voltage)
  • Shower, Transom - Hot & Cold
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Receiver w/Antenna
  • Spotlight, 5" Remote-Controlled
  • Stereo Remote Control - Additional Unit on Transom
  • Swim Platform - Extended
  • Swim Step, Hydraulic, Submersible
  • Table, Solid Teak w/Designated Storage - Cockpit
  • Table, Solid Teak w/Designated Storage & Sun Pad Filler Cushion - Cockpit
  • TV & DVD Player - V-Berth
  • Windlass, All Chain w/Foot Switches
  • Windlass, Rope/Chain w/Foot Switches
  • Cockpit Color Package: White
  • MerCruiser 8.2 MAG ECT Bravo III w/DTS (380 hp - 283 kW)
  • MerCruiser 8.2 MAG ECT SeaCore® Bravo III w/DTS (380 hp - 283 kW)
  • MerCruiser® 6.2L MPI ECT Bravo® III w/DTS (350 hp - 261 kW)
  • MerCruiser® 6.2L MPI ECT SeaCore® Bravo® III w/DTS (350 hp - 261 kW)
A Brief Statement:
  • * Not all accessories shown or described herein are standard equipment or even available as options. Some features and options may not be available when a boat is built for outside North America and/or has CE Certification. Options and features are subject to change without notice. Not all model-year boats may contain all the features or meet the specifications described herein. Confirm availability of all accessories and equipment with an authorized Sea Ray dealer prior to purchase.
  • Carbon Monoxide Monitor
  • Lighting, 12V
  • Outlets, 120V GFI Protected
  • Stereo, 12V AM/FM, Wireless Bluetooth™, Speakers (2 Cabin, 2 Cockpit) & Digital Cockpit Remote Control
  • Wood Interior Package - Chestnut (Std), Cherry or Pecan Finished Cabinetry
  • Aft Curtain w/Bungee Straps
    Ball & Socket Fittings
    Canvas Storage Bag
    Dash Cover
    Front & Side Curtains
  • Meets Applicable USCG & ABYC Standards
  • Mercury® Installation Quality Certification
  • NMMA Certification
  • Beverage Holders, Stainless Steel
  • Cooler, Carry-On w/Designated Storage
  • Door, Cabin Entry, Lockable
  • Door, Transom
  • Floor Liner, Fiberglass - Self-Bailing
  • Glove Box
  • Hatch, Engine Room - Electrically Actuated w/Emergency Pull Handle & Prop Rod
  • Lighting, Indirect
  • Outlet, 12V Accessory
  • Seating, Helm - Double Seat w/Rotating Base & Folding Backrest w/Lockable Leaning Post
  • Seating, Port - L-Shaped Lounger w/Storage Below
  • Seating, Transom - Fold-Down w/Storage
  • Sport Spoiler, Molded Fiberglass (Seamless) w/Overhead Lighting
  • Steps, Boarding - Molded-In
  • Wet Bar w/Corian® Accent, Stainless Steel Sink & Faucet, Beverage Holders, Stainless Handrail & Storage Below
  • Battery Charger/Converter, 120V/60Hz
  • Battery Switch, Dual
  • Battery Trays w/Mounts
  • Fuse Block
  • Isolator, Galvanic
  • Panel, DC Main Breaker
  • Panel, Main Distribution - AC/DC
  • Shore Power, 120V/30 Amp w/50' Cord & Adapters
  • Wiring, Color-Coded w/Chafe Protection
  • VHF Radio w/8' Fiberglass Antenna & Stainless Steel Ratchet Mount
  • Bilge Pump, 12V Automatic
  • Blower, 12V Bilge
  • Fire Suppression System - Automatic w/Manual Pull
  • Insulated & Gel-Coated Engine Room
  • Lighting, 12V
  • Oil Filter - Remote
  • White Hull with Black Stripe
  • Evaporative Emissions Fuel System
  • Fuel Lines, USCG - Type A-1
  • Fuel Tank w/Anti-Siphon Valve & Mechanical Sending Unit
  • Countertop, Molded Fiberglass w/Sink & Pullout Faucet
  • Handrail, Stainless Steel
  • Microwave, 120V, Stainless Steel
  • Outlet, 12V Accessory
  • Refrigerator, Dual-Voltage 120V/12V
  • Storage, Upper & Lower
  • Stove, 120V/60 Cycle, Alcohol/Electric (Single Burner)
  • Trash Receptacle
  • Handrail, Stainless Steel
  • Head (VacuFlush®)
  • Head, Enclosed - Full Fiberglass w/Shower & Curtain
  • Mirror
  • Vanity w/Stainless Steel Sink, Pullout Faucet & Storage Below
  • Alarm, High-Water - Bilge
  • Compass
  • Horn
  • Shift & Throttle Lever w/Trim Switch & Lanyard Stop Switch
  • SmartCraft® Diagnostics:
