Looked at the newly redesigned 2007 210 Select

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Dave S, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Our dealer had one in his showroom and even though I am not in the market for a sport boat I like to keep abreast of the new designs so I gave it the once over. http://www.searay.com/sport_boats.asp?modelid=81078&modelyear=2007

    I don't know if anyone else has seen one yet but I would like to hear what others think of the boat. There seems to have been a lot of thought put into it and the quality is first rate too from what I can tell. I especially like the rear sunpad/seat configuration and all the different positions for the seat. I also liked the cushion that lifts up so you can board easily from the rear. The cushions in the bow are now on hinges and fold back so you can store and retrieve things without having to remove the cushion. The only thing I don't like is the "inlay" for the swim platform. Rather than having the textured gel coat, they have installed recessed matting that looks like a rubber material with literally hundreds of miniature Sea Ray logos containing nooks and crannies in it that will trap both dirt and water. I think Sea Ray will regret that part of the design.

    I still prefer the "classic" lines of the 200 Select a bit better but this boat should be a winner from what I can tell.
  2. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Very nice. Lots to like. Looks like the bow seating area is pretty tight however. In my 220 SD I used to like to spread out my legs up front.
  3. widowmaker

    widowmaker New Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    200 br
    5.0L MPI, Bravo 3
    Overall it looks very nice. It may be a bit more of cab-forward design that shrinks the bow some. I wonder if those black rubber inserts on the swim platform might get hot in the sun, but I bet it has good traction when wet. I'm not sure how the stern area walkthrough works. The weight is up a couple hundred pounds from my 2003 as well.

    The sport boat designs have trended toward enhancing the stern of the boat as an entertainment platform when floating and swimming and lounging which is great. I think the Cobalt has a similar configuration. The Four Winns 21 footer also a thoughtful layout.
  4. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Not only the bow, but I think there is ahrdly any cockpit space because of the sunpad. Not my cup of tea ..
  5. jg300da

    jg300da New Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    I agree with Alex, the sunpad and platform comprise almost half of the boats length. Looks way too cramped.
  6. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Ditto :thumbsup: , But some people are into the big sunpads, just not us. When the kids/young adults are with us and they want to layout we can just pop in the front fillers pads on MS Judy and have the huge sunpad area for them.
  7. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    I always look at the intended market for a boat like this which is not the big cruiser or even the Sundeck folks. I think this boat will appeal to those into water sports and in that respect it looks like Sea Ray hit the nail on the head..............IMHO, of course. :thumbsup:

    Any 185 Sport Owners out there who could see this as a "move up" boat?
  8. SeaRide

    SeaRide Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Chapin, SC
    1999 230BR
    5.7 EFI/Alpha
    Agreed Dave. However, SR should have given this boat a 190 designator, not a 210 desig. I would be willing to bet that there is at least two feet between the drive inset and the trailing edge of the swim platform. SR and many other mfgs. are pushing the envelope of what they consider a 21 ft. boat. If this trend continues, the swim platforms will be the same size as the cockpit within the next ten years.
  9. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    I have a 2004 185 Sport and looking at the 210 spec sheet and photos I have more room in my 185 than the 210. I also agree with Charlie that the 210 is about 19 feet, the bow area is smaller than the 185 and the main cockpit is not any larger if as big. So this 185 owner says no to the 210, either 200 or 220 SD but not the 210. :smt009
  10. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    I personally like the boat. I agree with Dave it would be for people looking for watersports on lakes, which is what we use our boat for. Not sure if it would be too cramped inside but the sunpad would definately work for us . The problem for me would be the price. I have not seen one in person but seems like a big stepup from the 185 not in size but in features (and price). Just my opinion.


    Here is the review of the boat.

    2007 210 Select
    Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2006 - More than just talk, the 2007 Sea Ray 210 Select is all action, customizable comfort and loads of fun! This runabout is sure to be the envied, new arrival on the water that all bona fide pleasure boaters are going to want in their slip. Perfect for that action-packed weekend, and designed to set a new benchmark for gauging fun in the sport boat category, the dynamic 210 Select comes with impressive standard appointments, meticulously crafted interior space and sleek, classic exterior styling. This is one premium new runabout sure to be the talk of the dock for many boating seasons to come.

    "Our designers have done a great job of listening to our customers' needs," says Robin Brendle, vice president of sport boat sales at Sea Ray's corporate headquarters. "They've created another spectacular boat with the features and functionality that take the boating experience to a new level of enjoyment. This boat is packed with one new innovation after another. Loading the 210 Select with amenities boaters really want is exactly what keeps Sea Ray the industry leader."

    The striking new 210 Select is adaptable to fit almost every boater's lifestyle like a glove. Tailored to the boater's individual needs, it offers a choice of three distinct cockpit configurations, each with handsome, comfort-conscious, sought-after accoutrements. The cool options include a portside, convertible lounger with jump seats or an innovative, convertible aft sun pad lounger. Either of these irresistible recliners are perfect for basking in the warm sun or just relaxing at the water's edge, off the integrated, extended swim platform with its safety-minded, slip-resistant rubber insert and three-step, stainless-steel ladder. The 210 Select was definitely built for quality time on the water, right down to its matching trailer with swing-away tongue and surge brakes.

