As a brand at the top end of the American boating sector, Sea Ray has continually improved luxury, performance and innovation and for over fifty years Sea Ray have been at the much- loved centre of family fun times on the water. A company with the resources and experience to keep progressing the sportsboat theme, the latest range is fresh enough to demand attention from anyone looking for a versatile quality dayboat.
CMG’s 2021 version of its popular Sundeck is on order, due to land ready for Christmas holidays and features improved layout and versatility with a more refined design for an even slicker social experience. The SDX 250, has an enviable reputation to uphold. Although there is also an outboard version now in the lineup, this sterndrive shows that big-capacity inboard power still holds sway.
Making the most of its 7.67m length, the SDX 250 adds a bigger cabin with bed and toilet as well as a more ergonomic layout by changing the central bow access (seen in previous iterations) to a portside walkthrough.
The Sundeck series are open cockpit designs with enviable amounts of room from bow to stern that run on a sharp entry and a deep- V design that transforms to a twenty-one-degree deadrise. Seating for up to fourteen is spread around the boat, and with storage everywhere possible, all their gear can be secreted away without cluttering the decks. Guests are welcomed with various combinations of seating, lounging and dining options, while a freeboard of nearly one metre and numerous handholds make it a safe environment for younger members of the family.
Sea Ray is an upmarket brand and so the SDX series is a tier above entry level, displaying style, high levels of comfort and attention to every detail. Years of perfecting the deckboat concept show in the boat’s integrated seating and natural flow from the rear swim platform to the bow, where there is stress-free boarding from the beach over an inbuilt ladder.
Wide seating up front is possible thanks to a generously flared bow that doesn’t detract from its sporty lines. A small hatch seamlessly blends into the forepeak to hide the anchoring gear and the retractable boarding ladder, which makes climbing aboard from the beach a breeze. A fibreglass table and a set of infill cushions – both parts of a Platinum upgrade package – convert the bow into a big sunpad or a dining area to seat four. Side seat bases have nicely moulded storage bins too, while a carry-on cooler clips into its dedicated spot under the forward seat.
Bolster seating means you can be comfortable sitting high above the raked screen or settled back low and out of the breeze. Either way vision is good, and the side controls are intuitively placed. It didn’t take much to get the big 3t boat moving, and we were soon skipping across a short Sydney Harbour chop at an effortless cruise of 20kts at 3200rpm. The hull was super quiet, the bimini was flap and rattle- free and the exhaust was a glorious low note in the background. Best fuel burn showed at 3500rpm(24kts), using 37lph and a range of 138nm from the 238L tank with 10% in reserve.
Pre-sales available on this 2021 Sea Ray SDX 250 and New orders.
N.B. Images shown are generic and may not reflect the same options as boat on order or pictured.
This 2021 SDX250 comes with all model year standard features including the following factory fitted options:
HULL SIDE COLOR – SEA RAY BLUE
HULL BOTTOM – WHITE
COCKPIT COLOR – DUNE
MERCVRUISER 6.2L (300HP – 224kw) MPI DTS BR3 STERN DRIVE
FACTORY FITTED OPTIONS:
* BLUE LED LIGHTING PACKAGE
* NDIGITAL DASH W/MERC VSLVIEW LINK (SGL 9″)
* BLACK-WATERSPORTS TOWER W/ BIMINI
* SUBMERSIBLE SWIM PLATFORM – MANUAL
* SEADEK ON SWIM PLATFORM
* FENDER CLIPS
SEADEK ON COCKPIT & BOW (SNAP-IN)
PREMIER STEREO UPGRADE (SPKR/SUBWOOFER/AMP)
BOW FILLER CUSHION
TEAK COCKPIT TABLE
BOW TABLE W/ DEDICATED STORAGE
HEAD – INTERIOR UPGRADE
BOW & TRANSOM SHOWER
AIR COMPRESSOR ( FOR WATER TOYS )
TOWER ACCENT PANELS
FLAG POLE & BASE, U.S. FLAG
COCKPIT COVER W/ TONNEAU COVER
MOORING COVER – ( BLACK ONLY )
FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM (FM200)- AUTOMATIC
ON BOARD BATTERY CHARGER – 220V/50 TO 12V
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND OPTION