whats a better deal - sea ray gurus

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by jeffruby, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    keep in mind it is end of august in new york...and i am in no rush to get boat (but looking for 24 foot- 26 foot sundeck....used)

    1) 24 foot 2008 sundeck with trailer (dont really need it as i want to dry dock her) with huge 6.2L engine, wake tower, underwater lights, mint condition. 70 hrs - 47k (out of state with broker)-no warranty

    2) 26 foot 2007 sundeck (260) with 300hp 350mag engine bIII. also mint condition. 100hrs, local/private owner. will let me continue his dry dock for rest of year. 45k (has windless anchor too)- no warranty

    3) 22 foot (too small i think) new with 260 5.0L engine new 47k with 5 year warantee on engine

    4) wait til season here about to end or ends (better deal around corner)- boat shows/etc.

    wanna use boat for 2 adults/2 kids with another family moderately. fishing, beginner wakeboarding/tubing. Wanna be able to cross long island sound to ct.
     
  2. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    and assume on options 1 and 2 complete sea test and marine survey
     
  3. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Option 1 for $42K. Same LOA as the 260 with a better engine. I speak from experience -- the 260 is nice but the 240 is an awesome boat.
     
  4. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    only problem is option 1 is 47k...not 44k...lol
     
  5. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    I have never been on any of the boats mentioned (at least underway) but they are beautiful. I would say Option #2 More boat for less money and the remaining dry dock could equal the value of the trailer you would get with option #1 depending on where it is.

    Granted it does have a smaller engine but we are talking about a 20hp difference here between the 350MAG and the 6.2.:huh:
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  6. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    I was saying it's worth $42k. You don't have to pay what they're asking.
     
  7. MaddyDean

    MaddyDean New Member

    545
    Nov 25, 2009
    Great South Bay, Long Island N.Y.
    280 Sundancer, 1991
    Twin 5.7 Mercruisers w/alpha drives
    Option 1: you say you don't care about the trailer but I miss not having a trailer when I want to take home the boat or do work that the marina will not let me do like Bottom Paint/Shrink Wrapping or having an outside mechanic look at the engine.

    Also, getting the same LOA with better engine.
     
  8. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Just to clarify The 2008 240SD and 2007 260SD are both 24' boats. You get the extra 2'4" when you add the swim platform. So LOA is 26'4" for both boats. IHMO they are great boats with different options. How important is the wake-board tower versus the windlass. Do you want to check out other bodies of water, if yes then a trailer is a must. etc, etc. Have you had a survey done on either one? What kind of maintenance records, etc, etc.
     
  9. SeaNile

    SeaNile Member

    368
    Aug 16, 2010
    West Chester, PA
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck w/496
    Mercruiser 496 MAG
  10. Larry&Leisa

    Larry&Leisa Active Member

    Oct 26, 2006
    Keystone Lake Oklahoma
    1999 330EC
    454's
    hope he gets the asking price!! (right Chuck?) :smt001
     
  11. JediJD

    JediJD Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 14, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    '07 42SS Carver, full electronics array
    '03 380DA, RL80C+, ST7001, Kohl 7.3,4kw o/array sold
    8.1S Crusader express drives
    Our 2008 240SD was an awesome boat. Chuck is spot on, same length as the 260. You are NOT getting a bigger boat with a 260. Stronger stringers and aft hardware for bigger engine configurations, not a bigger footprint. As for the 2004 270, I wish him luck. Must be a very nice boat.
     
  12. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    You got that right. Mine is still for sale:huh: I guess because I'm so far away from everything all I ever get are low ball joke offers.
     
  13. SeaNile

    SeaNile Member

    368
    Aug 16, 2010
    West Chester, PA
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck w/496
    Mercruiser 496 MAG
    Not being familiar with the Sundeck market I have no idea if my buddy's boat is priced right. I'm guessing by the comments he is wayyyy overpriced at 40K?
     
  14. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    thanks for the responses guys....

    first off the guy selling the 240 sd w/ wake tower is down to 47k from 53k.....

    second, how is the loa same on both boats...the 260 is 26 foot boat plus about 2 foot platform...while 240 is 24 plus 2 foot platform...confused
     
  15. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Who told you the 2007 260SD is a 26' boat? The 260 and 240SD at that time were the same boat. Searay would not put the big block engine in the 240SD so they came out with the 260SD.
     
  16. out-n-aboat

    out-n-aboat New Member

    378
    Nov 18, 2006
    weymouth massachusetts
    1999 29 Sun Sport
    7.4 MPI Bravo 3
    Does #1 have a bravo 3?
     
  17. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    The 260 has a molded platform and its LOA is 26' (including the molded platform) and the 240 is 24' with a 2' bolted on platform for a LOA of 26'. The layouts are very similar and the square feet of cockpit space is the same.
     
  18. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    The '07 260 and '08 240 both look like they have bolt on platforms but either way the specs list them as having the same overall length.
     
  19. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    wow, you guys are great...did NOT realize they were the same size....i think i read somewhere that the 260 is much heavier? which one has a deeper hull (better ride in chop?)

    also to throw into the mix...i can get my hands on a sundeck 230 like new but w/ b3 260 5.0l engine only. so tempting. ...for 35k.

    what u guys think...? it also has the sunpad in back that the earlier pre 2010 240's and up dont have
     
  20. out-n-aboat

    out-n-aboat New Member

    378
    Nov 18, 2006
    weymouth massachusetts
    1999 29 Sun Sport
    7.4 MPI Bravo 3
    I would look for a bravo 3, a trailer, and would stay away form the 5.0 motor.
     

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