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Sea Ray Bowrider boat w/ V-6 4.3 Mercruiser Alpha sterndrive

take a look at the extended add-on swim platform and engine box cover

A Sea Ray bowrider boat is all about the interior cockpit and add-on swim platform. If that does not WOW you, then the boat fails as a consideration for your family.

It’s the smallest Sea Ray available with a power steering V-6 engine. That makes it a fine tow boat for a family and its water sports; like tubing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and water skiing. This is a Chevrolet based car engine marinized by Mercury Marine for Sea Ray using marine parts and adding a Mercruiser Alpha I model sterndrive to make up the power package. With this engine you automatically get power steering so every member of the family can steer the boat and the reliability and have the ease of a Mercruiser power package. Marine parts, like a marine exhaust manifold, are always easy to find with a Mercury Marine product.

storage under the bench seat in front of the engine room

This Sea Ray has an LOA of 19’ 8” including the add-on swim platform. A big percentage of that LOA is in that water access swim area and engine room. The water access is important to a Sea Ray owner of this boat, as is the feeling of the high grade of finish in the main cockpit.

With the V-6 top power added to this size boat featuring a medium vee running bottom shape and you will see speeds in the high 40s every day you take her out for a spin. This package is a low cost boat insurance and boat loan rig, too.

lots of engine access on the bucket seat cockpit option

She has been a Sea Ray brand, Best Selling Model for a number of years now.

Short comings? The lack of room and comfort for the folks seating up in front of the windshield. Its almost more fiberglass than vinyl cushions up there to Chris Brown or seabuddy’s eye.

needs more seat cushion area and less exposed fiberglass area to seabuddy's eye

230 Sun Deck Sea Ray w/ Mercury Marine inboard outboard stern drive I / O

Go back a few years and Sea Ray could not keep up with the demand for Sea Ray Sun Deck bow rider boats. Then it happened, they updated their model line-up and lost the leadership in the deck boat business. Now, this boat, the 230 Sun Deck by Sea Ray, is charged to get that business back to Sea Ray.

What does she offer that the others did or did not? Let seabuddy cover that.

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270 Sea Ray w/ 300 Hp Mercury Marine Bravo Three inboard outboard

Standard is a bimini top, snap-in carpet, chart plotter and 300 Hp. As an option you could order the 8.1 425 Hp Mercury Marine Bravo Three inboard outboard package. Note, this is a now discontinued engine package by Mercury Marine (if you are interested, Volvo is sticking with the 8.1 Chevy engine – which does not use catalyst to pass emissions testing). The new engine, which I have water tested is the 8.2 liter 430 Hp Mercury Bravo Thee inboard outboard set-up w/ two catalysts to pass the USA emissions testing).

The 270 Sea Ray bow rider has a LOA of 28’ 6” and a not easy to trailer 9’ beam. She weights 5,555 lbs dry. Note, the inside of the head door on this craft, it’s the nicest seabuddy has seen this year.

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Sea Ray Boat w/ Mercury Marine Alpha inboard outboard

A great starter boat for a small family to get out on the local lakes. The Mercury Marine inboard outboard uses the old reliable standard, Alpha drive. She has 135 Hp and in the USA you must now get the MPI inboard outboard version of the Chevy 4 cylinder engine.

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