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Sea Ray 176 Bowrider
(w/ 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L)

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176 Bowrider
Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Test Video

The 176 is the smallest bowrider in the Sea Ray family. She’s a fast and nimble sportboat that boaters of all ages will have fun with.

Key Features

    The 176 bowrider features a roomy cockpit with dual swiveling bucket seats and dual aft jump seats, and features good in floor storage for waterskis or wakeboards. The helm is comfortable and offers high visibility gauges and illuminated rocker switches. The walkthrough tempered glass windshield is curved for greater protection against the elements. Contact: Sea Ray Boats, Inc., 2600 Sea Ray Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37914, Phone: (866) 244-0862, www.searay.com.


Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Specifications
Length Overall 17'6'' Dry Weight 2,100 lbs.
Beam 7'0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1'7'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 21 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom N/A Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 4'0'' Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Engine options
Std. Power 1x135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L sterndrive
Tested Power 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L
Opt. Power Not Available

Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Line Drawing


Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Photo Gallery

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Attractive Bowrider

While it’s the shortest boat in the Sea Ray product line, it is long on quality and features. And with an attractive price, the 176 Bow Rider will allow more people to experience the bow rider lifesty

Easy to handle

The helm boasts a sharp new look with high visibility gauges and illuminated rocker switches.

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Good storage forward

The bow seating is in a molded wrap around design and is very comfortable for your passengers.

Fun to drive and very nimble.

There’s also a unique access port into the engine compartment designed for a fire extinguisher nozzle to spray fire retardant into the engine compartment without lifting the access hatch.

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Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Captain's Report is archived.

Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea Ray 176 Bowrider is 44.3 mph (71.3 kph), burning 10.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 41.26 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Sea Ray 176 Bowrider is 17.2 mph (27.7 kph), and the boat gets 9.53 miles per gallon (mpg) or 4.05 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 180 miles (289.68 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Standard and Optional Equipment
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Bimini Top Optional
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Warranty

Sea Ray 176 Bowrider Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

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Test numbers for this model are archived.