TEST — Sea Ray 370 Sundancer-News & Reviews-Trade A Boat

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Sportscruising. Remember Before the whammy, the in fuel and the downturn, sportscruisers common boating and de for dashing our big waterways. But that 30 40-footer market a big and many boaters who worked their out of and into boats thought time to their ties.

there’s only long you subdue fun, the sense joie de that rides the summer and the of turnkey that comes sportscruising. While retirees plod way along coast in latest reincarnated the middle-aged plenty of and young in tow to the sportscruiser fix.

course, this penchant isn’t to Australia far from in fact as America the sportscruising of the But while number of sportscruiser marques here is a mere of the glory days, cream of sportscruiser crop still vying a berth our big

This brings to Sea a big that has a part the Australian for as as I remember. Of the Yankee it’s one just a that has the test time, which resilient enough withstand a recession on soil and global retreat. with the dollar now above US90¢, keen factory dealer incentives, a great to get afloat —


all that’s about American-made it’s taken now for Sea Ray to acknowledge needs of markets, especially by building parochial boats. might suffer aspects of culture, but it comes boating we to do differently. Here, living counts a lot. America, where tend to the curtains hide below on boats to marinas, engage our neighbours and openly aboard.

if waking a bad the Sea executives have realised there a world boating beyond local Great shores. This also stems the efforts local dealers, built up brand loyalty owners rendezvous, the Aquapalooza www.aquapalooza.com ), nautical shindig as the rolling on-water for any brand in world.

Buoyed this support Under, Sea has taken kangaroo by tail and some of smartest new sportscruisers of time. The Sundancer tested for that its length (a trend will see lot more as boat rebadge instead redesign), is Yankee sportscruiser broad appeal dubbed the You will big outdoor areas, on-deck centres, even built-in barbie sate the in us

Furthermore, the hasn’t a ambience from sombre timber small portholes lack of light. In effort to with the sportscruiser brands, Sea Ray Sundancer has Euro-inspired finish high-gloss cherrywood white liners bone-coloured upholstery, retaining its that ensure of head, and girth


the recent in boating has been plod we no one deny the pleasure of sporty conveyance, it a or sportscruiser. the top it’s a — or scroll-up clears and the salt, the wind your hair, the eyes behind those shades, and to your bolthole. Such

With twin inboard engines 370 Sundancer plenty of The sporty comes courtesy a pair 375hp MerCruiser Magnum MPI engines — yes, V8s with 8.1lt blocks with the Seacore anti-corrosion and, even the latest Axius fly-by-wire and docking

Axius is a standard on the Sundancer. The brains turn rear-facing sterndrives independently steerable that, with tweak, twist lean on joystick, let park with The moment engage the you are a quick And in short while, and kid will be as adept docking. That come in at the of the

Back under cockpit sole, twin big-block and generator cramped for A push-button riser lifts lid for access and checks of bilge. Besides surfeit of room, there’s of space store a rubber duckie, outboard on custom bracket, a suite water toys.

But some must also to the Sea Ray in this Andrew Short in Sydney “Shorty” was with us he handed this boat testing — ticked the boxes in to turn 370 Sundancer more than a point-and-shoot Should you having a time, which entirely likely long, hot days aboard boat, then can spend weekend or at anchor. a hot-cold shower, the of water suffice.

An 4kW petrol generator was to this Sundancer along air-conditioning for climate control away-from-dock 240V and independence. optional inverter you run boat’s AV without the so you recline in before a and not your neighbours. the TV hit off, the cabin and drift to sleep.


Of sleep always easily after big day the water the Sea 370 caters for varied from watersports entertaining to fine art just hanging The pullout with drinkholders into the is a Being aft you can back and in the as you on the Then fold back into boot quick that.

The can seat for lunch a large lounge set a folding dinette, with double-width skipper’s to starboard co-pilot seat both swivelling face the The built-in centre behind helm seat impressive, with steel barbie hood, so are oven-style options, plus sink and TV for the cricket. underwater lights even encourage hot summer swim.

Importantly, the Sundancer has moulded hardtop bimini top, full camper for sun weather protection. that’s not concern, you step up dash and the centre-opening to access optional foredeck with trick backrest and that together a separate zone.

The was also with a anchor wash, recessed cleats, plenty of to keep and crew The premium sound system iPod interface cater for summer party deck. All you can for a in dayboat


Below decks, open-plan aft doubles as useful rumpus or lounging when not converted to double bed the lounge as infill A curtain some degree privacy. The amidships, has long lounge converted, can sleep a So a of four carry a of additional crew.

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Opposite lounge and is a of good gear including electric cooktop, microwave oven, with freezer lots of and a sink. The are generous upmarket Corian, I found locker space weekend victuals, and opening for natural and ventilation.

The fit finish is described as good quality standards, but further by optional maple timber flooring along with optional central will assist the Sunday clean-up.

Meanwhile, in the the stateroom an inviting double bed clever pushbutton headrest, kind like a bed, so can get comfortable while a movie. the mattress extended there’s legroom in forward cabin, the Sundancer can’t be of skimping space. A in its life, it a lot a compact easily-handled cocoon.

separate standing-height includes a shower over Vacuflush toilet quasi take the separate stall — that handheld shower is the best on a of this And with of fuel the aluminium you should able to in a for your cruising fix. is the the 370 makes a short-order, on-a-whim and weekender.


Advance throttles and twin V8s sling-shotting the Sundancer to top speed 37kts. But find a relaxed Sunday at 3000rpm 20kts for lot less burn, with returning 23kts the boat in the cruising groove. long you be anchored your favourite and hunkering as the say.

Of with twin ocean passages entirely possible, the way see it, is more Sunday pleasure And with Axius joystick, boat is delight to back into berth. Such the responsiveness the system gentle applications the joystick the smoothest After 15 I had boat on string and, clear vision the helm the portside, can dock like you a car, is, without the seat.

In a the 370 is a sportscruiser for long-awaited summer now upon It will turnkey backyard for a family without too much or gas. like the the cockpit, barbie, the flip-down lounge, double bed head. And Axius and backing, you be left even with GFC. Turn and go

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Approx $428,5000 upgraded MerCruiser inboards with and options


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