New member from The Netherlands - 1998, Sea Ray 270 twin diesel

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Hille Faber, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Hille Faber

    Hille Faber New Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    270 Sundancer, 1998
    2 x Mercruiser (VM) 2.8 D-Tronic 165HP
    Hello all.
    After some time reading around the forum it's time to introduce myself.
    I am a former marine engineer from The Netherlands and nowadays working as a Technical Superintendent for an oceangoing shipping company.
    Since 2015, and after 6 years having fun with a Norwegian build cuddy cabin, I am owning a wide beam 1998, Sea Ray 270 Sundancer and enjoying her a lot. Reading around the forum the boat seems quite unique as she is a twin diesel boat equiped with 2 x 165 hp (VM) Mercruiser D-Tronic 2.8 engines. As far as I know this was an option in 1998, but I have no idea how many have been build. Engine hours today are about 960 and both engines are running fine, but as boat is having some (known) lack of maintenance, some attention is required.
    I hope I can give some assistance to this forum from my side and I am looking forward to a good communication.

    Brgds, Hille
  2. 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.
    Hille, welcome to CSR. I've often wondered why SR and other boat makers didn't offer boats in that size range in the US. Yanmar makes several diesel engines that could work in single or pairs in many boats.

    There would be a large increase in the selling price but that would be partially offset by the increased fuel efficiency and increased resale value.

    How about sharing some photos of your engine room?
  3. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
  4. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome to CSR! Enjoy your new boat.
  5. roberteb

    roberteb Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2016
    240 Sundancer 2004, Lowrance HDS7 3Gen, 3D Scan, TM150, P1, Garmin 300I AIS VHF, Mercury Gateway
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Hallo Hille,

    Nice to see a fellow countryman!

    There are a view more Dutch on CSR, but wasn't aware of the map option..updated my location.

    I make most miles in Zeeland and Northsea.

  6. Hille Faber

    Hille Faber New Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    270 Sundancer, 1998
    2 x Mercruiser (VM) 2.8 D-Tronic 165HP
    Hello all,

    Thanks for replies.

    Enclosed an engineroom picture as requested. I was having a look around my files and it appears I don't have so much of these available. Will take some additional pictures when the boat will be back in the water as she is now covered for the winter. Picture was taken during winter preparations and cover of SB engine was removed for dismantling the aircooler.

    @robert; my primary sailing area is Randmeren and Markermeer, but Zeeland is prefered area for holidays. Last time I was there was in 2016 and I am planning to pass again next summer.

    Attached Files:

  7. 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
    Welkom Hille!

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