    - Instrumentation, Custom Sea Ray SmartCraft w/Glass Lenses, Low-Glare Blue Night Lighting & Chrome Bezels
    - 4-in-1 Gauge: (Includes: Volt, Oil Pressure, Trim & Water Temperature)
    - Fuel Level
    - Speedometer
    - System Tachometer (Includes: Depth/Water Temp, Engine Alarms/Hour Meter, Fuel Consumption/Usage, Trim Level, Voltage & Digital Speed)
  • Steering, Power-Assisted
  • Steering, Tilt Wheel
  • Switch Panel w/Weatherproof Lighted Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Bow & Stern Eyes, Stainless Steel
  • Bow Rail, Stainless Steel w/Welded Stanchions
  • Cleats, 8" Thru-Bolted, Stainless Steel, w/Sea Ray Logo (6)
  • Deck Fill Plates
  • Drain Plug, Brass-Threaded - Garboard
  • Gel Coat, Arctic White
  • Handrail, Stainless Steel - Transom
  • Hatch, Deck Vent - Clear, Tinted & Tempered w/Locks, Screen & Blind - Trapezoidal
  • Hull Windows, Fixed Acrylic
  • Lights, Navigation - Stainless Steel
  • Portlight, Opening (1)
  • Rub Rail, PVC w/Stainless Steel Insert
  • Ski Tow Eye, Stainless Steel - Flush-Mount
  • Skylight, Tinted w/Screen & Blind
  • Storage, Anchor w/Hatch & Gas Assist
  • Storage, Transom (For Fenders & Gear)
  • Stringer System, Foam
  • Swim Platform, Integral w/Concealed Stainless Steel Four-Step Swim Ladder
  • Thru-Hull Fittings, Stainless Steel
  • Vent System, Engine Room - Integral
  • Windshield Wiper - Starboard
  • Windshield, Tempered/Tinted Curved Glass Walk-Thru w/Stainless Steel Supports
  • Cockpit Color Package: Mocha
  • Bunk, Double
  • Storage, Cabinet
  • Window, Sliding w/Screen
  • MerCruiser® 6.2L MPI ECT Bravo® III Sterndrive (300 hp - 224 kW)
  • Propellers, Stainless Steel
  • Variable Running Surface w/Integrated Trim Tabs
  • Filler Cushions w/Dedicated Storage
  • Hanging Locker
  • Mirrored Rope Locker Bulkhead
  • Seating, V-Berth w/Storage Below - Converts to Bed
  • Storage, Gunwale Shelving
  • Table, Solid Wood
  • Head System (VacuFlush®)
  • Holding Tank Level Indicator - Head
  • Holding Tank w/Dockside Pump-Out (28 Gallon)
  • Sump Box w/Pump - Automatic
  • Dockside Water Inlet
  • Pressure Water System w/12V Pump
  • Water Heater, 120V (6 Gallon) w/Exchanger
  • Water Tank (28 Gallon)
A Brief Statement:
  • * Not all accessories shown or described herein are standard equipment or even available as options. Some features and options may not be available when a boat is built for outside North America and/or has CE Certification. Options and features are subject to change without notice. Not all model-year boats may contain all the features or meet the specifications described herein. Confirm availability of all accessories and equipment with an authorized Sea Ray dealer prior to purchase.

Choose your colors, select your options, see the price and define your own Sea Ray experience.

Performance

Propulsion

Power-matched

Propulsion

All-Day Fun

Right place, right time

Drop anchor, cue up the playlist and dive into all-day fun with the Sundancer 280’s fully equipped cockpit, sleeping berth and integral swim platform. Abundant under-seat storage, including a designated spot for a cooler, packs away everything you need so the deck is clutter free for friends and family. Plus, the Bluetooth™ stereo system blasts tunes through powerful, weatherproof speakers, so whether you’re underway or anchored for the day, you're right where you want to be.

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Total Control

Bliss on command

The most advanced standard technology, superior build and rugged power combine to deliver two things: the Sundancer 280 and pure bliss. Command the helm with the 280’s well-equipped dash featuring SmartCraft® instrumentation and diagnostics as well as an easy-to-use shift and throttle lever. Add the optional Digital Dash for even more powerful navigating abilities and helm happiness.

Superior Handling

Connect

Connect with Sea Ray

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