Has Sea Ray gone stupid ???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Summer Fun II, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    Now we have a open minded discussion going.

    270 da lover, thank you for providing above board customer service, and personal responsibility, in a time of diminishing character.
  2. I know its winter, get a grip on life, so I b*tched, so what.. get over it.
  3. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H31
    1985 340DA
    1966 SRV180
    1960 Sea Ray 600
    (2) 1963 808 Cruise-a-bouts
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Merc 650
    Merc 1100
    twin Johnson 40
  4. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    I'm glad you did... I doubt the topic would have been so popular without your catchy title. I think it's a good topic to hash out and for the manufacturers to hear the viewpoint of the consumers. I'm sure Sea Ray has outstanding market research but it's good to hear from the users of their product in an uncontrolled environment and I think the diversity on CSR fairly represents all levels of their customer base. It's not that we're complaining or that we have a mob mentality that has the power to make changes, it's that we're a representative voice of all Sea Ray owners.
  5. Thanks TB for understanding at what I said, :smt001

    moparlvr4406 = no class. boo hoo that you un-friended me. :lol:
  6. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    02' 280 DA
    496 w BIII

    Well Said

  7. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    LOL,I guess I should have gone with "some" programmers/code writers. Did not mean to imply 'all'. I picked on programmers because I have a friend working for Nortel Networks. He was able to cash in some stock options before 'the crash' and bought a house and a Type-R Acura Integra cash. If the silicon valley balloon had not burst he was looking at being able retire at 40. Professional Mechanics make a distinction between open ended wenches, box end wrenches, and combination wrenches. I guess for most people a wrench is a wrench. My point was there are professions where a new boat is still a discretionary income option, rather than an all-in life choice or simply out of reach. My brother-in-law owns a couple of critical care veterinary clinics. Back when he was getting started (with the fist vet hospital) his income was over $350K/Year. He still did not qualify for a personal Banker, or even the well touted Bush "Rich Person" tax breaks! Basically, he was still considered "Middle Class". This was a mind numbing eye opener for me, as to both where I am on the scale, and how many people are between me and the one percent.
  8. estoltz

    estoltz Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    Northern Virginia, USA
    2006 340 Sundancer with Generator (FOR SALE)
    2005 260DA with Kohler Generator (SOLD)
    Dual Mercruiser 8.1 Horizons
    350 Mag MPI with BIII (free with the purchase of 2005 260DA)
    Yeah thats why I'm comfortable shooting for the top 5%. No need being a member of the 1%. Now if I blow past my goals and end up there I'll just survive. L)
  9. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Any time your in the long island nyc area you let me know. I would love to go grab a beer or 2 or 10 with ya. I think you would be a great time and a good laugh:smt038
  10. Jonathan, If I had more time, I'd love to take you up on that offer. :smt001
  11. spfortjohn

    spfortjohn New Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Orange Beach, AL
    2014 219FS Keywest CC
    F200 Yamaha Outboard
    Well Searay must be doing something right a friend of mine just purchased a 350SLX. Upwards of $250000.00 for a bow rider.
  12. Do Over

    Do Over Member

    Aug 9, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks
    2002 340DA
    8.1 Horizons

    Here's a pic of the invoice on the boat

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  13. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Wow, May '06 I got a price of 203K(no generator) on a brand new 2005 340DA. Like a dummy I changed my mind thinking who would ever need a boat so big and bought the 280DA that was next to it.:smt101
  14. GJarrett

    GJarrett Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    South Carolina
    '99 240 Sundancer
    5.0 MPI
  15. uprightshark

    uprightshark New Member

    Sep 5, 2014
    Shediac, NB Canada
    2005 Sundancer 260
    5.7 Merc, Bravo III
    SOmebody pull out the AED, I think my heart just stopped! :wow:
  16. pepper

    pepper Member

    May 7, 2011
    Destin florida
    2011 searay sundancer 280 Raymarine gps,auto pilot. genset, bow thruster ac,
    single 350 mercruiser bravo lll
    The picture of that page is the "sticker price". That is the starting point for negotiations. Nobody pays sticker price for a boat. Like nobody pays sticker price for a car.
  17. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    There was a 350 SLX that sold at the boat show in Charlotte last month. I guess there is a market for 35' bowriders but I don't get it. I don't want to boat with 25 of my closest friends.
  18. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    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.
    Jim, I don't think it's about boating with 25 of your closest friends, though we've done that. In a boat like that it's more about "look what I can afford" and "my **** is bigger than yours!"
  19. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    :smt043This criticism coming from a guy with a 60' long boat:smt043 What you compensating for GFC?:smt043
  20. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    350SLX.....PFFFFT....... That's not a bowrider...... THIS is a bowrider!


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