2018 520 Sundancer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by copb8tx, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    Well I have to say I really like the look and flow of the new 2018 520 Sundancer. I think the super-structure lines have a natural flow and I like the hull-side window shape. The mid-master looks awesome (although I wonder why no sitting area to the Port). Cockpit layout, flexibility and size seems pretty unique and gives more outdoor space.

    All very sporty but not too contrived.

    I've been a big critic of the look of the 400 and 460 Sundancer and lack of outdoor space but maybe Sea Ray has some vision for the new models that'll speak to my taste after all.

    http://www2.searay.com/Sundancer520
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018
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  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I agree. Saw it first time at Fort Lauderdale, posted some of my observations about it - forget where...

    Love that boat.
     
  3. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

    451
    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    I like the looks of the new 580, but I am too old school to appreciate the big black check marks in the topsides. For some reason the new style is to cut these, and big windows into the side of the hull. I did not even like the little windows in the front of our 2000 380DA but I made myself get used to them. I know Sea Ray's are supposed to be "cocktail boats" (and all that) but this is a trend I wish they would not follow. The sunroof is uber cool, and I do love the ability to open up the back, but I am not a fan of sliding glass doors on boats. Whenever I see fru fru boat designs, I always think of the Kipling quote:

    "This new ship here is fitted according to the reported increase of knowledge among mankind. Namely, she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks
    and wires. It has been told to me she can call voices out of the air or the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep. But sleep though lightly. It has not yet been told to me that the sea has ceased to be the sea." -Rudyard Kipling
     
  4. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    388
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Could not agree more. Saw both this year at the Vancouver Boat Show and thought the 'deck' space at the transom was pretty pitiful. The new 520 is gorgeous.
     
  5. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    388
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    That said, if someone wanted to give me a new 400 or 460, I'd take it in a heartbeat ...and I'd be pretty damned happy about it. ;)
     
  6. endless seas

    endless seas Member SILVER Sponsor

    929
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Looks great but can you imagine how much there is to clean constantly on the outside?
     

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