New 550 to me

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BobFino, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. BobFino

    BobFino Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Virginia Beach
    Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge 2005.
    MAN 900
    Twin Disc MG-5114
    Hello, getting ready to purchase a 2005 550 sedan bridge. My first Sea Ray, have owned Regals and Carver in the past. Boat looks exceptionally clean and well taken care of. Getting ready for the survey and sea trial. Asking if other Sea Ray owners can give me a heads up on anything I should look for. The MAN motors just turned 1000 hours and I have the paper work showing the 1000 hour service was done. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Can't help you with the boat questions but Welcome to CSR! That's an awesome boat, congratulations.
  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Welcome to the group. I think you answered your own question on the MAN's. The 1000 hour service is significant. I would say look through the owner's logs and look specifically for deferred maintenance items.

    Welcome to the group! Let us know how it goes!

  4. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    Best of luck, and welcome to CSR!
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Welcome aboard
  6. Brett H

    Brett H Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 12, 2009
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 550 Sundancer w/ MAN's - Unleashed
    Raymarine e127's; KVH HD7; Xantrex 3024 Inverter
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    Welcome! I'm a big fan of the 550 2004 & 2005 Sea Rays (Dancer & Sedan Bridge).

    Even though I'm land locked with no local MAN support I'm still very happy with my decision. I'm not sure if you have local MAN support wherever you plan to keep the boat (maybe Virginia Beach) but either way, the following may prove useful.

    Performance Diesel (Webster, TX) is (maybe was) the master supplier of MAN engines to Sea Ray. They probably did the rigging of the boat you are considering. Lucas Stewart has been a great resource for me (pre & post purchase).

    In addition, Tom DeMann of DeMann Marine Power (Wilmington, NC) has done well by me too (pre & post purchase). He did my 1000 hr service and provides great phone support as well.

    Good luck with the sea trial and survey!
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  7. BobFino

    BobFino Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Virginia Beach
    Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge 2005.
    MAN 900
    Twin Disc MG-5114
    Thank you for all the "welcomes" and the information. Especially appreciate the name and contact information for advice and service. I will update the club as soon as the survey and sea trial is done, looking at mid March to be completed. Bob
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Small world. I had Tom demann do the engine survey and some subsequent work before moving the boat out NC. This was the 47db we used to have.

    Very happy with the work done.

    I also had some items handled by the Marinemax in wrightsville beach. They were great, would go back there in a heartbeat.
  9. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    Welcome aboard as we’re in KW now, Boat out of Deltaville, will be in Tidewater marina for five weeks starting the week before Memorial Day weekend. Hollar if and when you’re in the area.
  10. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Do you have the 800's or the optional MAN CRM 900's?
  11. 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.
    Nobody in their right mind would buy a boat that big!

    Just kidding. Can't wait to see the photos of your baby and welcome to CSR.
  12. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders

    Standing by for some 550 with MAN pics!!!

    Congrats man....
  13. mobocracy

    mobocracy Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    United States
    310 Sundancer
    350 Mag & Bravo III
    Tempted to print this out and save it. You don't see it said about MarineMax very often.
  14. tc410

    tc410 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Congrats on the awesome new boat! I have the same model and year. If you ever want any offline input or advice, fee free to shoot me a PM.

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