December 28, 2009

New Model: Sea Ray 450 Sundancer

Despite the recent global downturn Sea Ray continues the introduction of new models by presenting the 450 Sundancer during the recent Fort Lauderdale show. The World famous US builder has introduced fourteen models in the past two years, keeping its fleet constantly evolving and improving to the times featuring the latest technologies and freshest designs in the industry. Naturally, the new 450 Sundancer advances Sea Ray's forward thinking way with innovative features like its standard Axius propulsion system with joystick control, a fiberglass hardtop with retractable sunroof, a cockpit entertainment center, and a designated media room below. Starting topside, the 450 builds upon the versatility of its Sundancer siblings having a hardtop with bonded windshield, benefiting from comfortable all weather rain or sun boating. Two double wide benches with flip-up bolsters and armrests serve the helm and port console, here the drivers station coming with a full complement of driving and navigation aids to make operation easier than ever, from the SmartCraft VesselView display, to the Axius or Zeus joystick control, to the amazing Skyhook feature. The cockpit abouds with possibilities from the U-shaped lounge with removable table, to the aft backrest of this seat that split pivot open to create an extension of the sun pad, and lastly to the starboard side where is a big L-shaped wet bar with ice maker, and optional grill, refrigerator, and removable flat screen TV to create an outdoor galley. Under the sleek exterior of the 450 lies a classic contemporary interior, with top class cabinetry from Sea Ray's Cape Canaveral Woodworking & Finishing Facility, Ultraleather seating, and brushed chrome accents. Ambient light from the over sized hull windows and skylight gives a natural glow to the interior. The forward stateroom features a full size island V-berth, Posturepedic backrest, Shoji-style sliding door, and separate head shower compartments. The main cabin houses a spacious galley with stainless steel appliances and loads of storage along the port side; to starboard is a dining area with folding table which coverts to a double berth. A Sony stereo located here comes fully outfitted with an iPod docking station, CD player, Sirius satellite receiver, amplifier, and sub woofer. At the heart of its entertainment ready interior, the new 450 features a unique media room abaft the salon that comes with theater seats, accent lights, and an entertainment system boasting a gaming system port, MP3, DVD player, and a 32 inch TV, which can be upgraded to the optional entertainment package that offers Bose 3-2-1 System and 37 inch flatscreen. The theater room located mid ship also converts to a double berth by way of the seats slide out base, and a curtain provides night time privacy. A long list of options allows the owner to rig the new 450 Sundancer with advanced electronics, generators, teak exterior decking, a foredeck sun pad, hydraulic-lift swim platform, rod holders, and several choices of upgraded stereos and TVs throughout. Power from the new 450 Sundancer is a standard of twin Mercruiser Magnum 496 375hp petrol engines propelled by Bravo III sterndrive. Alternatively a more powerful petrol Mercruiser 425hp petrol choice is available, with diesel options from Cummins at 380hp, and 480hp being available these propelled by Zeus pods.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.85 m (45.5ft)
Beam - 4.01 m
Draft - 1.17 m Zeus pods
Displacement - 12,340kg Cummins Zeus
Fuel Capacity - 1106 l
Water Capacity - 265 l
Accommodation - 2 + 4 berths
Engines - 2 x Mercruiser 496 Magnum ECT 375hp, Magnum 496 HO 425hp Petrol,
Cummins QSB 380hp, QSB 480hp
Propulsion - Bravo III DTS Axius sterndrive, ZF Zeus Pods
Hull - vee shape with 19 degrees deadrise
Construction - vinilester resin with core foam & fiberglass stringers