Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
(w/ 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG)


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Test# 071803584 The 340 may be the biggest 34-foot express cruiser on the market today. She maintains all the cruising comforts of a traditional Sundancer, but in a sleeker, newly styled design.

Key Features

  • Sleek, racy new profile
  • Standard SmartCraft diagnostics
  • Voluminous cockpit storage
  • Standard 15" flat screen TV
  • Sea Ray Owners Club Membership

Specifications

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer Specifications
Length Overall 37' 6'' Dry Weight 15,500 lbs.
Beam 12' 0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 37'' drive down Fuel Cap 225 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 21 degrees Water Cap 45 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 3'' Bridge Clearance 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 340 Sundancer Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon
Tested Power 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG
Opt. Power 2x306-hp Yanmar 6LP-STP diesel V-drives
2x375-hp 496 Mag BravoIII MCM

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer Photo Gallery

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Weekend Cruiser

The 340 makes a great weekend cruiser and she has sleeping accommodations for six if necessary. She’s a beautiful boat with a distinct personality that you’ll never get tired of owning.

Spacious cabin with good layout and many features.

The dinette has good room for four people to sit for dinner or drinks. The galley comes complete with refrigerator, microwave, two-burner cooktop, and good storage with cabinets and drawers for all yo

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Comfortable accommodations with privacy curtain.

The owner’s stateroom is spacious with a raised pedestal berth and small settee to the side. There’s also a privacy curtain that can be drawn at night.

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer Captain's Report

The Sea Ray 340 Sundancer is Sea Ray’s new flagship in their cruiser line. She comes standard with TVD-MX 6.2 LMPI MercCruiser gasoline v-drives. The Sea Ray 340 delivered a smooth ride and handled nicely. Her length overall hinders her from making tight turns without coming off step.

The 340’s helm features a wood accented control station which includes custom back lit instrumentation panel, dual shift and throttle controls, waterproof switch pads and SmartCraft diagnostics. The helm layout has double bucket helm seats with flip up thigh-rise bolsters, a port side bucket companion seat with flip up bolsters and a spacious U-shaped aft seats.

You will want to add the new optional SmartCraft system view for at-a-glance monitoring of air and water temperatures, fuel flow range, maintenance records and more. For an added measure of confidence for docking, an optional bow thruster is also available. In the cabin, the new 340 Sundancer is impressive with a bright wide-open salon with deep cherry wood finishes and large mirrors throughout. An unbelievable amount of storage space is found under the cabinets and the salon v-berth. A forward hatch with sky-screen cover and bonded and circular skylights add to the feeling of spaciousness.

In keeping with the new exterior styling, sleek curves are the order of the day with a large crescent shaped sofa that converts to a bed for extra guests. The convenient dinette table has its own designated storage compartment for fast, easy stowing if extra floor space is needed. You will find a Clarion single CD stereo system with 6-disc changer and digital cockpit remote control. Another standard feature is the 13” TV/VCR. An optional stereo remote from the transom is also available.

You will find extra storage space in the 340 Sundancer’s easy to reach gunwale cabinets and a generous floor compartment. The galley hosts an unbelievable amount of counter space along with a two-burner stove, microwave, and refrigerator. There is also a fully enclosed fiberglass head with a vacu-flush head, shower, sink and vanity.

The large cockpit area has everything for relaxing and entertaining which includes a refreshment center with a wet bar and cooler. The portside wet bar has a sink with faucet, icemaker, and plenty of storage space. In the cockpit, you will also find beverage holders, snap-in carpet liner, acrylic transom door, a self-draining fiberglass floor liner, indirect lighting, extra storage below the helm seats, and a cockpit table with sun pad filler cushion with stainless steel handrails.

After having spent some time on Sea Ray’s 340 Sundancer for 2003, I found the boat to be very nicely laid out in the cabin and in the cockpit. The helm is what a captain would want a helm to be. The standard instruments and controls are great and the optional electronics are to die for! The boat handled well in close quarter maneuverings without a bow thruster. However, the option of having a bow thruster is recommended. I found the salon to be unbelievably roomy and spacious for a 34-foot boat. Sea Ray has kept their word regarding creating a racy new profile for the 340 Sundancer. I think they may be on to something when they say they are setting new trends in the cockpit area. It was a pleasurable experience to put the 2003 340 Sun Dancer through its paces.

By Capt. Kedd Lytton-Smith

Test Captain

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea Ray 340 Sundancer is 44.9 mph (72.3 kph), burning 59.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 226.72 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Sea Ray 340 Sundancer is 31 mph (49.9 kph), and the boat gets 1.04 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.44 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 210 miles (337.96 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Fishfinder Optional Upgrade to Raymarine
GPS/Chart Optional Upgrade to Raymarine
Radar Optional Upgrade to Raymarine
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Clarion
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Bow Thruster Optional
Vacuum Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer Warranty

Sea Ray 340 Sundancer 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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