20 years of design....

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  1. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Took this in an anchorage the other morning. 20 years of Sundancer evolution.

    1998 (290DA) -> 2018 (400DA) IMG_7109.jpg
     
  2. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    If that ain't calendar worthy, I don't know what is. Good job.
     
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  3. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Thanks! Another couple favorites from the weekend. It was a good one --
    IMG_7116.jpg IMG_7133.jpg
     
  4. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    That 290 still is better looking than that NEW window SR 400DA!!!!
     
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  5. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Crap, my old girl looks better than that 400DA......lol
     
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  6. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    415
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    I have a 98 290 and yes. Much better looking. Love the lines
     
  7. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Great photos. I love the look of both SeaRays!
     
  8. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I must say, I do too. The new 400 grew on me after a couple years. I still like being out in the open, but I can see the attraction of it.
     
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  9. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    It is definitely in response to customer input. The number of boaters complaining about canvas and saying their next boat will have little or no canvas is huge. With the addition of cockpit air to keep it comfortable the practical side is undeniable.

    I still like the old lines but the younger boaters do not care about our nostalgia...

    MM
     
  10. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Just don't like those HUGE windows all over the hull, a little goes a long way, same thing with the smaller dancers, too big of windows in my opinion but to each is own ;)
     
  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I'm with Lance, but if those new designs sell boats, well so be it.

    I do like the photo showing the contrast.
     
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  12. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    As hard as I try I can’t wrap my head around those newer Sea Ray designs.
     
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  13. Dani-Lu

    Dani-Lu Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    565
    Apr 20, 2007
    Delray Beach, Fl. / Long Island - GSB
    2001 410DA
    3126 Cats
    Ditto. Maybe I am showing my age, but I think a boat should look like a boat, not a futuristic spacecraft. A boat should have character, not hard lines and glass window hulls.
     
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  14. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    I, like most of you, love the lines on my boat but I really like some decent size windows in the hull and I don't mean the tiny ones that come on the 44DA.

    That said, I have a friend with the new 400 Sundancer and that boat leaves me completely cold other than the interior is pretty.
     

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