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Sea Ray Sundeck (2013-) Report

Captain’s by Capt.

Mission Statement

mission statement the 260 is to a large boat for owners with of friends a big In the Sundeck the types of — sportboat deckboat — been blurred purpose in to appeal both segments the market. makes an entertainment platform well as functional watersports

Sea Ray her a freeboard than deckboats so she will dryer in water conditions. designers also to also her look like a than a for styling even though has all the functionality a deckboat.


• large storage in cockpit Normally we only see single sole compartment located the helm observers seats. it may fully forward, quick stop everything to bow in unreachable zone. a 2nd storage compartment the bow that problem adds usable space. The has a mat, is and the has a strut. High to Sea for this

• Swim with standard inserts. It’s that we the rubber as standard the swim Typically it the molded surface with rubber matting as an option, if at all.

Swim platform beyond the Regular readers that we to see swim platform boats of type extend the prop lower unit it is the down so that slipping into water from platform will accidently hit sharp metal Sea Ray done it

• Two coolers, one No worries having to far for soda on boat. There a built-in cooler in bow and place for standard carry-on aft. We this arrangement people can (and safely) drinks and without having traverse the under way.

• Standard table with storage. Another that is added on an up-charge, virtually every that gets boat will to have cockpit table. just lends so well entertaining that would be not to one, and Ray includes table as

• Both and boat owned by If something wrong on boat there only one needed to things to — Brunswick.

Higher Freeboard. their first deck boats meant for and small and they low freeboard. 260 Sundeck designed to used in water, too, therefore the is much making the drier and cockpit deeper.

out the seat at swim platform. place for while keeping eye on little swimmers, big ones.

Equipment We

As we over the of standard we find Sea Ray included many that are optional on boats in For that when buyers comparing price must be to be apples-to-apples. Here a list things we’re to see on the Sundeck—

• stereo equipment.

SmartCraft engine system.

• top with and ball-and-socket

• Snap-in liner.

• Vinyl in all compartments.

• and trash in helm

• Gel-coated compartment.

• engine compartment gas-assist hatch.

Speed and gauge with night light.

Stainless steel in PVC rail.

• windshield wiper autopark.

• bucket seats thigh-rise flip-up

• Three sprayers — head, and

Why Is Staring at Rear?

Seeing this isn’t a cruising but a party platform as deckboats supposed to — Sea has made stern the main attraction. why not, where the will be second the hits the

With the seating on 260 parents a front seat to aft action. Ray didn’t the unthinkable lose all aft storage come to and love. still there, that expansive Be sure resist the to occupy seat while boat is though.

There’s under the seats, and holders add the convenience Notice the under the walkthrough.

The level of bow was left on design room either. Sea kept the armrests for bow seats, the addition storage in sides is overdue. In to the beach re-boarding there is a built-in cooler at bow — of the onboard coolers, the way.

there is under the cushions, but were also to see the cushions hinged. It much easier access the compartments this rather than to wrestle cushions out position and jam them where they

Notice the storage to sides and armrests. The is under arm rest. cushions ($423) the bow into a A Danforth lives behind bow ladder.

Features to

In looking the standard list a of things be pointed which were listed above. example, all are gas the fuel sender is and there 6 pull-up (not 4).

water is and can had at entertainment center, and at the bow stern with washdowns. All fed from 20 gallon tank, a gallon (7.6L) from previous

The wet has a sink and carry-on cooler. also where stereo is so it protected from elements. There’s small shelf the mp3.

helm is thanks to addition of SmartCraft diagnostics. provides selectable on operational including depth, oil pressure, temp, fuel trim level, and digital That just separate gauges the big fuel, speed, and trim.

uncluttered helm to the function SmartCraft to the All appears be ergonomically which is advantage of refreshed model as the

The helm swivels, slides, has a bolster.

Between helm and seats is first sole locker. The is ahead the bow.

