Sea Ray Yachts History

Sea Ray Yachts History

Sea Ray Yachts HIstory

When young C.N. “Connie” Ray founded Sea Ray Boats in 1959, he began a tradition of innovation and advanced design that would eventually redefine the face of the yachting industry. Ray’s dealer-based approach to growing his company was unique in the boat building industry, but it was Sea Ray’s 1975 Sundancer line and its impact on powerboat styles that earned the company its prominent place in the history of the yachting world. Sea Ray has grown from modest beginnings to become the largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats in the world, producing over 30 models every year – more than many companies produce in their entire lifetime!

Connie Ray believed charismatic dealers were essential to a business’ success, and Sea Ray’s steady growth during the 60s and 70s can be attributed to the strong dealer network he established. Sea Ray’s design team, meanwhile, was hard at work, and in 1975, they quietly introduced the SRV 240 Sundancer, redesigning the face of American yachting with their innovative design. The sleek lines and increased cabin space of Sea Ray’s express cruiser concept lured boaters away from the traditional boxy cabin cruisers and sedans that dominated the market. Sea Ray’s style took hold, becoming the new standard that persists to this day: most American express cruisers still echo the Sundancer’s lines and styling.

In 1986, Sea Ray became a part of the Brunswick Corporation, which had decided to branch out into the boating market. With the addition of several other brands the corporation acquired during this period, Brunswick emerged as the world’s largest producer of marine engines and boats. Sea Ray continues its tradition of innovation and excellence to the present day, producing models in four product families: Sport Boats, Sport Cruisers, Sport Yachts and Yachts. The vessels come in an astonishingly large array of sizes, ranging from 18 to 61 feet. The company’s innovations in every aspect of ship design placed Sea Ray at the top of the world’s pleasure boat builders for more than half a century; its continuing commitment to the best in unique styling and performance should ensure it remains there for the foreseeable future.

50' Sea Ray 500 Sundancer 1998for saleAtlantic Yacht and Ship has several beautiful Sea Ray Sundancers for sale to new owners! With her long foredeck and sleek profile, this 50′ Sea Ray 500 Sundancer is a perfect combination of luxury and extravagance. Her expansive and high style interior features a wide-open salon with a plush u-shaped sofa perfect for entertaining. The cockpit, with triple companion seat, full wet bar and circular lounge seating can seat a small crowd. She features 2 private staterooms and 2 heads with stall shower, perfect for those family weekend getaways. This 1998 Sea Ray Sport Yacht is available for some weekend adventures at $199,000.

This is the first time this spotless freshwater 1999 50′ Sea Ray 500 1999 50 Sea Ray 500 Sundancer for saleSundancer is offered and she is priced to sell! Pristine in every detail, she is waiting to whisk you away for an adventure. The luxurious salon is perfect for entertaining, whether you are enjoying a quiet evening for two or a lavish affair for the whole crowd. When it’s time to turn in, luxuriate in the queen-sized bed in the master stateroom with a LCD flat screen TV/DVD combo unit. The spacious portside stateroom has a full size bed with upper bunk. Separate head and shower both feature privacy doors and private access to the head from the portside stateroom. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, she is the best priced 50′ on the market at $155,000.

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