    You will be cruising in comfort with the great performance boaters have come to expect from Sea Ray. The power-driven 210 Select comes with a 5.0L MPI (260hp) standard engine to get you where it's all happening on the water, while SmartCraft™ diagnostics continuously monitor the entire ride. Also, with the Vessel Control System™ (VCS™) steering wheel, the driver can control all the dynamic stereo and SmartCraft functions without letting go of the steering wheel. Entertaining is a breeze with a deluxe dash, featuring a built-in, insulated ice chest, a 12V Clarion® stereo with CD player and convenient MP3 port that comes with a digital-display cockpit remote, and a Sirius® satellite receiver with 6-months of complimentary service on Sirius® Satellite Radio.

    When customers invest in a Sea Ray, they not only get one of the world's finest pleasure boats, but they also become part of the Sea Ray family with automatic membership into the Sea Ray Owners Club'sâ„¢ world of benefits, fun, enjoyable people, and on-water exclusive events. Only Sea Ray brings it all together. You have to set your eyes on this beauty to really appreciate the Sea Ray difference. There's no other like it.

    Specifications* for the 2006 60 Sundancer are as follows:
    Overall Length w/std Integral/Extended Swim Platform
    6.40 m

    2.59 m

    Draft (Sterndrive Down)

    Draft (Sterndrive Up)
    88.9 cm
    53.5 cm

    Dry weight
    3,694 lbs
    1,676 kg

    Fuel capacity
    40 gal
    151 L

    Max Persons/Weight
    8/1,100 lbs
    499 kg

    (MWC) Max Weight Persons/Gear
    1,200 lbs
    544 kg

    Dead rise
  11. BKP

    BKP New Member

    Nov 23, 2006
    I've just recently seen the 210...

    I currently own the Select 200 (2006), and previously owned the 185 Sport (2005).

    We went with the bowrider for some of the reasons mentioned above:
    - we *wanted* to use it as a lake boat.
    - we're sun-worshippers, and love being able to stretch out on a big sunpad after a swim (or dive... we scuba as well...).
    - we're not looking to entertain too many 'non-family' members, (so I don't have to do a slow burn watching them mash their avocado panini and corn chips into the carpeting). Therefore, extensive cockpit 'socializing' room was not a priority.

    That being said, we *loved* the 185 Sport. The lines, the responsiveness, the ease of maintenance and towing. We simply wanted something a bit larger (kids). We were not as fond of the 2006 Sport, largely because of the smaller bow-space. The kids would not be able to stretch out, as they did in the 2005, or as they do on the 200 Select.

    The Select 200 has a wider beam, larger sunpad, and larger swim platform than the 185... the basis for our upgrade.

    The 210 has basically the same outer dimensions as the 200, with a slightly tighter draft. (Calling it a 21' or a 20' is irrelevant, and nit-picking). Personally, I also like the lines of the 200 better. The new black rubber inlay on the 210, in concept, is a nice idea... However, *black rubber*? In the sun? All day? The pop-up lounging capability on the sunpad is nice. The reduced bow space is not. It seems to have been reduced by a larger anchor hatch/storage. The re-designed dash on the 210 is one of the nicer new features. We have the 5.0L Bravo III on the 200. I think it should have been the *standard* power plant on the 210.

    Bottom line... different strokes... We're *very* pleased with the 200 -- it's performance, form and function, and might have taken a harder look around if the 210 was the only choice in 2006.
  12. Geurk

    Geurk New Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Lexington, KY
    2005 220 Select
    350 Mag w/Alpha 1 Drive
    Corsa Exhaust
    I moved from a 200 sport to a 220 select. Two things played the biggest part in my decision. A) Size, B) The look of the boat.

    If all of the sport boats, or more directly the Select's and SLXs, start looking like the 210, I'll probably stick to my '05 for quite some time. Until I can afford to move up to a 270 SLX. The classic Sea Ray styling is my favorite. I hope they keep some new models with that in mind.

    We went to the Cincinnati Boat Show this weekend, and the 250 and 270 SLXs are beautiful. Classic sea ray styling, much of the benefits of the SD's (head, more room in bow, tables), and the lines of the 200 and 220 Selects. But the price keeps me in 'just looking' mode.
  13. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    I just saw the 2006 200 and the 2007 210 side by side at the boat show. My preference is the older 200 hands down. I din't like all the seat configurations. where are you going to stick all these loose cushion pieces? the walk through seet was 2 pieces. the filler for the sun pad was 1 more piece. I thought the boat looked cheaper. knocking on the sides the boat didn't seem as solid. The 2006 was 10k cheaper at the show. no contest...old school

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