We Love…

even a boat such this has options list. this one, are some that some can’t live An air for water is right the top No sense up valuable space with four-person tube it can deflated into small package the seat. simple device lets you a number different inflatable and toys you can up the fun without like the Hillbillies as drive out the middle the lake.

Sea Ray 260 Sundeck

also give consideration to water sports ($5662). Besides obvious functionality, just look cool. A on/off switch optional on 260 Sundeck but we’d it be Save the for the battery and switch ($285) we think everyone should ordering.

The compartment appears on the Sundeck shown with a toilet. We the aft-facing rather than on the An opening provides ventilation natural light.

And while nice that portable toilet standard, unless crave lugging container full bio-waste off boat, we’d for the head ($231) holding tank. the other if you’ll be using boat a hours at time, or there are pump-out facilities your boating lugging the might be best option. you go the holding system, let’s the vacu-flush ($1846), as

If you to be after dark, you might to consider lights ($385). options that boating more or comfortable the VisionAir” bucket seats help wet suits dry and eliminate cushions after rain storm, VHF radio, a colored Sea Ray five color

Important Options…

covers are must-have option trailering, storage, or just protection. Sea has all of canvas including cruising for the We’d go the automatic room fire system as can save seconds if is a

In addition the options here Sea has a list of that let tailor-make a of amenities the boat specific applications. example, for planning on the boat distances for and varied experiences, we consider the trailer option comes with protection and lights.

Here can see aft seating the swim Notice the of the seats and rounded bow makes room the bow


The Ray 260 has a of 26’4” a beam 8’6” (2.59m), a draft 3’2” (96 a 2” cm) reduction previous versions. dry weight 5,168lbs (2,344 a 94 (43 kg) and she’ll 65 gallons L) of (same), and gallons (75 of water, 2 gallon increase. As can see, advantage of latest version the 260 that the of time” suggested some on the version.

The boat rated with USCG weight of 2,000 (907 kgs.) everyone weighs lbs (75.45 that means people.

When use the comparison feature see that 260 Sundeck pretty much the middle the competition She is than some heavier than Same goes fuel and capacity. Issues freeboard and depth are measured and are important for consumers investigate on sportboat being

The optional 350 MAG a displacement 5.7 L is rated 300-hp. The engine is 5.0 L, MerCruiser.

With 300-hp 350 MerCruiser turning Bravo 3 we reached top speed 5290 rpm 46.9 mph. that speed burn was at 23.6 giving us range of miles. Best was found be at rpm and mph. That the fuel to only gph which 260 Sundeck keep up just over hours and miles while maintaining a reserve.

Clearly, you plan loading your up to 14 person capacity and do some the 350 will be way to It gave very quick to the reaching planing in 3.4 We then accelerating through mph in seconds, 30 in 8.5 and passed mph in 12.6 seconds.

found the Sundeck to an exciting to handle. quick response the throttle has a to do that but it’s the that she my aggressive behind the She comes smartly in turn but slight bank coupled with bit of slide keeps turn comfortable manageable. I found her be very to trim and a of shots up trim all you need to her into attitude. You feel the in speed the spray from the area towards stern. If add any trim you’ll to ventilate propeller.


Overall, looks like Ray has a more package with new 260 Its designers a model wasn’t broke, it better and left with a that leaves to be for most applications.

We not get wrapped up the details whether the is a or a as clearly has DNA both species. Ray has a vessel stand on own and dubbed it Sundeck. When boats, then, would look the specs, equipment and utility, as as price

Sea Ray Sundeck (2013-) Result Highlights

speed for Sea Ray Sundeck (2013-) 46.9 mph kph), burning gallons per (gph) or liters per (lph).

Best for the Ray 260 (2013-) is mph (37 and the gets 3.19 per gallon or 1.36 per liter giving the a cruising of 186 (299.34 kilometers).

power is x 300-hp 350 MAG.

complete test including fuel range and levels

Sea Ray 260 Sundeck
Sea Ray 260 Sundeck
Sea Ray 260 Sundeck
Sea Ray 260 Sundeck


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