Finally a Forum for Sea Ray

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Cherman, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Cherman

    Cherman Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Oriental, North Carolina
    1999 480 DB (SOLD)
    Cat 3196's
    Hope this forum makes it. The owners club on hasn't been informative at all. Thanks, Hermy
  2. JonJ

    JonJ Guest

    No kidding! I think this is great. I have searched high and low for a Sea Ray forum. Is this one new? I'll keep me eye on it.
  3. ByOwnerBroker

    ByOwnerBroker New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    Glad you guys like it. I have always wondered why there was never a Sea Ray forum, and I'm glad we are in the position to provide it. Now - this site is accessed by hundreds and sometimes thousands of unique visitors a day (not just hits but actual visitors). So people, don't be shy. The only way a forum is useful is if everybody participates. Even if it is to just say Hi. Thanks again, I look forward to hearing from everybody!
  4. new to sea ray


    Just checking out the forum for Sea Ray owners.

    We are set to purchase our first new boat (2004 215 Weekender) this week.

    Glad to see owners are pleased with the product.

    We are still in negotiations for final price and options ... any advise? Anything we need to know or be sure we include?

  5. yachtjim

    yachtjim Member GOLD Sponsor

    Aug 19, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    1974 CC
    250 Yamaha HPDI
    After you negotiate your best price try to get some freebies thrown in. Any good dealer will include these anyway...things like lines, fenders, coast guard kit, horn, etc. Some other ideas include a Sea Tow membership, free winter storage, or a free option. As soon as you take the boat off the lot it is going to depreciate like crazy so get everything you can now! Especially considering your boat is now considered a leftover since '05's are out. You should shoot for a sizeable discount.
  6. curt_rogers

    curt_rogers Guest

    Is this the only sea ray forum around? I have been looking forever. It will catch on, I know I will do my part.
  7. jason

    jason Guest

    its a good thing

    finally a place for sea ray owners with questions and comments,hope it cathes on.
  8. 4sale

    4sale Guest

    how old is this forum?
  9. Wilson

    Wilson Guest

    Only a few months old. I think it was started in July or August. Welcome aboard!
  10. 4 Sale

    4 Sale Guest

    Thanks, I own a Sea Ray 460 express
  11. Alex D

    Alex D Active Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Re: new to sea ray

    You should be able to get 20% off retail ... this is usually the "boat show" discount unless the model is in high demand ... it is usually easy to get to this discount level boat show or not.

    Consider yourself lucky or a good negotiator if you can get 25 - 30% off retail. This will only happen if the factory subsidises the purchase heavily and wants to help the dealer move the boat or if the dealer is really desperate. 30% off retail is usually the initial invoice price to the dealer for boats in this category.

    We bought our first cruiser a new 2004 Four Winns 248 Vista in late 2004 for 32% off retail. The boat was built in late 2003 and the factory and dealer really wanted to move it.
  12. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Alex, Great information... but if he bought it... it is already 2 years old.
  13. Alex D

    Alex D Active Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Correct BD ... must have missed that .. my comment is in regards to current model year boats.
  14. PMvdb395DA

    PMvdb395DA New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Netherlands Europe
    360DA '03 6,5 kw kohler generator, AC, etc.
    Yanmar 315Hp diesels
    He Alex,

    The guy didn't thank you for you advice??!! haha
    Probably he knows now that he did a bad deal 2 years ago.

    Just fun.


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